Friday, May 27, 2022
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by Tom Coombe Ely’s high school principal is returning to the classroom. Megan Anderson, who has served as principal for just over six years, notified school officials this month that she will resign from her position, effective at the end of the 2021-22 school year. Anderson, an Ely native,... + continue reading
Friday, May 27, 2022
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by Tom Coombe Down to their last three outs, the Ely Timberwolves rose to the occasion on Tuesday. A triple by Charly Flom started the rally while Rachel Coughlin’s key blow finished it off. Coughlin’s bases-clearing double in the bottom of the seventh gave the host Wolves a 5-4 victory over... + continue reading
Friday, May 20, 2022
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by Tom Coombe A last-ditch effort to keep local radio station WELY on the air appears to be gathering some legs. Both Ely’s mayor and the station’s current general manager voiced hope this week that an arrangement could be made to save WELY, which is now set to close on June 1. The arrangement... + continue reading
Friday, May 20, 2022
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Recently, Ely fourth graders participated in a Walk for Water project at Washington Elementary. The fourth graders spent approximately a half hour carrying a portion of the water they may use in a day around our school playground to simulate what it might be like for the many people who lack... + continue reading
Friday, May 20, 2022
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The International Wolf Center is adding two pups to its Exhibit Pack in 2022. The pups arrived at the Center on Tuesday, May 10. The 2022 pups will be visible to the public starting on approximately Friday, June 3. The Center believes in wolf education, and one method for accomplishing the Center... + continue reading

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05/27/2022
by Tom Coombe Ely’s high school principal is returning to the classroom. Megan Anderson, who has served as principal for just over six years, notified school officials this month that she will resign from her position, effective at the end of the 2021-22 school year. Anderson, an Ely native,... + continue reading
05/27/2022
by Tom Coombe For Heidi Omerza, it’s “up or out” when it comes to Ely politics. The longtime city council member won’t seek re-election this fall and will instead attempt to become mayor. As of Wednesday, Omerza was the only candidate in the contest for Ely’s highest elected position. Incumbent... + continue reading

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05/27/2022
by Tom Coombe Down to their last three outs, the Ely Timberwolves rose to the occasion on Tuesday. A triple by Charly Flom started the rally while Rachel Coughlin’s key blow finished it off.... + continue reading

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05/27/2022
Letter to the editor: It’s good to see the city council recognize those who have contributed to Ely through years of work. I hope the council will consider honoring the hundreds of miners who... + continue reading

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05/20/2022
The International Wolf Center is adding two pups to its Exhibit Pack in 2022. The pups arrived at the Center on Tuesday, May 10. The 2022 pups will be visible to the public starting on approximately... + continue reading

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05/27/2022
I was born in 1947 and spent my childhood and school years living less that a small-town block from the banks of the St. Joseph River in Michigan. The river, the town, my family, and the people were... + continue reading

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05/27/2022
POSITION OPENING Ely Public Schools Grade 6-12 Principal 1.0 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Ely Public Schools is accepting applications for a Grade 6-12 Principal beginning the 2022-2023 school... + continue reading

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05/27/2022
by Tom Coombe For Heidi Omerza, it’s “up or out” when it comes to Ely politics. The longtime city council member won’t seek re-election this fall and will instead attempt to become mayor. As of Wednesday, Omerza was the only candidate in the contest for Ely’s highest elected position. Incumbent... + continue reading
05/13/2022
by Tom Coombe Republicans in House District 3A will gather again - this time in Ely - to endorse a new candidate in their bid to seek DFL incumbent Rob Ecklund. Bob Wolfe, who won the endorsement last month at Cook, has since pulled out of the race and district Republicans will gather at 7 p.m.... + continue reading
04/15/2022
by Nick Wognum Call it sticker shock. Area property owners who have received their annual Estimated Market Value notification were likely in for a big surprise. The real estate market has skyrocketed causing sales prices to greatly exceed the value the county had on the property. But a higher... + continue reading