Mon
12
Sep

Twin Metals files federal lawsuit

On September 12, 2016, Twin Metals Minnesota filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Minnesota to affirm and protect its long-standing federal mineral rights in the Iron Range region of Northeast Minnesota. Twin Metals is in the early stages of developing a proposal for a modern, environmentally responsible, underground copper-nickel mining project in the region, which would provide hundreds of jobs for generations of Minnesotans. Below are the basic facts about Twin Metals’ federal lawsuit:

Fri
20
May

SATURDAY UPDATE: Foss Lake fire now said to be 440 acres

Fire photo by Robert Underwood©

A community meeting on the Foss Lake Fire was held Friday night at Vermilion Community College’s Fine Arts Theater

The USFS prescribed burn started Thursday, May 19 in the Foss Lake area. On Friday it was to be turned over to the Minnesota Incident Command System (MNICS) Type II Team.

The fire’s location is 10 miles west of Ely, MN, in St. Louis County, one mile west of the southwestern edge of Burntside Lake, north of Foss Lake, and south of Crab Lake. The fire is burning north within the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW).

Fri
06
May

Hwy. 21 to close to replace bridge

by Nick Wognum

Sat
09
Jan

Helen Kuehlman, 8/28/1932 – 12/29/2015, A life remembered

Helen Kuehlman
8/28/1932 – 12/29/2015
A life remembered
On Tuesday, Dec 29 at 9:10 a.m. Helen left her suffering on this earth and went to be with God for all eternity. Helen didn’t need much and asked for less. Her life seemed to revolve around “What can I do for others.”
Helen was a role model for young and old alike. Never did she issue a harsh word and had a love and understanding for everyone she met.

Mon
28
Dec

Conservation Officer weekly report December 21

District 5 - Eveleth area
CO Darrin Kittelson (International Falls) reports most of time was spent following up on cases from deer hunting and trapping seasons. Ice conditions remain poor on Rainy Lake and Lake Kabetogama; people have been patient so far and are reminded not to push their luck as moderate temperatures have not been conducive to making ice. A report of a deer falling through the ice on Rainy Lake was successfully rescued with the help of the Int’l Falls Fire Department. A few more snowmobiles have been observed with recent snow fall.
CO Jimmy Van Asch (Ray) reports monitoring angling, small game, and snowmobile activities throughout the area. For most of the snowmobilers, these were the first rides of the season. Few trails are open and grooming parties have been seen on the trail system. The ice conditions on area lakes still remain poor. Time was also spent on ongoing investigations and nuisance animal complaints.

Mon
28
Dec

Cops vs. Drugs: Ely police officer now trained as drug recognition evaluator

by Nick Wognum

Sun
27
Dec

Hook & Bullet Club reflections

This is the time of year to look back to see what went on in your life. For people who hunt and fish, it’s something they do frequently.
DNR wildlife guy Tom Rusch calls it “hunting memories.” As in the main reason you’re going there to hunt is because you shot a big buck from that stand years ago.
Tom may be right but the fact remains that the habitat in that area did attract at least one buck to stop by to visit. Does that mean there’s another one coming a year or two or 20 later? Maybe, maybe not.
We’ve been hunting the woods out by Camp Cholesterol for 16 years now. There’s spots that have produced deer on multiple occasions. So, we’re more inclined to hunt there.
I know guys who have “meat stands” where they feel they are guaranteed to shoot a deer. There are others who believe the more they sit in the same stand, the better the chance to see a big buck.

Thu
24
Dec

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Thu
24
Dec

Skiers score at home meet

by Tom Coombe
Ely’s Nordic Wolves are making up for lost time.
After waiting for weeks for Mother Nature to cooperate, the high school Nordic skiing teams greeted winter’s late arrival with two meets in four days.
One was at the friendly confines of Hidden Valley, where the Wolves dominated a field that included most of their Section 7 rivals and cruised to victory on a chilly Saturday afternoon.
The Wolves also had a solid outing Tuesday at Mount Itasca, where a shorthanded girls team placed sixth among 16 teams while the boys were third - also in a 16-team field.
Ely skiers are faring well individually, with senior standout Seth Prigge taking first in Saturday’s 5.5-kilometer classic race at Ely, and fellow all-stater Erin Bianco taking third in the girls competition.

Thu
24
Dec

Sounds of the Season at Washington Elementary

EVERYONE ON STAGE at the winter concert on Thursday, Dec. 17 at Washington Elementary. Photos by Hailey Worth.

Loads of photos from the winter concert in this week's Ely Echo! Get your while they last!

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