Wednesday, January 22, 2020
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by Tom Coombe Grow those beards and get those mustaches just right. After a one-year hiatus, a popular winter event is set to return to Ely next month. The Great Nordic Beardfest will take place Friday, Feb. 7 at the Boathouse Brewpub. “We are back,” said Shaun Chosa, who started the event... + continue reading
Friday, January 17, 2020
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by Tom Coombe Not much went right for the Ely Timberwolves on Tuesday night, but Erika Mattson’s clutch shot three days earlier had already given her team quite a highlight. The senior nailed a free throw after time expired to give Ely a 50-49 high school girls basketball victory Saturday over... + continue reading
Friday, January 17, 2020
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Boundary Waters Canoe Area quota permit reservations for the 2020 season will be available beginning at 9 a.m. CST on Jan. 29. Reservations for May 1 through Sept. 30 can be booked using Recreation.gov, the online reservation and trip planning service for all federal recreation opportunities, or... + continue reading
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
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Teamsters Local 320 posted online Monday morning that a settlement had been reached in a strike that had St. Louis County plow workers walking picket lines last week. "After 15 hrs of mediation, #Teamsters reached an agreement that both parties can be proud of! Union members will vote on the new... + continue reading
Friday, January 10, 2020
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Ely Squirts won the consolation championship at the Two Harbors tournament last weekend. The lost their first game to Two Harbors 7-1, won their second game against Superior and won third game against MoundsView/Irondale 2-1. Pictured are: Coach Frank Udovich, coach Bill Forsberg, Coach Joe... + continue reading

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01/22/2020
by Tom Coombe Grow those beards and get those mustaches just right. After a one-year hiatus, a popular winter event is set to return to Ely next month. The Great Nordic Beardfest will take place Friday, Feb. 7 at the Boathouse Brewpub. “We are back,” said Shaun Chosa, who started the event... + continue reading
01/19/2020
A snowmobile and a vehicle collided near Tower Saturday night. Larry Robert Krmpotich, 58, of Mankato, was taken by Tower ambulance to Essentia in Virginia after the snowmobile he was driving collided with a Chevy Equinox driven by Michael Philip Schultz, 32, of Tower. The accident happened on the... + continue reading

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01/17/2020
It’s an extremely pastoral setting. Snow is falling outside, the big floaty flake kind. We have nowhere to go because we‘re there. The fire inside is glowing red orange warm coals. A very snoozy... + continue reading

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01/17/2020
School Board Study Session December 16, 2019 (Board approved 1/13/2020) 1.0 The study session of the School Board of Independent School District No. 696 was called to order by... + continue reading

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01/19/2020
A snowmobile and a vehicle collided near Tower Saturday night. Larry Robert Krmpotich, 58, of Mankato, was taken by Tower ambulance to Essentia in Virginia after the snowmobile he was driving collided with a Chevy Equinox driven by Michael Philip Schultz, 32, of Tower. The accident happened on the... + continue reading
01/17/2020
by Tom Coombe While neighboring Iowa will formally kick off the race for president next month with its first-in-the-nation caucuses, Ely area voters also already have a chance to vote for president. Early voting has already begun for the Mar. 3 Minnesota presidential primary. Minnesota’s primary... + continue reading
01/17/2020
by Nick Wognum While more Minnesotans are REAL ID ready, most still need to decide if they need a REAL ID or other acceptable form of identification before the federal deadline of Oct. 1, 2020. After the deadline of Oct. 1, 2020 Minnesotans will not be able to use their standard driver’s license... + continue reading

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01/17/2020
by Tom Coombe Not much went right for the Ely Timberwolves on Tuesday night, but Erika Mattson’s clutch shot three days earlier had already given her team quite a highlight. The senior nailed a... + continue reading

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01/17/2020
To the Editor, The Ely Area Senior Citizens Center is a 40 year old 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to provide help and services to Ely Area Citizens young and old. We own the... + continue reading

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01/17/2020
January 22-26 the 32nd annual Northland 300 will hold its annual snowmobile ride in Ely and hosted by Grand Ely Lodge. This Special Olympics signature event has included staying in Ely for 15 years.... + continue reading