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Fri
02
Feb

State of the Union seat: Ely council member Dan Forsman attends presidential address

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
02
Feb

Ely students take part in Olympic Reading Challenge

CARRYING the flag for Team Lassi at the Olympic Reading Challenge were Cory Lassi’s Washington Elementary fifth grade student Isabella Macho, June Nelson, Jack Anderson, Max Brandriet. Photos in this week’s Ely Echo on newsstand today.

Fri
02
Feb

Twins’ Winter Caravan visits Ely

by Jessica Kellogg -

Wed
31
Jan

Ely set for fourth Beardfest

by Tom Coombe -

Wed
31
Jan

No more waiting for 17th Avenue funding

by Tom Coombe -

Wed
31
Jan

Connecting school corridor plans include commons, perhaps a gym; board weighs cost and scope

by Tom Coombe -

Wed
31
Jan

MPCA draft PolyMet NorthMet Project permits open for public comment

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) invites the public to make comments on the agency’s draft air quality permit, draft water quality permit and draft 401 certification for the Poly Met Mining, Inc., (PolyMet) NorthMet mining project. The draft permits and related support documents are on the MPCA’s NorthMet project webpage.

The public comment period is open Wednesday, Jan. 31 through Mar. 16, 2018. Public comments can also be given at one of two public meetings scheduled in February.

All comments received during the comment periods are considered when the MPCA decides whether to issue a permit or certification. Comments can and often do result in changes to the final permit.

Proposed NorthMet Project

Tue
30
Jan

Aurora and Duluth meetings provide opportunities for public comment on recently released draft PolyMet permits

On Feb. 7 and 8, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will host public meetings in Aurora and Duluth, respectively, to provide information and comment opportunities regarding recently released draft permits for PolyMet’s proposed NorthMet mine.

The meetings will include an open house where the public can learn more about the DNR’s draft permit to mine and the MPCA’s draft air and water quality permits and 401 wetland certification. Attendees will also have an opportunity to comment on the draft permits. Stenographers will be available to record oral comments offered individually and during the public comment forum. In addition, comment boxes will be available for submitting written comments and objections at the meetings.

Mon
29
Jan

Ely council member attending State of the Union

by Tom Coombe -

An Ely city council member will be in attendance Tuesday night when President Trump delivers the State of the Union Address before a joint session of Congress.

Dan Forsman was invited to attend as a guest of U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer, a Minnesota Republican who has worked to promote copper-nickel mining projects in northeastern Minnesota.

Forsman's trip to Washington, D.C., comes on the heels of recent Trump Administration action to boost copper-nickel mining development in the region, and in the wake of his involvement in two high-profile controversies.

In December, 2016, Forsman publicly apologized for a Facebook post that enraged some supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Forsman faced criticism for posting an internet meme that suggested Clinton supporters commit suicide. Forsman said the post was intended to be a joke but some Ely area residents weren't amused and called for his resignation.

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