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Fri
31
May

Ely schools end 2019 year with activities

Lots happening in the Ely area! Good fishing! Peter Mitchell Days in Babbitt! Track & Field Day! Graduation! And photos galore!

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Fri
31
May

Class of ’19: small in size, not in stature

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
31
May

School winds down with special programs

HANDS HELD HIGH IN THE AIR - Washington Elementary third grade students had their hands up while singing on stage last week. Photos by Tara Kay Photography.

Fri
31
May

Ely turns out for Memorial Day Program

ELY GIRL SCOUTS Alison Poppler, Lucy Luthens, Aubrielle Poppler and Eleanor Nyquest were among the girls who carried the wreaths to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Memorial Day services in Ely. Photos by Hailey Worth.

Thu
30
May

Prescribed Fire work continues on the West Zone of the Superior National Forest

Anticipated Scheduling of Prescribed Fires: The USDA Forest Service plans to implement several
prescribed fire projects on the Superior National Forest this spring. The exact date of ignition is
dependent on several factors including: fuel moisture, relative humidity, temperature, and wind.
Size and Location: Township 63N, Range 13W, Sections 3, 4, and 9 (Federal-679 acres) 16 (State-72 acres).
The North School Section Prescribed Fire Unit is located northwest of Ely, MN along the western side of the
Burntside Lake narrows from School Section Bay to Furganger Bay.
Description: The North School Section Prescribed Fire Unit is a part of the North Arm Fuels Reduction Project
encompassing several fuels treatment areas on and near Burntside Lake. These areas were identified to be
treated to reduce fire risk in the wildland-urban interface in order to protect private property and organization

Fri
24
May

No comments, please..; Council adopts social media policy, bans input on council page

by Tom Coombe
When it comes to social media, the city of Ely is dipping its toes in the water.
Council members voted 6-0 Tuesday night to adopt a social media policy, which includes the establishment of a city Facebook page.
Public comments, however, won’t be allowed on the page, a provision adopted at the strong suggestion of mayor Chuck Novak.
Novak cited the dangers of a comment area, including the possibility that people could post personal “very salacious” allegations against elected officials.
He also pointed to legal opinions that indicate cities run into free speech issues if comments are removed,
“I would be supportive (of the policy) as long as the council (page) does not have any comments, because you can’t delete them,” said Novak.
While the council went along with Novak’s suggestion, member Heidi Omerza said she was “fine with agreeing to disagree.”

Fri
24
May

Ely's summer begins with Memorial Day

The Memorial Day Program is held at the Ely Cemetery and honors veterans. Ely was well known for the number of volunteers - men and women - who served in war and peacetime. Monday they will be honored at the 10:30 program open to one and all. The speaker will beCommander James Kuehl. In case of rain, the program moves to Vermilion Community College.

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Fri
24
May

Ely students build model sailboat

STUDENTS Shane Spangler (left), Abby Rehbein and Zach Robbins present to the Ely school board on Monday.

Fri
24
May

Area wildlife amuse residents, visitors

FOX PUPS went nose to nose in this photo taken by Eric Sherman last week near Ely.

Fri
24
May

Ely high school choir and band performed at the school concert on May 6.

ELY HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR: Back Row: Grace Fedders, Cora Olson, Lauren Olson, Shane Geiger, Matt Janeksela, Jasiah Wigdahl, Caleb Rouse-Littler, Bryce Fairchild, Preston Morgan, Grace Erickson, Madison Hill, Adrianna Bishop. Front Row: Hanna Littler, Amelia Pluth, Nash Hren, Adam Williamson, Logan Mather, Reba Kissell and Caitlin Priebe. Photos by Eric Sherman.

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