Friday, January 18, 2019
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Since 1972 the Ely Echo has maintained an office and employed a staff in Ely, contributing to the Ely economy with real estate taxes and its payroll. Staff members children attend Ely schools. We believe in Ely and know it is important to support our local businesses with our patronage and concern... + continue reading
Friday, January 18, 2019
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Two full pages are devoted to the history of Ely in its first 46 years by Van Brunt in 1921, shared by Connie Rohloff with the Ely Echo. You'll find photos of some of Ely’s founding fathers and places around town, such as this one of Ely’s earliest hotel - The Pioneer on Chapman Street, built of... + continue reading
Friday, January 18, 2019
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FIRING UP THE CROWD - Ely no longer has high school cheerleaders, but Betty Kunstel brings her pom-poms to each home basketball game and leads Ely fans through the singing of the school fight song. + continue reading
Friday, January 18, 2019
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REMODELED DIGS for Ely Community Resource at the former AFU Building on Fourth Avenue East. The organization held an open house Wednesday to show off its new offices and headquarters. Viewiers included Trudy Staubitz. Echo photo + continue reading
Friday, January 18, 2019
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Last week a team from Interact, the new kids’ service club, briefed the Ely Rotary Club on their first project. In two weeks during December the students sold Yuda bands to raise funds for the education of a girl in Zimbabwe. A total of 310 bands were sold, raising $2,200.75, which was augmented... + continue reading

Latest News

01/22/2019
The Ely Shopko store survived another round of cuts as the company declared bankruptcy this past week and closed 38 more locations. While the Ely store has remained open, there has been changes for pharmacy customers. The company has stated it plans to auction off its pharmacy business,... + continue reading
01/22/2019
As Goodwill says farewell to Ely, a local group hopes that a similar store will soon open in its place. An internet fundraising account has been started for what has been billed the Ely Drop and Shop Thrift Store. According to a news release sent to the Ely Echo, “a group of soon to be unemployed... + continue reading

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01/18/2019
It’s not easy being a Minnesota sports fan. Pick a sport and there’s plenty of heartbreak to go around. The Wild, the Vikings, the Twins and even some of our college teams have left us wondering when... + continue reading

Legal Notices

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01/03/2019
CITY OF ELY PUBLIC HEARINGS Notice is hereby given that the Ely City Council will be holding the following meetings on Tuesday, January 15, 2019: 4:30pm: Public Hearing for discussion and to... + continue reading

More News

01/22/2019
The Ely Shopko store survived another round of cuts as the company declared bankruptcy this past week and closed 38 more locations. While the Ely store has remained open, there has been changes for pharmacy customers. The company has stated it plans to auction off its pharmacy business,... + continue reading
01/22/2019
As Goodwill says farewell to Ely, a local group hopes that a similar store will soon open in its place. An internet fundraising account has been started for what has been billed the Ely Drop and Shop Thrift Store. According to a news release sent to the Ely Echo, “a group of soon to be unemployed... + continue reading
01/20/2019
by Tom Coombe - The Ely School District put more money in the bank last year. An audit of the district’s books painted a healthy financial picture, with unrestricted reserves climbing by nearly $100,000 in the fiscal year that ended June 30. That brought the unrestricted fund balance to... + continue reading

Sports

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01/18/2019
by Tom Coombe - A spark from a sophomore, some solid defense and clutch free throw shooting helped the Ely Timberwolves get back on the winning track Tuesday night. Will Davies scored eight... + continue reading

Opinion/Editorial

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01/19/2019
City of Ely Mayor, Council, City Clerk, City Attorney: It has come to our attention that perhaps an error occurred in the decision for your choice in legal printing. We believe the Timberjay... + continue reading

Outdoors

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01/18/2019
by Tom Coombe - The prospect of bone-chilling temperatures isn’t cooling plans for the 19th Annual Fun Run. One of the area’s biggest winter events is on for this weekend, with a giant prize... + continue reading