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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Prospectors Loop ATV – Phase 2
Lake County
SEH No. LCDHT 144640

Notice is hereby given that sealed Bids will be received by Lake County until 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 16, 2019, at the Lake County offices located at 616 Third Avenue, Two Harbors, MN 55616, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud, for the furnishing of all labor and material for the construction of Prospectors Loop ATV – Phase 2.

Approximate major quantities of the Work include:
• Aggregate placement for spot repairs and miscellaneous profile adjustments along approximately 2 miles existing and new trail.
• 5500 Sq Yd Geotextile Fabric Type 5
• 20 EA 12” culverts
• 2,000 existing trail fill over wetlands (non-continuous)
Bids shall be on the form provided for that purpose and according to the Bidding Requirements prepared by Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SEH®) dated July 26, 2019.

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25
Jul

On PolyMet: Enough of the fake news already

The claims by metro legislators and anti-mining groups about PolyMet Mining are downright fabrications. It is very disappointing that people don’t know or don’t care what our strong rules and regulations require, and that the media continues to perpetuate the misinformation. The people of the Iron Range deserve better. The people of the state of Minnesota deserve better. There is no scandal. The agencies have done their jobs. The letter of the law was followed to a “T”. Enough of the fake news already. Here are the facts:
Fact: Our DNR required PolyMet Mining to post bankruptcy proof of financial assurance (only accessible by the DNR) before they even issued PolyMet’s permit to mine. It doesn’t matter who or what the ownership looks like the resources needed to close the mine if the company went bankrupt are currently in place and only the state can release the funds.

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25
Jul

Taste of Slovenia Aug. 3

The Ely chapter Slovenian Union of America “Taste of Slovenia” will be held Saturday, Aug. 3 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
A $10 admission will cover 12 tastings. Slovenian food, music and selected items will be on display.
A free Taste of Slovenia Polka Party will follow at Amici’s Event Center that evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The party is free and open to all, food included.
The cultural event is sponsored by Ely Community Resource and the Northland Foundation.

Thu
25
Jul

History Nights to focus on Co-op Point

Co-op Point on Eagles Nest Lake #1 will be the focus of the Ely-Winton Historical Society’s History Nights on Wednesday, July 31.
This enclave of summer homes was predominately Finnish and between them Val Mynti and Sally Koski will bring the history of the Point to life and teach the audience more about the people who immigrated to Minnesota, summered on the Point, and their strong Finnish cooperative connections.
Born and raised in Ely, Sally Koski is a third generation cabin owner on Co-Op Point, Eagles Nest Lake #1. She is a retired nursing professor who enjoys historical research, travel, and art. She has been researching the history of Co-Op Point for the last 4 years.

Thu
25
Jul

Gardner Trust community survey results are in, 30-year celebration to be held Aug. 3

In May of this year, the Donald G. Gardner Humanities Trust conducted a community survey.
“As the Trust celebrates 30 years of arts funding in our community this year, it’s a good time to reflect on how we are doing and what to look forward to in the next 3-6 years,” said Keiko Williams, executive director.
“One of the questions people could respond to was to rate what grant programs are most important in the community. The Trust wants to be responsive to what the community feels is most important.”
Individual artist grants again came up as the most important grant program with nearly 37% of the votes (the last community survey was completed in 2012). Individual artist grants are awarded for unique, short-term opportunities that will impact an artist’s career and can be awarded for up to $1,000.
The community survey had two grant programs tied for second; organization project grants and youth grants.

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25
Jul

Jessica R. (Lohman) Gurubel, age 32

Jessica R. (Lohman) Gurubel age 32 of Hibbing, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at her home. She was born June 13, 1987 to Lance and Julie (White) Lohman in Ely, MN. Jessica was a 25 year resident of Hibbing. She attended Hibbing High School and was a waitress at Sportsman’s for 8 years. Jess was a Mario Kart fanatic and enjoyed barbecues and spending time with people close to her. One of her favorite memories was attending the Llama Run in Hammond, WI. Jess loved her children dearly, the most important thing to her were family and friends. Jessica is survived by her husband, Ramon, children, Brandon James and Sienna Rose, parents, Lance and Julie, brothers, Michael and Eric (Mara) Lohman, paternal grandparents, Larry and Barb Lohman and maternal grandparents, Don (Cathy) White and Marianne Donovan, many aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends. Funeral service will be held 11 am Friday, August 2, 2019 at Dougherty Funeral Home in Hibbing.

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23
Jul

Lori Jean Rodriguez, 58, of Ely

Lori Jean Rodriguez, 58, of Ely, died on July 18, 2019 at home in Cook.

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Jul

Peggy Kainz, 61, of Ely

Peggy Lee (Starkman) Kainz, 61, died on July 21, 2019 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, unexpectedly. She was born on March 23, 1958 to Karen (Starkman) Jiacik and Terry Ostrander in Ely. She was adopted and raised by her loving parents Charles and Lillian Starkman.

She spent most of her summers on Eagles Nest where she learned to fish and sunbath. Peggy enjoyed relaxing by the lake, going on vacations with her children, friends and family. Peggy attended high school at Ely Memorial High with the Class of 1976. She loved her classmates and always looked forward to their reunions.

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19
Jul

A state tourney in Ely Legion baseball’s top teams in town Aug. 2-4

In less than two weeks, Minnesota’s top small-school American Legion baseball teams will be in Ely.
And they’ll be bringing family, friends and fans.
The community is sure to be abuzz with baseball fever for the Division II State Tournament, set for Aug. 2-4 at Ely’s historic and recently revamped Veterans Memorial Field.
The countdown is on to the ballpark’s first state tournament in six years and the festivities begin in earnest Thursday, Aug. 1, when all eight teams gather for check-in and photos at the ballpark during the afternoon and a banquet in town that night.
About 150 players and coaches are expected to be joined by hundreds of others, including parents and officials, relatives and community members following their respective teams to state and filling the town.

Fri
19
Jul

Jumpin’ Jehosafats coming to Ely July 31

The Jumpin’ Jehosafats have been blending traditional jazz and Gospel for more than 25 years, raising money for charity and lifting spirits. The men and women of this group play a total of thirteen instruments - horns, piano, drums, strings and flute among them - as well as sing together.
Based in the Twin Cities, the band includes two Elyites: Suzanne Mades on flute, and Elton Brown on tuba.
The Jumpin’ Jehosafats will be playing on the Whiteside Park bandshell on Wednesday, July 31, at 7 p.m. This toe-tapping free concert is a gift to the community from the Ely United Methodist Church (where the concert will be held in case of rain). Free will donations will be given to “Young Life” Youth Ministry in Ely.

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