Friday, February 14, 2020
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by Tom Coombe Dylan Fenske wasn’t leaving any doubt. Needing 28 points to get 1,000 for his high school boys basketball career, the Ely senior got all 28 in the first half of Tuesday’s 98-31 rout of overmatched Lakeview Christian Academy. The 6-2 senior seemingly couldn’t miss early on, and his... + continue reading
Friday, February 14, 2020
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Letter to the Editor: The Ely Winter Festival very much appreciates the support of the community, the visitors to Ely, and most especially the amazing artists who fill our park with gigantic pieces of art. You may have heard that on the first night of the International Snow Sculpting Symposium,... + continue reading
Friday, February 14, 2020
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by Tom Coombe A resolution approved by Ely School Board members Monday clears the way for the district to seek about $7.2 million in outside assistance for a proposed school improvement project. That assistance would come from the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board, if state lawmakers... + continue reading
Friday, February 14, 2020
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Ely, renowned as the base of many polar expeditions, is about to host another - or least re-enactments. On Tuesday Feb. 18, Voyage Digital Media will be recreating scenes at Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge on White Iron Lake circa 1909 of Robert Peary’s dogsled expedition to the North Pole. Actors,... + continue reading
Friday, February 7, 2020
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by Tom Coombe Ely will send not one, but two high school Nordic skiing teams to state. Fueled by junior Jasper Johnston, the Ely boys easily won Thursday’s Section 7 meet at Giants Ridge. But the state-ranked boys will be joined at state - back at Giants Ridge Feb. 13 - by the surprising Ely... + continue reading

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02/14/2020
by Tom Coombe A resolution approved by Ely School Board members Monday clears the way for the district to seek about $7.2 million in outside assistance for a proposed school improvement project. That assistance would come from the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board, if state lawmakers... + continue reading
02/14/2020
Ely, renowned as the base of many polar expeditions, is about to host another - or least re-enactments. On Tuesday Feb. 18, Voyage Digital Media will be recreating scenes at Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge on White Iron Lake circa 1909 of Robert Peary’s dogsled expedition to the North Pole. Actors,... + continue reading

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02/14/2020
February 10, 2020 Our cabin on Little Long Lake is the perfect place to be on a snowy day in February. But on this day, John, and our cocker spaniel, Sabrina, are enjoying all the splendid peace... + continue reading

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02/14/2020
(Board approved 2/10/2020) 1.0 The study session of the School Board of Independent School District No. 696 was called to order by Chairman Marsnik at 6:00 p.m. in the school board meeting room... + continue reading

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02/07/2020
Scott Magie believes there’s a better option to the current two-party system in the country. An Elyite and graduate of Ely Memorial High School, Magie has worked to re-establish after 195 years the Democratic-Republican Party “for the purpose of saving the Republic of the United States of America... + continue reading
01/24/2020
by Tom Coombe Might the tiny house trend make it all the way to Ely? That may well be the case, following city council action earlier in the week. After receiving a request from a local resident who wants to place a 200-to-300 square foot home on a city lot, the council voted unanimously to... + 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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02/14/2020
by Tom Coombe Can lightning strike for the second time in as many years? Could the third time be the charm? Those are the questions hovering over the Ely Timberwolves today, as they open the... + continue reading

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02/14/2020
Letter to the Editor: The Ely Winter Festival very much appreciates the support of the community, the visitors to Ely, and most especially the amazing artists who fill our park with gigantic pieces... + continue reading

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02/14/2020
District 6 - Two Harbors area CCO Sean Williams (Ely #1) continued to focus on angler and snowmobile activity through the week. Fewer anglers were seen as success continued to slow and many lakes... + continue reading