Friday, February 19, 2021
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by Nick Wognum Eagles Nest Fire Department chief Larry McCray is marking 50 years of being a firefighter. McCray started his career in Michigan when he was 18 years old. “I started with my local volunteer fire department right out of high school,” said McCray. “It’s kind of funny, I joined the... + continue reading
Friday, February 19, 2021
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by Tom Coombe The Ely Timberwolves overcame turnovers to gain their second win of the season, but South Ridge put a quick stop to any hopes for a winning streak. Ely upended North Woods 46-38 in a Feb. 11 girls basketball matchup at the high school gymnasium, but South Ridge went on a 32-0 run in... + continue reading
Saturday, February 13, 2021
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Kurt Kruse knew it was cold Saturday morning after seeing 40 below zero at 11 p.m. He didn’t know his 50 degrees below zero reading on the shores of Snowbank Lake would set a state record. Kruse is a volunteer for the National Weather Service and his reading was featured in a tweet from the Duluth... + continue reading
Friday, February 12, 2021
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The Town of Morse board reviewed drawings from the DNR on proposed improvements to the public access to Burntside Lake off Van Vac Road. Town clerk Nick Wognum said the project is expected to cost around $250,000 and will include a new parking lot near the road for overnight parking. There is... + continue reading
Friday, February 12, 2021
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by Tom Coombe A formal groundbreaking ceremony is in the works and construction in Ely’s nearly $20 million school campus project could begin before the end of the school year. Superintendent Erik Erie briefed board members about the latest details Monday, when the board gathered together in-... + continue reading

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02/23/2021
On Thursday, Feb. 18, a dog out for a run with its owner had an encounter with a wolf after the dog ran into the woods. The dog sustained injuries that required surgery. A report was made to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources by the dog’s owner, detailing her encounter with the wolf near... + continue reading
02/19/2021
by Nick Wognum Eagles Nest Fire Department chief Larry McCray is marking 50 years of being a firefighter. McCray started his career in Michigan when he was 18 years old. “I started with my local volunteer fire department right out of high school,” said McCray. “It’s kind of funny, I joined the... + continue reading

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02/19/2021
An old poacher lived on the north shore of a remote lake, and the game warden assigned to the district was getting ready to retire, so he didn’t care to chase the criminal trapper. A young new... + continue reading

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02/19/2021
CITY OF ELY NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC WATER SERVICE FREEZING The weather conditions we are experiencing this year are conducive to freezing water lines due to low snow conditions. You may want to... + continue reading

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02/23/2021
On Thursday, Feb. 18, a dog out for a run with its owner had an encounter with a wolf after the dog ran into the woods. The dog sustained injuries that required surgery. A report was made to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources by the dog’s owner, detailing her encounter with the wolf near... + continue reading
02/05/2021
by Tom Coombe The Ely Echo will once again serve as Ely’s official newspaper. The only locally-owned and operated newspaper and the only one to maintain an office in Ely has been designated, for the second straight year, to be the publication in which the city prints meeting minutes, public... + continue reading
02/05/2021
by Tom Coombe The Ely School District is poised to return to full in-person learning for the first time since the start of the school year. That change could come as soon as this week, following a Wednesday announcement by superintendent Erik Erie. Erie said the district is planning for middle... + continue reading

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02/19/2021
by Tom Coombe The Ely Timberwolves overcame turnovers to gain their second win of the season, but South Ridge put a quick stop to any hopes for a winning streak. Ely upended North Woods 46-38 in a... + continue reading

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02/22/2021
It won’t be long, March to be exact, and we’ll be a full year into the nightmare known as COVID-19. Yet the looming 12-month anniversary comes with some of the most promising news yet that the... + continue reading

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02/19/2021
Both members of married couples who want to purchase a combination angling or hunting license in person will need to be present at the sales location as the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources... + continue reading