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23
Aug

New-look VCC starts at home

by Tom Coombe
In many ways, the Vermilion Ironmen are starting over.
Second-year head coach Justin Kosik has revamped his coaching staff, retooled his roster and even started fresh with new uniforms for the 2019 season, which starts with today’s home title with two-time defending MCAC champion Northland, set for 1:30 p.m. at Ely School Stadium.
Only a handful of players are back from Kosik’s debut season,when the Ironmen suffered through a 1-7 campaign and dealt with injuries and roster turnover.
Depth doesn’t figure to be an issue this fall, with the Ironmen expected to suit up in excess of 60 players for the debut, including an array of new talent from Texas, Louisiana and Florida.
Kosik, a Texas native, also expects his team to take a new approach in 2019.

Fri
23
Aug

DNR hosts open houses for deer conversation Aug. 27 in Mt. Iron

Persons interested in deer and deer management in the Tower area are invited to attend a public open house hosted by local wildlife managers from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
The open house will be on Aug. 27 between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the Mountain Iron Community Center, located at 8586 Enterprise Drive S. in Mountain Iron. The meeting is one of many taking place around the state between mid-August and early September to discuss deer-related topics including upcoming hunting regulation changes that were released in early August.
These local, open house meetings are a way to encourage conversations about deer and deer management, enhance local relationships and foster two-way communication between the DNR and the public.
The DNR began the meetings last year with the release of its statewide deer management plan. This is the second dedicated opportunity for conversation about deer-related topics this year.

Fri
23
Aug

Board will use the results to construct questions for a bond referendum

To the taxpayers and patrons of ISD #696:
In September, a community-wide survey will go out by email and US Post to give all taxpayers/voters and other constituents of Independent School District #696 the opportunity to weigh in on potential school facility improvements. You are likely aware that many separate options are on the table. We invite you to complete the survey and indicate which improvements, and how much of a tax increase, you would support.
The information you provide will be analyzed by School Perceptions, a company that specializes in constructing surveys of this kind and compiling the data into a statistically accurate recommendation. The School Board will use the results to construct questions for a bond referendum that could be held in February or April of 2020.
The board will hold public information sessions prior to a vote.

Fri
23
Aug

Twin Metals, labor unite

by Tom Coombe
If Twin Metals Minnesota is permitted to develop a copper-nickel mine near Ely, it will be built with union labor.
That was the backdrop for a celebration Wednesday, as labor and company officials formally signed a project labor agreement at a ceremony that attracted about 100 people.
Dignitaries, elected officials and project supporters were on hand to hail a link between labor and industry - one that could lead to several million hours of work in the construction of Twin Metals’ proposed mining operation south of the city limits.
“This is about jobs that form the middle class,” said State Sen. David Tomassoni (D-Chisholm). “And it’s happening in Ely, Minnesota. That’s a really big deal.”

Thu
22
Aug

Gerald “Bud” Adamic, 95, of Ely,

Gerald “Bud” Adamic, 95, of Ely, a proud World War II veteran, passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at the Boundary Waters Care Center in Ely. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

Thu
22
Aug

World journalists to visit Ely; Echo Forum 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 a.m. to 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.
The fellows will spend nine weeks in the United States beginning August 19 examining the free press and media innovations and learning about America’s social and cultural diversity and the political system.

Wed
21
Aug

David W. Crockett, 80, of Ely

David W. Crockett, 80, of Ely, passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the Boundary Waters Care Center in Ely. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

Mon
19
Aug

OYSTER STEWARDSHIP PROJECT

OYSTER STEWARDSHIP PROJECT
SUPERIOR NATIONAL FOREST
KAWISHIWI RANGER DISTRICT

Mon
19
Aug

POSITION OPENING-ISD No. 696, ELY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

POSITION OPENING-ISD No. 696, ELY PUBLIC SCHOOLS – Cafeteria Aide - permanent part-time; 2¾ hrs./day; 5 days/week; student contact days; $14.79/ hr.; must be able to lift 30 lbs. on a regular basis; start date: Sept. 3, 2019; background check required. Non-licensed application form available at www.ely.k12.mn.us, or in the General Office, 2nd floor of the Memorial building. Return application to: ISD No. 696, Attn: Superintendent, 600 E. Harvey St., Ely, MN 55731. Application deadline: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 3 p.m.

Mon
19
Aug

NOTICE CITY OF WINTON

NOTICE
CITY OF WINTON
Due to the Labor Day holiday, the September regular council meeting will be changed to Monday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. in the Winton Community Center.

Anne Jackson
Clerk

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