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Fri
15
Mar

Music in our Schools concert held

ELY’S SIXTH GRADE band performed “Furioso” and “Revenge of the Dust Bunnies” at the Music in our Schools concert on March 7 in Washington Auditorium. Photos by Eric Sherman

Lots of photos from the concert in ths week's Ely Echo.

Wed
13
Mar

Incumbents win in Morse, Fall Lake townships

Cersine and Selisker re-elected. Full reports in this Saturday's Ely Echo.

Mon
11
Mar

Spring rain, snow melt may cause localized flooding, road closures

Spring rain, melting snow and culverts plugged with ice can cause water to back up onto highways. The Minnesota Department of Transportation wants to remind motorists to be watchful for flooded areas as water can rise quickly.

MnDOT crews have already been working to thaw frozen culverts and will continue to monitor conditions. If flooding occurs, lanes or other sections of highway may need to be closed with barricades and other traffic control devices.

MnDOT wants to remind all motorists that driving through standing or moving water is dangerous and that it is unlawful to drive through areas where roads are barricaded. Vehicles can be swept away in only several inches of moving water.

For real-time traffic and travel information in Minnesota, visit www.511mn.org or get the free smartphone app at Google Play or the App Store

Mon
11
Mar

Please don’t feed deer

As Minnesotans are still digging out from what was the snowiest February on record throughout much of the state, deer enthusiasts may grow concerned about the condition of the white-tailed deer herd and wonder if supplemental feeding is needed to prevent population declines.

Although deer feeding can be well-intentioned, the DNR recommends against it. Why? In short, what we know now is that the risks of these feeding practices easily outweigh the potential benefits. Some examples include:

Mon
11
Mar

PolyMet awards annual Mining for Excellence scholarships

PolyMet has awarded its annual Mining for Excellence scholarships to three Minnesota high school seniors who demonstrate strong potential in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The company typically awards two scholarships, yet the applicants were so impressive this year, the company opted to award three scholarships. The 2019 scholarship recipients are:

Preeti Pidatala of Wayzata High School was awarded a $5,000 Mining for Excellence scholarship. She plans to pursue a career in computer science. Drawn to puzzles and logic-based games from a very young age, she went on to become extensively involved in the robotics team, Junior Academy and other STEM extracurriculars, which earned her the Aspirations in Computing award from the National Center for Women in Computing. Pidatala looks forward to using her passions for computer science and STEM in intriguing real-life applications.

Mon
11
Mar

Town meetings set for Tuesday

by Tom Coombe -

Sun
10
Mar

From Ely to Netflix? Nobody’s Son, shot here in 2017, released and available for purchase

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
08
Mar

Online BWCA permit system works for some, not for others

by Nick Wognum -

Fri
08
Mar

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Fri
08
Mar

Ely Pee Wees bound for state

Coach Andrew Saarela, Eli Olson, Kaiden Zupancich, Wesley Sandy, Jace Huntbatch, Coach John Payne, Peyton Gregory, Garrett Rohr, Alex Merriman, Deegan Richards, Drew Marolt, Ty Walker, Brecken Sandberg, Blake Schaller, Owen Brekke, Tommy Homer, Anya Moger, Ely Hall and goalie Ben Leeson

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