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Ely’s hometown newspaper - Ely Echo - for photos,news and legals

Ely’s official newspaper keeps its subscribers informed on what’s happening though news and photos and ads. You would be welcome to join up too!

Fri
14
Jul

Sunset over Rookie Pond

A BEAUTIFUL VIEW from the Fernberg Road at the Rookie Pond overlook by Ely photographer Eric Sherman during a recent trip east of Ely.

Fri
14
Jul

Proud to be number one

LITTLE LEAGUE WINNERS were the Indians who beat the Cards 4-2 in the July 7 championship game behind a three run homer and the pitching of Iver Lepisto. Pictured: Front (l-r): Benny Leeson, Ty Walker. Kneeling: Jack Davies, Silas Solum, Brady Eaton, Caid Chittum, Drew Marolt, Back: Blake Walsh, Chase Anderson, Blake Schaller, Sam Leeson, Iver Lepisto. Coaches: Kevin Marolt, Mark Walker and Cory Eaton.

Fri
14
Jul

Work continues on 169 - It's summer

BIG MACHINERY on the Highway 169 project between Tower and Ely.

Temporary lane closures for Highway 169 begin July 17 in Mt. Iron/Virginia and shoulder closures beginning July 17 on Hwy 169 in Mt. Iron and Virginia.

Hwy 169 will remain open to one lane of traffic in each direction during construction while crews work on pavement and shoulder rehabilitation. Turn lane closures around the intersections of Hwy 169 and County Road 7/Enterprise Drive and County Road 109 will occur in August.

This portion of the project is expected to be completed in October 2017. The project will resume in spring of 2018 and go through October 2018. Remaining work will consist of bridge and pavement rehabilitation.

Project benefits include smoother pavement surface, better ride quality, improved traffic signal functionality, and pedestrian accessibility and safety

Fri
14
Jul

Computer system upgrade will affect Ely License Bureau July 20-22

The State of Minnesota is replacing the computer system that handles license tabs and other vehicle transactions, and this will affect the services offered at the Ely License Bureau for three days during the upgrade.
“The state is finally going to start this new system and in order to switch it over it’s going to take some time where the computer system for the motor vehicles will be down,” said Penny Reedy of the Ely License Bureau. “Because of that we will be closed Thursday and Friday, July 20 and 21 and on Monday, July 24.”

Fri
14
Jul

Mining opponents speak out; Rom, Piragis face some pushback during Tuesday Group visit

Becky Rom presented her views at the Tuesday Group.

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
14
Jul

Sunday liquor OK in Winton

by Tom Coombe
People no longer have to drive out of the Ely area to buy a case of beer or bottle of wine on Sundays.
While the city of Ely has declined to take advantage of a new state law allowing Sunday off-sale liquor purchases, the city of Winton is taking a different approach.
In a unanimous vote, the Winton council approved Sunday liquor sales.
The provision takes affect immediately and off-sale purchases will be allowed at Winton’s only liquor retailer- the Winton Roadhouse.
“They can start this Sunday,” said city clerk Anne Jackson.
While Ely liquor retailers pressured city council members to keep its Sunday ban, sentiment was apparently different in neighboring Winton.
Jackson said the measure was approved with no opposition.
State law changed this year to allow liquor stores to be open on Sunday, but home-rule charter cities have their own discretion on the matter.

Thu
13
Jul

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WINTON, MINNESOTA RELATED TO AMENDMENT OF ORDINANCE NO. 51, AN ORDINANCE LICENSING AND REGULATING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES IN THE CITY OF WINTON.

City of Winton
PO Box 163
Winton, MN 55796

Ordinance No. 52

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WINTON, MINNESOTA RELATED TO AMENDMENT OF ORDINANCE
NO. 51, AN ORDINANCE LICENSING AND REGULATING ALCOHOLIC
BEVERAGES IN THE CITY OF
WINTON.

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WINTON DOES HEREBY ORDAIN;

ADOPTION OF STATE LAW BY REFERENCE. MINN. STAT. CH. 340A

AMMENDMENT OF SECTION: HOURS AND DAYS OF LIQUOR SALES TO READ:
No sale of liquor shall be made between the hours of 2:00 o’clock a.m. and 8:00 o’clock a.m. on the days of Monday through Saturday, nor after 2:00 o’clock a.m. on Sundays, nor between the hours of 8:00 o’clock p.m. on December 24 and 8:00 o’clock a.m. on December 25. No offsale shall be made between the hours of 6:00 o’clock p.m. and 11:00 o’clock a.m. on Sundays, nor before 8:00 o’clock a.m. or after 10:00 o’clock p.m. on Monday through Saturday, nor on Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day, December 25.

Thu
13
Jul

Study Session Meeting – Council Chambers, Ely City Hall June 27, 2017

Study Session Meeting – Council Chambers, Ely City Hall
June 27, 2017

Mayor Novak called the June 27, 2017 Study Session to order at 5:32pm.

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

ADDITIONS OR OMISSIONS: None

REQUEST TO APPEAR: None

OLD BUSINESS: None

Wed
12
Jul

City of Ely will be starting the Chandler Area water main replacement project

Notice to Public:

The City of Ely will be starting the Chandler Area water main replacement project on Monday July 17th. Residents in the Chandler and Finn Hill area should anticipate water service interruptions as well as road closures for the next two months while the water lines are replaced and the roadways reconstructed. Temporary water service will be provided to residents in this area to limit outage durations.
Affected homes will be notified door to door by utility personnel prior to outages. The City of Ely and the Ely Utilities Commission apologizes for any inconvenience this work may cause. If you have any questions call Harold R. Langowski, Clerk- Treasurer at 218-235-3083.

Harold R. Langowski P.E.
Clerk-Treasurer
City of Ely
elyod@ely.mn.us
Office: 218-226-5474
Cell: 218-235-3083
Ely Echo 7/15/2017

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