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Fri
29
Apr

Robotics team rocking their way to State

There is a buzz in the robotics lab these days as the Northeast Range Iron Mosquitoes robotics team is heading down to Williams Arena in Minneapolis for the 2022 MSHSL Championship. The event will be held on Saturday, May 7, and Northeast Range’s team 5653 will face off against 35 other schools from around the state.
This year’s robotics team has been the most successful in school history, placing eighth and earning the right to be an alliance captain at the Great Lakes Regional with a 6-3 preliminary round record and forcing a game three in the quarterfinals.
In the Great Northern Regional, 5653 flew to new heights with a 6-2-2 preliminary round record, which was good enough for alliance captain status and the fifth seed.
Their alliance won the quarterfinal match-up, including winning game three by a single point (64-63). Advancing to the semifinals, they fell in game 3 by the closest of margins (66-60) to end their playoff run.

Fri
29
Apr

Ace emerges for Ironmen

In what has turned into a sprint of a divisional season, freshman Ian Ritchie has proven to be a find for the Vermilion Ironmen.
The lefthander picked up two pitching wins in a span of a week, bringing his season total to four and emerging as a first-year surprise for the community college baseball team.
Ritchie went the distance Wednesday at Aurora, where Vermilion upended Hibbing 4-2 in the opening game of a Northern Division doubleheader.
He also was on the hill six days earlier in Brainerd, holding Rainy River to two runs through five frames in a game that VCC eventually won 12-9.
For the Ironmen, who starting Saturday have three doubleheaders in a span of five days to close out the regular season, Ritchie has been a constant in the pitching rotation.
The Hermantown graduate has wins in four of five decisions and dominated against Hibbing, yielding just two unearned runs while scattering six hits.

Fri
29
Apr

Boundary Waters Canoe Area quota permit season begins on May 1

The Forest Service quota permit season for overnight paddle, hiking and motor trips, and motorized day trips begins on May 1 in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Wintery conditions are lingering in the Arrowhead Region with variable amounts of snow remaining and ice-covered lakes.
Visitors with permits in the early part of the permit season should check conditions ahead of time by calling the Forest Service local district office or their outfitter/guide and adjust trip plans accordingly.
Picking up your permit:
• Forest Service offices and BWCAW cooperators are open and issuing permits in-person; visit recreation.gov for hours and locations of “Issue Stations.”

Fri
29
Apr

NOTICE OF FILING FOR THE 2022 PRIMARY AND GENERAL ELECTION CITY OF ELY, MINNESOTA

NOTICE OF FILING FOR THE 2022
PRIMARY AND GENERAL ELECTION
CITY OF ELY, MINNESOTA

Notice is hereby given that the City of Ely General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. The filing period for Mayor (a 2 year term) and City Council (3 each with 4 year terms) begins at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2022, and ends at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 31, 2022.

NOTE: Filing offices will be closed Monday, May 30, 2022 in observance of Memorial Day.

Candidates may file in person or by mail between 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 17, 2022, and 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 31, 2022. Complete documents and fees must be received, physically, by 5:00 p.m. on the last day of filing, which is May 31, 2022.

Fri
29
Apr

CITY OF ELY, MINNESOTA 2022 STREET IMPROVEMENTS / SPAULDING PHASE III

CITY OF ELY, MINNESOTA
2022 STREET IMPROVEMENTS / SPAULDING PHASE III

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Wed
27
Apr

Patricia L. Wick

Patricia L. (Helback) Wick, 92, of Duluth passed away April 26, 2022, at Chris Jensen. She was born December 27, 1929, to Gust and Lulu (Kultala) Helback in Ely Minnesota. She was raised in Ely and graduated from Ely High School Class of 1947.

After graduation Patsy moved to Minneapolis where she worked for Northern States Power in the purchasing department. Later she moved up and was the Secretary to the President of NSP. Patsy would travel home to Ely every weekend. She was a devote Christian and very active in her Church. She was an avid quilter, embroiderer, scrapbooker and enjoyed sewing.

In 1954 she married Rev. George Wick and together they had four children. Throughout the years they lived in Moose Lake, Superior, St. Paul, Ely, and Duluth.

Tue
26
Apr

Kenneth P. Ferderber

Celebration of life for Kenneth P. Ferderber will take place on May 20th at 11 a.m. at the Church of Saint Paul, Ham Lake, MN. Following will be a luncheon at the VFW in Blaine, MN 1374 109th Avenue NE., Blaine MN 55424.
Ken passed away January 8th, 2022 at the age of 77. He was born October 26th, 1944 in Ely, MN to Peter and Mary Ferderber who preceded him in death.
Ken graduated from Ely Memorial High, Class of 1962. Following graduation Ken served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. After his service, Kenneth married his wife of 53 years, Diana (Kelley) Ferderber.
Together Ken and Diana raised their two children; Kenneth Jr. and Carmen.

Mon
25
Apr

Donald Charles Myntti

Donald Charles Myntti, 98, of Duluth, died on April 23, 2022, at the Marywood Residence (Benedictine Living Community) on the Campus of the College of St. Scholastica, surrounded by his loving family. He was born to Charles and Laura (Järvinen) Myntti in Chisholm, MN on August 11, 1923, and grew up in Ely.

Don’s life, until the end, was animated by his “legacy values”, those values he held most dear and wished to pass on to his children:
to work hard, do his best, and to earn the respect of all; to make his wife & children the center of his world; to nurture his life-long friendships; to follow his passion to see & know the world as a globe-trotter, and as a life-long learner; to choose optimism; to feed his unquenchable curiosity; to practice gratitude for having exceeded all expectations, and for his happy & healthy life; to celebrate his life-long attachment to the Iron Range & its people; and finally, to appreciate his Finnish roots and values.

Fri
22
Apr

CITY OF ELY NEW Phone#’s

CITY OF ELY NEW Phone#’s

The City of Ely upgraded our phone system: The 218-226-XXXX numbers will no longer be in service.

To reach the City of Ely please Call 218-365-3224, 218-365-3222 or 1-855-884-1374.

For frozen water lines, sanitary sewers, street lights and power outages call Utilities department at extension 4 during business hours or the Utility Emergency Number at 1-800-890-8713 for after business hour emergencies.

For streets, alleys, and sidewalks call the Public Works Department at extension 5.

Ely Echo
April 16, 2022
April 23, 2022

Fri
22
Apr

Important Information Regarding Property Assessments

Important Information
Regarding Property Assessments
This may affect your
2023 property taxes

The Board of Appeal and Equalization for the City of Ely, MN will meet on April 28, 2022 from 5:00pm-6:00pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 209 E Chapman St. The purpose of this meeting is to determine whether taxable property in the jurisdiction has been properly valued and classified by the assessor, and also to determine whether corrections need to be made.

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