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Tue
29
Aug

Fossum plans to retire in ’18

by Tom Coombe -

Mon
28
Aug

169 ahead of schedule, on budget

NEW ROAD - Rock treatment looking east on the Highway 169 project. MNDOT photo.

by Tom Coombe -

Mon
28
Aug

Rediscovered 2012 EIS shows FS changing rules

If an EIS study showed in 2012 that mining exploration should be allowed in the Superior National Forest, why is the U.S. Forest Service going through another similar EIS five years later?
That’s the question raised this past week by Up North Jobs as the final comment period ends on withdrawing 234,328 acres of federal land from mineral exploration.
According to documents filed by Up North Jobs, a meeting was held in Duluth in November of 2006 with mining company representatives and the Superior National Forest supervisor.
On the table were requests by mining companies to be issued prospecting permits for copper, nickel, platinum and related minerals in the Superior National Forest.

Mon
28
Aug

He's not in the photo, Steve writes

In a note from Steve Kapsch I found out that at least one of the men identified in the Sandemar photo and article last week was wrong. Here’s what Steve wrote:
“I enjoyed your piece on Sandemar, which was, indeed, a gathering place for Elyites, including my dad and my uncle Matty and Swanson’s often illustrious guests. Swanson’s name came up so often in household conversation when I was a kid that he was something of a “mythical character” because it was like I knew him well, but I didn’t know him at all and never met him.
Anyway, uncle Matty was there at Sandemar often but he’s not in the photo.
The man whispering to Johnnie Bucca isn’t Matty but I don’t know who he is. (Johnnie looks like he’s either getting ready for Roaring Stony Days, or RSD is over and he’s decided he likes the look!).

Fri
25
Aug

Richard L. Rosett, 83, of Embarrass, dies

Richard (Dick) Lloyd Rosett, 83, of Embarrass, MN, passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, August 25, 2017, with his children by his side.

Dick was born on July 11, 1934 in Marshall County/Grand Plain Twp, MN. He graduated high school in Goodridge, MN. He worked on a farm in Goodridge. He married the love of his life, Dolly Gutterud, at the Silver Creek Church in Thief River Falls, MN before moving to Farmington, MI to begin building their family. They moved back to Goodridge for a time, and eventually made their home in Embarrass, MN where he worked for Erie Mining/LTV Steel until his retirement.

Dick loved the outdoors, avidly hunting on his land and fishing local waters. He enjoyed playing cards with his family and friends, gardening and farming on his property.

Fri
25
Aug

Ely’s hometown newspaper - The Ely Echo - delivers the spirit of Ely and its people

The people who bring you Ely area news each week are people who care about Ely. They own homes here, pay taxes here, raise our families here in your neighborhoods.

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Fri
25
Aug

Fake news, Trump and U.S. culture - Foreign journalists visit Ely, talk foreign policy and impact of social media during public forum

by Tom Coombe -

Foreign policy and “fake news” were two dominant topics in Ely Monday, when journalists from 10 different countries gathered at the Pioneer Mine complex.
The annual visit by the participants in the World Press Institute fellows program included a lively public forum sponsored by the Ely Echo, as the journalists shared their perspectives on the Trump Administration, American culture and the impact of social media on modern journalism.

Read the complete article in this week's Ely Echo on newsstands now. Get the complete Echo news by email every week as pdfs - just $30 for a full year! 218-365-3141

SEATED (l-r) were: journalists from Guatemala, Afghanistan, Great Britain, Kenya, Ely Echo's Tom Coombe, Russia, Bulgaria, Germany, Finland and Poland.At the end is director David McDonald. Photo by Nick Wognum

Fri
25
Aug

Hospital throws park party: 60th birthday event, health expo, giant exhibit draw big crowd

CHECKING OUT THE MEGA BODY - Ely resident Byron Moren was one of the first visitors to check out the giant inflatable MEGA Body Exhibit at Whiteside Park during the hospital’s 60th birthday celebration.

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
25
Aug

Northland is deep in road construction

Travel south on Minnesota 1, West on US Highway 169 of north on County 88 and you'll experience road construction season. All in varying stages of completion, travelers need to add time to their travels in any direction.

Fri
25
Aug

Eclipse interest wasn't clouded in Ely, skies were

LONG LINES - There were people lined up down the block to get eclipse glasses at the Ely Library.

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