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Fri
18
Nov

School district salutes Ely area veterans on November 11

PACKED HOUSE - Ely’s entire K-12 student body, along with many veterans and community members, turned out for the Veterans Day program at the high school gymnasium. Photos by Tara Kay Photography.

Fri
18
Nov

Trout Whisperer - Get the point

Get the point.

Sun
13
Nov

Trump Train rides through Ely

This week’s headline atop the front page - An election night for the ages - speaks volumes.
Shock waves continue to reverberate around the globe and throughout the United States in the midst of Donald Trump’s stunning victory in the presidential race.
It was a triumph that may know no match in American electoral history.
Indeed, even as the returns began pouring in on Tuesday night, and the raw vote total clearly signalled a Trump upset, many of the TV talking heads were rattling off talking points fueled by faulty pre-election poling as well as Election Day exit polls.
It was as if the pundits were trying to talk themselves into believing Clinton was heading toward a decisive win when the evidence clearly showed the opposite. They were expressing one narrative while the voters were delivering a thunderous and divergent message - one that took hours to recognize.

Sat
12
Nov

From the miscellaneous drawer - Remember Jesse?

News outlets wonder where the predictions went wrong, was a headline in the NY Times. The American Press Institute questioned how news organizations missed voter sentiment.
Ah, they must have forgotten the role daily newspapers and television played in the election of James George Janos, better known by Jesse Ventura. The coverage of this phenomena was far beyond space and time given to gubernatorial candidates Norman Coleman (Republican) and favored son “Skip” Humphrey (Democrat). Many folks howled when Jesse became Minnesota’s 38th Governor.
Trump’s campaign was a blown-up version of Ventura’s. Research the web and you’ll find a photo of them together.
But who pays attention? Researchers for advanced university degrees? Nobody, it appears notices that the impossible changed not only political history, but also enticed youth and other voters.

Fri
11
Nov

Area residents turn out in record numbers to vote

Not matter what your interests, the Ely Echo has something for you!. On newsstands Friday and in area home on Saturday. Call 218-365-3141 to subscribe.

Fri
11
Nov

Ely choir students land solos in U of W concert

On stage at UWS following their performance of the Schubert Mass No.2 in G are the following Ely Choral students and the Chorfest Directors. Pictured, l-r, are: Vannesa Bravo, Logan Mann, Dr. Richard Robbins, Dr. Jose Rivera, Maggie Isbell, Lily Sauls and Caleb Rouse-Littler.

by Michael Rouse -

Fri
11
Nov

Helping hands for the Forest Service

Ely Cub Scout Pack 170 helped the US Forest Service plant native seeds for their fall service project recently. Taking part were, front row: George Sponholz, Brooks Brenny, Layden and Talan Hart, Blake Houde, Tyler Forsberg, Hunter Halbakken. Middle row: Nathan Hoffmeister, Chance Wavrin, Jack Rintala, Johnathan Ruoho, James Scholz, Jayden Zemke, Braydin Mosher, Henry Lowe, Gavrin Marshall, Wyatt Mattson
Adults, last row: Dan Hart, Seija Packila Wavrin, Dave Marshall, Mark Sponholz, Jamie Lowe, Chad Houde.

Fri
11
Nov

PolyMet submits permit to mine application

PolyMet announced that it has submitted its permit to mine application to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
The Permit to Mine is one of several major permits required to construct and operate the NorthMet copper-nickel-precious metals project located near Babbitt and Hoyt Lakes.
The more than 15,000-page Permit to Mine application details the methods and controls PolyMet proposes to use to mine and process ore in an environmentally responsible and safe manner, plans to mitigate environmental impacts, and financial assurance to cover the costs of reclamation, closure and post-closure in compliance with state law.

Fri
11
Nov

A sweet, stingy repeat for Wolves

WE’RE NUMBER ONE - Members of the Ely Timberwolves football team as well as the coaching staff posed for a team photo during the postgame celebration Nov. 4 at Esko, where Ely beat Northwoods 23-0 to claim a berth in the state quarterfinals for the fourth time in five seasons.

by Tom Coombe -

Thu
10
Nov

An issue out of the shadows: Program at VCC shines the spotlight on end-of-life planning

Cathy Wurzer of MPR at the event at VCC.

by Tom Coombe -

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