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Armistice Day is commemorated every year on 11 November to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I, which took effect in 1918 at eleven o’clock in the morning—the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day.”
The U.S. holiday was renamed Veterans Day in 1954. As a Federal holiday, it will be observed this year on Monday instead.
At the outset of World War I, Harry S. Truman served in the U.S. Army as an artillery battery commander in France. He served later as President.
Starting in May, 1917 when the U.S. entered the war, over 4.7 million men and women served in the regular U.S. forces, national guard units, and draft units with about 2.8 million serving overseas. There were 53,402 killed in action, 63,114 deaths from disease and other causes, and about 205,000 wounded, according to sources.

Fri
09
Nov

Election aftermath: split decision ensures more of the same

Election Day has come and gone and we’re thrilled to see the extraordinary interest in the Ely area - where turnout was through the roof - and across the state and nation.
But those looking for some clarity, and a break from the political divide that exists seemingly everywhere, figure to be in for disappointment.
Voters delivered what at best could be called a split verdict Tuesday night.
Across the nation, Democrats took over the U.S. House as expected but Republicans gained seats in the U.S. Senate.
The House losses were typical for a president’s party during his first midterm and clearly not at a level suffered by recent presidents including Obama (2010) and Clinton (1994).
In Minnesota, it was more of a victory for Democrats as the party continued their winning streak in statewide elections, with crushing victories in both the governor and two U.S. Senate races, and a sweep that puts the DFL in charge of the State House.

Fri
09
Nov

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Fri
09
Nov

Ely Memorial High School presents fall musical: Zombie Prom

ONE MORE DAY to check out Zombie Prom, as Ely students take to the stage at 4 p.m. Sunday at Washington Auditorium. Rehearsing a piece earlier this week were Holly Dirks, Matthew Janeksela, Annika Mattson, Julia Schwinghamer and Winter Sainio. Photo by Tom Coombe.

Fri
09
Nov

Rotary salutes its veterans

As we mark the Centennial of Armistice Day, now known as Veterans’ Day, Ely Rotary is proud to salute our members who have served in the military. Pictured here are Pat Warner (Army), Kurt Soderberg (ANG), Terri Olson (Army), Ward Nelson (Army), Joe Owens (Navy), Chuck Zeugner (USMC), and Dr Bob Savereide (Navy). Not shown is Craig Loughery (Army). Photo by Susan Kasbeer

Fri
09
Nov

Baltich defeated in Lake County

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Fri
09
Nov

Fourth time the charm for Campbell in city council race

ELY HIGH SCHOOL student Raif Olson works with fellow election judge Doug Wiermaa at the City of Ely polling place. Photo by Cole Kleitsch.

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Fri
09
Nov

Ely junior Olson an all-stater again; Devine 29th in girls Class A event

ELY EIGHTH GRADER Zoe Devine (962) competed in the state cross country meet and placed 29th in Class A.

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Thu
08
Nov

BIDS FOR CONCESSION OPERATION OF PRAIRIE PORTAGE USDA FOREST SERVICE

Bids are being solicited for a concession-operated commercial portage service special use permit to provide high-quality public service in the operation and maintenance of Prairie Portage. Prairie Portage is located on the International Border between Minnesota and Ontario, Canada and is administered by the U.S.D.A. Forest Service.
The successful bidder will be responsible for operating and maintaining the portage according to the terms of a special use permit issued by the Forest Service. In consideration for the permit, the permittee shall pay to the Forest Service a flat fee and percentage of gross receipts derived from the concession operation.
A prospectus, sample permit, and bid forms are available at the following link: www.fs.usda.gov/detail/superior/home/?cid=fseprd560775
Hard copies will be provided upon request.

Thu
08
Nov

Nolan congratulates Congressman-Elect Pete Stauber and offers assistance during transition

U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan telephoned Congressman-elect Pete Stauber Wednesday to offer congratulations on Stauber’s election victory Tuesday, and offer any and all assistance in transitioning Minnesota’s 8th District Congressional office to the new representative.
“Pete and I had a warm and cordial conversation to discuss the orderly transition of the office, as well as information regarding legislative efforts he may wish to continue after he begins his service in Washington,” Nolan said. “This Congressional seat belongs to the great people of Minnesota’s Eighth District, and my staff and I are committed to ensuring that they continue to receive top-notch, uninterrupted service as long as we remain in office.”
Nolan added that he and Stauber agreed to be in close communication over the coming weeks leading up to the onset of the new Congress in January.

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