Friday, January 22, 2021
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by Tom Coombe Phone lines were swamped across the state Tuesday, as thousands of Minnesotans angled for a place in line to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Mt. Iron is home this weekend to one of nine pilot vaccination sites around Minnesota, after the state opened up vaccinations to anyone age 65... + continue reading
Friday, January 22, 2021
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Who knew a dead sled rescue could turn into a party on Mud Creek Road? Mary and I showed up with a trailer to help out a friend who’s sled broke down on the way to Lake Vermilion. The Igloo Club grooms the trail between Burntside and Vermilion but early in the season it can be a bit bumpy. As... + continue reading
Friday, January 22, 2021
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It may have taken awhile, but a couple of chilly evenings and early-mornings this week were a not so subtle reminder that we’re in the heart of winter here in the Ely area. The sights and sounds of fish houses, snowmobiles and dog teams on local lakes and trails are another sure sign, along with a... + continue reading
Friday, January 22, 2021
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Alex Bleth was stretched out in a snow bank talking on cell phone while his dad was making a call on his phone seated on snowmobile trailer... Time out for phone calls....Alex: “We’re from Atlanta, Georgia. It’s a father son weekend. We drove up here from the cities the other night and decided to... + continue reading
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Friday, January 22, 2021
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by Tom Coombe Opposing teams are finding out quickly that they can’t focus their defensive attention on just one or two Ely Timberwolves. Indeed, the Wolves’ entire lineup is capable of scoring in bunches. That’s one big reason why the high school boys basketball team is off to an impressive 2-0... + continue reading
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01/22/2021
by Tom Coombe Phone lines were swamped across the state Tuesday, as thousands of Minnesotans angled for a place in line to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Mt. Iron is home this weekend to one of nine pilot vaccination sites around Minnesota, after the state opened up vaccinations to anyone age 65... + continue reading
01/22/2021
by Tom Coombe “It’s a lonely place without kids in the building.” High school principal Megan Anderson’s sentiments on Thursday came nearly two weeks into the Ely district’s return to in-person learning, which has included a hybrid model in the high school and full in-person attendance in the... + continue reading

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01/22/2021
Who knew a dead sled rescue could turn into a party on Mud Creek Road? Mary and I showed up with a trailer to help out a friend who’s sled broke down on the way to Lake Vermilion. The Igloo Club... + continue reading

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01/22/2021
Council Minutes - January 5, 2021 Regular Meeting Ely City Council – City Hall, Council Chambers Clerk/Treasurer Langowski administered the Oath of Offices for Council Members Ryan Callen,... + continue reading

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01/22/2021
by Tom Coombe “It’s a lonely place without kids in the building.” High school principal Megan Anderson’s sentiments on Thursday came nearly two weeks into the Ely district’s return to in-person learning, which has included a hybrid model in the high school and full in-person attendance in the... + continue reading
01/08/2021
by Tom Coombe A divided St. Louis County Board put two Iron Range commissioners - including one from Ely - in leadership positions. Breaking from tradition, the board opted against rotating the chair position and re-elected Chisholm commissioner Mike Jugovich on Tuesday. Commissioner Paul... + continue reading
01/01/2021
by Tom Coombe After a November spike, reported cases of COVID-19 continue to decline locally, regionally and statewide. With only five residents of the 55731 zip code testing positive for the virus in a two-week period that ended Dec. 24, the case rate in Ely is low enough to allow for in-person... + continue reading

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01/22/2021
by Tom Coombe Opposing teams are finding out quickly that they can’t focus their defensive attention on just one or two Ely Timberwolves. Indeed, the Wolves’ entire lineup is capable of scoring in... + continue reading

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It may have taken awhile, but a couple of chilly evenings and early-mornings this week were a not so subtle reminder that we’re in the heart of winter here in the Ely area. The sights and sounds of... + continue reading

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01/22/2021
The Forest Service has updated the quota permit issuance process for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for the 2021 season. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the USDA Forest Service will offer... + continue reading