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The Ely Echo is chock full of news and photos this week as our city celebrated Independence Day.

Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness situational assessment report released by USFS

In August 2022, the Forest Service entered into an agreement with the National Center for Environmental Conflict Reso

Forest Service lifts fire restrictions

Beginning Monday morning, July 3, 2023, at 12:01 a.m., the U.S.

Ely businesses off to a great start in 2023

by Parker Loew

Parade anchors the Fourth

Saturday night concert will lead up to traditional celebration

From logger’s son to TOPGUN Pilot

Elyite James Kuehl will be interviewed on “Let the Sawdust Fly,” June 29 at noon on 710am WDSM, 610am KDLH or via

Mining debate boils at City Hall

by Tom Coombe

School schedule worked out

Board adopts plan to put sixth graders in contained classrooms

by Tom Coombe

Overlook dedicated in memory of Ely man

DEDICATION of the Greg Mosher Memorial Overlook at Putnam Lake was held last Saturday with a number of Mosher’s famil

Fire ban on; Forest Service battling Spice Lake Fire near Knife Lake

Due to continued dry conditions and worsening wildfire danger conditions, the Forest Service has issued

Towboats safe for 2023

by Parker Loew

Gruba cites conflict of interest, resigns from joint powers ambulance board

by Nancy McReady

The price of freedom

Hundreds turn out for Ely’s Memorial Day cemetery ceremony

by Tom Coombe

Minnesota DNR statement on review of nonferrous mine siting rule 


After consideration of over 4,000 public comments and extensive analysis, the M

Lucky Boy fire burns 20 acres near Ely

A small fire near Lucky Boy ponds west of Ely took off into a clear cut and became a 20-acre forest fire Saturday aft

School schedule put on hold

Parents, teachers voice complaints over communication, proposed move for sixth grade, and curriculum/elective opt

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