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31
May

Class of ’19: small in size, not in stature

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
31
May

School winds down with special programs

HANDS HELD HIGH IN THE AIR - Washington Elementary third grade students had their hands up while singing on stage last week. Photos by Tara Kay Photography.

Fri
31
May

Ely’s 2019 Memorial Day speech by James Kuehl

Giving the Memorial Day speech was Commander James Kuehl.

Fri
31
May

Ely turns out for Memorial Day Program

ELY GIRL SCOUTS Alison Poppler, Lucy Luthens, Aubrielle Poppler and Eleanor Nyquest were among the girls who carried the wreaths to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Memorial Day services in Ely. Photos by Hailey Worth.

Fri
31
May

Olson, Omerza set pace

HURDLING toward the finish line was Kjetil Midttun. Photo by Mark Sauer

by Tom Coombe -

Thu
30
May

Prescribed Fire work continues on the West Zone of the Superior National Forest

Anticipated Scheduling of Prescribed Fires: The USDA Forest Service plans to implement several
prescribed fire projects on the Superior National Forest this spring. The exact date of ignition is
dependent on several factors including: fuel moisture, relative humidity, temperature, and wind.
Size and Location: Township 63N, Range 13W, Sections 3, 4, and 9 (Federal-679 acres) 16 (State-72 acres).
The North School Section Prescribed Fire Unit is located northwest of Ely, MN along the western side of the
Burntside Lake narrows from School Section Bay to Furganger Bay.
Description: The North School Section Prescribed Fire Unit is a part of the North Arm Fuels Reduction Project
encompassing several fuels treatment areas on and near Burntside Lake. These areas were identified to be
treated to reduce fire risk in the wildland-urban interface in order to protect private property and organization

Thu
30
May

Lori T. Kuhar, 58, of Maplewood, MN dies

Lori T. Kuhar, 58, of Maplewood, MN died April 10, 2019. She was born on May 24, 1960 in Winton. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Esther Kuhar.
She is survived by siblings: Carol (Ray) Oates, Jayne Kuhar and Frank (Cindy) Kuhar, nephews, nieces and cousins. Funeral mass will be held June 4, 2019 at 11 a.m. at St. Michaels Church, Stillwater, MN. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home

Fri
24
May

FISHING IS GREAT IN THE ELY AREA - Check out the Angler

Ron Burgess, took the time to show his kids that the old adage “big baits, catch big fish.” Ron’s family caught these beauties on Lite Northern, fished under a bobber. Photo via Arrowhead Outdoors.

Babe’s Fishing Report
by Captain Russ of Babe’s Bait

Fri
24
May

From the miscellaneous drawer - Make your voice known

People often tell me that they can’t write, yet these are people who often had the same educational background that I did. We learned to print and we learned cursive. We did required school reports even if we didn’t like doing them.

Perhaps writing letters to the editor is somewhat akin to that. We don’t necessarily like the time and thought to write them, but we can’t forget that it’s a great way to let your voice, your thoughts be heard.

And if the way the world, the state, or the city is being run is not to your liking, how will anyone know you disagree.

Yes, times have changed, but many folks may think that acceptance of change is the norm because no one disagrees where it counts, on editorial pages or by writing letters to legislators.

Don’t rely on someone else portraying your ideas. Speak out yourself. Write a letter and send it to me. I can fix the grammar and spelling if need be.

Fri
24
May

Paying tribute on Memorial Day

by Senator Amy Klobuchar
Each Memorial Day, Americans across the country honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation, and work to ensure that the price they paid to defend our security and preserve our way of life is never taken for granted. It’s been said that a nation that forgets its defenders will be itself forgotten.
It’s also a time for us to consider what more we can do to treat the families of the fallen with the dignity they deserve.
Of course, one of the most important ways that we can pay tribute to the fallen is by ensuring they are given burials worthy of their sacrifice. Like Virginia, Minnesota resident Dante Tini—who was just 19 years old when he was killed during Pearl Harbor while serving as a radioman on the U.S.S. Oklahoma. He had been preparing to come home for the holidays prior to that fateful day.
But 80 years later, his family, friends and community are still waiting for his remains to return home.

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