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Sun
20
May

Winds of change on Range

by Tom Coombe
Daniel Bliss once covered the news of Ely and has since kept close track of the community in his work as a college professor.
Among his most notable findings, which he shared this week in a presentation to the Tuesday Group, was that when adjusted for inflation, Ely’s sales tax receipts peaked in 2000.
The most recent totals, Bliss said, are approximately 28 percent down in comparison once inflation is factored into the equation.
“We’re still short (of the peak),” said Bliss, a professor of political science at the Illinois University of Technology.
Bliss recently authored a book that explores economic development governance in small town America, which is based in part on case studies he conducted comparing Ely and Hibbing on the Iron Range to communities in Illinois.

Sat
19
May

Sunny day, perfect scene show importance of recreation assets

The sun was shining late Wednesday afternoon and temperatures were more summer-like than spring.
It was a perfect day to be outdoors and it seemed like a healthy chunk of the community decided to congregate on the area from Whiteside Park over to Veterans Memorial Field.
Had someone been looking down from a helicopter or a low-flying plane, it would have made for a wonderful picture - and served as a heck of a marketing tool for Ely.
Here’s what the camera operator would have seen:
• Whiteside Park filled with young families, including a couple dozen or more kids enjoying the playground equipment and roaming free on the grass, while a few adults relaxed on the benches;
• Ely’s LIttle League field occupied by one of the community’s 10 or so Little League teams, with coaches and players tuning up for a season that will make the area a hub of activity for the next two months;

Sat
19
May

Stumble back, step forward

by Tom Coombe -

Sat
19
May

Diane Laura (Kukson) Zavodnik, 62, dies

Diane Laura (Kukson) Zavodnik, 62, of Eveleth, MN passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018.
Diane was born in Winton, MN on January 24, 1956 to Bernhart and Eileen Kukson. She married Anthony Zavodnik on December 17, 1977. Diane was a devoted wife and mother who loved raising her children and being with family and friends. Knitting, fishing, and going to the cabin were her favorite activities.
Diane graduated from Ely Memorial High School and the University of MN-Duluth. She worked as an eligibility specialist for St. Louis County Social Services Department for 36 years.
Diane was preceded in death by her father Bernhart Kukson, sister-in-law Dorothy (Pepper) Ersbo, and niece Sue Ann Krunkkala.

Fri
18
May

Hometown news in full spectrum - The Ely Echo weekly newspaper

From rock and roll connection in Ely to visitors from London to Winds of Change on the Range, the Ely Echo delivers 52 weeks a year. New subscribers welcomed, old subscribers cherished!

Fri
18
May

Playground fundraiser held

FUNDRAISER for the new playground equipment at Washington Elementary was held on May 11 with over $7,000 raised. Ely police officer Adam Borchert walked with Jorden Borchert, Kylee Zobitz, Talan Hart, Lydia Johnson and Lucy Dunn. Photo by Cam Weisert.

Fri
18
May

Bids for city projects come in low

PROJECT and city officials participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the Rural Living Environment project .

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
18
May

Range connections to the fore

by Nick Wognum -

Fri
18
May

Angler season underway

Big northern pike were found on opening weekend in the Ely area. Lake trout and stringers of walleye were also reported. Let's go fishing!

Fri
18
May

Little League season begns

EYE ON THE BALL for Ely Little League catcher Frank Udovich of the Twin Metals Rockies. With summer on the way and school days almost over, future Timberwolves players begin their season

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