Friday, September 20, 2019
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by Tom Coombe The Ely Timberwolves dropped their third straight game, but the Sept. 13 meeting with South Ridge was truly a sign of progress. The Wolves trailed 8-6 at the half before falling 32-6 to the Panthers on a rainy Friday night at Ely School Stadium. South Ridge (2-1) had a few anxious... + continue reading
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
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An Ely man died while working on a downed tree in Eagles Nest Township. Hans Smith, 55, died while working on a tree that had fallen on a house near Eagles Nest Lake the evening of the storm on Sept. 17. According to the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, deputies were dispatched to a medical due... + continue reading
Friday, September 13, 2019
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by Tom Coombe Call them the Ely Road Warriors. Since a season-opening win over Northeast Range, the high school volleyball team has played seven straight matches away from home - including Tuesday night’s sweep at Silver Bay. The 25-16, 25-11, 25-9rout of the Mariners was moved to the North... + continue reading
Friday, September 13, 2019
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On Sept. 20, a new bridge spanning the Vermilion River will be officially opened, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by hundreds of trail-riding families from across Minnesota, during the annual convention of the ATV Association of Minnesota (ATVAM). The multi-year project was led by the... + continue reading
Friday, September 13, 2019
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It was another successful Harvest Moon Festival in Whiteside Park. + continue reading

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09/20/2019
by Nick Wognum The Babbitt city council heard a presentation Tuesday from a mining company doing exploration work in the area. Blake Borgeson of Teck American said the company has been in Babbitt since 2007 working on a copper-nickel deposit. Borgeson said Teck is working on a project within... + continue reading
09/18/2019
An Ely man died while working on a downed tree in Eagles Nest Township. Hans Smith, 55, died while working on a tree that had fallen on a house near Eagles Nest Lake the evening of the storm on Sept. 17. According to the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, deputies were dispatched to a medical due... + continue reading

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09/20/2019
One of my friends panicked when I noted I might get my desk cleaned in retirement. No fear. It’s as messy as ever. Ely’s summer residents are already departing for warmer climes. Despite the... + continue reading

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09/20/2019
School Board Meeting Minutes​​ August 12, 2019 (Board approved 9/9/2019) ​1.0​The regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 696 ​​​was called to order at 6:00 p.m... + continue reading

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09/20/2019
by Nick Wognum The Babbitt city council heard a presentation Tuesday from a mining company doing exploration work in the area. Blake Borgeson of Teck American said the company has been in Babbitt since 2007 working on a copper-nickel deposit. Borgeson said Teck is working on a project within... + continue reading
09/16/2019
by Tom Coombe Ely area residents will soon have the chance to weigh in on a series of proposed improvements on the school campus. This week, a survey commissioned by the district is set to arrive in mailboxes around the area. It’s part of an effort to gauge public opinion and sentiment before... + continue reading
08/31/2019
Cameras and signs will soon be posted along the Trezona Trail in Ely to warn users of the trail about recent wolf encounters in the area. On Thursday, Aug. 15, a dog out for a run with its owner was attacked by a wolf at about 8:30 p.m. A report was made to the Minnesota Department of Natural... + continue reading

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09/20/2019
by Tom Coombe The Ely Timberwolves dropped their third straight game, but the Sept. 13 meeting with South Ridge was truly a sign of progress. The Wolves trailed 8-6 at the half before falling 32-6... + continue reading

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09/20/2019
Dear Ely community members, Great changes are in the future of ISD 696! Red surveys emblazoned with the Ely name and logo may have arrived in your mailboxes or post office boxes this week. When... + continue reading

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09/13/2019
On Sept. 20, a new bridge spanning the Vermilion River will be officially opened, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by hundreds of trail-riding families from across Minnesota, during the annual... + continue reading