Friday, January 12, 2018
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Articles which affect our lives in the Ely area - that's what you'll find each week in the Ely Echo. The email pdf news is sent every Friday morning to paid subscribers. $35 for a whole year. Call 218-365-3141 to subscribe... or get the paper version sent to your home by US Mail. + continue reading
Friday, January 12, 2018
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Starting in today’s Ely Echo is the two-part article which focuses on the life of Calvin Herrala. From his childhood in Ely to his return to Ely after retirement. + continue reading
Friday, January 12, 2018
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YOUNGSTERS racing on Fall Lake Jan. 6 as part of the KCPRO circuit featuring Kitty Cats and 120 cc snowmobiles tearing up the ice in front of the Longbranch. Photo by Eric Sherman. + continue reading
Friday, January 12, 2018
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The Ely Wolves Squirts won the third place championship at the Walker tournament this past weekend. Pictured are front row: Jon Schlosser, Ely Hall, Brady Eaton, Ben Leeson, Cazmiro Carlson, Alex Merriman, Garret Rohr; Middle row: Anya Moger, Lewey Powell, Hunter Halbakken, Blake Schaller, Jace... + continue reading
Friday, January 12, 2018
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PLAN from 2009 showed how the courtyard at the school could be altered. by Tom Coombe - Soon after putting one facilities issue to rest, Ely school officials seem ready to move in a new direction. They’re in the opening stages of exploring how to address an array of facility-related... + continue reading

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01/16/2018
by Tom Coombe - Ely’s school board leadership will remain intact in 2018. Ray Marsnik, who has chaired the board since 2005, is set to continue in that role again after board members completed numerous organizational tasks during their first meeting of the new year. Marsnik was elected... + continue reading
01/15/2018
U.S. Rep Rick Nolan last week called on the U.S. Forest Service to continue using the Ely Municipal Airport as an arrival port for fire-fighting C-130 aircrafts. The Ely Municipal Airport was recently renovated specifically to improve the runway’s ability to handle C-130’s. However, the USFS... + continue reading

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01/12/2018
Last week the Echo’s publisher, Anne Swenson emailed me and asked if I had kept diaries of my experiences. Afterwards, I pulled out my oldest journal from 1975 that detailed a three-week trek into... + continue reading

Legal Notices

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01/12/2018
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC The City of Ely is calling for interested applicants to fill the following vacancies on various City Boards, Commissions, and Committees: ELY AIRPORT COMMISSION 1- three... + continue reading

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01/16/2018
by Tom Coombe - Ely’s school board leadership will remain intact in 2018. Ray Marsnik, who has chaired the board since 2005, is set to continue in that role again after board members completed numerous organizational tasks during their first meeting of the new year. Marsnik was elected... + continue reading
01/15/2018
U.S. Rep Rick Nolan last week called on the U.S. Forest Service to continue using the Ely Municipal Airport as an arrival port for fire-fighting C-130 aircrafts. The Ely Municipal Airport was recently renovated specifically to improve the runway’s ability to handle C-130’s. However, the USFS... + continue reading
01/12/2018
by Tom Coombe - For the second time in a year, Gov. Mark Dayton is facing legal action from some of the region’s strongest supporters of copper-nickel mining. The executive director of Ely-based Up North Jobs as well as the group itself have filed suit against Gov. Mark Dayton, alleging... + continue reading

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01/12/2018
by Tom Coombe If the Vermilion Ironmen are going to make a run at division and regional championships the next several weeks, their sophomores will no doubt be leading the way. Second-year players... + continue reading

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01/12/2018
by Tom Coombe, Echo editor - “Tom, are you ready for the circus?” The words of the late Frank Salerno, as we crossed paths in the men’s room at City Hall, remain ingrained some two decades... + continue reading

Outdoors

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01/12/2018
There will be a Tower area snowmobile safety class offered by the Minnesota DNR and the Penguins Snowmobile Club on March 3. There will be a field day for the Minnesota snowmobile safety course on... + continue reading