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DeLorean needed to decipher the Governor’s decision on PolyMet

After over 10 years of permitting battles, it appears the final decision from the state of Minnesota is near.

Ciscoes may be few and far between without Prairie Portage

Bait shops in northeast Minnesota may no longer be selling ciscoes in the very near future.

Latest BWCA lawsuit fails to recognize past failures

Any means possible is the first thought that comes to mind while reading the latest lawsuit involving the Boundary Wa

And now the voters decide

Set an alarm on your cell phone, circle the date on your calendar, just don’t forget to cast your ballot in Tuesday’s

Remembering Mike Weinzierl

The Ely area lost a special person this past week when Mike Weinzierl drowned in a boating accident on Fall Lake.

Name on garage a fitting tribute to Forsman; his impact was immense


School bus safety a two-way street

by Sgt. Neil Dickenson
of the Minnesota State Patrol

Land exchange, not purchase

The U.S. Forest Service is pushing ahead with a proposed land exchange to remove state lands from inside the BWCA.

Dill: Loyal friend, persistent advocate

David Dill didn’t come across as a typical politician.
Perhaps that’s why he was so good at politics.

Relay for Life: How do you know that you are making a difference

by Mary Ann Lekatz

Two sides far apart in mining debate

The chances of finding common ground in the debate of copper nickel mining in the Ely area are slim and none, whether

LETTER: ... Will other environmental groups come to the table and be a partner in such an agreement?

Dear Editor,

Welcome to the Blueberry/Art Festival

Two of the busiest days of the year in Ely occur in July.

Thoughts from the Echo newsroom

Working at a newspaper in Ely, Minnesota is always interesting. For one, Ely is never short of news.

LETTER: ...cell towers, logging and yes, even mining

Dear Editor:

Better communication needed

Emergency responders have a tough enough job when called upon to rescue somebody in the BWCA.

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