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Tue
15
Aug

Paulette (Polly) Krueger, 78, of Babbitt, dies

Paulette (Polly) Krueger, 78, of Babbitt, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, August 14, 2017 with her loving family at her side.
She was born on May 22, 1939 in Bemidji, MN. At an early age her family moved to Taconite, MN where her father was employed in the natural ore mines. They later moved to Babbitt where she completed high school graduating in Ely with class of 1957.
In 1958 she married Dave Kumferman and moved to the north side of Birch Lake where they raised their family. After her husband’s death, she worked in the home health care field for several years.
In 2006, she married Bill Krueger of Babbitt where they have made their home since that time.
Polly’s greatest pleasure came from spending time with her family, agate hunting along the North Shore, her flowers, fishing and playing cards with the gals.

Mon
14
Aug

Supporting a Free Press

by Senator Amy Klobuchar -

Mon
14
Aug

Public input sought on proposed late season deer hunt and regulations

People can give input on a proposed late season antlerless only deer hunt in southeastern Minnesota.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will host two public input meetings about the proposed hunt, potential dates, bag limits and other restrictions.

The first meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, in the Houston Elementary School gymnasium, 310 S. Sherman St. in Houston. The second meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, in the DNR Central Office lobby, 500 Lafayette Road in St. Paul. Online input will be taken from Monday, Aug. 28, through Monday, Sept. 11.

“We want to discuss why this hunt is proposed, at both meetings. And DNR staff will explain the purpose of the proposed dates and bag limits,” said Adam Murkowski, Big Game Program leader.

Mon
14
Aug

Paulette Krueger, 78, of Babbitt, dies

Paulette Krueger, 78, of Babbitt, passed on Monday, August 14, 2017 at her home. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

Sun
13
Aug

Hook and Bullet Club by Nick Wognum - Methodists celebrate

Our little church had a big celebration last Sunday. The Ely United Methodist Church celebrated its 125th year with a full service and a special dinner.
“The Little Church With A Big Heart” is located in the oldest church building in Ely, started in 1892 and completed in 1895. The land was donated by the Oliver Mining Company.
In 1907, famed Ely mine captain Charles Trezona made a sizeable donation so the church could have actual pews. He played a key role in the church’s development. And, he lived just down the street.
Like other churches in Ely, during the Great Depression there was a good chance the doors would be closed forever. If it wasn’t for the women beginning to make pasties to help meet church expenses, that just might have happened.
Eighty years later pasties are still made by a team of volunteers (both men and women) and those funds help keep the doors open.

Sat
12
Aug

2017 MINNESOTA STATE FAIR SURE TO BE A “WILD” ONE; Wild rice taste samples, recipes, and “wild rice wear” available in the Dairy Building!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 11, 2017
Contact: Beth Nelson, President

2017 MINNESOTA STATE FAIR SURE TO BE A “WILD” ONE
Wild rice taste samples, recipes, and “wild rice wear” available in the Dairy Building!

Sat
12
Aug

Ribbon-cutting Tuesday for new college housing

Vermilion Community College has reached the end of a project several years in the making, and the start of a new era for student housing on campus.
Tuesday, ribbon-cutting ceremonies will be held to formally open Timber Ridge, the school’s new on-campus housing units.
The event is set for 4 p.m. and will include remarks from an array of dignitaries.
They’ll celebrate the completion of an effort to improve and enhance Vermilion’s housing inventory.
The Timber Ridge complex is the result of a $6.5 million project that will house 112 students in four new buildings, each with three townhome units.
The 26,000 square foot complex is adjacent to the existing VCC dormitory and is the result of an appeal by numerous college officials, who said Vermilion needed new housing to meet student demand and to replace aging college duplex units on the northwest side of the campus.

Sat
12
Aug

Hospital plans huge park event Interactive MEGA Body Exhibit, Health Expo in Ely Aug. 19

by Tom Coombe
Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital is turning 60 in style.
The hospital is marking its birthday next weekend with a major event at Whiteside Park with a giant, interactive body exhibit serving as the main attraction.
The MEGA Body Exhibit, an inflatable replica of the human body that stands 12 feet high, 15 feet wide, and 50 feet long, will stand out in the park, but the Aug. 19 event will include much, much more, starting with opening ceremonies at 10 a.m.
“It’s a free community event that we wanted to host and say thank you to the community for supporting quality health care in Ely and supporting us for 60 years,” said Jodi Martin, the hospital’s community benefits and public relations coordinator.

Fri
11
Aug

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Fri
11
Aug

Next stop, the South Pole

by Tom Coombe -

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