Friday, March 22, 2019
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New recycling locations eyed, looking for public land; Seniors’ annual Washington D.C. trip turns 25 Shopko to shutter all of its stores by mid-June New recycling locations eyed, looking for public land Piragis makes state list - Ely business named one of Minnesota’s “essential... + continue reading
Friday, March 22, 2019
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by Tom Coombe - Jasper Johnston is right at home when he’s on skis. His passion for the sport began when he was little more than an infant, putting skis on at the age of two and developing into to one of the best prep Nordic skiiers in the state. After a recent trip to Alaska, Johnston... + continue reading
Friday, March 22, 2019
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The Ely Cub Scouts’ spring service project is Scouting for Food. The scouts made boxes for food donations that will be at each grocery store in Ely through the end of March and they will have popcorn sales at both stores today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Half of the money from popcorn sales will be... + continue reading
Friday, March 22, 2019
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Ely Bloomenson Community Hospital staff educator/infection prevention coordinator Tiffany Zemke taught the Ely Girl Scout Brownies about what an emergency/first aid is, how to call 9-1-1, basic first aid treatment, what you should have in a first aid kit, and how to prevent/treat outdoor injuries... + continue reading
Friday, March 22, 2019
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JUST ABOUT EVERYBODY READS THE ELY ECHO, including the Vermilion Ironmen baseball team on their recent spring trip to Florida. Pictured are Brendan Schwichtenberg, Erik Hakamaki, Kaleb Beane, Robert Studivent, Dawson Linkert, Casey Holman, Cody Leslie, Jordan Kaczrowski, Kyle Hintz, Lukas Adelman... + continue reading

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03/23/2019
by Tom Coombe The Ely City Council’s decision to send its legal publishing business came with a price - one of nearly $4,000. Earlier this week, council members approved payment of $3,855 to the Klun Law Firm, for legal fees associated with the dispute over the January decision to name the Tower-... + continue reading
03/22/2019
Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) made the following statement applauding the Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to issue its Section 404 wetlands permit and Record of Decision for the NorthMet Project, the final permit needed to begin development of northeastern Minnesota’s valuable natural... + continue reading

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03/23/2019
There are times when the agenda sent out for an Ely City Council meeting is more interesting reading than any news report of the same meeting afterward. For instance, what caught my eye on the... + continue reading

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03/15/2019
School Board Meeting Minutes February 11, 2019 Board approved 3-11-2019) 1.0 The regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 696 was called to order at 6:00... + continue reading

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03/23/2019
by Tom Coombe The Ely City Council’s decision to send its legal publishing business came with a price - one of nearly $4,000. Earlier this week, council members approved payment of $3,855 to the Klun Law Firm, for legal fees associated with the dispute over the January decision to name the Tower-... + continue reading
03/22/2019
Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) made the following statement applauding the Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to issue its Section 404 wetlands permit and Record of Decision for the NorthMet Project, the final permit needed to begin development of northeastern Minnesota’s valuable natural... + continue reading
03/22/2019
St. Paul, Minn., March 22, 2019 – Poly Met Mining, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of PolyMet Mining Corp. (together “PolyMet” or the “company”) TSX: POM; NYSE American: PLM, announced today that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued its Record of Decision and Section 404 wetlands permit for... + continue reading

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03/22/2019
ON THE BENCH - Blake Schaller, Peyton Gregory, Tommy Homer, Owen Brekke and Kaiden Zupancich watch Ty Walker pass the puck in the Pee Wee B State Tournament in Plymouth. by Tom Coombe... + continue reading

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03/23/2019
Ely suffered another blow to the local economy when Shopko announced all stores would close in June. While this is an example of corporate mismanagement and the impact of Amazon, losing a major... + continue reading

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03/19/2019
Ever wonder how the DNR sets deer hunting regulations? Or how you can provide input on deer management in your area? Local wildlife managers across the state are inviting the public to come to open... + continue reading