Friday, April 9, 2021
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After missing out on the entire 2020 campaign and the first two-to-three weeks of 2021, Ely’s high school spring sports teams are finally free to practice and play. Monday, Apr. 12, marks the start of practice for several Ely Timberwolves teams. A three-week reset at the school sent students into... + continue reading
Friday, April 9, 2021
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The Vermilion Ironmen are in an unfamiliar but welcome position as Northern Divison community college baseball play begins this weekend. With 10 wins in their first 16 contests, the Ironmen are the only team in the North with a winning record and they lead the five-team circuit with the best... + continue reading
Friday, April 9, 2021
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Fishing seasons open for walleye, bass, trout in lakes, and northern pike on Saturday, May 15, with this year’s date taking the prize for the latest possible opener under Minnesota statute. “We know there is some confusion about this year’s opener date,” said Jon Hansen, fisheries program... + continue reading
Friday, April 9, 2021
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by Tom Coombe Ely’s under-the-radar mayoral race comes to a head on Tuesday. That’s when city voters may go to the polls and take part in a special primary election for mayor. Six candidates are on the ballot, and the top two vote-getters will advance to an Aug. 10 general election. But just... + continue reading
Friday, April 9, 2021
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by Tom Coombe The Ely schools will welcome students back to the campus for in-person learning, starting Monday. School officials confirmed that a “reset,” prompted by a surge in COVID-19 cases among students, will come to an end and children in all grades may return to the Washington and Memorial... + continue reading

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04/09/2021
by Tom Coombe Ely’s under-the-radar mayoral race comes to a head on Tuesday. That’s when city voters may go to the polls and take part in a special primary election for mayor. Six candidates are on the ballot, and the top two vote-getters will advance to an Aug. 10 general election. But just... + continue reading
04/09/2021
by Tom Coombe The Ely schools will welcome students back to the campus for in-person learning, starting Monday. School officials confirmed that a “reset,” prompted by a surge in COVID-19 cases among students, will come to an end and children in all grades may return to the Washington and Memorial... + continue reading

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04/09/2021
The local music world is going to miss Earl Bulinski, who passed away suddenly on April 3, 2021. We talked on the phone the other day and Earl said he would be playing with a band in South Padre... + continue reading

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04/09/2021
Important Information Regarding Property Assessments This may affect your 2022 property tax payments Notice is hereby given that the Local Board of Appeal... + continue reading

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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
03/24/2021
A significant increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ely has St. Louis County Public Health offering reminders to people about the importance of testing and quarantining to prevent further community transmission. In the last week, there have been 33 confirmed cases in Ely, which is 15% of the... + continue reading
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

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04/09/2021
After missing out on the entire 2020 campaign and the first two-to-three weeks of 2021, Ely’s high school spring sports teams are finally free to practice and play. Monday, Apr. 12, marks the start... + continue reading

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04/09/2021
Editor: I commend Mike Banovetz on his letter to the editor in last week’s Echo. The letter criticized Terry Peterson’s previous letter to the editor, yet thanked Terry for his service in the... + continue reading

Outdoors

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04/09/2021
Fishing seasons open for walleye, bass, trout in lakes, and northern pike on Saturday, May 15, with this year’s date taking the prize for the latest possible opener under Minnesota statute. “We know... + continue reading