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Sat
30
Jun

Legion wins DQ Classic Gaulke, Merhar, Mattson toss gems as Ely wins home tourney

2018 ELY LEGION TEAM after the DQ Classic Championship game. Back row, left to right: Frank Ivancich, Dylan Kienitz, Bryce Longwell, Matthew Schultz, Gage Merhar, Carter Gaulke, Trea Stickler, Trevor Mattson, Tom Coombe. Front row, left to right: Mitchell Peterson, Zach Anderson, TJae Banks, Tyler Housey, Thomas Montana, Nils DeRemee. Not pictured: Jacob Towley, Ryan Quick, Luke Olson, Brett Rosendahl.

Fri
29
Jun

Delivering Ely news since 1972 - The Ely Echo is your news source!

As Ely readied for the big July celebrations, it first had to recover from an intense storm as the weekend began. Chapman Street was out of power for almost five hours on Friday, but the Echo crew delivered its newspapers to newsstands, the Post Office as well as Email subscribers in a timely fashion. We treasure our subscribers and welcome YOU to join the folks who make the Echo that most read, most subscribed to area newspaper. 218-365-3141 to sign up.

Fri
29
Jun

Friday morning severe storm hits Ely area - UPDATE

Power was out in the Ely area from the early Friday morning storm which brought high winds and heavy rain.
According to Tami Zaun of Lake Country Power, at approximately 6:00 p.m., Friday evening, a co-op line crew was working to restore power when a lineworker collapsed.

The cause of death is not clear and an investigation is underway. An autopsy will be performed to help determine the cause.

The tragic event occurred as LCP line crews responded to more than 7,500 outages after severe thunderstorms that blew through the region early Friday morning.

While repair trucks were seen throughout the area, on Saturday many Ely rural area were still without power.

Power went out on Chapman Street Friday about 7:25 and didn't return until 12:26. Trees were reported down and power lines affected on Boundary Street, near Amici's on Central Avenue and south to Babbitt.

Fri
29
Jun

Ely loves a parade; July 4 celebration will be festive... with fireworks

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
29
Jun

Ely Patriotic Choir Concert will be Sunday, July 1

GETTING READY - Members of Ely’s Patriotic Choir practiced Wednesday in preparation for Sunday’s 2 p.m. concert at Washington Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. Photo by Jessica Kellogg.

Ely Patriotic Choir Concert will be held on Sunday, July 1 at 2 p.m. in the Ely Washington School Auditorium. Choir and Orchestra under the direction of Sarah Mason will perform their seventh annual Pre-4th of July concert. This concert is free to the public.

Fri
29
Jun

Molter Cabins celebrates 25th year

RIBBON CUTTING celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Dorothy Molter Cabins and the opening of the Kady Cabin had Executive Director Jess Edberg doing the honors. She was joined by Ely Mayor Chuck Novak, Gil Knight, Pam Meskan and Sarah Guy-Levar.

Thu
28
Jun

PolyMet completes 6700-acre land exchange with U.S. Forest Service

The U.S. Forest Service and Poly Met Mining, Inc., a whollyowned subsidiary of PolyMet Mining Corp. (together “PolyMet” or the “company”) TSX: POM;
NYSE AMERICAN: PLM – today exchanged titles to federal and private lands, completing an administrative land exchange that is central to development of Minnesota’s first copper-nickelprecious metals mine.
“With land title from the Forest Service, we now have the secure foundation on which we can complete development of this project,” said Jon Cherry, president and CEO.
The transfer of surface rights to approximately 6,650 acres of federal lands to PolyMet gives the company control over both surface and mineral rights in and around the NorthMet ore body,

Thu
28
Jun

Allen Kosir dies

Allen Kosir passed away on June 28, 2018 while at Bethany Skilled Care in Fargo, ND. Allen worked for 30 years at the Soudan Underground Mine State Park and enjoyed woodworking, hunting, and fishing. Allen married Mary Cazin on August 7, 1976 and they have one son Michael (Kristen) and grandson Colin. Surviving siblings are Susan (Jerel) Lamoureux, Martin (Marilyn) Kosir, Vance Kosir, and Lorene (Scott) Johnson. He had many good friends and a number of nieces and nephews. He will be missed.
Funeral services will be held Monday, July 2 at 11 a.m. at St .Anthony’s Catholic Church in Ely, MN.
Family arrangements entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

Thu
28
Jun

Cisa Amitrano, 95, of Babbitt, dies

Cisa Amitrano, 95, of Babbitt, passed away Thursday June 27, 2018, at the Boundary Waters Care Center in Ely.
Narcisa Bandoni was born on November 3, 1922, in Viareggio, Italy, the daughter of Maria and Alessandro Bandoni. She had many happy memories of growing up on the Mediterranean Sea and spending time with her sister there in that coastal region.
Cisa met and married John Amitrano during WWII while he was stationed in Italy. She came to the United States in 1947, and lived with her husband and infant son in El Paso, Texas, while he remained in the Army until the early ’50s. At that time her husband was stationed in Korea and Cisa and her children moved to Ely, where she could be closer to her husband’s family. In 1958, they moved to Babbitt, MN, where Cisa lived until going into the nursing home in later life.

Wed
27
Jun

Karon Kay (Stone) Krause, 77, Show Low, Arizona, dies

Karon Kay (Stone) Krause, Show Low, Arizona, was released from her seven year battle with multiple cancers to meet her Lord and Savior on the evening of June 24, 2018. Karon passed peacefully with her husband Duane Krause at her bed side. Hospice Compassus nurses and staff monitored and assisted making her comfortable at life’s end.
Karon was born in July of 1943, born Karon Kay Stone in Downey, California where her father built Liberty ships during WWII. Upon war’s end the family move back home to Wall, South Dakota. Karon lived one block from the famous Wall Drug Store and worked there from grade school through high school. She was active on the cheer squad and other school activities.

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