Thursday, September 16, 2021
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by Nick Wognum An organization with conservative political leanings is threatening legal action against the Ely School District, alleging a civil rights violation and accusing the district of engaging in “unconstitutional viewpoint discrimination.” Earlier this week, an attorney for the Young... + continue reading
Thursday, September 16, 2021
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CONTINUING THE SAGA. Part two The spring of 1976 my byline began appearing regularly in the Ely Echo. Miles Aakhus was the owner and publisher then and he had encouraged me to change from volunteering a column to working part-time and learning the business. I joined a staff which then included... + continue reading
Thursday, September 16, 2021
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by Tom Coombe A top-10 individual finish was the highlight as Ely’s cross country team faced high-level competition at its second outing of the fall. Junior Zoe Devine placed ninth in a field of more than 70 girls at the Sept. 9 Titan Invitational in Coleraine. It was Ely’s best individual... + continue reading
Thursday, September 9, 2021
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by Nick Wognum A controversial K-12 mask mandate was the dominat topic at a school safety advisory council session Thursday, with administrators defending its implmentation while also promising to explore how to bring it to an end. Superintendent Erik Erie told council members that administrators... + continue reading
Thursday, September 9, 2021
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by Tom Coombe A potential buyer has emerged for the city’s long-vacant Community Center building. Council members voted Tuesday night to set up a subcommittee to review “a business plan and related information” submitted by the unidentified party. According to minutes of the city’s historic... + continue reading

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09/16/2021
by Nick Wognum An organization with conservative political leanings is threatening legal action against the Ely School District, alleging a civil rights violation and accusing the district of engaging in “unconstitutional viewpoint discrimination.” Earlier this week, an attorney for the Young... + continue reading
09/09/2021
by Nick Wognum A controversial K-12 mask mandate was the dominat topic at a school safety advisory council session Thursday, with administrators defending its implmentation while also promising to explore how to bring it to an end. Superintendent Erik Erie told council members that administrators... + continue reading

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09/16/2021
by Tom Coombe A top-10 individual finish was the highlight as Ely’s cross country team faced high-level competition at its second outing of the fall. Junior Zoe Devine placed ninth in a field of... + continue reading

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09/16/2021
School districts have a habit of living in a bubble and that just doesn’t work once decisions are questioned and the public starts looking for answers. The Ely school district has discovered this by... + continue reading

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09/09/2021
Anglers over the summer caught and released a new Minnesota state record northern pike and tied the record for muskellunge. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources certified the state catch-... + continue reading

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09/16/2021
CONTINUING THE SAGA. Part two The spring of 1976 my byline began appearing regularly in the Ely Echo. Miles Aakhus was the owner and publisher then and he had encouraged me to change from... + continue reading

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09/16/2021
Ely Area Ambulance Service POSITION TITLE: Executive Direction FLSA: Exempt The Executive Director will have primary responsibility for overseeing the goals of the Ely Area Ambulance Service... + continue reading

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08/13/2021
Essentia Health announced it will be bringing pharmacy services to Ely later this year. “At Essentia Health, we are always looking for ways to better serve our patients,” said Kenzie Hohman, senior director of ambulatory care pharmacy at Essentia. “That includes providing service closer to home.... + continue reading
08/06/2021
Arrests/Citations: • Criminal Sexual Conduct- Individual arrested for 3rd Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct. • Domestic Assault- Individual arrested for 3rd Degree Assault, 4th Degree Assault, Obstruct legal process, and Domestic Assault. • Assault- Individual arrested for 2nd Degree Assault, 3rd... + continue reading
04/02/2021
by Tom Coombe Distance learning for all students in the Ely school system will continue for at least another week. Although a COVID-19 outbreak within the school slowed considerably this week, Ely district officials announced Wednesday that a COVID-related “reset” in the Memorial Building will be... + continue reading