Friday, December 9, 2022
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by Tom Coombe A recount appears to have affirmed Roger Skraba’s narrow victory and his election to Minnesota’s House of Representatives. After another look at the ballots in all five counties of Minnesota House District 3A, the Ely mayor holds a 15-vote lead over State Rep. Rob Ecklund (D) in... + continue reading
Friday, December 9, 2022
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by Nick Wognum The Ely Igloo Snowmobile Club provides a crucial economic component for the area in the winter months. In order to provide smooth trails, the club has made some major investments in the past year. On top of the list is a new Tucker tractor to groom the Tomahawk Trail that... + continue reading
Friday, December 9, 2022
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Fans of local sports broadcasts now have a new option to follow area teams. Starting Monday, the Ely Echo’s website will feature a daily sports report from editor Tom Coombe, and the Echo is exploring internet broadcast streaming for selected games involving Ely High School and Vermilion Community... + continue reading
Friday, December 9, 2022
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by Tom Coombe With four starters back and an impressive transfer waiting to debut, Ely’s high school girls basketball team figures to be one of the leading contenders in Section 7A. The Timberwolves looked the part Tuesday, especially early on against Class AA Greenway. With junior guard Grace... + continue reading
Friday, December 2, 2022
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State Senator-elect Grant Hauschild (DFL—Hermantown) said State Representative-elect Roger Skraba they will press to extend Unemployment Insurance benefits for workers laid off because of Northshore Mining’s ongoing idling when the Legislature reconvenes in January. For Babbitt Mayor Andrea... + continue reading

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12/09/2022
by Tom Coombe At least temporarily, the city of Ely is applying the brakes and delaying the opening of cannabis-based businesses in the city limits. Council members unanimously approved a moratorium that would curtail any permits for sale of cannabinoid products until March 7, or until an... + continue reading
12/09/2022
by Tom Coombe A recount appears to have affirmed Roger Skraba’s narrow victory and his election to Minnesota’s House of Representatives. After another look at the ballots in all five counties of Minnesota House District 3A, the Ely mayor holds a 15-vote lead over State Rep. Rob Ecklund (D) in... + continue reading

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12/09/2022
Fans of local sports broadcasts now have a new option to follow area teams. Starting Monday, the Ely Echo’s website will feature a daily sports report from editor Tom Coombe, and the Echo is... + continue reading

Opinion/Editorial

12/09/2022
Imagine this: a group of friends get together, and pool their resources to pay for something of common interest. Perhaps it’s a gift for another friend. Maybe they share the costs associated with... + continue reading

Outdoors

12/09/2022
by Nick Wognum The Ely Igloo Snowmobile Club provides a crucial economic component for the area in the winter months. In order to provide smooth trails, the club has made some major investments in... + continue reading

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12/09/2022
During the past week, I have seen flocks of American goldfinches on two occasions. Winter starts with notice of birds, humans, and other animals active across this snowy landscape. Ice-skating,... + continue reading

Legal Notices

12/09/2022
NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING ON A REQUEST FOR A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT ON PROPERTY IN LAKE COUNTY, MINNESOTA. Notice is hereby given that the Lake County Planning Commission will conduct a... + continue reading

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12/09/2022
by Tom Coombe At least temporarily, the city of Ely is applying the brakes and delaying the opening of cannabis-based businesses in the city limits. Council members unanimously approved a moratorium that would curtail any permits for sale of cannabinoid products until March 7, or until an... + continue reading
11/25/2022
by Tom Coombe The state’s closest state legislative race isn’t over yet. Although Ely’s Roger Skraba eked out a 15-vote win to apparently unseat State Rep. Rob Ecklund (D) in House District 3A, a December recount looms. Ecklund confirmed this week he’ll seek a recount once Skraba’s victory is... + continue reading
11/04/2022
by Tom Coombe A campaign flyer for Democratic Congressional candidate Jen Schultz, distributed in numerous mailboxes in the Ely area this week, falsely claimed that she was endorsed by the Ely Echo newspaper. Numerous Ely area residents reported Tuesday that they received the mailing, which... + continue reading