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Tue
21
Feb

Wolftrack Sled Dog Race cancelled

Race director Ellen Cashman stated that last night the board of the Wolftrack Classic Sled Dog Race reviewed course information and cancelled the race planned for this weekend due to unsafe conditions.

Sat
14
Jan

Legislators back Twin Metals; Over 60 lawmakers voice outrage, want federal edict reversed

by Tom Coombe -

Sat
07
Jan

Is it a Giant Crow? Batman? What?

The lifting kite over the ice at Shagawa Lake, just north of Grand Ely Lodge attracted passesrby on Pioneer Road as it lifted the object below into the sky,
Fom the popular Ely lodge restaurant and bar, that which was being lifted was even more spectacular - a fifty foot inflatedWhale! Photo by Vosburgh Custom Cabins. The likes of which Ely had never seen. Flying whale Initiated by GEL guests. Second photo byJay Rock of Shoreline Realty, thanks for sharing the photos.

Fri
30
Dec

The story of Burt Keeeley, Ely’s century-old and largely unknown link to the major leagues

(Editor’s Note: This is part one of a two-part series written by Anthony Bush, a baseball historian).
by Anthony Bush
Ely, Minnesota, is an eternal frontier town. Established in the late 1880s as a mining outpost in the remote wilderness of the Vermilion Iron Range about 20 miles south of the Canadian border, Ely was a typical wild-west town. It is also an unlikely baseball town.
Legend has it that professional-baseball-player-turned-evangelist Billy Sunday visited on occasion and is credited with the comment, “The only difference between Ely and hell is there’s a railroad out of Ely.”
Sunday would preach one day and then play in the baseball games between Ely and nearby-logging-town Winton the next.

Thu
15
Dec

Lake County Highway Department service continues after fire

December 15, 2016 – Lake County Highway Department has made arrangements to continue service to the public following last night’s structure fire at its facility.
The use of garage, shop and office space are being provided at other Lake County facilities, the City of Two Harbors, Silver Creek township, and local businesses while the fire investigation and recovery efforts continue. Phone service will be forwarded to the temporary locations.
Additional plow trucks, loaders and graders are already in place with help from St. Louis County, City of Silver Bay, and Ziegler, until Lake County equipment can be assessed and cleaned. Some equipment and structures will need to be replaced.
Cost of the fire is still undetermined.

Thu
15
Dec

Winter truck load increases begin Dec. 16 for north, north central frost zones

Winter truck load increases will begin Friday, Dec. 16, on unrestricted highways in the north and north central frost zones, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
Vehicles will be allowed to operate up to 10 percent over the standard legal maximum loads on unrestricted highways during the winter load increase period. However, trucks must comply with current registration weight laws and not exceed registered gross weight tolerances.
Drivers should check with local agencies before increasing any weights on city, county and township routes. The sign erected on the roadway governs the load limit in effect. A winter weight increase permit is required to take advantage of the 10 percent weight increase on interstate highways only; a permit is not required for state trunk highways.

Sat
10
Dec

Viola W. Newton, 91, dies

Viola W. Newton, 91, formerly of Babbitt, passed away on Friday, December 9, 2016 at the Boundary Waters Care Center in Ely. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. at Kerntz Funeral Home in Ely with visitation being held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

Fri
09
Dec

Goalie shines, secures Ely win

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
09
Dec

NATIONAL FOREST TIMBER FOR SALE SUPERIOR NATIONAL FOREST

NATIONAL FOREST
TIMBER FOR SALE
SUPERIOR NATIONAL FOREST

Fri
09
Dec

City of Ely ANIMAL LICENSES for 2017 for your dog or cat are now available!

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

City of Ely
ANIMAL LICENSES for 2017 for your dog or cat are now available!

Licenses are required by City Ordinance No. 102, 2nd Series and can be purchased at the Clerk’s Office in City Hall, 209 E Chapman St, Ely MN 55731 or at The Ely License Bureau located at 17 E Chapman St. License fee is $5.00 for spayed or neutered dogs/cats and $9.00 for those who are not. Please bring a certificate of current rabies immunization from your veterinarian.

City of Ely
Harold R Langowski, Clerk/Treasurer
Ely Echo 12/10/2016

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