Friday, May 20, 2022
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by Tom Coombe A last-ditch effort to keep local radio station WELY on the air appears to be gathering some legs. Both Ely’s mayor and the station’s current general manager voiced hope this week that an arrangement could be made to save WELY, which is now set to close on June 1. The arrangement... + continue reading
Friday, May 20, 2022
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Recently, Ely fourth graders participated in a Walk for Water project at Washington Elementary. The fourth graders spent approximately a half hour carrying a portion of the water they may use in a day around our school playground to simulate what it might be like for the many people who lack... + continue reading
Friday, May 20, 2022
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The International Wolf Center is adding two pups to its Exhibit Pack in 2022. The pups arrived at the Center on Tuesday, May 10. The 2022 pups will be visible to the public starting on approximately Friday, June 3. The Center believes in wolf education, and one method for accomplishing the Center... + continue reading
Friday, May 20, 2022
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by Tom Coombe Home-field advantage will likely go to the Ely Timberwolves when the Section 7A high school softball playoffs begin this week. In a season ransacked by a slow-arriving spring and a slew of weather-related postponements, it appears that the Wolves have won just enough to stay among... + continue reading
Friday, May 13, 2022
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A strong wind storm blew into Ely Monday night and by Tuesday morning, Shagawa reached ice out. The Ely Echo/Grand Ely Lodge official ice out on Shagawa Lake was Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 6:40 a.m. as called by Tammy Kisch and Joy Fedders. Winning this year’s contest and $100 in Grand Ely Lodge... + continue reading

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05/20/2022
by Tom Coombe A last-ditch effort to keep local radio station WELY on the air appears to be gathering some legs. Both Ely’s mayor and the station’s current general manager voiced hope this week that an arrangement could be made to save WELY, which is now set to close on June 1. The arrangement... + continue reading
05/20/2022
Recently, Ely fourth graders participated in a Walk for Water project at Washington Elementary. The fourth graders spent approximately a half hour carrying a portion of the water they may use in a day around our school playground to simulate what it might be like for the many people who lack... + continue reading

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05/20/2022
by Tom Coombe Home-field advantage will likely go to the Ely Timberwolves when the Section 7A high school softball playoffs begin this week. In a season ransacked by a slow-arriving spring and a... + continue reading

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05/20/2022
Letter to the editor, On Memorial Day, 1945, the war in Europe had ended but the fighting in the Pacific continued, Lt. Gen. Lucian Truscott voiced remarks at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery at... + continue reading

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05/20/2022
The International Wolf Center is adding two pups to its Exhibit Pack in 2022. The pups arrived at the Center on Tuesday, May 10. The 2022 pups will be visible to the public starting on approximately... + continue reading

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05/20/2022
Sometimes I can’t see the forest for the trees and at other times, I can’t see the trees for the forest. But this morning, I can see and appreciate all the environments that I lived in during my life... + continue reading

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05/20/2022
Notice is hereby given that sealed quotes will be received by the City of Ely, Minnesota, St. Louis County until Friday June 3, 2:00 p.m. at which time the sealed quotes will be opened at the Ely... + continue reading

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05/13/2022
by Tom Coombe Republicans in House District 3A will gather again - this time in Ely - to endorse a new candidate in their bid to seek DFL incumbent Rob Ecklund. Bob Wolfe, who won the endorsement last month at Cook, has since pulled out of the race and district Republicans will gather at 7 p.m.... + continue reading
04/15/2022
by Nick Wognum Call it sticker shock. Area property owners who have received their annual Estimated Market Value notification were likely in for a big surprise. The real estate market has skyrocketed causing sales prices to greatly exceed the value the county had on the property. But a higher... + continue reading
04/08/2022
by Tom Coombe Both in Ely and across the state, Covid-19 case numbers are at their lowest totals since last summer. Only one area resident tested positive for the virus in the last week, according to data released Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Health. Across St. Louis County, only 680... + continue reading