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23
Sep

Minnesota’s regular waterfowl season begins this weekend

Minnesota’s regular waterfowl season opens a half-hour before sunrise on Saturday, Sept. 24, with the same regulations as last year. Minnesota has three waterfowl hunting zones — north, central and south — that share the Sept. 24 season opener but have varying end dates. The central and south zones also have a mid-season closure Oct. 3-7.
Hunters should check the Minnesota Department of Natural Resource’s waterfowl hunting page (mndnr.gov/Hunting/Waterfowl) for complete information including season dates, regulations, a waterfowl identification guide and weekly waterfowl migration reports. Waterfowl hunting regulations are also available in Hmong, Karen, Somali and Spanish on the DNR website (mndnr.gov/Regulations/Hunting).

Fri
23
Sep

The trout whisperer

I’m not anti-social, and I’m not overly social, but I edge that way along in life. The less crowds the better for me and so when I get asked to attend an event, my mind races for an excuse to excuse me out of it. Until just recently when the host in his closing statement sales pitch said, “And by the way, after the meeting, we’re buying you dinner.”
Okay, so maybe it wouldn’t be too bad sitting around talking about walleye fishing with a bunch of strangers if they’re gonna toss in some grub. So, I attended.
Two gentlemen tried very hard to make talking about walleyes pretty boring, I mean fish are wet, and these two guys pointing at charts were drier than popcorn. It was actually difficult to listen to them, but I did, because I knew dinner would be served.

Fri
23
Sep

Stauber targets mine permitting

by Tom Coombe
U.S. Rep. Pete Stauber (R) has introduced legislation that would streamline permitting for mining projects, including those in northeastern Minnesota.
Earlier this week, Stauber introduced his Permitting for Mining Needs (PERMIT-MN) Act. According to a news release from Stauber’s office, the bill “creates certainty for the mining community, limits frivolous litigation, and requires agency coordination across the federal government.”
“We are blessed with vast mineral wealth in northern Minnesota and across America,” said Congressman Stauber. “Our current permitting process fails to deliver our domestic resources and is abused by keep-it-in-the-ground activists who oppose mining solely on ideological grounds.”
In his district, both the PolyMet copper-nickel mining project near Hoyt Lakes and the Twin Metals Minnesota project planned closed to Ely have been bogged down, both by permitting and legal hurdles.

Fri
23
Sep

Marathon creates traffic issues

by Tom Coombe
It’s marathon weekend in Ely - and even those who aren’t running 13 or 26 miles are likely to notice.
That’s because of a series of traffic detours and parking restrictions that are in place, beginning early Saturday morning and continuing through much of the day.
Police Chief Chad Houde briefed council members about the traffic situation earlier this week.
“There will be some traffic and parking impacted not only in our community but outside the city limits,” said Houde.
The event is expected to attract hundreds of participants, who will run either the full 26.2-mile marathon of the Boundary Waters Bank Half Marathon. Some participants will even carry canoes during the event while taking part in the Ely Marathon’s unique canoe portage divisions.
Road closures for the event, both inside and outside of Ely, are as follows:
• Echo Trail - North Arm Road to Grant McMahan, 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.;

Fri
23
Sep

Fall events keep Ely rolling

The calendar has turned to late-September and October will be here within days.
A hectic summer in Ely has come to a close - one in which visitors yet again came to town by the thousands to enjoy what our area has to offer.
But it’s not over yet..
Summer is clearly not the only time to enjoy Ely and not the only time that the community serves as a venue for a major event.
Take this weekend and next as Exhibits A and B.
First is this weekend’s Ely Marathon followed up by one of the community’s most unique happenings - the Jake Forsman Memorial Car Show and Burnout Competition.
Both have carved their own niche and attract their own followings, but make no mistake - both are major happenings in our town.
In its brief history, the Ely Marathon has taken off.
What started as a concept has turned into a weekend of late-September fun.

