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Fri
11
Nov

Ely choir students land solos in U of W concert

On stage at UWS following their performance of the Schubert Mass No.2 in G are the following Ely Choral students and the Chorfest Directors. Pictured, l-r, are: Vannesa Bravo, Logan Mann, Dr. Richard Robbins, Dr. Jose Rivera, Maggie Isbell, Lily Sauls and Caleb Rouse-Littler.

by Michael Rouse -

Fri
11
Nov

Helping hands for the Forest Service

Ely Cub Scout Pack 170 helped the US Forest Service plant native seeds for their fall service project recently. Taking part were, front row: George Sponholz, Brooks Brenny, Layden and Talan Hart, Blake Houde, Tyler Forsberg, Hunter Halbakken. Middle row: Nathan Hoffmeister, Chance Wavrin, Jack Rintala, Johnathan Ruoho, James Scholz, Jayden Zemke, Braydin Mosher, Henry Lowe, Gavrin Marshall, Wyatt Mattson
Adults, last row: Dan Hart, Seija Packila Wavrin, Dave Marshall, Mark Sponholz, Jamie Lowe, Chad Houde.

Fri
11
Nov

PolyMet submits permit to mine application

PolyMet announced that it has submitted its permit to mine application to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
The Permit to Mine is one of several major permits required to construct and operate the NorthMet copper-nickel-precious metals project located near Babbitt and Hoyt Lakes.
The more than 15,000-page Permit to Mine application details the methods and controls PolyMet proposes to use to mine and process ore in an environmentally responsible and safe manner, plans to mitigate environmental impacts, and financial assurance to cover the costs of reclamation, closure and post-closure in compliance with state law.

Fri
11
Nov

A sweet, stingy repeat for Wolves

WE’RE NUMBER ONE - Members of the Ely Timberwolves football team as well as the coaching staff posed for a team photo during the postgame celebration Nov. 4 at Esko, where Ely beat Northwoods 23-0 to claim a berth in the state quarterfinals for the fourth time in five seasons.

by Tom Coombe -

Thu
10
Nov

An issue out of the shadows: Program at VCC shines the spotlight on end-of-life planning

Cathy Wurzer of MPR at the event at VCC.

by Tom Coombe -

Wed
09
Nov

Helen Stefin Erickson, 92, of Crosby dies

Helen Stefin Erickson, 92, of Crosby died at Heartwood Senior Living in Crosby on November 4, 2016. She was born in Ely, MN to Matthew and Mary (Miksha) Stefin.
Helen graduated from the Crosby-Ironton High School as valedictorian from the class of 1942. Helen married Walter Erickson on June 3, 1968 in Crosby. She was a retired employee of the Central Lakes Clinic in Crosby. She also had prior employment with Hanna Mining and Butler Brothers Mining Company. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Crosby and was a member of the National Society of Catholic Foresters, St. Mary’s Court 854. Helen was an avid sewer and reader. She enjoyed doing needle-work and playing bridge.
Helen is survived by one son, Dennis (Patricia) Petrich of Lakeville; three daughters: Mary (Steve) Carlson of Cuyuna, Cathy (Leon) Witter of Hutchinson and Barbara (Allen) Dobson of Northwood, IA; eleven grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren.

Wed
09
Nov

Lillian Marie Moscatelli, 89, of Aurora dies

Lillian Marie Moscatelli, 89, of Aurora died Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at the Essentia Health-Northern Pines in Aurora.
Lillian was born on March 11, 1927 to Wilfred and Selma Chivers in Minot, ND. She graduated as the Valdectorian from Minot High School, class of 1945. Following high school, Lillian continued her education at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities Cadet Corp Program of Nursing during WWII. Lillian was united in marriage to Arthur Renald Moscatelli on June 30, 1948 in Minot.

Tue
08
Nov

Margaret A. Mauser, 87, of Ely, dies

Margaret (Margie) A. Mauser, 87, of Ely, passed away on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at Carefree Assisted Living in Ely. Margie was born on January 9, 1929 in Soudan, MN to Frank and Mary Russ. She married the love of her life, Frank Mauser, on July 9, 1949 and they were married for 67 years. They lived in the Cities for awhile where Frank went to school before they moved back to Ely to start their family.
Margie always had a smile on her face, had a great sense of humor, loved to laugh and had a zest for life. She enjoyed her summers at the cabin where she spent her days reading and doing jigsaw puzzles in the screen house. She dearly loved spending time with her family. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.
She is survived by her husband Frank, son Tom (Kathy), daughters: Monica (Louie) Pechek and Sue Mauser, nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and her beloved Cookie.
She was preceded in death by 12 brothers and sisters.

Mon
07
Nov

Carolina (Lina) Beth Blomberg dies

Carolina (Lina) Beth Blomberg was born on October 21, 2016 and went home with Jesus the same day. She was 1 lb 15oz, 13 inches in length and beautiful in every way.
Lina is the cherished daughter of Zach and Chelsea Blomberg and her beloved sister Anberlin. She is mourned by her grandparents Tim and Candi Blomberg of Babbitt, grandparents Jon and Marilyn Anderson of Babbitt, great-grandparents; Carol Blomberg, Phyllis Cain, Truman & Pat Wigen, Roger & Margery Anderson, and her loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and so many dear friends.
She was greeted in Heaven by her great grandfathers, John Blomberg and Homer Cain and her father’s cousin Josh Mathson.
A private family service was held with burial at Waasa Cemetery in Embarrass.
“Though we held you but only for a moment, we’ll hold you in our hearts forever.”

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