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Tue
17
Apr

Arbor Day Foundation names Ely Tree City USA

Ely, MN, was named a 2017 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.
Ely achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, an annual community forestly budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
“Tree City USA communities see the impact an urban forest has in a community first hand,” said Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day Foundation.
“Additionally, recognition brings residents together and creates a sense of community pride, whether it’s through volunteer engagement or public education.”
Trees provide multiple benefits to a community when properly planted and maintained. They help to improve the visual appeal of a neighborhood, increase property values, reduce home cooling costs, remove air pollutants and provide wildlife habitat, among many other benefits.

Tue
17
Apr

Lake County bonds to pay off broadband bill

by Tom Coombe -

Mon
16
Apr

24th Ely Echo Progress Edition coming - April 21

The Ely Echo will mark another year of growth and change on the area’s business front with its 24th annual Progress Edition, to be included in the April 21 issue.
Many area businesses, some new, some that have changed hands and many that have made significant changes during the past 12 months, will be profiled via reports and/or photographs in the special Progress sections.
Other major components of the edition include updates on local economic development efforts, local government projects, and building initiatives, and a “Business Honor Roll,” a listing of local businesses and the year they came into existence.
Since 1995, the Echo has released a Progress Edition. It included 16-page reports each of the first four years and expanded spreads of up to as many as 28 pages since then.
Business owners interested in advertising in this special edition dedicated to Ely’s economy should contact the Echo at 365-3141, by Monday, to be included

Sun
15
Apr

Annual St. Louis County 911 Lifesaver Awards presented

10-year-old Ian Kimmes receives a reassuring pat on the head from his great grandfather Robert McCarty as Grandmother Jean McCarty-Jalonen looks on. Robert suffered a stroke while fishing with Ian on Lake Vermilion last August. Ian was able to help get their boat back to shore and call for help.

Fri
13
Apr

DFLers gather in Duluth to endorse; Convention will further shape contest to succeed Rick Nolan

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
13
Apr

Over 100 faces in this week's Ely Echo - Find YOURS!

Ely school news, County and city news - It's all in this week's Ely Echo! Find your face and get a new subscription FREE for two months!

Fri
13
Apr

Ely veteran Westlin honored at Twins game

FLAG RAISING AT TARGET FIELD - Before the Twins faced the Houston Astros, Ely veteran Dennis Westlin, his three daughters Rachel, Jennifer, Ehrin, his wife Kathy Westlin, friend Albert Dietz and granddaughter Imogen raised the flag.

Fri
13
Apr

Field trip with flowers at Bloomers

FLOWERS AND A VASE for each of the Head Start students who visited Bloomers Floral & Gift Wednesday. Pictured are (front l-r): Miriam Mei, Carter Hatfield, Kate Smith, Greyson Carlsness and Phoebe Bisbee; (back) Easton Hill and Andy Weise. Photo by Nick Wognum.

Fri
13
Apr

Signs of impending spring (possibly in May)

SWANS RETURN amid snow - Flocking to the Shagawa River near Winton Tuesday, the Echo photographer ventured out on nearby ice to welcome them. Photo by Pam Roberts

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