Friday, January 11, 2019
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So much news from Ely and surroundings - If you want real news by news professionals, you need the Ely Echo. News you can rely on from the leading Ely newspaper - with more subscribers in Ely than any other newspaper. On area newsstands now. The email Echo is sent every Friday morning to... + continue reading
Friday, January 11, 2019
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COMPLETE WITH A TORCH LIGHTING CEREMONY, Ely’s youth ski league opened at Hidden Valley with Olympic-style fanfare. Area resident Elton Brown, who has skied in nearly 30 American Birkebeiner races, lit the torch that marked the start of the Ely chapter of the 2019 Minnesota Youth Ski League. + continue reading
Friday, January 11, 2019
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FILM CREW IN ELY - Representatives of Northland Films, which produced the hit “Pond Hockey” and other films, were in Ely last week shooting footage of Ely’s high school hockey team for a potential film about the hockey program and a small community. Tommy Haines was among those at the Ely Arena... + continue reading
Friday, January 11, 2019
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WAITING ON A FRIEND? Photo by Heidi Pinkerton of Root River Photography: “Head is bobbing back and forth to WELY’s polka music and I’m sipping some Starbucks as I drive down the road in search of wildlife. I glance over and see a deer standing in the river. Fifteen years of photographing wildlife... + continue reading
Friday, January 11, 2019
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TEARING UP THE TRACK on Shagawa Lake after the KCPRO East races were moved from Fall Lake last Saturday were these youth snowmobile racers. Photo by Eric Sherman. + continue reading

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01/16/2019
It may be early but it’s likely taxpayers in the Town of Morse will not see a levy increase in 2020. The Morse board met Tuesday night and took a first look at the proposed budget for 2020. Both treasurer Mary Ann Lekatz and supervisor Bob Berrini said a levy increase wouldn’t be needed. The... + continue reading
01/11/2019
by Tom Coombe - Ely’s largest retailer faces an uncertain future as it navigates rocky financial waters. Shopko could seek bankruptcy protection within days, according to media reports in its corporate home base of Wisconsin, and its Ely store has failed to make its monthly lease payment... + continue reading

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01/12/2019
Andrew Wilson and Ingrid Swenson from London A week of fun, late hours and family visits somewhat wore me out last week. Although my niece had spent many a summer vacation in Ely, this artsy... + continue reading

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01/03/2019
CITY OF ELY PUBLIC HEARINGS Notice is hereby given that the Ely City Council will be holding the following meetings on Tuesday, January 15, 2019: 4:30pm: Public Hearing for discussion and to... + continue reading

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01/16/2019
It may be early but it’s likely taxpayers in the Town of Morse will not see a levy increase in 2020. The Morse board met Tuesday night and took a first look at the proposed budget for 2020. Both treasurer Mary Ann Lekatz and supervisor Bob Berrini said a levy increase wouldn’t be needed. The... + continue reading
01/11/2019
by Tom Coombe - Ely’s largest retailer faces an uncertain future as it navigates rocky financial waters. Shopko could seek bankruptcy protection within days, according to media reports in its corporate home base of Wisconsin, and its Ely store has failed to make its monthly lease payment... + continue reading
01/07/2019
by Tom Coombe - A schedule change has put 19s in alignment for one of the area’s biggest winter events. The Fun Run is being held a week earlier than normal this year, but people should have no problem remembering the new date. That’s because the 2019 Fun Run, now in its 19th year, is... + continue reading

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01/11/2019
TRIPPED UP IN FRONT OF THE NET - Ely senior Austin Meskill tumbled to the ice after being tripped by an International Falls player. Photo by Finn Bay Photography. by Tom Coombe - A... + continue reading

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01/12/2019
The Ely area lost one of its best supporters when the good Lord called Tommy Rukavina home. He battled throughout his life but couldn’t beat leukemia. He was 68. We grew to admire the short but... + continue reading

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12/28/2018
Zach Norlander, Winton, MN caught this beautiful northern pike using a sucker minnow for bait, and jigged up some dandy sunnies while he was at it. As the ice begins to build, more anglers are... + continue reading