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21
Apr

Progress in Ely is often two steps forward and three steps back

The Ely Echo’s annual Progress Edition is a great example of people believing in our area’s future and stepping up to the plate to make this a better place to work and live.
Yet, even with 21 pages of stories, photos and advertising there are some disturbing trends happening here.
This year all indications point to three restaurants not re-opening. Three. Plus Ely’s oldest outfitting business closed its doors and had its assets auctioned off. How many jobs were lost for the summer? If our tourism economy is doing so well, how can this be?
For one, we don’t know how our tourism economy is doing because there isn’t an accurate way to measure it. Even those who point to the Ely area lodging tax know this is a flawed report.
The lodging tax income is derived as a percentage of what was charged. This isn’t a reflection of the number of rooms rented or the number of heads in beds.

Sat
21
Apr

Nolan’s North Country Scenic Trails Bill passes House Natural Resources Committee

Bill would help put the finishing touches on a unified 4,600-mile national hiking trail system from North Dakota to New England and the East Coast
The House Natural Resources Committee today unanimously passed U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan’s bipartisan bill (H.R. 1026) to incorporate the more than 400 miles of Superior Hiking Trail, Border Route Trail and the Kekekabic Trail into the North Country National Scenic Trail. The measure, which will proceed to the full House for final passage, brings the trail’s total length to approximately 4,600 miles and extends the route into Vermont from its current terminus near Crown Point, NY.
Nolan noted that the plan doesn’t involve any new dollars or require taking any land through eminent domain or condemnation. The new route skirts around and protects about 100 miles of environmentally sensitive bogs and wetlands that had been included in an earlier suggested route but had not been built.

Sat
21
Apr

Tommy Rukavina won’t run again

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
20
Apr

ELY CITY Council Minutes - April 3, 2018

Public Hearing Minutes
April 3, 2018 - City Hall, Council Chambers

Call to Order: Mayor Novak called the meeting to order at 5:00pm.

Present: Council members A.Forsman, Kess, , Omerza, Callen, and Mayor Novak
Absent: Council members Debeltz, and D.Forsman

Purpose:
Ely City Council will hold a public hearing regarding Ordinance No. 323, 2nd Series

VACATION OF A PORTION OF CITY-OWNED PROPERTY. The vacation of a public right-of-way described as that portion of Vermilion Street which lies North and West of Chandler Street and South of the platted alley in Block Eight (8), AUDITOR’S PLAT OF CHANDLER ADDITION TO ELY. See attached Exhibit A.

Langowski stated that he talked with 2 residents in the area and both did not have any concerns with the Vacation of Vermilion Street.

Adjourn
Mayor Novak adjourned the meeting at 5:03pm without objection.

Casey Velcheff
Deputy Clerk

Fri
20
Apr

From the miscellaneous drawer - by Anne Swenson

ON BURNTSIDE LAKE in the late 1940s, this 50-something couple came to visit their daughter Dee who was working at Camp Widjiwagan. It was the start of a long and happy connection to the area.

Fri
20
Apr

Delivering Ely news since 1972 - The Ely Echo is your news source!

A weekend full of interesting reading awaits you in this week's Ely Echo and Progress edition. 38 pages of news you'll want to know!
On newsstands now in the area.

Fri
20
Apr

Ely gets ready for another year with ECHO PROGRESS NEWS

On area newsstand today is the big Ely Echo special yearly Progress Edition with articles about many of the new things which have been happening in the area.
You don’t want to miss this issue of the Echo!

Fri
20
Apr

Speech team heads to State

ON TO STATE! Saturday, April 14 was a special day for four speakers of the Ely Speech Team. Four made final round and four earned places to speak at the state meet April 21 at Apple Valley High School. Representing Ely Memorial will be Danielle Krostue, 2nd in poetry, Cora Olson, 2nd in drama, Cari Eibler, 3rd in extemp reading and Blaise Lah, 3rd in creative. These students, along with their coaches Donna Kari and Jim Lah, will be traveling to Apple Valley on Friday, April 20 with competition beginning Saturday morning. Lots of practice and talent has led these students to the highest level of competition. Whatever happens Saturday, these students are already winners!

Fri
20
Apr

Britton’s spruces up its decor, brings back old menu items

NEW LOOK at Britton’s Cafe, located on Chapman Street in Ely.

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
20
Apr

Spring schedules in pencil

VOLUNTEERING to help remove a foot or more of snow from Ely’s baseball field was Pete Swanson last week. Last Monday 8-12 inches fell in the area. Photo by Cam Weisert. by Tom Coombe -

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