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Tue
15
May

Ely area broadband study gets numbers

by Nick Wognum -

Tue
15
May

Red Flag Warning issued: Extreme conditions for wildfire

Most of the north half of Minnesota is under very high fire danger today, including a Red Flag Warning issued by the National Weather Service for the following counties:

Polk (west), Kittson, Roseau, Lake Of The Woods, Marshall (west), Marshall (east), Beltrami (north), Pennington, Red Lake, Polk (east), Clearwater (north), and Koochiching.

A Red Flag Warning means the area is experiencing extreme weather conditions that are ideal for wildfire, including dry vegetation and gusty winds. Do not burn while the Red Flag Warning remains in effect and check any burning done recently to ensure the fire is out. Any spark could become a wildfire under Red Flag conditions.

The Red Flag Warning expires at 8 p.m.

Monitor mndnr.gov/burnrestrictions, and follow @mnforestry on Twitter, for up-to-date information about the fire conditions statewide.

Tue
15
May

Red Flag Warning issued: Extreme conditions for wildfire

Most of the north half of Minnesota is under very high fire danger today, including a Red Flag Warning issued by the National Weather Service for the following counties:

Polk (west), Kittson, Roseau, Lake Of The Woods, Marshall (west), Marshall (east), Beltrami (north), Pennington, Red Lake, Polk (east), Clearwater (north), and Koochiching.

A Red Flag Warning means the area is experiencing extreme weather conditions that are ideal for wildfire, including dry vegetation and gusty winds. Do not burn while the Red Flag Warning remains in effect and check any burning done recently to ensure the fire is out. Any spark could become a wildfire under Red Flag conditions.

The Red Flag Warning expires at 8 p.m.

Monitor mndnr.gov/burnrestrictions, and follow @mnforestry on Twitter, for up-to-date information about the fire conditions statewide.

Mon
14
May

Full house for graduation night at VCC

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
11
May

Winners declared in Echo’s Shagawa Lake Ice Out Contest

It might have been a bit later than usual when Shagawa Lake was officially declared open, but it made it in time for Saturday’s fishing opener.
The date officially was Sunday, May 6 at 1:16 p.m. as declared by Grand Ely Lodge employees Jakob Dahlin and Toni Zaverl.
There were many May guesses, but the winners came from the third week of entries which had some errors when compared to the original entry slips.
Connie Olson, Hills, MN was one minute off the result and took the top $100 GEL Gift Certificate prize.
Second prize went to Jesse Sislear of Blaine, 31 minutes off the mark with 12:45 p.m., He gets the $50 Ely Echo credit.
Third prize ($25 GEL Gift Certificate) Bill Meyer of Ely, 44 minutes off entry (12:32 p.m.).
Some errors were discovered in last week’s report which didn’t match the actual submitted entries. Those are now corrected.
Winners have been notified by US Mail.

Fri
11
May

Marathon adds canoe portage division; Fourth annual race on for Sept. 22

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
11
May

Ely clean-up days coming up May 18-19

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
11
May

Gardner Humanities Trust awards $17,736 to local artists, organizations and fine arts events

The board of the Donald G. Gardner Humanities Trust voted to award $17,736 to local artists, art organizations and fine arts events at its April 11 board meeting.
“The Gardner Humanities Trust was very pleased with the applicants for this year’s spring grant round,” stated Keiko Williams, executive director for the Trust. “There were several new applicants this year which is always nice to see. The Trust has also been working on updating some of the grant guidelines to try and make questions more clear or to clean up any discrepancies. So people should be sure to check for any changes in future applications.”
Individual artist grants are awarded for unique, short-term opportunities that will impact an artist’s career.

Fri
11
May

Ely’s hometown newspaper - The Ely Echo - the news you need to know!

From groundbreaking and ribbon cutting to VCC graduation and much more, the Ely Echo answers the needs of the community and fulfills its obligations as the only legal newspaper in Ely. You are invited to subscribe! 218-365-3141.

Access to the Echo website is free. It contains only about 10-15 percent of the weekly news and photos in the complete edition. Email pdf subscriptions are $35 a year.

Fri
11
May

Pastor Dana Thompson leaving pulpit after 31 years

TO REMEMBER the Ely United Methodist Church, Lily Tedrick gave Pastor Dana Thompson a piece of artwork she created.

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