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PolyMet awards annual Mining for Excellence scholarships

PolyMet has awarded its annual Mining for Excellence scholarships to three Minnesota high school seniors who demonstrate strong potential in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The company typically awards two scholarships, yet the applicants were so impressive this year, the company opted to award three scholarships. The 2019 scholarship recipients are:

Preeti Pidatala of Wayzata High School was awarded a $5,000 Mining for Excellence scholarship. She plans to pursue a career in computer science. Drawn to puzzles and logic-based games from a very young age, she went on to become extensively involved in the robotics team, Junior Academy and other STEM extracurriculars, which earned her the Aspirations in Computing award from the National Center for Women in Computing. Pidatala looks forward to using her passions for computer science and STEM in intriguing real-life applications.

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Albert "AL" J. Dietz Jr., 75, dies

Albert “Al” Dietz Jr., 75, a US Army Veteran passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at the Boundary Waters Care Center. He was a devout Catholic and his faith sustained him as he lived courageously and hopefully with lymphoma.
Al was born in Sleepy Eye, MN April 7, 1943. He is preceded in death by his parents Mary (Sorensen) and Albert J. Dietz Sr. Al is survived by his sister Caroline Dietz-Carlson and Johan Carlson, and his brother Michael Dietz and special friend Tammy Sellner as well as many friends.
Albert served in the US Army, Fort Leonard Wood, MO, Fort Bliss, Texas, and South Korea from 1965 to 1967. He was proud of his service and enjoyed sharing that experience with others.

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Town meetings set for Tuesday

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From the miscellaneous drawer - readers heard from

It’s not a popularity contest, but the results from the Echo subscription card returns serve to reinforce what we’re doing at the Echo. And we appreciate folks who send notes or remind us of their reading favorites on their renewal post cards. Fishing, hunting and outdoors topics are popular. Editorials are are well read
Tom Coombe’s writing regularly gets plaudits. Pam’s O’Clock hour introduces us all to new and older faces around Ely. Columnists Trout whisperer (is he for real? one person asked. Yes, he is). A woman in Manhatten. Illinois wrote, “I enjoy the whole paper. Ely is my home town. Born and raised there.”
From Two Harbors, MN came: “ Mining, steel and timber industry news, much better than”another area paper. And Native Son, Miscellaneous Drawer and Hook And Bullet Club all got plaudits, as well as historical articles.
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From Ely to Netflix? Nobody’s Son, shot here in 2017, released and available for purchase

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Guest Editorial: Destroying Credibility 101

From the Mesabi Daily News
If you thought Mark Dayton’s administration and his Department of Natural Resources had credibility issues with the Twin Metals project before, things just got worse. And they’re going to land in the lap of Gov. Tim Walz and his version of the agency.
On Tuesday, the Campaign to Save Boundary Waters named former DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr its new executive director, and in accepting the position, Dayton’s former natural resources chief undercut the agency’s work in permitting projects in Minnesota.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Landwehr stressed that PolyMet and Twin Metals were two distinct mining projects, and the approval of PolyMet under his watch happened after the company passed a rigorous decade-plus long environmental review process.
That is factual.

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Wolves clear first playoff hurdle

LAUNCHING a shot for the Wolves against Hill City was Brock Latourell in a home playoff game Wednesday.

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Robert W. Haapala, 84, of Babbitt, dies

Robert Haapala passed away on March 8, 2019 at the Boundary Waters Care Center. Robert was born on September 3, 1934 to August and Jennie (Herrala) Haapala. Robert was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 63 years, Clarice; siblings: Harry, Lauri, Bill, Leonard, Delores and Lilian; and grandson Neil.
Robert is survived by his children: Larry (Deb) Haapala, Ellen (Pat) Trancheff, Diane Ellis, Robin Haapala (Cory King), and Terri (Kevin) Pylka; brother in-law Alan (Rosemary) Maki, sisters-in-law: Ina Haapala and Jane Maki; grandchildren: John and Robert Ellis, Michael Shoden, Brian (Elina) Trancheff, Katrina Jensen (Adam Thole), Laura Trancheff, Jared Pylka, Trevor and Taylor King and Lily Pylka; step-grandchildren Brian, Thea Sheridan (Darren Tesser) and Matthew (Jessica) Sheridan; great-grandchildren: Lita Ellis, Tori Fleck, Zander Ellis and Ella Trancheff; special friend Joan Olson; and numerous family and friends.

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Online BWCA permit system works for some, not for others

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