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Wed
20
Jun

Morse appoints election judges

The Town of Morse board of supervisors appointed election judges for the Aug. 14 primary and Nov. 6 general elections.
Appointed were town clerk Nick Wognum, town treasurer Mary Ann Lekatz, Cindy Nicholson, town deputy treasurer Amy Soderberg, Kathy Hutar, Connie Lindgren, Muffin Nelson, Sandy Nyman, Nancy Olson, Laurie Schmidt, Tricia Schreffler, Arlene Today, Rae Lovald, Paulette Gilbert and Trudy Staubitz.
Wognum said he is working on a joint project with the city of Ely to train student election judges.
Town supervisor Len Cersine said Morse is still weighing whether or not to use calcium chloride this year on gravel roads at the end of July.
Cersine said One Pine and North White Iron roads would be candidates for calcium chloride.
He said culvert replacement work on the Cedar Lake Road is nearly completed for future blacktopping.

Tue
19
Jun

Hospital seeks public dialogue; Community forum set for Thursday night at Grand Ely Lodge

by Tom Coombe -

Mon
18
Jun

Elections are the final poll

We’re heading into prime time for the political season with a highly contested primary August 14 and a mid-term general election Nov. 14 where Minnesota will be in the national spotlight.
Wednesday, election officials from cities, school districts and townships in St. Louis County gathered in Clinton Township for training on this year’s primary and general elections.
Present were representatives from the Town of Morse, City of Ely and the Ely School District. And by the next day, the rules had changed.
The Supreme Court ruled Minnesota’s law liberally banning the wearing of political apparel and buttons in polling places was unconstitutional.
Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon will now be left with trying to interpret the ruling. He’ll pass that on to the 87 county auditors who will in turn pass it on to the same people gathered in a town hall off Highway 37 Wednesday afternoon.

Sun
17
Jun

Enrollment tumbles in Ely

by Tom Coombe -

Sun
17
Jun

Hook and Bullet Club by Nick wognum - Windshield time

There was plenty of windshield time this past weekend.
First Steve Groteboer and I took off Friday afternoon to pick up one of Roger Skraba’s clients in Crane Lake. We arrived right around the time we were told and couldn’t find our party. In fact, we didn’t find hardly anyone.
Figuring he would show up sooner or later we stopped at Voyagaire Lodge for a burger. Sure enough, as soon as we placed our order, Darryl Scott’s jet boat came zooming down the lake. Well, they had to unload the boat so we ate our lunch.
Bill Parsons had just finished his 29th guided canoe trip, 28 of them with Yatahey. “I’ve spent nearly half a year in my lifetime on trips up here,” said the 74-year-old.
We packed my rig full of empty coolers and packs before heading down to Ely via the Echo Trail. While Eric Sherman was able to snap a great photo of a moose and two calves by Ed Shave Lake, we saw deer and turtles.

Sat
16
Jun

From the miscellaneous drawer - Ooops

It isn’t just youth which makes mistakes, the elderly are guilty too.
There are things we should do (de-clutter, renew prescriptions, write letters and birthday cards) and don’t...
Probably worse are the things we do do, and shouldn’t.
For instance... a long-time friend of 53 years came to visit last week. As young moms we vacationed in Ely with our (now 50 year old) children.
Why not go back to the spot we so enjoyed in the early 1970s? Sure, sounds like fun. It could be interesting to see the old place...
“Boy, the road has certainly become bumpier than remembered... here’s the turn off. Oooh, looks like a few trees are down.
“Well, there’s no turning back. Good thing this is an old Jeep,” I say silently to myself.
My friend Sharon is not quite clutching the door handle, but she is checking her seat belt.

Sat
16
Jun

Second Gypsy Moth Treatments in Northern Minnesota Scheduled for Tuesday, June 19

On Tuesday, June 19, The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is planning a second treatment to eradicate gypsy moth infestations in areas in Cloquet, Duluth, Two Harbors, and White Iron Lake near Ely. This is dependent on the weather at the time.

The aerial treatments will start as early as 5:15 a.m. in Duluth, followed by White Iron Lake near Ely, Two Harbors, and Cloquet, which will be completed around noon. If weather conditions are not favorable the entire time, any remaining areas will be treated the next day, Wednesday, June 20, starting as early as 5:15 a.m.

The low-flying airplane will be traveling up to a half mile outside the treatment areas as it navigates through the gypsy moth infestation sites. The MDA apologizes for any inconvenience caused by the noise of the plane.

Fri
15
Jun

Herbicide applications to help reforestation efforts in the Tower area

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will begin herbicide applications on select state lands to improve reforestation efforts. Applications will begin around June 15 and continue through approximately September 15.

Signs will be posted on all herbicide treatment sites. Adjacent landowners within a quarter mile of the treatment sites have already been notified. Herbicides will not be applied within 100 feet of any water body, following DNR herbicide application guidelines.

Fri
15
Jun

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Fri
15
Jun

School Board Meeting Minutes May 2018

School Board Meeting Minutes May 14, 2018 (Board Approved 6-11-2018)

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