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Fri
21
Sep

Wolves escape in home debut

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
21
Sep

PUBLIC HEARING on CC re-zoning

PUBLIC HEARING

The City of Ely Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday October 3rd 2018 at 6:00 pm in the 2nd Floor Board Room of City Hall to gather public input in consideration of a request made by City of Ely for the Option to Re-Zone the Community Center located at 30 South First Avenue East Ely MN to Residential Transition (RT) District from Public (P-2) District currently.

Per the City of Ely Code Sec. 11.40 definition of Residential Transition (RT) District; Purpose of RT District is to provide an area of transition between residential and commercial or industrial uses and to permit residentially compatible uses with residential uses. This district is intended to allow for orderly and efficient use of property and to encourage the upkeep and maintenance of such property. The RT District may be applied to a single property or group of properties within the larger zoning district.

Thu
20
Sep

Art DeBernardi, 89, of Foley, dies

Art DeBernardi, 89, of Foley, died September 18, 2018 at the St. Cloud Hospital after a short illness. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM, Friday, September 21, 2018 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Foley. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 AM, Friday at the church. Military Honors will be provided by the Foley American Legion, Post 298. Burial will take place on Monday, September 24, 2018 at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls. Service with Dignity provided by the Foley Funeral Home.
Arthur John DeBernardi was born on October 14, 1928 in Ely, Minnesota to Enrico and Geramina (Magnatti) DeBernardi.
He graduated from Ely High School in 1948 and served in the US Army from 1951-1953 where he was stationed in Germany. After the service, Art attended Jr. College in Ely and excelled in both school and sports. He was offered a contract as a kicker for the Los Angeles Rams but declined.

Thu
20
Sep

Community calendar for events from Sept. 21 to Octobe

Ely Senior Lunch Program is daily 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Join Ely area seniors for a daily lunch. Must be 60 years of age. Ely’s Senior Center 27 S. 1st Ave E, Ely.

Ely Marathon & Boundary Waters Bank Half Marathon, September 21, 2018 - September 22, 2018. Friday night kicks off with the Northern Lights 5K Glow Run at 7 p.m. Saturday morning the full marathon starts.

ATV Ride for Special Olympics Minnesota on Saturday, September 22. Start time is 10 am. This ride is guided by the Prospector Loop ATV Club and the Babbitt ATV Club.Wrap up BBQ at Silver Rapids Lodge and Karaoke by Ed Ely. 5 pm (open to the public) Registration is $25, day of the ride, $30. All proceeds go to the Northland 300 Ride for Special Olympics Minnesota.

Wed
19
Sep

NOTICE OF Absentee Voting for the General Election

To the Electors of the City of Ely in the County of St. Louis, State of Minnesota

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: that a General Election will be held at 27 South 1st. Avenue, East (the Senior Center) on TUESDAY, November 6, 2018, at which time the polls will be open from the hours of 7:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Anyone who wishes to vote by ABSENTEE BALLOT can obtain an Absentee Ballot Application by:
• Call - City Hall, Clerk’s Office - 218-226-5449
• In person – Clerk’s Office, 209 E Chapman St, Ely MN
o Monday –Friday 8am-4:30pm,
o Saturday, November 3rd 10am-3pm
o Monday, November 5th 8am-5pm
• Email - deputyclerk@ely.mn.us
• Online - www.sos.state.mn.us - Elections and Voting – Other Ways to Vote

Once an Absentee Ballot Application is received, a ballot will be available to you.

Wed
19
Sep

September minutes City of Ely

Public Hearing Minutes - September 4, 2018
City Hall, Council Chambers

Call to Order: Mayor Novak Called the Public Hearing to order at 5pm.

PRESENT: Council members A.Forsman, Kess, Debeltz, Omerza, Callen, D.Forsman and Mayor Novak
ABSENT: None

Purpose:

For public notice and comment regarding the Ely Bowling Alley’s proposed three day liquor license suspension for lapsed insurance.

Tue
18
Sep

A second quarter eruption; Wolves turn the tables on Chisholm, gain first victory of year

by Tom Coombe -

Tue
18
Sep

Ironmen thumped at Fergus

by Tom Coombe -

Tue
18
Sep

USDA Forest Service seeks public comment on improving management of mineral, oil, and gas resources

Today, Sept. 18, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service published Advance Notices announcing its plan to revise two parts of the agency’s locatable mineral regulations. The Forest Service seeks public comment on its work to improve outdated and inefficient regulations for locatable minerals(link is external) and oil and gas resources on national forest lands.
“This is one of many efforts that our agency is undertaking to focus on our priority of regulatory reform,” said interim Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen. “Our goal is to make our processes as simple and efficient as possible while ensuring a sustainable environment for future generations.”

Tue
18
Sep

Janet M. (Toms) Johnson, 84, dies

Janet M. (Toms) Johnson passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 15, 2018 in her home in Houston, amid her loving family. She was born to Edwin W. and May (Mary Meenahan) Toms at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth, MN on November 7, 1933.
She grew up in Ely, MN, graduating from high school in 1951. Janet worked as a Nurse’s Aide at the Shipman Hospital during her high school years and while she attended Ely Junior College for a year in preparation for transfer to the nursing program at the Villa of St. Scholastica in Duluth. Janet graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree and worked as a surgical nurse for a year at St. Mary’s hospital in Duluth. She then moved to Denver, CO where she worked at Presbyterian Hospital.

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