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Fri
06
Jul

Huge Ely turnout in support of mining

LEADING WITH LEADERS Joe Baltich and Cindy Omerza Stene of Fight For Mining Minnesota, which had a huge turnout to march in Ely’s July 4 parade on Wednesday. Photo by Nick Wognum.

Fri
06
Jul

After rains, a sunny Fourth Parade in Ely

COMPLETE with a boatload of passengers, the Studio North float took first place in the July 4 parade.

Fri
06
Jul

Recall of the past sawmill era

Up until 1922 there were two large sawmills in Winton, with loggers providing timbers to shore up the underground levels in Ely iron ore mines and also providing millions of feet of board lumber for the building boom across America.
In the Ely area, that industry is still remembered by way of sawdust piles at special events for children to dig in for coins.

SAWDUST searcher for coins is Olivia VanLeer of Farmington in the YoungLife sawdust pile on the Fourth of July in Ely’s Whiteside Park. Photo by Eric Sherman
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Fri
06
Jul

Omerza takes reins of LMC

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
06
Jul

Runners beat the rain

AHEAD OF THE PACK - More than 230 people took part in Wednesday’s Janet Gensler Memorial 4 on the 4th race, including Ely cross country and track coach Jayne Dusich (269) and Ely’s Ann Johnson (294). The event is a fundraiser for Ely’s track teams. More photos in this week’s Ely Echo!

Thu
05
Jul

Thousands turn out for Ely's 4th of July Parade

Drone shot of Ely’s Fourth of July Parade up Sheridan Street on its way to Whiteside Park, courtesy of credit: Chris Ellerbroek - Ten80 North

Thu
05
Jul

Lorraine Margaret Jaeger, 87, of Babbitt, dies

Lorraine Margaret (Snell) Jaeger passed away on July 3, 2018, surrounded by family.
She was born on August 15, 1930 to James and Clara Snell of Marcell, MN. She was the fifth of nine children. Lorraine was a graduate of Deer River High School in the spring of 1949.
She moved to the twin cities campus of the University of Minnesota where she worked as a waitress at the Stadium Cafe. She met Frank, a devoted customer, by serving him a piece of pie and striking up a conversation. This was the start of a life-long relationship that lasted over 61 years. They moved to Colorado Springs for a brief time as Frank served his time in the Army.
Afterwards, they moved to Babbitt, MN in 1959 where they raised their family and became active volunteers in their community.

Wed
04
Jul

A no-hitter for Ely’s Longwell

by Tom Coombe -

Wed
04
Jul

Northeast Range Trap teams take Novice and Junior Varsity state championships

Novice and Junior Varsity team state championships were claimed by the Northeast Range trap teams.

Wed
04
Jul

School facilities committee struggles

by Nick Wognum -

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