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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.

Thu
27
Dec

Meeting Change Town of Fall Lake

Meeting Change
Town of Fall Lake

January Board of Supervisors meeting has been changed to Tuesday,
January 8, 2019 at 6:00 PM at the
Fall Lake Town Hall.
Marlene Skube, Clerk
Ely ECHO 12/29/2018

Thu
27
Dec

Marian Chindvall, 100, of Pine River, MN dies

Marian Chindvall, 100, of Pine River, MN passed away on Dec. 22, 2018 in Brainerd, MN. She is survived by her five children, including Anne Chindvall or Ely. Services will be held at noon, Sat., Dec 29 in Pine River’s First Lutheran Church.

Mon
24
Dec

From the miscellaneous drawer - We are blessed

The Echo family...
From the beginning, the Echo family has evolved, grown and changed.
I told Nick of my memory of meeting Pam Roberts while young Nick was still a student at Lincoln School in Ely.
Pam and her nephew were on the hillside of 169, picking up summer trash as part of the area clean-up after tourists have departed. Getting their photo for the paper to inspire others was my introduction. “I studied photography,” she told me as she watched me work.
Young son Nick wanted to try his hand at writing and reporting and volunteered to cover a Winton Council meeting, surprising us all.
Tom Coombe loved baseball so much he also wanted to write about it in high school.
We were finding that with computers, less staff was needed and our big newspaper presses demanded too much of us. The large building at 2 East Sheridan was sold and we found our new space at 15 East Chapman.

Sun
23
Dec

Google eyed to boost Ely businesses

by Tom Coombe -

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