Friday, August 17, 2018
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News of the Primary, Ely school plans, photos galore and oh, so much more! That's the Ely Echo each week - locally owned and operated by folks who live here, raise the children here and pay taxes here. + continue reading
Friday, August 17, 2018
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CUTTING THROUGH THE WATER on Fall Lake last weekend was Ely racer Cassie Swanson at the snowmobile watercross event in front of the Longbranch. Photo by Eric Sherman. + continue reading
Friday, August 17, 2018
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Ely Arts & Heritage Center’s Miners Dry House alongside Miners Lake welcomes all to the free forum starting at 9 a.m. Monday, August 20. Visitors can drop in and observe the discussion, moderated by Echo editor Tom Coombe. + continue reading
Friday, August 17, 2018
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Mud Monkey was able to donate $700 to the Studio North dancers for their upcoming educational tour of Hawaii in 2020. Pictured are Jessi and Kylee Zobitz, Lindi Zemke, Sofia and Lydia Magnuson with Mudly and Jillian Manning. + continue reading
Friday, August 17, 2018
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The famed Grace photo was taken by Bovey photographer Erik Enstrom in 1918 towards the end of World War I and will celebrate 100 years on Sept. 3, the state’s official “Picture Grace Day.” The photo is recognizable around the world and depicts an elderly gentleman, Swedish-American Charles Wilden... + continue reading

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08/20/2018
by Tom Coombe Overriding the unanimous opposition of those who spoke at a public hearing, members of the Ely Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to recommend that the Community Center building be rezoned. A zoning change to “residential transition” is one of the... + continue reading
08/18/2018
by Tom Coombe - Bernie Mettler and Paul McDonald emerged from a seven-way race Tuesday and advanced to face each other for a seat on the St. Louis County Board. The two finished only 84 votes apart but comfortably ahead of the rest of the contenders in Tuesday’s primary. Mettler, a... + continue reading

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08/19/2018
One of the native tales of the Northern Diver, aka the Common Loon, is a story about a blind elder, who is abandoned by his wife during a caribou hunt. Seeing the old man thrashing about, a loon... + continue reading

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08/17/2018
Community Center Heating Oil tank Removal The City of Ely is accepting bids for the removal of one 7,000 gallon underground storage tanks located at the Ely Community Center at 30 S. 1st Ave. E.... + continue reading

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08/20/2018
by Tom Coombe Overriding the unanimous opposition of those who spoke at a public hearing, members of the Ely Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to recommend that the Community Center building be rezoned. A zoning change to “residential transition” is one of the... + continue reading
08/18/2018
by Tom Coombe - Bernie Mettler and Paul McDonald emerged from a seven-way race Tuesday and advanced to face each other for a seat on the St. Louis County Board. The two finished only 84 votes apart but comfortably ahead of the rest of the contenders in Tuesday’s primary. Mettler, a... + continue reading
08/18/2018
by Tom Coombe - Ely area voters turned out in big numbers for Tuesday’s primary election. Turnout was up in Ely as well as Morse and Fall Lake townships in comparison to recent primaries. Over 850 people cast ballots in Ely while Morse (411 voters) and Fall Lake (213) also had turnout... + continue reading

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08/18/2018
by Tom Coombe - Change was in the air this week at Ely School Stadium. The high school football program has new leadership with Cory Lassi in charge as head coach following the retirement of... + continue reading

Opinion/Editorial

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08/18/2018
The rules governing a primary election are written by and for the two major political parties. It’s their way of picking who will represent each party in the general election. At least, in theory.... + continue reading

Outdoors

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08/18/2018
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air quality alert for today through Sunday for northern Minnesota. As a result, the Department of Natural Resources will not issue... + continue reading