Friday, February 21, 2020
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Twenty youth from the Ely area and beyond participated in a full day of Snowmobile Safety Training on Feb. 8 at Vermilion Community College. These avid young snowmobilers arrived in the morning and were led through classroom instruction by Conservation Officer Sean Williams and Ely Igloo... + continue reading
Friday, February 21, 2020
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Ely started the district playoffs with a 6-3 win against 7th seeded Grand Rapids B2, followed by an intense second game versus the 3rd seed, Virginia, which Ely came out victorious 9-6. After a tough loss 8-3 for the championship, to the #1 seed, Grand Rapids B1, the Ely Peewee B's fought back hard... + continue reading
Friday, February 21, 2020
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by Tom Coombe Maybe good things really do come to those who wait. The Ely Nordic Wolves had to wait a bit, but the results at last week’s state ski meet made it all worth it. After cold weather pushed the meet back a full day and timing issues led to delays the day of the event, the Wolves... + continue reading
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

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02/21/2020
by Tom Coombe Ely Mayor Chuck Novak faced the wrath of several area residents Tuesday, in the wake of public comments in which he supported a boycott of Fortune Bay Resort Casino. Several prominent opponents of copper-nickel mining projects used the public forum opportunity at the end of the... + continue reading
02/21/2020
by Tom Coombe Democrats and Republicans in the Ely area will gather Tuesday at Vermilion Community College for grassroots gatherings that kick off a busy election year. Precinct caucuses begin at 7 p.m. and give area residents a voice in shaping the platforms of their respective party. The... + continue reading

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02/21/2020
You know that old poem? Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November; All the rest have thirty-one, Excepting February alone, And that has twenty-eight days clear And twenty-nine in... + continue reading

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02/21/2020
Regular Meeting Ely City Council – City Hall, Council Chambers 1. CALL TO ORDER Mayor Novak called the Ely City Council Meeting to order at 5:30pm. 2. PRESENT: Council Members Kess, Debeltz,... + continue reading

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02/21/2020
by Tom Coombe Ely Mayor Chuck Novak faced the wrath of several area residents Tuesday, in the wake of public comments in which he supported a boycott of Fortune Bay Resort Casino. Several prominent opponents of copper-nickel mining projects used the public forum opportunity at the end of the... + continue reading
02/21/2020
by Tom Coombe Democrats and Republicans in the Ely area will gather Tuesday at Vermilion Community College for grassroots gatherings that kick off a busy election year. Precinct caucuses begin at 7 p.m. and give area residents a voice in shaping the platforms of their respective party. The... + continue reading
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

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02/21/2020
Ely started the district playoffs with a 6-3 win against 7th seeded Grand Rapids B2, followed by an intense second game versus the 3rd seed, Virginia, which Ely came out victorious 9-6. After a tough... + continue reading

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02/21/2020
Several people spoke at the end of the Ely city council meeting Tuesday night. They didn’t like the mayor’s position on mining and comments he had made. That’s fine and thankfully in this country... + continue reading

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02/21/2020
Twenty youth from the Ely area and beyond participated in a full day of Snowmobile Safety Training on Feb. 8 at Vermilion Community College. These avid young snowmobilers arrived in the morning... + continue reading