Fri
23
Sep

NOTICE OF CANCELLATION OF CONTRACT FOR DEED

NOTICE OF
CANCELLATION OF
CONTRACT FOR DEED
YOU ARE NOTIFIED:
1. Default has occurred in that Contract for Deed (“Contract11) executed and witnessed by a Notary Public on October 101h, 2018 in which BRYANT KRISTIANSON, A/K/A BRYANT N. KRISTIANSON, as seller. sold to JOSHUA ABELSON & BRANDIE SMITH, as purchasers. though never recorded. the real property in St. Louis County, Minnesota, described as follows:
Thirteen (13) and Fourteen (14). Block Eleven (11), Auditor’s Plat of Chandler’s Addition to Ely, St. Louis County. MN
And commonly known as:
404 W. Shagawa Road
Ely, MN 55731
2. The default is as follows:
• Failure to make payments from January 2021 through present. with exception of one payment of $4,158.02. Total delinquent payments are in the amount of $4,217.98.
• Failure to pay property taxes, totaling $1,813.00.
• Failure to pay for insurance. totaling $410.00. for a total of $6,440.98

Fri
23
Sep

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF ST. LOU

STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF ST. LOUIS
Judicial District:
Sixth Judicial District
Court File Number:
69VI-CO-22-12
Case Type: Conciliation

STATEMENT OF
CLAIM AND SUMMONS
Plaintiff #1
John Kuznik
10 Nelson Drive, Silver Bay, MN 55614

Defendant #2
Natalyn Grace Isbell
1219 E. MADISON ST.
Ely, MN 55731
(LAST KNOWN ADDRESS)

Fri
23
Sep

CITY OF ELY PUBLIC NOTICES/MINUTES

PUBLIC HEARINGS NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Ely will hold two Public Hearings on October 4, 2022 at Ely City Hall, Council Chambers at 209 E Chapman St, Ely, Minnesota.

Public Hearing at 5:00pm to hear public comment regarding, Ordinance 360, the consideration to rezone PID 030-0064-00040 – Lot 4, Block 1, Echo Property. This property is currently classified as a Residential 1 (R1) zone and will be rezoned to Commercial 2 (C2).

Public Hearing at 5:15pm to hear public comment regarding, Ordinance 361, the Sale of Land PID 030-0030-02340, Lot 54, Block 8, Auditors Plat of Chandler Addition to Ely to Daniel Krings

All interested parties may submit communication to the Clerk’s Office, 209 E Chapman St, Ely, MN, 55731, 218-365-3224 Ext 1, deputyclerk@ely.mn.us, or in person at the public hearing.

Ely Echo
September 24, 2022
October 1, 2022

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Fri
23
Sep

Runners make further gains

by Tom Coombe
There’s little doubt that Ely’s cross country teams will be battle-tested by the time they match up against schools their own size.
Both had solid days Tuesday at Grand Rapids, where the Timberwolves competed and led all Class A foes at the Paul Bauer Invitational.
On another warm day for running, Ely trailed Class AA and AAA opposition but beat some of those teams as well.
The girls, fueled by another impressive outing by senior Zoe Devine, took sixth among 11 teams.
In boys competition, Ely was fifth in a 10-team field with Caid Chittum leading a pack of four Wolves runners who were all within four seconds of each other.
“It went good,” head coach Jayne Dusich said of the day. “It was a big meet and a lot of AA schools and it was hot and humid. They ran on a ski trail so it’s crowded and not very wide. We did good against bigger schools.”

Fri
23
Sep

Wolves frustrated, fall to 0-2

by Tom Coombe
In many ways, it was an instant replay for the Ely Timberwolves.
Right down to a disappointing finish and a second straight heartwrenching defeat.
Turnovers, foiled chances and untimely penalties all contributed to the Wolves’’ 14-6 loss to Bigfork in a Sept. 16 clash at Ely School Stadium.
Unbeaten Bigfork won its third straight game but had its hands full with the Wolves, who forced four turnovers and outgained the visitors during the first half.
Total yards were a near standoff for the contest, with Bigfork amassing 235 yards to Ely’s 220, and the Huskies taking the edge on a scoring drive that opened the second half.
Bigfork broke a six-all deadlock on its first drive of the third quarter, as Matt Vosika scampered in fro 17 yards out and the Huskies added a two-point conversion to make it 14-6.

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