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Council Task Group Minutes - February 8th, 2019

Council Task Group Minutes - February 8th, 2019
Mayor’s Conference Room City Hall
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called by unanimous action of the Council to form a task group to investigate both bids received for the legal publication for 2019, The task group was selected by Mayor Novak to include three City Councilors, the City Attorney and the Clerk.
PRESENT: Council members A.Forsman, Paul Kess, Heidi Omerza via phone
ALSO PRESENT: City of Ely Clerk/Treasurer Harold R Langowski, City of Ely Attorney Kelly Klun

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24
Feb

Council dug its own grave

The Ely city council backed itself into a corner by begging a Tower newspaper to bid on printing the city legals. Despite our best attempts to bail them out of their initial mistake, five members of the council plodded ahead like lambs to the slaughter.
What this issue is really about is who is serving the community as a business and who is operating out of a residence. The Ely Echo meets all of the legal qualification as an official newspaper. We have a known office of issue at 15 East Chapman Street.
Our employees come to work there, our customers stop in to place ads, renew their subscriptions, have photos made or order printing products. Twice a year we send a check to St. Louis County to pay our commercial property taxes. We support numerous organizations and events, because people know where to find us and they know we’ll do our best to help them out.

Sun
24
Feb

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS HALFWAY RANGER STATION ELY, MINNESOTA

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

HALFWAY RANGER STATION
ELY, MINNESOTA

Notice is hereby given that sealed Bids will be received by delivery, mail, or email at the Office of Northern Bedrock Historic Preservation Corps, ATTN: Jessica Fortney, 6004 London Road, Duluth, MN 55804, or jessica@northernbedrockcorps.com, until 2:00 p.m., prevailing time, on Wednesday, March 20th, 2019; for the Halfway Ranger Station in Ely, MN, at which time bids will be privately acknowledged and tabled for further review.

Sat
23
Feb

62-1, and history made; Dramatic hockey playoff win was Ely’s first ever against I-Falls

by Tom Coombe -

Sat
23
Feb

From the miscellaneous drawer - When words meant something

Forty years ago, there were two Ely newspapers and both were owned by women. Columbia Childers ran the show at the Ely Miner in the 100 block of East Chapman Street and I had the help of the men and women at 2 East Sheridan Street. Though we were competitors, you might even say we were friends.
Friends come to an understanding of each other’s actions and in that way, a respect. We had lunch together at Silver Rapids not long before she departed the newspaper world.
Back then there was a larger group of Iron Range publishers who got together a few times a year for dinner. As a novice to the industry, it was a learning time for me.
I stopped to chat with Phyllis and Jim Burgess at the Tower News, got advice from Veda Ponikvar of the Chisholm paper, the Asbachs at MDN and bought half ton rolls of paper for our printing press from Cook News Herald which shared its supply.

Sat
23
Feb

BWCA permit do-over delayed

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
22
Feb

For Ely news - nothing beats the Ely Echo! Your HOMETOWN, locally owned newspaper since 1972

Thanks to subscribers and advertisers, the Ely Echo leads the way in local, hometown news every week of the year.

New subscribers always welcomed, old subscribers are cherished!

Here’s some of the news you might miss if you don’t read the Ely Echo this week....

Morse, Ely win national election award for training students, veterans -
as election judges

BWCA permit do-over delayed

Teachers’ suit heads to court

New science tours at the Soudan underground mine start in 2019

Bibeau family catches error in S-T obituary

Concert in Ely March 2 at St. Anthony’s

Six jobs lost: Shopko pharmacy in Ely store closes today

A shield to keep cops safe-
Officers equipped with armor package, thanks to Twin Metals

Morse board approves loader

IRRRB to review grant for new Zup’s store in Cook

City stays with Tower paper,
Echo protests council decision

Fri
22
Feb

Bob Niskala chosen as Ely Unsung Hero this week

Paul Leitgeb nominated as his Unsung Hero, Bob Niskala, and both received prizes from the Ely Echo. The contest runs for two more weeks and nominations are still being sought. Photo by Cam Weisert

by Paul Leitgeb
My nomination goes to Bob Niskala, for a myriad of reasons as follows: Bob was born and raised in Ely.
I have never heard anyone who has had a bad word to say about Bob. Whomever coined the phrase, “he’ll give you the shirt off of his back,” must have had somebody like Bob in mind. It is for these reasons and the fact that he is a genuinely nice guy I place in nomination, Bob Niskala, Ely’s unsung hero.

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Fri
22
Feb

End of an era at VCC; McDonald retires after 29 seasons, more than 500 wins

Paul McDonald and Provost Shawn Bina

by Tom Coombe -

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