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22
Mar

Final federal permit issued for PolyMet NorthMet Project

St. Paul, Minn., March 22, 2019 – Poly Met Mining, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of PolyMet Mining Corp. (together “PolyMet” or the “company”) TSX: POM; NYSE American: PLM, announced today that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued its Record of Decision and Section 404 wetlands permit for the NorthMet Project. Along with recently issued state permits, PolyMet now holds all necessary permits to construct and operate the NorthMet copper-nickel-precious metals mine and processing plant located near Hoyt Lakes, Minnesota.

Fri
22
Mar

Piragis makes state list; Ely business named one of Minnesota’s “essential outdoor stores”

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
22
Mar

For Ely news - nothing beats the Ely Echo! Your HOMETOWN, locally owned newspaper since 1972

New recycling locations eyed, looking for public land;

Seniors’ annual Washington D.C. trip turns 25

Shopko to shutter all of its stores by mid-June

New recycling locations eyed, looking for public land

Piragis makes state list - Ely business named one of Minnesota’s “essential outdoor stores”

Paper dispute costs city $4K

Cabaret starts its two week run at VCC on Thursday, March 28

AND PHOTOS GALORE!
Isn't it time YOU subscribed to Ely's HOMETOWN newspaper? Locally owned with offices on Chapman Street

Fri
22
Mar

Ely Pee Wees blanked at state

ON THE BENCH - Blake Schaller, Peyton Gregory, Tommy Homer, Owen Brekke and Kaiden Zupancich watch Ty Walker pass the puck in the Pee Wee B State Tournament in Plymouth.

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
22
Mar

Johnston an All-American; Ely sophomore stands out at Junior National event in Alaska

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
22
Mar

Cub Scouts are scouting for food

The Ely Cub Scouts’ spring service project is Scouting for Food. The scouts made boxes for food donations that will be at each grocery store in Ely through the end of March and they will have popcorn sales at both stores today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Half of the money from popcorn sales will be donated to the Ely Area Food Shelf for their March campaign. Pictured are top row: Blake Stalboerger, Brooks Brenny, Ella Rue, Tracy Thibadeaux, Brennan Rue Middle Row: Tommy Kerntz, Talan Hart, Ayden Scharber, Luke Stalboerger Front Row: Brady Forsberg, Laydan Hart, Myles Scharber.

Fri
22
Mar

Girl Scouts learn how to help

Ely Bloomenson Community Hospital staff educator/infection prevention coordinator Tiffany Zemke taught the Ely Girl Scout Brownies about what an emergency/first aid is, how to call 9-1-1, basic first aid treatment, what you should have in a first aid kit, and how to prevent/treat outdoor injuries. Ely Brownies (left to right): Payson Kundinger, Kayla Larsen, Ryann Schlosser, Lindi Zemke, Lena Flom, Addison Seibert and Jazmyne Akins.

Fri
22
Mar

Time out for Ironmen in Florida

JUST ABOUT EVERYBODY READS THE ELY ECHO, including the Vermilion Ironmen baseball team on their recent spring trip to Florida. Pictured are Brendan Schwichtenberg, Erik Hakamaki, Kaleb Beane, Robert Studivent, Dawson Linkert, Casey Holman, Cody Leslie, Jordan Kaczrowski, Kyle Hintz, Lukas Adelman, Connor Knettel, Caleb Berg, Ben Zeidler, Chase Bottin, Brady Meyer. Missing is head coach Tom Coombe. Photo submitted by first mound visit coach Mike Turnbull.

Thu
21
Mar

One stop shop for job-seekers

AT THE EADA offices in the Frandsen Building was Jeanette Palcher who volunteers her time to help people find jobs. Photo by Tom Coombe.

by Tom Coombe -

Wed
20
Mar

From the miscellaneous drawer - Inventor wanted

Growing problem
Especially with the elderly - the frequency of falling. Firemen, police and medical personnel are increasingly being summoned to assist those who fall and can’t get up.
The Census Bureau projects that by 2035, there will be 78.0 million people 65 years and older compared to 76.7 million under the age of 18.
In nearby Virginia, MN it was reported that: “During the week of Feb. 25-March 3, the Virginia Fire Department was called for service 96 times: 15 fire calls and 81 medical calls.” Unknown how many of these were for help after falling.–––
Two years ago, after taking a shower and starting to dry off, I became dizzy and fell in my bathroom, hitting my head.
I carry my cell phone with me at all times (on the advice of my then- four-year old grandson Jake). I made a phone call for help. Then I thought out the situation...

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