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Fri
24
May

CC fuel tank removed

FROM UNDERNEATH the sidewalks and pipes holding Frontier phone lines, Dick Rach lifts a 10,000 fuel oil tank from in front of the Community Center as city workers assist. Photo by Nick Wognum.

Mon
20
May

Morse approves recreation donations, discusses broadband

The Morse town board approved recreation donations and discussed potential future broadband options for township residents.
Isaac Olson addressed the board on a proposed broadband project that would be able to provide access to anyone within sight of the Ely water tower.
Olson said he has approval from Ely to install antennas on the water tower and has talked to Winton. He said the antennas can reach out five miles.
He said a 90-foot tower is going up at Camp Widji and being put up by Frontier to service the YMCA camps.
Olson said he has the contract to run the fiber inside the camps to each building. His treehouse.mn service would cost $200 for the installation fee and $50 per month after. The water tower set up can handle 200 customers.
He said there are 50-60 customers on the north side of Shagawa. The city will charge $240 per month for two antennas on the water tower.

Mon
20
May

Ely, 2142 talk collaboration

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
17
May

World journalists to visit Ely in August; Echo Forum is August 26

Since 1991, international journalists from the World Press Institute (WPI) have made a visit to Ely part of their nine week stay in the States. Each year they are hosted by area families and participate in an Ely Echo Open Forum held at the Miners Dry House in the Pioneer Mine complex at the Ely Arts & Heritage Center. The Forum will be held Monday, August 26 from 9-1 p.m.
The Ely visit this year is scheduled for August 25-27. For more information, contact Anne Swenson at 365-3141.
The World Press Institute (WPI) has chosen 10 journalists from Algeria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Finland, Hungary, India, Romania, South Africa, Uganda and Uruguay to be fellows in its 2019 international journalism program.

Fri
17
May

IRRRB $17,000 grant boosts Ely Folk School’s fifth season

A Culture & Tourism grant awarded to the Ely Folk School by Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation will help support several initiatives the nonprofit school has in the works for 2019. These include launching a pottery program in the school’s newly remodeled workshop space and expanding the school’s forge and blacksmithing program, which opened to popular appeal last fall in an adjoining building.
Another supported initiative is EFS’ involvement with the “Nature for the Nation” outdoor walking play slated for a performance in Ely this August. The grant also includes support for EFS’ seasonal folk-dance series, its annual birchbark canoe building program, expanded marketing and website services, and funds to assist with compensating contracted instructors who teach the school’s short courses in traditional skills.

Fri
17
May

Graduation night for 152 students at VCC

BACK AT VCC to deliver the commencement address at this year’s Vermilion graduation was Eli Dotts. Dotts graduated from VCC five years ago, went on to Bemidji State University and is now employed as a teacher and coach in western Minnesota. Paul McDonald, who in July will become Dotts’ father-in-law, looked on with college dean Jeff Nelson. Graduation hotos by Eric Sherman

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Fri
17
May

Twin Metals’ leases renewed

Congressmen Tom Emmer and Pete Stauber watch as U.S. Department of the Interior’s Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, Joe Balash signs the lease agreements.

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Fri
17
May

Ely centric - That's the Ely Echo!

As school draws to a close, the summer season awakens. Get all the Ely area news in the Ely Echo. Are you a subscriber? You could be!

Fri
17
May

Viewing the Winton Power Dam

WATER WONDER - A drone photo of the power dam and boats fishing in the foam on the opening weekend of the 2019 fishing season. Photo by Bryan Worth.

Fri
17
May

Reopening the Powwow Trail

Martin Kubik of the Boundary Waters Advisory Committee on the Powwow Trail.

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