News

Fri
16
Feb

U.S. Rep. Nolan bows out; others racing t o jump in

CONGRESSMAN Rick Nolan and his wife Mary visiting the Ely Echo offices on Chapman Street.

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
16
Feb

KOO KOO KANGA ROO visits Ely school

KOO KOO KANGA ROO had kids jumping and dancing in Washington Auditorium on Friday, Jan. 9 as part of a program put on by the Ely PTO. One of the two performers jumped off the stage to interact with Washington Elementary students. Photo by Nick Wognum.

Fri
16
Feb

Pilot projects floated to improve internet service

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
16
Feb

Just about everybody reads the Ely Echo

IN OHIO at the Cleveland Kurentovanje recently were, l-r: Lindsey Amistadi, Melissa (Perko) Lane in traditional Slovene carnival costume, and Katie Wenho. They attended to represent the Minnesota Slovenians!

Mon
12
Feb

PolyMet mine supporters dominate hearing in Aurora

MINNESOTA Speaker of the House Republican Kurt Daudt talks with Ely residents Ray Marsnik, Gerald Tyler, Bob Berrini and Ross Petersen prior to the PolyMet hearing in Aurora. Photo by Nick Wognum.

by Nick Wognum -

Sun
11
Feb

Utility rates rising in Ely

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
09
Feb

Congressman Rick Nolan will retire, not seek reelection

Congressman Rick Nolan announced today that he will not seek reelection this fall and will retire at the end of the current term.
Nolan stated: “I have spent 16 productive and exciting years in elective office, and far longer working behind the scenes in business, labor, community service, and the public policy arena. Good politics is about making a positive difference in people’s lives, and together with all of you and a brilliant dedicated staff, we’ve made a real difference for the 8th District of Minnesota.
“Despite the fact that our Nation is being challenged by some rather troubling politics, let’s remember that our Founders foresaw difficult times and gave us the tools to see them through. Our Constitution is strong, our people are resilient, and the elections of 2018, 2020 and beyond provide continuing opportunities for progress, reform and necessary change.

Fri
09
Feb

Delivering the Ely area news each week - The Ely Echo thanks you

Each week a miracle happens at 15 East Chapman Street as Thursday rolls around again. From Nick putting the final touches on the completed pages to Tom creating much of the news to Lisa creating great ads to support the process - everyone pitches in to support the final product.

We appreciate help from community friends who share photos and columns and news, making this a go-to publication for Ely. The Echo is the official publication for local governements and the school and we’re proud to serve. Your support as readers and advertisers is appreciated. This is a great team!

Tue
06
Feb

Forest Service steps back on mining ban

by Tom Coombe
Proponents of copper-nickel mining scored the latest in a series of victories last week when the U.S. Forest Service reversed course and announced it would not proceed with a comprehensive environmental review sought by anti-mining forces.
In a Jan. 26 announcement, the Forest Service said it would conduct an environmental assessment of the possible impacts of copper-nickel mining on the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
The Trump Administration decision rolled back an 11th-hour edict by the Obama Administration that called for a more thorough environmental impact statement.
It also comes on the heels of a December decision that restored mineral leases that are pivotal to the development of the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mining project near Ely.

Mon
05
Feb

Caucus night set for Tuesday

by Tom Coombe
One of the biggest election years in Minnesota history formally begins Tuesday.
That’s when precinct caucuses for both major political parties take place across the state, including in Ely.
An intraparty DFL skirmish for the Eighth District U.S. House seast and a wide-open governor’s race are two of the biggest draws as Minnesota - for the first time in 40 years - has elections for all of its state offices and seats in Congress.
Both Democrats and Republicans will hold separate caucus sessions at Vermilion Community College.
The gatherings are set to begin at 7 p.m., with registration starting roughly a half-hour before.
Once every two years, caucuses are held around Minnesota in what is the opening step toward further party participation later in the year, at the county and state levels.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - News