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16
Jan

Audrey Gail (Gornik) Server, 67, of Circle Pines, MN, formerly of Ely, dies

Audrey Gail (Gornik) Server, 67, of Circle Pines, MN, formerly of Ely, passed away peacefully with family by her side at Regions Hospital I St. Paul on Monday, January 16, 2017. A celebration of her life is being planned for a later date. Survived by her husband Allen Server, Circle Pines, MN; sisters Mary Jo (John) Pouchnik, Scottsdale, AZ; Nancy (Doug) McReady, Ely, MN; Karen (Pat) Jankowski, Idaho Falls, ID; brother Bob Gornik, Coon Rapids, MN; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mon
16
Jan

Margaret Marie Merhar Dugan, Former Elyite, dies

Margaret Marie Merhar Dugan, Former Ely, MN and Detroit native, Marge Merhar Dugan passed away on January 15, 2017, in Livonia, MI. A 1958 graduate of Ely Memorial High School, she was a moral standard, dedicating her life to living with integrity and honor. In high school she was a member of several musical groups including the Dillonaires, a competitive Ely Marching band.
As a 17 year old, she left Ely, MN to join the Matt Goeze Tamburitzans, a traveling musical troupe honoring Slovanic dance and music. She graduated from Marygrove College of Detroit in 1962 with a Bachelor in Music degree. She then taught music in the Detroit public schools for 34 years, mainly at Guyton and Webster schools.

Sun
15
Jan

…will have devastating impacts to the economic future of Northeast Minnesota

Dear Secretary Vilsack and Secretary Jewell:
As elected leaders of the Minnesota Legislature, we are writing to express our outrage at the recent politically-driven decisions issued by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) related to mineral development in Northeast Minnesota.
Initiating actions to withdraw nearly 240,000 acres of federal lands and minerals from future exploration and potential development and denying the renewal of 50-year federal mineral leases held by Twin Metals Minnesota are onerous decisions that will cause devastating and irreversible damage to the citizens, communities and economy of the region.
We seek your immediate reconsideration and reversal of these actions, and urge you to refocus your agencies on the proper tasks of accepting and assessing mining project proposals under the regulatory procedures established by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other related federal statutes.

Fri
13
Jan

Twins set for Tuesday visit; Winter Caravan stop includes free lunch at Grand Ely Lodge

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
13
Jan

Ely Echo - your hometown newspaper, locally owned - office on Chapman Street

Week after week you can count on the Ely Echo to deliver the news that affects you life. Now its complete print shop also brings you one hour photo printing! Try us oit!

Fri
13
Jan

Tuesday deadline for township races

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
13
Jan

Hwy. 88 to close for 12 weeks in 2017; Hwy. 88 to close for 12 weeks in 2017

A bridge replacement project on Highway 88 will cause delays and detours in 2017 and 2018.
St. Louis County Highway Department officials spoke at a Town of Morse board meeting Tuesday night.
Highway Department director Jim Foldesi, bridge engineer Matt Hemmila, principal technician Lance Robert, Commissioner Tom Rukavina and Tom Erchul from the Ely Joint Public Works facility discussed the project.
The bridge over the river that runs from Shagawa to Burntside is in need of full replacement.
The $1.26 million project will start Aug. 7 and is scheduled to run until Oct. 28. Final work would be done in 2018 and could include an additional three weeks of closures.
“You’ve got a real bad bridge on a really popular road,” said Robertson.
Hemmila said the bridge is in poor shape now and has been on the docket for replacement.
The detour around 88 will be an issue but has been determined to be unavoidable.

Fri
13
Jan

School Board Meeting Minutes December

School Board Meeting Minutes December 12, 2016 (Board approved 1-9-2017)
1.0 The regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 696 was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Chairman Marsnik. The meeting was held in the School Board meeting room.
2.0 On roll call the following directors were present: Kellerman, Marsnik, Pengal, Pointer, Sjoberg, Udovich. Absent: None. Also present: Keith Vandervort, Ely Timberjay; Tom Coombe, Ely Echo; and Superintendent, Kevin Abrahamson.
3.0 Pledge of Allegiance
4.0 Approval of Agenda:
4.1 Moved by Pointer, seconded by Sjoberg, to approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried. (Vote: 6-0).
5.0 Open Forum:
5.1 Truth In Taxation presentation by Kevin Abrahamson
5.1.1 Discussed 2016-2017 budget
5.1.2 Discussed 2016 Payable 2017 Levy
5.2 Opportunity for questions from taxpayers: There were no questions asked.

Fri
13
Jan

Fishing Report from Russ

10 pound 27 1/2 inch walleye caught on White Iron Lake. Fisherman pictured, L-R, Timon Iverson (St. Paul), Milo Iverson (holding fish, Paris, France), and Will Poppleton, St. Paul)

Fri
13
Jan

Foreign Exchange Student Program focus of Jan. 24 meeting in Ely school

Felipe Luiz, Brazilian student, with co-counselors Ward Nelson and Joe Owens of Ely Rotary.

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