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24
May

Wolves fill up 7A lineup

RELAY ANCHOR Luke Olson focused on the finish line as part of a winning Timberwolf relay.

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Fri
24
May

No comments, please..; Council adopts social media policy, bans input on council page

by Tom Coombe
When it comes to social media, the city of Ely is dipping its toes in the water.
Council members voted 6-0 Tuesday night to adopt a social media policy, which includes the establishment of a city Facebook page.
Public comments, however, won’t be allowed on the page, a provision adopted at the strong suggestion of mayor Chuck Novak.
Novak cited the dangers of a comment area, including the possibility that people could post personal “very salacious” allegations against elected officials.
He also pointed to legal opinions that indicate cities run into free speech issues if comments are removed,
“I would be supportive (of the policy) as long as the council (page) does not have any comments, because you can’t delete them,” said Novak.
While the council went along with Novak’s suggestion, member Heidi Omerza said she was “fine with agreeing to disagree.”

Fri
24
May

Ely's summer begins with Memorial Day

The Memorial Day Program is held at the Ely Cemetery and honors veterans. Ely was well known for the number of volunteers - men and women - who served in war and peacetime. Monday they will be honored at the 10:30 program open to one and all. The speaker will beCommander James Kuehl. In case of rain, the program moves to Vermilion Community College.

This issue of the Ely Echo is filled with photos in color from concerts and dance programs and more. On newsstands now. You are cordially invited to subscribe!

Fri
24
May

Ely students build model sailboat

STUDENTS Shane Spangler (left), Abby Rehbein and Zach Robbins present to the Ely school board on Monday.

Fri
24
May

Area wildlife amuse residents, visitors

FOX PUPS went nose to nose in this photo taken by Eric Sherman last week near Ely.

Fri
24
May

Ely high school choir and band performed at the school concert on May 6.

ELY HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR: Back Row: Grace Fedders, Cora Olson, Lauren Olson, Shane Geiger, Matt Janeksela, Jasiah Wigdahl, Caleb Rouse-Littler, Bryce Fairchild, Preston Morgan, Grace Erickson, Madison Hill, Adrianna Bishop. Front Row: Hanna Littler, Amelia Pluth, Nash Hren, Adam Williamson, Logan Mather, Reba Kissell and Caitlin Priebe. Photos by Eric Sherman.

Fri
24
May

CC fuel tank removed

FROM UNDERNEATH the sidewalks and pipes holding Frontier phone lines, Dick Rach lifts a 10,000 fuel oil tank from in front of the Community Center as city workers assist. Photo by Nick Wognum.

Tue
21
May

School Board minutes April, May 2019

School Board Meeting Minutes April 8, 2019
(Board approved 5-13-2019)

Tue
21
May

REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS FOR SNOWPLOWING

REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS FOR SNOWPLOWING

On the 11th day of June 11, at 1:00 p.m. in the Board Room of Independent School District #696, the written quotes for snowplowing for the school calendar year of 2019-2020 shall be opened. The quotes must conform to the specifications that are available to interested parties and which are on file with the Superintendent’s office at 600 E. Harvey St., Ely, Minnesota. After reviewing the quotes, the District shall award a contract by direct negotiation consistent with the terms of Minn. Stat. 471.345.

Tue
21
May

REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS FOR LIQUID PROPANE GAS

REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS FOR LIQUID PROPANE GAS

On the 11th day of June 2019, at 1:30 p.m. in the Board Room of ISD #696, the written quotes for liquid propane gas for the school calendar year of 2019-2020 shall be opened. The quotes must conform to the specifications that are available to interested parties and which are on file with the Superintendent’s office, 600 E. Harvey St., Ely, MN 55731. After reviewing the quotes, the District shall award a contract by direct negotiation consistent with the terms of Minn. Stat. 123B.52, subd. 3.

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