Friday, April 3, 2020
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by Tom Coombe The first week of distance learning in Ely provided confirmation to what local officials have been contending for years: the digital divide is real. Access to technology, and slow, intermittent and non-existent internet service have been among the obstacles faced by both Ely... + continue reading
Friday, April 3, 2020
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Flying a drone can be a lot of fun—but it can be downright dangerous during a wildfire, according to the Department of Natural Resources. A drone has invaded the airspace above a Minnesota wildfire in each of the last four years. Such interference with fire operations is dangerous for... + continue reading
Friday, April 3, 2020
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by Tom Coombe Like all other college athletes in the country, Ryne Prigge saw her spring season come to an abrupt and early end because of the coronavirus pandemic. But before the year was cut short, the Ely native earned a spot in the record book at Bemidji State University. Three times in a... + continue reading
Friday, April 3, 2020
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THURSDAY UPDATE: Text message from Valerie Myntti sent at 2:50 p.m. Hi Tom! We are not sure if we will be able to disembark. We will have to pass an extensive medical screening. We might have to quarantine onboard for an additional 14 days or at a family condo in South Beach (Miami). We are... + continue reading
Friday, March 27, 2020
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I can’t take it anymore, I’ve had too many wood shed days in a row. My snowshoes look tired, last November, December, January they looked fun, that’s over, and the icicles of late are pretty long in the tooth - what an eave crop of them we’ve got growing. It’s all too much, so, heavy sigh of, oh my... + continue reading

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04/03/2020
by Tom Coombe The first week of distance learning in Ely provided confirmation to what local officials have been contending for years: the digital divide is real. Access to technology, and slow, intermittent and non-existent internet service have been among the obstacles faced by both Ely... + continue reading
04/03/2020
THURSDAY UPDATE: Text message from Valerie Myntti sent at 2:50 p.m. Hi Tom! We are not sure if we will be able to disembark. We will have to pass an extensive medical screening. We might have to quarantine onboard for an additional 14 days or at a family condo in South Beach (Miami). We are... + continue reading

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04/03/2020
I once wrote a column with the prophetic title, “Someday When I’m Quarantined.” In it, I vowed that if I were ever unable to leave my home for a few months, I’d finally do all of the things I don’t... + continue reading

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04/03/2020
Ely Public Schools – ISD #696 Notice to hold teleconference meetings pursuant to Minnesota Statute 13D.021 Due to the current federal and state emergency declarations and guidance about... + continue reading

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03/21/2020
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has confirmed the second presumptive case of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in St. Louis County. The individual is a woman in her early 60s who is currently recovering at home. Her infection is linked to domestic travel, and not the result of community transmission... + continue reading
03/15/2020
Message from the Ely Area Food Shelf: Ways to help Ely Area Food Shelf Here at the food shelf we serve many of the community’s high-risk groups of people (over the age of 60 and with the pre-existing conditions). If you haven’t heard the Governor put out an announcement today that all schools... + continue reading
03/15/2020
To all Winton Residents: I know this Coronavirus information you have been listening to over the past few days is quite scary. Please take the precautions that are being advised regarding hygiene. And please, our elderly residents, stay home if you have no specific reasons to be out. You are the... + continue reading

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04/03/2020
by Tom Coombe Like all other college athletes in the country, Ryne Prigge saw her spring season come to an abrupt and early end because of the coronavirus pandemic. But before the year was cut... + continue reading

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04/03/2020
All of us are learning to do things differently under new rules due to the coronavirus pandemic. One area that is requiring new skills is for elected officials to hold telephone meetings. As media... + continue reading

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04/03/2020
Flying a drone can be a lot of fun—but it can be downright dangerous during a wildfire, according to the Department of Natural Resources. A drone has invaded the airspace above a Minnesota wildfire... + continue reading