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29
Dec

Alumni basketball games on for tonight

by Tom Coombe
It’s a turn back the clock sort of night at Ely’s high school gymnasium.
After the current Timberwolves teams wrap up their weekend with games in a pair of home holiday tournaments, the home court will belong to more than 30 former Ely basketball players.
The occasion are a pair of alumni games, set for Saturday evening.
The girls game tips off at approximately 5:30 p.m. while former Ely boys basketball players will follow at 7 p.m.
As of Wednesday, 14 Ely girls basketball alumni and 16 boys had signed up to participate, and there’s still time to register up to the day of the event. There is no age limit.
Sisters Missy (LaTourell) Mackenzie and Mindy LaTourell, who led Ely to a district title in 1993 are the oldest Ely girls alumni set to participate. One of their teammates, 1996 alumni Jen (Klobuchar) Zgonc is also signed up.

Fri
28
Dec

Tragedy on White Iron Lake

A couple riding on a snowmobile ended up in the waters of White Iron Lake. They didn’t make it out. But the story doesn’t end there. Our local first responders spent many hours searching over the Christmas holiday when they should have been home. The tragedy was felt by many.
If you’ve never broken through the ice and had to get yourself out of the water, consider yourself lucky. If you ever do find yourself in that position and are able to get out, consider yourself blessed.
We will likely never know exactly what happened that day. Some accidents are like that. Was it avoidable? Did the weather play a factor? Were there mechanical issues? We can play the what if game forever and in the end two people lost their lives. A tragedy.

Fri
28
Dec

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Fri
28
Dec

Burntside Christmas carousel goes viral

CHRISTMAS CAROUSEL on Burntside Lake in front of the Bianco residence became a viral sensation online.CHRISTMAS CAROUSEL on Burntside Lake in front of the Bianco residence became a viral sensation online.

by Nick Wognum -

Fri
28
Dec

Two people drown in White Iron Lake

BROKEN ICE where a snowmobile went into the water on White Iron Lake. Photo courtesy of Kurt Erickson.

by Nick Wognum -

Fri
28
Dec

GOOD TURNOUT for the 22nd annual Ely High School Alumni Hockey Game

GOOD TURNOUT for the 22nd annual Ely High School Alumni Hockey Game. Taking part were (l-r): Tony Schaller, Matt Gerzin, Thomas Montana, Louis Meskill, Cody Lakner, Tim Hegman, Chris Schlosser, Nate Dostert, Teddy Pierce, Frank Udovich, Andy Krunkkala, Lori Huseby, Travis Erzar, DJ Lindstrom, Eric Urbas, Josh Hanninen, Kael Richards, Gage Merhar, Andy Brandau, Austin Berens, Alex Povhe

Fri
28
Dec

Fishing Report by Russ of Babe’s Bait & Tackle

Zach Norlander, Winton, MN caught this beautiful northern pike using a sucker minnow for bait, and jigged up some dandy sunnies while he was at it.

Fri
28
Dec

Lake Country Power’s Operation Round Up gives $52,800 to community programs

Operation Round Up recipients are pictured receiving their program funding at Lake Country Power’s service center in Mountain Iron. Front, left to right: Kristi Sopoci, Cook Library; Norma Thomas and Patty Carlson, Trinity Quilters; Katie Fredeen, Hibbing Dylan Project; Bobbi Maish, Operation Round Up Trust Board; Kristine Wagner, Twelfth Step House, Inc.; and Teresa Brecto, Salvation Army of Hibbing. Back, left to right: Mike Sterk, Iron Range Historical Society; Larry Furlong; Hibbing Dylan Project; Ann-Marie Vito, Summer Work Outreach Program; Robbie Peterson and Tom Martin, Embarrass Fire Dept.; and Steve Burgess, Breitung Fire Dept; and April Larson, Hibbing Public Library.

Fri
28
Dec

Wary visitor

Wolf Photo by Snotty Moose Photographer

Thu
27
Dec

Conservation Officer Weekly Report for Dec. 17

District 5 - Eveleth area
CO Shane Zavodnik (International Falls #2) spent time working ATV, snowmobile and angling enforcement. Ice conditions seem to be on the rebound after the warm spell from the previous week. Snowmobile trails are OK, but snow is definitely needed. With decreased flow on the Rainy River, anglers have begun to pull permanent ice houses out between Clementson and Frontier. Reports of good fishing were heard on the ice as well as higher up the river where anglers were still open-water shore-fishing. Time was also spent checking anglers on Upper Red Lake. Success seemed to vary from house to house with reports of smaller walleyes and perch being caught.

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