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01
May

City of Ely: Committee Meetings

City of Ely: Committee Meetings
Notice of Meeting by Telephone or Other Electronic Means
NOTICE for Meeting pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 13D.021

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Ely will hold committee meetings if necessary, the meetings will be held via video/teleconference. The calendar for public meetings is located on the City of Ely Website at www.ely.mn.us – City Calendar of Public Meetings. In the description will be the information to connect to the meeting.

In accordance with the requirements of Minn. Stat. Section 13D.021, Mayor Chuck Novak, has determined that an in person meeting in not practical or prudent because of a health pandemic or an emergency declared under Chapter 12 of the Minnesota Statutes.

Fri
01
May

City of Ely-Council Meeting

City of Ely-Council Meeting
NOTICE for Meeting pursuant to Minn. Stat. § 13D.021
Notice of Meeting by Telephone or Other Electronic Means

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Ely will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 5:30pm the meeting will be held via video/teleconference.

In accordance with the requirements of Minn. Stat. Section 13D.021, Mayor Chuck Novak, has determined that an in person meeting in not practical or prudent because of a health pandemic or an emergency declared under Chapter 12 of the Minnesota Statutes.

The City of Ely adopted Resolution 2020-013 to extend the period of a Mayor-Declared Local Emergency. It has been determined that attendance at the regular meeting location by members of the public is not feasible.

Fri
01
May

Request for Bids

The Ely Housing and Redevelopment Authority is soliciting propane bids for the 2020 – 2021 heating season. The Ely HRA owns all of its tanks and the average use is 80,000 gallons per year. Please include price for any delivery charges and/or fees. We also require that the vendor provide service and that their technicians are knowledgeable of our equipment which includes Water Heaters, Vaporizers and Boilers. Please submit bids to the Ely HRA office located at 114 North 8th Avenue East #111, Ely MN, 55731 by May 11th at 3:00 pm. If you have any questions call me at 218-365-3900.
Michele Milton

Fri
01
May

Ordinance combining the offices of City Clerk and City Treasurer in the City of Winton

Ordinance No. 54

An ordinance combining the offices of City Clerk and City Treasurer in the City of Winton, St. Louis County, Minnesota.

The City Council of the City of Winton Does Ordain:
Section 1: Combined City Clerk-Treasurer. The offices of city clerk and city treasurer are hereby combined at the close of the current city treasurer term, December 31, 2020, pursuate to Minn. Stat. 412.591, Subd. 2.

Section 2: Term of office. The combined City Clerk-Treasurer office shall continue until the close of the current City Clerk term, December 31, 2022, at which time a successor shall be elected every four years or appointed into office.

Section 3: Compensation. The City Council shall determine the compensation to be paid to the City Clerk-Treasurer.

Section 4: This ordinance becomes effective from and after its passage and publication in accordance with law.

Adopted by the Winton City Council this 6th day of April, 2020.

Fri
01
May

DNR Conservation Officer weekly report ending April 27

District 6 - Two Harbors area
CO Sean Williams (Ely #1CO Sean Williams (Ely #1) reports many calls of out-of-control campfires all over the Iron Range. Extremely dry and windy conditions meant these fires spread quickly and both DNR and U.S. Forest Service crews had to act quickly to keep them from spreading. Please remember that there is a burning ban in place, which includes campfires on public lands.
CO John Velsvaag (Ely) checked ATV operators this past week, as well as spring fish-run activity. He also assisted with closures and took multiple calls on burning restrictions. Velsvaag also had multiple nuisance-animal complaints and beaver-trapping questions.
CO Thomas Wahlstrom (Grand Marais) spent time checking anglers along the North Shore tributaries. State parks and campgrounds were patrolled. The officer assisted the county with several calls. Enforcement action was taken for snowmobile and angling violations.

