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Tue
06
Mar

Ely Echo Shagawa Lake Ice Out Contest for 2018 begins now, ends March 25

by Anne Swenson -

Mon
05
Mar

School, safety and guns - Florida tragedy stirs discussion at Ely school board session

by Tom Coombe -

Sat
03
Mar

Elyite killed in Florida float plane crash

First Coast News in Jacksonville, Florida reported Wednesday that Patrick Magie, 56, was killed in a float plane crash into a river Tuesday night near Crescent City.
“The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office said Michael Martin from Georgetown, Florida and Patrick Magie, 56, from Cordova, Alaska, died after their Kodiak 100 aircraft landed in the river near the Fort Gates Ferry around 7:29 p.m. It was upside down when authorities responded,” according to First Coast News.
Martin was piloting the plane and Magie was the only passenger, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
The plane is privately owned and is an 8-to-10 passenger plane. The plane took off from Mt. Royal Airport around 3 p.m.
Magie was a 1980 graduate of Ely Memorial High School.

Sat
03
Mar

Seussical, the Musical to grace Ely in March at VCC’s Fine Arts Theater

This year’s Ely spring play is based on the stories of some of Theodor Seuss “Ted” Geisel - Dr. Seuss’ favorite stories.
A collaboration between Northern Lakes Arts Association and Vermilion Community College, Seussical,the Musical will open March 15 and run through March 24 at Vermilion College’s Fine Arts Theater.
Written by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, it debuted on Broadway in 2000. The play is an amalgamation of many of Seuss’ most famous children’s stories, with most of its plot being based on Horton Hears a Who! The cast features many of our favorite characters, including the Cat in the Hat, who functions as our narrator, and is played by Tom Bennett, returning to the Vermilion stage.

Fri
02
Mar

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School news: Prospects good for ECFE expansion;
School, safety and guns;
plus sports news from Ely and Vermilion and the WolfTrack Classic;

and your favorite columnists, including Pam Roberts' 3 o’clock hour!

Fri
02
Mar

Antofagasta CEO charts “long-term” path to mine

Robert Mayne Nicholls, Twin Metals Minnesota CEO, Ivan Arriagada, Antofagasta CEO, Rene Aguilar, Antofagasta Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability.

Ely Echo editor Tom Commbe was given a private interview with Antofagasta CEO Ivan Arriagada who pushed back against mining opponents and repeatedly stressed a “long-term” approach to developing a mining project that promises hundreds of new jobs.

The complete article is in this week's Ely Echo. The three men also met with Iron Range business and community leaders: RAMS Executive Director Steve Giorgi, Ely Mayor Chuck Novak, MiningMinnesota Executive Director Frank Ongaro and Aurora Mayor Dave Lislegard met with Antofagasta CEO Ivan Arriagada on Tuesday at the Hilton Minneapolis in Minneapolis. Photo by Jerry Burnes of Mesabi Daily News.

Fri
02
Mar

One in, two out in Eighth

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
02
Mar

Growing up in Ely has its perks - Winter Mud Monkey fun in the snow

READY TO RUN at the Frozen Mud Monkey, an obstacle course race at Studio North. Photo by Jessica Kellogg.

Fri
02
Mar

A snowy WolfTrack Classic

WINNER of the eight-dog class at the WolfTrack Classic was Ryan Anderson.

Fri
02
Mar

Ely students take part in Honor Band Festival

UMD 50th Annual Junior High Honor Band Festival was held Feb. 17 in Duluth. Taking part were Ely Band Director Sarah Mason, Gabriel Pointer, Gracie Pointer, Madison Hasz, Willow Ohlhauser, Micah Larson, and Levi Shusta.

The Gold Band, the top band at the UMD Band Festival Feb. 27, had three Ely students accepted into that band. “The kids were introduced to completely new music at the start of the day and by the end of the day, they performed it in front of the public at a concert in the UMD Marshall Performing Arts Center. About 40 schools from Minnesota and Wisconsin brought students to the festival. They had a lot of fun! Students are getting more and more excited about band in this community which has been fun to witness. I think this is a testament to our students’ hard work!,” said Sarah Mason, Ely’s K-12 Band/Classroom Music Teacher.
Photo by Sarah Mason.

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