Saturday, August 1, 2020
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The three legged economic stool of taconite, tourism and timber is about to have one leg kicked out. The logging industry is dying fast. We have a story this week about a bill being proposed to help the logging industry. Minnesota Sen. Tina Smith is co-sponsoring a bill to help our country’s... + continue reading
Saturday, August 1, 2020
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ATV Minnesota will hold its annual membership event on the Prospector Loop trail system Sept. 18-19, 2020. “We’re heavy on the ride part and light on the rally,” said Prospector President Nick Wognum. “With the pandemic this year we’re going to focus on having 12 different rides to choose from on... + continue reading
Saturday, August 1, 2020
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by Tom Coombe In advance of a Thursday announcement from Gov. Tim Walz that will determine the direction of the 2020-21 school year, officials in Ely waited with the rest of the state and prepared for students to return to the campus. Unclear if September will begin with distance learning, in-... + continue reading
Saturday, August 1, 2020
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The Ely Legion Alumni Game was held late Saturday, after weather-related delays. + continue reading
Saturday, August 1, 2020
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Anyone interested in discussing deer and deer management can tune in to a virtual open house on Tuesday, Aug. 18, hosted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The meeting will include a presentation from Barbara Keller, the DNR’s big game program leader. Keller will share information... + continue reading

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08/01/2020
by Tom Coombe In advance of a Thursday announcement from Gov. Tim Walz that will determine the direction of the 2020-21 school year, officials in Ely waited with the rest of the state and prepared for students to return to the campus. Unclear if September will begin with distance learning, in-... + continue reading
08/01/2020
by Tom Coombe After holding out in hopes for a change in circumstances, the Ely Chamber of Commerce decided Monday to cancel its second major festival of 2020. The Harvest Moon Festival, which had been set for Sept. 10-12, was scrapped because of the coronavirus-pandemic and associated state... + continue reading

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07/17/2020
by Tom Coombe Echo editor Baseball, Ely and summer evenings have been intertwined for generations. That may now seem matter-of-fact, given the beauty of Veterans Memorial Field and the community’s... + continue reading

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08/01/2020
TOWN OF MORSE The Town of Morse Board of Supervisors regular meeting of August 11, 2020 has been changed to 5 p.m. on August 3, 2020 at the Town Hall at 911 South Central Avenue. Ely Echo... + continue reading

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08/01/2020
by Tom Coombe After holding out in hopes for a change in circumstances, the Ely Chamber of Commerce decided Monday to cancel its second major festival of 2020. The Harvest Moon Festival, which had been set for Sept. 10-12, was scrapped because of the coronavirus-pandemic and associated state... + continue reading
07/24/2020
by Tom Coombe The Ely area has seen an increase in the number of people testing positive for COVID-19, but further details are murky. While Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital reported Monday that there have been no increase in cases locally for two months, physician Joe Bianco of Essentia Health... + continue reading
07/10/2020
by Tom Coombe Despite an anemic spring local officials expect that when all is said and done, lodging tax receipts will rebound from current levels. A recent influx of summer tourism traffic, and reports that some area resorts are expecting steady business through September, is helping to drive... + continue reading

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08/01/2020
The three legged economic stool of taconite, tourism and timber is about to have one leg kicked out. The logging industry is dying fast. We have a story this week about a bill being proposed to help... + continue reading

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08/01/2020
ATV Minnesota will hold its annual membership event on the Prospector Loop trail system Sept. 18-19, 2020. “We’re heavy on the ride part and light on the rally,” said Prospector President Nick... + continue reading