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Friday, February 16, 2018
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CONGRESSMAN Rick Nolan and his wife Mary visiting the Ely Echo offices on Chapman Street. by Tom Coombe - A hotly-contested Congressional race became even more unsettled this week with incumbent Rick Nolan’s decision to retire rather than seek re-election. The surprise Feb. 9... + continue reading
Friday, February 16, 2018
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KOO KOO KANGA ROO had kids jumping and dancing in Washington Auditorium on Friday, Jan. 9 as part of a program put on by the Ely PTO. One of the two performers jumped off the stage to interact with Washington Elementary students. Photo by Nick Wognum. + continue reading
Friday, February 16, 2018
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by Tom Coombe - Armed with survey results showing significant demand for better and faster internet service, Ely city officials are pondering a major step forward. They’re considering a pilot project to bring high-speed “broadband” service to the downtown corridor and some rural areas,... + continue reading
Friday, February 16, 2018
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IN OHIO at the Cleveland Kurentovanje recently were, l-r: Lindsey Amistadi, Melissa (Perko) Lane in traditional Slovene carnival costume, and Katie Wenho. They attended to represent the Minnesota Slovenians! + continue reading

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02/20/2018
by Tom Coombe - Ely school officials took no further action toward a major facilities project on campus, but they set the stage for future discussions. Less than a month after they looked at preliminary drawings for a new addition that could connect existing buildings and perhaps create... + continue reading
02/18/2018
by Tom Coombe - The Minnesota Department of Revenue is hiring again for its Ely operation, but there will be no gain in overall employment. Up to six positions will be filled by the state agency, which has offices in a pair of buildings in the city’s business park. Those jobs, however,... + continue reading

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02/18/2018
Many of us have been lost and obviously survived. But how many are familiar with a web article floating around that relates Kubler-Ross’s five stages of death to the experience? I read this recently... + continue reading

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02/16/2018
School Board Meeting Minutes January 8, 2018 (approved 2-12-2018) 1.0 The regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 696 was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by... + continue reading

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02/20/2018
by Tom Coombe - Ely school officials took no further action toward a major facilities project on campus, but they set the stage for future discussions. Less than a month after they looked at preliminary drawings for a new addition that could connect existing buildings and perhaps create... + continue reading
02/18/2018
by Tom Coombe - The Minnesota Department of Revenue is hiring again for its Ely operation, but there will be no gain in overall employment. Up to six positions will be filled by the state agency, which has offices in a pair of buildings in the city’s business park. Those jobs, however,... + continue reading
02/11/2018
by Tom Coombe - Ely residents and business owners will soon be paying more for water, sewer and electricity. After a public hearing, council members have approved rate increases sought and recommended by the Ely Utilities Commission. Base rates for water and sewer service will climb by $2... + continue reading

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02/16/2018
by Tom Coombe - Ely’s seniors made their final home appearance a memorable one. Shayla Zaverl scored a game-high 19 points and Kalley Fischer had a season-best nine steals as the high school... + continue reading

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02/20/2018
Minnesota fishing, hunting and trapping licenses for 2017 expire Wednesday, Feb. 28, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Licenses for 2018 are now available wherever... + continue reading