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Fri
18
Aug

Proposals Sought: to facilitate the creation of a technology center

Proposals Sought

Fri
18
Aug

Ely School Board Meeting Minutes July

School Board Meeting Minutes July 10, 2017

Fri
18
Aug

Ely City Council Minutes August 1, 2017

Council Minutes August 1, 2017
Regular Meeting Ely City Council – City Hall, Council Chambers

CALL TO ORDER – Mayor Novak called the Regular City Council Meeting to order at 5:30pm.

PRESENT: Council members A.Forsman, Debeltz, Callen, D.Forsman and Mayor Novak
ABSENT: Council members Kess and Omerza

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Debeltz/D.Forsman moved to approve Minutes from the July 18, 2017 Regular Meeting. Motion Carried 5-0-2 with Kess and Omerza Absent.

ADDITIONS OR OMISSIONS TO AGENDA:
Proposal from Pat Erchul to acquire property -1227 E Harvey St
Resolution 2017-023 Resolution Authorizing the City of Ely to Make Application to and Accept Funds from IRRRB Residential and Commercial Redevelopment Grant Program
Resolution 2017-024 Resolution Authorizing to Execute US Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration Grant Agreement.
Items A-C added without objection.

Fri
18
Aug

Little Leaguers compete in Virginia as season ends

LITTLE LEAGUERS AT VIRGINIA TOURNEY - A group of Ely LIttle League baseball players competed last weekend at a tournament in Virginia, going 2-3 in the three-day event. Pictured are: (front, l-r) Alex Merriman, Ben Leeson, Sam Favet, Caid Chittum, Deegan Richards, Ty Walker; (back) Coach Tim Leeson, Brecken Sandberg, Kadein Zupancich, Sammy Prijatel, Erron Anderson, Logan Loe, Coach Holly Prijatel, Coach Derek Johnson. Photo courtesy of Holly Prijatel

Thu
17
Aug

Catherine Lundein, 92, dies

Catherine Lundein, 92, passed away peacefully on August 11, 2017 at Riverbend Memory Care Facility in Rochester where she resided since 2016. Cathy was a long-time resident of Babbitt where she and her late husband, Archie, retired.
Cathy, a loving wife, mother, grandmother,great grandmother and friend was born on April 28, 1925 in Urbana, MO. Together with her husband, they owned and operated the 4 Seasons Supper Club in Virginia until 1985.
Cathy is survived by five children: Judy (David Barncord) Lundein of Tonganoxie, KS, Patricia Shaleen of Gilbert, Mark (Erika) Lundein of Boston, MA, Denise (Ed Martin) Lundein of Rochester, MN and Tracy (Tom Williams) Lundein of Yuma, AZ; six grandchildren: McKenna and Paige Lundein, Joshua and McKena Martin, Vanessa Ott and Amanda Fandino; five great-grandchildren: Nya, Nash and Moo Ott, Jacoby Barraza, Luna Martin; nieces and nephews.

Wed
16
Aug

Ann M. (Moravitz) Kantola, 94, of Conneaut, OH, dies

Ann M. (Moravitz) Kantola, 94, of Conneaut, OH, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at the Villa at the Lake.
She was born on July 9, 1923 in Ely, Minnesota the daughter of Steve and Jenny (Antilla) Moravitz. Ann graduated from Ely Memorial High School. She was a wonderful home maker and enjoyed cooking and people raved about her pies. Ann loved walking and spending time outdoors watching the wildlife.
She is survived by her children: Kathleen (Mike) Kehoe, Charles (Donna Courtney) Kantola and Lawrence (Kelly) Kantola; brother, Eugene “Bud” (Sue) Morrow; grandchildren: Mick (Patty) Kehoe, Jeannie Givens, Steve (Karen) Kehoe and Patrick Kantola; six great-grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren; and her beloved dogs, Bandit and Luke.
Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Kantola; brothers, Robert, Lawrence, Jim and Bernie; and a sister, Laverne Chelesnik.
In keeping with her wishes, no services will be held.

Wed
16
Aug

Cloquet Line draws interest of Fall Lake board, area residents

by Nancy McReady -

Tue
15
Aug

Melvin “Memo” Mathew Janeksela, 74 of Winton, dies

Melvin “Memo” Mathew Janeksela, 74 of Winton, lost his battle with cancer on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at the Boundary Waters Care Center.
Melvin was born to Matthew and Emmi (Hokanen) Janeksela on September 28, 1942 in Ely. He graduated from Ely Memorial High School and attended college in Albert Lee and Mesabi for welding. He worked for the USFS, Tenant, LTV, and owned the Timber Inn.
Melvin joined the Army and was stationed in Germany during the Vietnam War, but was honorably discharged due to injuries he sustained there.

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 -

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