Friday, June 11, 2021
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by Tom Coombe Ely Memorial High School’s graduating class of 2021 mixed old traditions with new as they bid a fond farewell. Commencement ceremonies were held outdoors, at Veterans Memorial Field, rather than inside at Washington Auditorium. The graduates also took part in a parade through town... + continue reading
Friday, June 11, 2021
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by Tom Coombe In the eyes of a national publication, Ely is a must-see destination for those looking to vacation in a smaller community. Smithsonian Magazine named Ely one of the “15 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2021,” in an article published earlier this week. As the nation emerges from the... + continue reading
Friday, June 11, 2021
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The Northeast Range trap club team handed out awards following the spring season. Awards went to: Ariel Kalinowski - High Gun Female; Aili Bee - High Gun Female Runner-Up; Jon Hakala - High Gun Male, High Gun Overall and the John Nicholas Sportsmanship Award; Noah Backe - High Gun Male Runner-Up;... + continue reading
Friday, June 4, 2021
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by Nick Wognum When an Ely area veteran passes away, his or her spouse receives a folded flag in a handmade wooden box. Those boxes are made by Elyite Donald Dergantz who now lives in Illinois. For the past 10 years he has supplied flag boxes for Ely. “I made one for Donna Niskala,” said... + continue reading
Friday, June 4, 2021
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by Tom Coombe Their final 15 months as high school students were like no other graduating class in the storied century-plus existence of Ely Memorial High School. Yet their last act will be strikingly, if not refreshingly, “normal.” That’s the backstory as the graduating class of 2021 gathers... + continue reading

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06/11/2021
by Tom Coombe Ely Memorial High School’s graduating class of 2021 mixed old traditions with new as they bid a fond farewell. Commencement ceremonies were held outdoors, at Veterans Memorial Field, rather than inside at Washington Auditorium. The graduates also took part in a parade through town... + continue reading
06/11/2021
by Tom Coombe In the eyes of a national publication, Ely is a must-see destination for those looking to vacation in a smaller community. Smithsonian Magazine named Ely one of the “15 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2021,” in an article published earlier this week. As the nation emerges from the... + continue reading

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06/04/2021
As a house is being dissected and disemboweled, one finds many unmarked treasures. Where did they come from? Why was I keeping them? If they were important enough to keep, why weren’t the photos... + continue reading

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06/04/2021
The City of Ely’s 4th of July Parade will be on Sunday, July 4th at 1:00pm. Line up starts at 10:00am on 4th Ave from Harvey Street to Boundary Street including the Ice Arena Parking lot and the... + 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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06/11/2021
The Northeast Range trap club team handed out awards following the spring season. Awards went to: Ariel Kalinowski - High Gun Female; Aili Bee - High Gun Female Runner-Up; Jon Hakala - High Gun Male... + continue reading

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06/11/2021
In a letter to House and Senate Environment and Agriculture committee chairs, Governor Tim Walz announced his support of a proposal to transfer state oversight of cervid farms from the Board of... + continue reading