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Tue
30
May

DNR sees boatload of state record fish applications

Interest has ramped up this spring in the state record fish program of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, with five applications for four species including everything from shortnose gar, lake sturgeon, golden redhorse and the quillback carpsucker.

“This is by far the wildest, craziest spring we’ve ever had. We’ve never had so many record submissions and so much interest in such a short span of time,” said Mike Kurre, state record fish program coordinator. “They’re are all impressive catches and show interest in the program is growing and that there are some huge fish out there in Minnesota.”

There are two kinds of Minnesota state records: One for catching and keeping the biggest fish in each species based on certified weight; and the other for the length of a caught and released muskellunge, lake sturgeon or flathead catfish.

Tue
30
May

Johanna (Novosel) Baltich dies

Johanna Baltich passed away on May 24, 2017 in Edmonds, Washington.
Known as Joanne or Babe to her many friends, she was an Ely native born on January 24, 1932 to Helen and Frank Novosel. With her four older brothers and a sister, she grew up in Ely and graduated from Ely Memorial High School. In 1952 she married Frank Baltich, also of Ely. Frank’s job as a game warden moved the young couple to Forest Lake and Cloquet before they returned to Babbitt to raise their family in a home they built together on Birch Lake. Frank passed away in 1998 and eventually Joanne moved to California to be near her son, Frank, and later to Washington state where she was cared for by her daughter, Mary Ann, and son-in-law, Scott Donahue.

Tue
30
May

New playground takes shape

by Tom Coombe -

Mon
29
May

Animal care coming to VCC with new vet tech programs

by Tom Coombe -

Mon
29
May

Lynette M. Huovinen, 76, of Babbitt, dies

Lynette M. Huovinen, 76, of Babbitt, passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at the Ely Bloomenson Community Hospital.
Lynette loved sewing and was very active in her church. She taught Sunday School, was active in the Krazy Quilters group and was always volunteering. Lynette was active in the American Legion Auxiliary, Babbitt Golf Course and the Babbitt Women Bowlers.
She was the first person in Babbitt to get a hole in one on the Babbitt Golf Course.
She had so many wonderful friends and when you saw her she made you feel like you mattered.
She married Reynold Huovinen on June 26, 1957 in Ely, MN.

Sat
27
May

Class of ’17 has its moment

by Tom Coombe -

Sat
27
May

Mining study will proceed

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
26
May

Take the kids fishing

Nick Gazelka, Shoreview, MN (R), and cousin Sam Gazelka (L) teamed up to net this big one on Snowbank Lake Opening Day, using a smelt from Babe’s Bait & Tackle. The trout was 31 inches and had orange fillets like a salmon. Strong fish.

Fri
26
May

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: TO MARKET AND SELL THE ELY COMMUNITY CENTER

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS:
TO MARKET AND SELL THE ELY COMMUNITY CENTER

The City of Ely is accepting proposals for commercial real estate services for the marketing and possible sale of the Community Center, located at 30 South First Avenue East, Ely Minnesota. Contact Harold R. Langowski Clerk-Treasurer at elyod@ely.mn.us to receive additional information. Proposals will be accepted at Ely City Hall, 209 East Chapman Street, Ely, Minnesota 55731 until 2:00 pm Friday June 30th, 2017. The City of Ely reserves the right to reject any and all bids and award the project in the best interest of the City. Ely Echo 5/27, 6/3

Fri
26
May

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