Friday, October 16, 2020
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by Tom Coombe A report on COVID-related expenses prompted broader questions about the Ely School District’s financial fortunes this week. With enrollment down and expenses rising because of pandemic-related requirements, outgoing school board member James Pointer pressed for a more complete... + continue reading
Friday, October 16, 2020
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The lights are back on at Ely School Stadium. When the coronavirus pandemic hit this past spring, students were sent home to distance learn. All sports were canceled. The lights went dark. In an effort to lighten the spirits of athletes and fans, baseball and football fields across the state were... + continue reading
Friday, October 16, 2020
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by Tom Coombe Indoor visits at nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Minnesota are now allowed, after action this week by the Minnesota Department of Health. New guidelines issued Monday will permit visits at most senior homes, as long as those facilities have gone two weeks without a... + continue reading
Friday, October 16, 2020
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Anybody in the newspaper business better be in favor of logging. After all, newspapers come from trees. This fall we’ve had to adapt to a new world at Camp Cholesterol. A winter logging cut all around us changed the woods. Some of our walking trails were obliterated. Branches and trampled trees... + continue reading
Friday, October 16, 2020
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by Tom Coombe The serving line proved to be a potent weapon for the Ely Timberwolves. Madeline Kallberg and sisters McKenna and Rachel Coughlin combined for 17 ace serves Tuesday as the visiting Wolves dominated Northeast Range in a high school volleyball sweep. Ely improved to 2-0 for the... + continue reading

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10/16/2020
by Tom Coombe A report on COVID-related expenses prompted broader questions about the Ely School District’s financial fortunes this week. With enrollment down and expenses rising because of pandemic-related requirements, outgoing school board member James Pointer pressed for a more complete... + continue reading
10/16/2020
by Tom Coombe Indoor visits at nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Minnesota are now allowed, after action this week by the Minnesota Department of Health. New guidelines issued Monday will permit visits at most senior homes, as long as those facilities have gone two weeks without a... + continue reading

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10/16/2020
You wake up to the sun streaming through the woods and the golden leaves of a deciduous tree brightens the scene. Are these really the golden years? Although the mind is alert and the self-words of... + continue reading

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10/16/2020
NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 696 ELY PUBLIC SCHOOLS STATE OF MINNESOTA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the general election has been called and will be held in and... + continue reading

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10/09/2020
by Nancy McReady Fall Lake Township residents, broadband is coming. That is what T.C. Leveille with Zito Media told the supervisors and the 10 citizens attending the township meeting Tuesday night. “The main roads will be worked on first,” said Leveille, “and then branch out from there. Year-... + continue reading
09/29/2020
The Minnesota Department of Health and St. Louis County Public Health are partnering to offer free COVID-19 tests in Ely. The one-day, drive-thru testing event will be held at the St. Louis County/Ely Public Works Facility, 2210 East Sheridan Street in Ely, on Tuesday, October 6, noon to 6 p.m... + continue reading
09/25/2020
by Nick Wognum Four candidates for three Ely School Board positions found plenty of common ground Tuesday night. A candidates’ forum, held virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic, featured no fireworks and a few technical glitches, with sketchy rural internet service often disrupting responses... + continue reading

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10/16/2020
by Tom Coombe The serving line proved to be a potent weapon for the Ely Timberwolves. Madeline Kallberg and sisters McKenna and Rachel Coughlin combined for 17 ace serves Tuesday as the visiting... + continue reading

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10/16/2020
The lights are back on at Ely School Stadium. When the coronavirus pandemic hit this past spring, students were sent home to distance learn. All sports were canceled. The lights went dark. In an... + continue reading

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10/19/2020
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Sean Williams and members of the volunteer St. Louis County Rescue Squad on Saturday night rescued a man experiencing severe hypothermia... + continue reading