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Whether it’s human interest stories, event photos or hard news, the Ely Echo covers it all every week of the year! Order a new subscription now and receive a copy of “East of Ely” to treasure! Yearly subscription in Ely is $40, other Minnesota is $52 and Out of state is $68. Call 218-365-3141,... + continue reading
Friday, December 7, 2018
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ICE RESCUE TRAINING - Morse-Fall Lake Fire Department and First Responders held ice rescue training on Saturday, Dec. 1 at Silver Rapids Lodge. Pictured are Mike Harri, Jessica Scherbing, Amy Consoer, instructor Jeff Cielocha, Preston Leustek, Jim Blauch, Joe Hiller, Mike Meskill, Mark Plants and... + continue reading
Friday, December 7, 2018
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A FULL COMPLEMENT of Christmas music filled the air at Washington Auditorium during the Ely Community Christmas Choir Concert Sunday in Ely. Photos by Pam Roberts Review by Charles D Novak Ely Washington Auditorium December 2, 2018 Whenever I walk into this auditorium I always think of... + continue reading
Friday, December 7, 2018
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Pictured are Sheila Angus, Kris Winkelman, Jane Hall, Kim Puzel, Allison Heiman of ECR, Kristy Johnson and Linda Minier. Teaming up with Linda Minier, owner of Arctic Athletics, for the holidays are the Ely School’s “Lunch Ladies and Rich.” In lieu of exchanging the typical Secret Santa gifts... + continue reading
Friday, December 7, 2018
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12/11/2018
by Tom Coombe It’s been a busy and fruitful year at Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital, and all signs indicate that things aren’t about to slow down. The hospital posted operating income of over $568,000 in the fiscal year that ended in September, and new administrator Michael Coyle said Monday... + continue reading
12/11/2018
by Nancy McReady There was lengthy discussion about the upcoming St. Louis County Planning meeting scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 13 at 10:30 a.m. at the public works building in Virginia. The meeting will focus on whether or not to give the Will Steger Wilderness Center non-profit status. Although... + continue reading

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12/09/2018
Nick and hunting buddy Dave “Otto” Merhar Lunchtime was the best time of the day for deer hunting last weekend. On Saturday my buddy Jim Ronn and I sat in his car eating sandwiches when a doe... + continue reading

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12/13/2018
Notice to the Public: The City of Ely is currently accepting applications for the Building Maintenance/Laborer Position. This is a full time position that includes a benefits package. For more... + continue reading

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12/11/2018
by Tom Coombe It’s been a busy and fruitful year at Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital, and all signs indicate that things aren’t about to slow down. The hospital posted operating income of over $568,000 in the fiscal year that ended in September, and new administrator Michael Coyle said Monday... + continue reading
12/11/2018
by Nancy McReady There was lengthy discussion about the upcoming St. Louis County Planning meeting scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 13 at 10:30 a.m. at the public works building in Virginia. The meeting will focus on whether or not to give the Will Steger Wilderness Center non-profit status. Although... + continue reading
12/08/2018
Retiring U.S. Representative from Minnesota’s Eighth District Rick Nolan and staffer Jeff Anderson. Photo by Nick Wognum by Tom Coombe - Rick Nolan is channeling his inner Don Quixote. As the sun sets on an improbable second act in Congress, one that came 30 years after the first, the... + continue reading

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12/07/2018
CONGRATULATIONS for Ely’s Erika Mattson who celebrated with family members after scoring her 1,000th career point. Photo by Eric Sherman. by Tom Coombe - Quite simply, Erika Mattson... + continue reading

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12/08/2018
by Senator Amy Klobuchar - Earlier this year, Shane McAllister grew worried when his 9-month-old son, Andrew, developed a 102 degree fever. Shane is a Minnesota doctor, but even with his... + continue reading

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12/01/2018
The final numbers are in for the 2018 Tower Area firearms deer harvest. After what was predicted to be a good year for hunters, the harvest was down in the Tower Area by 2.1 percent. This includes... + continue reading