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Thu
18
Jan

MPCA posts PolyMet draft water quality permit and Section 401 Certification

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has informed Poly Met Mining Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of PolyMet Mining Corp. (together “PolyMet” or the “company”) TSX: POM; NYSE AMERICAN: PLM – that it has posted the draft water quality permit and draft Section 401 Certification and supporting permit documentation on its website for the NorthMet copper-nickel-precious metals project.
As previously announced by the MPCA, public meetings on the draft air and water permits and the draft Permit to Mine will be held jointly February 7 and 8, 2018, in Aurora and Duluth, respectively. The public comment period for MPCA’s draft permits will begin prior to the February public meetings. The draft Permit to Mine was released for public comment by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on January 5, 2018.

Tue
16
Jan

Marsnik remains board chair; Board members get small bump in monthly pay

by Tom Coombe -

Mon
15
Jan

Nolan calls on Forest Service to continue using Ely Airport; Agency may no longer land C-130s here

U.S. Rep Rick Nolan last week called on the U.S. Forest Service to continue using the Ely Municipal Airport as an arrival port for fire-fighting C-130 aircrafts.
The Ely Municipal Airport was recently renovated specifically to improve the runway’s ability to handle C-130’s.
However, the USFS recently indicated that it is considering no longer using the Ely Airport for C-130s – a change which would make it more difficult for the USFS to effectively fight fires in the Ely region.
“It was less than two years ago that a forest fire near Ely ravaged over 1,000 acres of wilderness and the future risk of fires to the region is only expected to grow,” Rep. Nolan wrote. “It would be shortsighted to decrease the ability of the USFS to quickly respond to forest fires in the region by limiting the number of firefighting aircraft which utilize the Ely Municipal Airport.”
The full text of Rep. Nolan’s letter is copied below.
Dear Chief Tony Tooke,

Fri
12
Jan

Pro-mining group, leader suing Dayton

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
12
Jan

$250,000 winning lottery ticket sold at Ely Short Stop

The Short Stop convenience store chain in Northern, Minn. was certainly not short on luck in last night’s Powerball drawing.
The Virginia-based company, with 17 gas stations located in Duluth and across the Iron Range, sold two Powerball with Power Play tickets worth $250,000 in the Jan. 10 drawing.
The winning tickets were purchased at Voyageur Short Stop, located at 1815 E. Sheridan St. in Ely and Hibbing Short Stop II, located at 1121 E. Howard St. in Hibbing.
The lucky ticket holders matched four of the first five numbers plus the Powerball number, which is normally worth $50,000. Because they added the Power Play multiplier option for an extra dollar when they purchased their tickets, their prizes were multiplied by 5 (the Power Play number drawn) to win $250,000 each.
The winning Powerball numbers for Jan. 10 are 7-24-33-49-50 and the Powerball is 4.

Fri
12
Jan

Ely Echo - The voice of the wilderness since 1972

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Fri
12
Jan

Calvin Herrala: The cello player, the weather balloon and the call of the ice age

Starting in today’s Ely Echo is the two-part article which focuses on the life of Calvin Herrala. From his childhood in Ely to his return to Ely after retirement.

Fri
12
Jan

Snowmobile racing on Fall Lake

YOUNGSTERS racing on Fall Lake Jan. 6 as part of the KCPRO circuit featuring Kitty Cats and 120 cc snowmobiles tearing up the ice in front of the Longbranch. Photo by Eric Sherman.

Fri
12
Jan

Taking third place at Walker

The Ely Wolves Squirts won the third place championship at the Walker tournament this past weekend. Pictured are front row: Jon Schlosser, Ely Hall, Brady Eaton, Ben Leeson, Cazmiro Carlson, Alex Merriman, Garret Rohr; Middle row: Anya Moger, Lewey Powell, Hunter Halbakken, Blake Schaller, Jace Huntbatch, Peyton Gregory, Ryland Sandy,Owen Brekke, Jayden Zemkel Back row: Eli Olsen, Coach Bill Forsberg, Sylvia Shock, Tyler Forsberg, Coach Nicole Carlson, coach Justin Zemke. (Submitted photo)

Fri
12
Jan

School to ponder “corridor concept”

PLAN from 2009 showed how the courtyard at the school could be altered.

by Tom Coombe -

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