Friday, June 22, 2018
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The latest news that affects you. News of your neighbors and visitors. What's happening - where and when. It's all inyour hometown, locally owned newspaper with offices at 15 East Chapman Street in Ely. The lofficial legal newspaper for the cities of Ely and Winto, Ely School District 696, and the... + continue reading
Friday, June 22, 2018
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RIBBON CUTTER Pete Davis was joined by Paul Kess, Tommy Rukavina, Dusty Dostert and Bill Erzar for the new section of Highway 169 between Ely and Tower on Thursday afternoon. Photo by Tom Coombe. by Tom Coombe - Imagine holding your breath for 21 years. That’s how Ely council member... + continue reading
Friday, June 22, 2018
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AT FALL LAKE TOWN HALL: County Administrator Matt Huddleston, Commissioners Jeremy Hurd, Rich Sve, Rick Goutermont and Pete Walsh. Photo by Nancy McReady by Nancy McReady - There were less than half the people attending the Lake County meeting of the whole at Fall Lake this year as... + continue reading
Friday, June 22, 2018
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ON THE GROUND LEARNING - NE Regional Firewise Specialist Jeffery Jackson (left) spoke in the rain about planning for possible fires in the area when he addressed Van Vac Road residents recently about what all is needed to be done by homeowners to lower the danger of fires. Photo by Anne Swenson + continue reading
Friday, June 22, 2018
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While area to the west and south of Ely have had heavy rains, Ely has enjoyed its usual sunny, warm days with temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees.. Just under 1.5 inches of rain fell during the week. Photo by Anne Swenson + continue reading

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06/24/2018
by Tom Coombe - Representatives of about 40 Ely businesses have petitioned to change the route of this fall’s Ely Marathon, but city officials say it’s too late to do anything this year. Council membetrs declined to take formal action Tuesday, when an Ely business owner charged that... + continue reading
06/22/2018
by Tom Coombe - Nine Minnesota businesses, including several from Ely, are suing to block the proposed Twin Metals Minnesota copper-nickel mining project near Ely. The plaintiffs are challenging a Trump Administration decision to reinstate federal mineral leases fro Twin Metals. An... + continue reading

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06/21/2018
Life can be interesting at the end of the road, especially when the power goes out. This happened a few weeks ago after a storm front passed over and left us disconnected for thirty-six hours.... + continue reading

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06/21/2018
NOTICE OF Absentee Voting for the Primary Election To the Electors of the City of Ely in the County of St. Louis, State of Minnesota NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: that a Primary Election will be... + continue reading

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06/24/2018
by Tom Coombe - Representatives of about 40 Ely businesses have petitioned to change the route of this fall’s Ely Marathon, but city officials say it’s too late to do anything this year. Council membetrs declined to take formal action Tuesday, when an Ely business owner charged that... + continue reading
06/22/2018
by Tom Coombe - Nine Minnesota businesses, including several from Ely, are suing to block the proposed Twin Metals Minnesota copper-nickel mining project near Ely. The plaintiffs are challenging a Trump Administration decision to reinstate federal mineral leases fro Twin Metals. An... + continue reading
06/21/2018
On Thursday, June 29, 2018, the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa will celebrate the grand opening of twenty new affordable green housing developments in Nett Lake and Vermilion. “Housing in general is a huge need, especially affordable housing. This project will help reduce the vacancy of available... + continue reading

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06/22/2018
CLOUD OF DUST - A Virginia runner was called safe at second as Gage Merhar applied the tag Tuesday night at Veterans Memorial Field. Ely won the American Legion game 8-2. Photo by Eric Sherman... + continue reading

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06/23/2018
Ely Echo Editorial Un“ited: If you have time to spare, travel by air by Nick Wognum Flying to Raleigh, North Carolina for an Army educational tour was an adventure in itself. Staff Sgt. Cody... + continue reading

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06/16/2018
On Tuesday, June 19, The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is planning a second treatment to eradicate gypsy moth infestations in areas in Cloquet, Duluth, Two Harbors, and White Iron Lake... + continue reading