Fri
01
May

No school, no sports for Wolves

by Tom Coombe
There were more than enough hints and the proverbial handwriting had been on the wall for at least a couple of weeks.
Yet that didn’t make things any easier for high school athletes in Ely, or elsewhere in Minnesota.
When Gov. Tim Walz announced last week that students wouldn’t return to school this spring, he also ended any hope that high school spring sports would take place this year.
Within minutes of Walz’s announcement, the Minnesota State High School League made it official, cancelling seasons that had been put on hold since mid-March.
The ramifications in Ely were far reaching.
Senior Luke Olson wouldn’t get the opportunity to defend his State Class A title in the 800 meter run, while classmates Raif Olson, Eric Omerza and Brielle Kallberg lost their opportunity to punch return tickets to state.

Fri
01
May

Miriam V. Pucel, 95, of Ely

Miriam V. Pucel, 95, of Ely, Minnesota, peacefully passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2020, at Boundary Waters Care Center, Ely, Minnesota. Her last days were spent surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 2, 1924, in Soudan, Minnesota, to Anna (Westerinen) and John Heikkinen.

Miriam attended schools in Soudan and Tower, Minnesota, graduating in 1942. During World War II, she left home to work at the Rock Island Arsenal in Illinois. She married Joe M. Pucel on May 10, 1947, at her parents’ home in Soudan.

Miriam loved travel of all kinds and camped with family and friends across the United States. She went on her first canoe trip at age 67! She made some special trips to France, Germany, Hawaii, and even Disney World. In her later years, she walked marathons of miles on the Miners’ Lake Trail, many with the family’s lab dogs (Doodie was special).

Wed
29
Apr

Patricia G. Boitz, 93, of Ely

Patricia G. Boitz, 93, of Ely passed away Friday, April 17, 2020 at the Boundary Waters Care Center in Ely.
Patricia was born on March 17, 1927 in Ely to John & Louise (Dormish) Petrich. She was a lifelong Ely Resident. She graduated from Ely High School and worked as a clerk for J.C. Penny. She married Frederick Boitz. She loved sewing, ceramics, and gardening. She also enjoyed making Slovenian meals and wine; she went hunting and trapping and her time at the lake. She was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church of Ely, the American Fraternal Union of Ely, and the Slovenians Women.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Frederick on August 19, 2007; six brothers: John, Joe, Louie, Mathew, Bernard, and Frank Petrich; four sisters: Justina Petrich, Heddy Storm, Elizabeth Shauer, and Louise Goldowski; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mon
27
Apr

Gladys Frances (Perko) Born, age 86,

Gladys Frances Born

Gladys Frances (Perko) Born, age 86, passed away at St. Marys Hospital, Rochester, MN on Thursday, April 23, 2020.

Gladys was born May 30, 1933 in Ely, MN, daughter of Frances and John Perko. Gladys spent her childhood in Ely, moving to Rochester, MN to pursue nursing school. She graduated from St. Marys School of Nursing with a concentration in psychiatry in 1954.

She married her best friend, Robert Born on August 20, 1955 in Ely, MN. After relocating for two years to Pasadena, CA and moving back to Rochester, she practiced private duty through St. Marys while raising her young family. For 25 years, Gladys worked as a Nurse Manager, often praised as a mentor to many, during her career on the closed psychiatric unit of St. Marys.

Fri
24
Apr

Plans for CC hit roadblock

by Tom Coombe
Ely city officials want to see some progress at the Community Center building before they’ll grant the new owners more time to develop their vision for the local landmark.
The K America Foundation, which bought the building in late-2018, wants a three-year extension to its current agreement, which would give the organization until the end of 2028 to meet various milestones and turn the building into a venue for Korean language and culture camps.
But council members, meeting remotely Tuesday amid the coronavirus pandemic, opted instead to heed the recommendation of the city’s historic preservation commission, which is looking for “more progress on year one milestones.”
City Attorney Kelly Klun told the council that K America currently has six years to complete various milestones in order to keep the building, which it purchased for $30,000.

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