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Wed
01
Nov

VCC launches trap team; Shooters fare well, capture two firsts, at inaugural league meet

by Tom Coombe -

Wed
01
Nov

Richard J. Rodde, 74, of Tower, dies

Richard J. Rodde, 74, of Tower, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

Wed
01
Nov

The EEDA is soliciting sealed bids for the interior finish upgrades

BIDS SOLICITED

The EEDA is soliciting sealed bids for the interior finish upgrades to two toilet rooms, a vestibule, a corridor and a kitchen area at the City owned building located at 720 Miners Drive.. The upgrades include demolition, ceramic tile, VCT, tile, carpeting, painting, toilet compartments, toilet accessories, p-lam countertops, and plumbing fixtures.

Sealed bids will be accepted at the Ely City Clerk’s Office at 209 E. Chapman Street, Ely, MN 55731 until 2 pm on November 14th, 2017. At which time the bids will be publicly opened.

Plans and specifications are available at Ely City Hall for review. You can also email Harold R. langowski at elyod@ely.mn.us for a copy of the plans.

The City of Ely reserves the right to reject any and all bids and award the project in the best interest of the City.

Wed
01
Nov

School boosts insurance $; Big jump in annual cap highlights new contract with teachers

by Tom Coombe -

Wed
01
Nov

Fighting for mining in D.C.

by Tom Coombe -

Wed
01
Nov

Firearms deer season starts Nov. 4

by Nick Wognum
This should be a good year for deer hunting in northeast Minnesota.
After three mild winters the herd has rebounded and while there may be more spikes than 30-pointers, hunters should be happy.
“I’m very optimistic with where the deer population is at,” said DNR wildlife manager Tom Rusch in Tower. “People are going to see improvement overall from last year and most saw improvement from the year before.
“We’re rebuilding and depending where you hunt and the unknown is the weather, this should be a good year. If we get the crappy opening weekend weather that will have an impact. But we should hit the rut really well with bucks in the chase phase and more deer on the landscape.”
Rusch is predicting a 20 percent increase overall for the firearms deer harvest. With more antlerless and hunter’s choice areas, there should be venison in more freezers this winter.

Mon
30
Oct

New windows, floors and more

SCHOOL BOARD member Tom Omerza checks out the newly installed windows in a classroom in Washington Elementary. Photo by Tom Coombe.

by Tom Coombe -

Sun
29
Oct

Burnout competition a welcome addition to Ely’s growing event lineup

If Ely is anything it is unique.
What town our size has the diversity of events and attractions that we do?
An abundance of lakes for fishing, boating, canoeing and ice fishing. Ample trails for snowmobiles, ATVs, biking, dogsledding and hiking.
Wildlife museums on both edges of town and another museum devoted to the city’s mining history.
A quaint downtown with attractive shops and stores, many featuring Ely-made products and gear.
Not to mention events, festivals, baseball tournaments and even a marathon.
Last weekend we welcomed another event to Ely’s lineup, and we hope it sticks around for a long, long time.
The Jake Forsman Memorial Burnout Competition and Car Show was just what Ely needed to liven up an off-season, October weekend.
With 80 car show entrants and hundreds of spectators, downtown Ely was abuzz on Saturday, even with less than ideal weather conditions.

Sat
28
Oct

Volleyball team upset in five games

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
27
Oct

Ely sends three to state: Prigge, Olson, Schwinghamer advance from wet, windy 7A meet

by Tom Coombe
The Ely Timberwolves won’t return to the state cross country meet as a team, but the program will be represented nonetheless when Minnesota’s elite prep runners gather next weekend.
Ryne Prigge, Luke Olson and James Schwinghamer all punched their individual tickets to state Thursday on a damp morning in Cloquet.
That’s where the Section 7A meet was held, and despite a fourth-place team showing by the Ely girls and a fifth for the boys, the Wolves still made their mark.
Prigge, a senior, made her last section meet her best.
She finished second only to Mesabi East’s Anna Hill a nd was the runner-up in a field of 108 competitors, finishing in 20:18.2.
“Ryne had a super-awesome race,” said Ely Head Coach Jayne Dusich. “She came up from 14th place to move up during the race and a fight to the end with three other girls.”

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