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Friday, July 23, 2021
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Ellen Cashman stood in the middle of Whiteside Park Friday night after a storm ripped through with winds up to 70 miles per hour. Surrounded by carnage, Cashman delivered the news that the event would not go on. The storm hit Ely shortly after the festival ended for the day at 6 p.m. Miraculously... + continue reading
Friday, July 23, 2021
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by Tom Coombe Ely’s Rotary Club has turned 100, and members are planning a giant celebration. In conjunction with the club’s annual fundraising auction, the Ely Rotary is holding an outdoor event on Saturday, Aug. 14, at Whiteside Park. Live music both before and after the auction, a beer tent,... + continue reading
Friday, July 23, 2021
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Feeling guilty. After 60 years of working, with only a few detours or escapes, I’m now retired. Seventy years ago when my family got their first television, there were limits on tv watching. As years passed , when I had no access, I didn’t miss it. Even radios were banned from foreigners in... + continue reading
Friday, July 23, 2021
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The U.S. Forest Service announced additional closures in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area effective July 18, due to wildfires in Canada’s Quetico Provincial Park that have the potential to spread to the US side of the border. Recent reconnaissance flights conducted by fire managers have indicated... + continue reading
Friday, July 23, 2021
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by Tom Coombe It wasn’t all that long ago, that Louie Gerzin was wearing an Ely football uniform and chewing up yards as an all-area running back and leading the Timberwolves to a pair of state tournament appearances. Gerzin will be back on the gridiron this fall, again in Ely red and white, but... + continue reading
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07/19/2021
by Tom Coombe U.S. Forest Service officials reported progress on one front and concern on another in the agency’s efforts to contain forest fires near Ely. And, it appears the virtual army of fire crews in the area will be here awhile. Those were the key takeaways as Forest Service officials... + continue reading
07/23/2021
Ellen Cashman stood in the middle of Whiteside Park Friday night after a storm ripped through with winds up to 70 miles per hour. Surrounded by carnage, Cashman delivered the news that the event would not go on. The storm hit Ely shortly after the festival ended for the day at 6 p.m. Miraculously... + continue reading

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07/23/2021
by Tom Coombe It wasn’t all that long ago, that Louie Gerzin was wearing an Ely football uniform and chewing up yards as an all-area running back and leading the Timberwolves to a pair of state... + continue reading

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07/23/2021
To the Editor Great River Energy’s plan to sell its Coal Creek Power Plant to Rainbow Energy Center, LLC, and then buy power from Rainbow raises serious questions. A year ago, in the Spring of 2020... + continue reading

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07/23/2021
The U.S. Forest Service announced additional closures in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area effective July 18, due to wildfires in Canada’s Quetico Provincial Park that have the potential to spread to... + continue reading

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07/23/2021
Feeling guilty. After 60 years of working, with only a few detours or escapes, I’m now retired. Seventy years ago when my family got their first television, there were limits on tv watching. As... + continue reading

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07/23/2021
POSITION OPENING Ely Public Schools Playground Aide Ely Public Schools is accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year for a Playground Aide to supervise students and ensure their safety... + 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