Thursday, July 27, 2017
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For all she knew, Heidi Pinkerton’s role was a simple one at the International Wolf Center in Ely on a recent Friday. She’d been asked to come by the Center to take some updated photographs of the non-profit’s board of directors at their meeting. What Pinkerton didn’t know was that the board had a... + continue reading
Friday, July 21, 2017
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The Ely Echo is proud to be locally owned by its employees. Since 1972 the Echo has maintained its headquarters and office in Ely. Now it also offers design and printing - fast and reliable as well as photo printing. Get the app and get your photos printed right here in Ely! Questions? Call 218-... + continue reading
Friday, July 21, 2017
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Sophia Jamnick-Bovee- granddaughter of Mike Jamnick; Madison Jamnick - granddaughter of Joe Jamnick; Carter Jamnick - granddaughter of Joe Jamnick; Harrison O'Neill - grandson of Theresa Harris; Adeline Jamnick - granddaughter of Joe Jamnick; Jackson Jamnick - grandson of Joe Jamnick Read the... + continue reading
Friday, July 21, 2017
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HIGHWAY 1 was closed for a short time Wednesday afternoon so the Life Link helicopter could land on the Kawishiwi Bridge to pick up Jack Willis, 69, of Ely who sustained serious injuries after falling from a roof. + continue reading
Friday, July 21, 2017
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by Tom Coombe There are blueberry pancakes, blueberry pies, blueberry-themed goods and even blueberry beer. For one weekend every July, Ely goes blue in many ways with the presentation of the annual Blueberry/Art Festival. The 37th rendition of Ely’s signature summer event - and easily the... + continue reading

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07/27/2017
For all she knew, Heidi Pinkerton’s role was a simple one at the International Wolf Center in Ely on a recent Friday. She’d been asked to come by the Center to take some updated photographs of the non-profit’s board of directors at their meeting. What Pinkerton didn’t know was that the board had a... + continue reading
07/27/2017
by Tom Coombe A pro-mining group will make its presence felt during Ely’s busiest weekend of the summer. Directly across from Whiteside Park, home of Ely’s upcoming Blueberry/Art Festival, Up North Jobs will hold a three-day Twin Metals Appreciation Days celebration. The event coincides with the... + continue reading

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07/23/2017
Curse it. Coax it. Un-plug, re-plug. Still nothing. Repeat the formula. Same results. Start over. Re-start. Where’s the internet? I can imagine what it was like in the early days old Ely and... + continue reading

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07/19/2017
Council Minutes July 6, 2017 Regular Meeting Ely City Council – City Hall, Council Chambers 1. CALL TO ORDER- Mayor Novak called the Regular City Council Meeting to order at 5:30pm. 2.... + continue reading

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07/27/2017
by Tom Coombe A pro-mining group will make its presence felt during Ely’s busiest weekend of the summer. Directly across from Whiteside Park, home of Ely’s upcoming Blueberry/Art Festival, Up North Jobs will hold a three-day Twin Metals Appreciation Days celebration. The event coincides with the... + continue reading
07/25/2017
The Eagles Nest lake Area Reconstruction project monthly project status update meeting is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, August 3, at The Eagles Nest lake Area Reconstruction project monthly project status update meeting is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, August 3, at... + continue reading
07/24/2017
by Tom Coombe - Now is the chance for Ely area residents to weigh in on whether a proposed community recreation complex should be placed on the Ely school campus. School board members are devoting Monday night’s study session to the issue, and will take public input starting at 6 p.m. The... + continue reading

Sports

07/21/2017
SWINGING AWAY - Luke Olson drove a ball to the outfield during the Ely Legion team’s 6-5 win against Deer River. Photo by Nick Wognum Deer River gained a bit of revenge and put Ely’s American... + continue reading

Opinion/Editorial

07/24/2017
Members of Ely’s Class of 1957 will be in town this weekend to celebrate their 60 year reunion. The Echo was chosen to print their reunion booklet and thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers, a... + continue reading

Outdoors

07/17/2017
There is an updated draft management plan for northern Minnesota’s Lake Vermilion, and the Department of Natural Resources is seeking input on it beginning Monday, July 17. The new six-year plan (... + continue reading