Friday, December 9, 2016
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Here are just a few of the headlines from this week’s Ely Echo: • Forsman offers apology - Packed house for city council session; calls for resignation subside and mayor terms Facebook post a “private issue” - • St. Luke’s on its way to Ely? - • Chamber, Vets on Lake feud erupts... + continue reading
Friday, December 9, 2016
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AT LEAST 10 federal agents were at the Great Outdoors Dec. 1 investigating ciscoes. Photo by Nick Wognum. In September two elected officials touted how they had saved the cisco harvest this year. After a raid by federal law enforcement Dec. 1, good luck buying ciscoes. Over 1,300 dozen... + continue reading
Friday, December 9, 2016
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ON THE EAST SIDE of the NAPA Auto Parts building (former Jugoslav Home), this anti-mining message was spray painted sometime Friday night, Dec. 2. There was also broken glass and some type of red liquid below the graffiti on the sidewalk along First Avenue East between Chapman and Sheridan Street.... + continue reading
AT GRAND ELY LODGE were St. Louis County Commissioner Tom Rukavina, Ely mayor Chuck Novak, State Sen. Tom Bakk and State Rep. Rob Ecklund for the annual area legislative meeting. Photo by Nick Wognum.
Friday, December 9, 2016
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by Tom Coombe State Sen. Tom Bakk will have a new role when Minnesota lawmakers convene in 2017. The Cook area DFLer will continue to lead Democrats in the Senate, but this time around he will be part of the minority, rather than the majority. A new landscape in St. Paul was one of many topics... + continue reading
Friday, December 9, 2016
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FULL STAGE and a full house at Washington Auditorium Sunday, Dec. 4 for the Ely Christmas Choir concert. Photo by Eric Sherman. This week Echo columnist Charles D. Novak shares his view in “Native son: LET THE ELY HOLIDAY SEASON BEGIN!” Isn't it time YOU subscribed to Ely’s only locally-... + continue reading
AT GRAND ELY LODGE were St. Louis County Commissioner Tom Rukavina, Ely mayor Chuck Novak, State Sen. Tom Bakk and State Rep. Rob Ecklund for the annual area legislative meeting. Photo by Nick Wognum.

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12/09/2016
Here are just a few of the headlines from this week’s Ely Echo: • Forsman offers apology - Packed house for city council session; calls for resignation subside and mayor terms Facebook post a “private issue” - • St. Luke’s on its way to Ely? - • Chamber, Vets on Lake feud erupts... + continue reading
12/09/2016
AT LEAST 10 federal agents were at the Great Outdoors Dec. 1 investigating ciscoes. Photo by Nick Wognum. In September two elected officials touted how they had saved the cisco harvest this year. After a raid by federal law enforcement Dec. 1, good luck buying ciscoes. Over 1,300 dozen... + continue reading

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12/09/2016
An invitation to hunt with a friend is not something to be taken lightly. I was blessed enough to be asked by two friends this past weekend, the middle of the muzzleloader deer season. I spent two... + continue reading

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12/09/2016
Council Minutes, November 15, 2016 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.... + continue reading

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12/08/2016
by Tom Coombe Property tax statements for 2017 are out and many Ely residents, and business owners, are seeing relief. Taxes are going down for many property owners next year, even though both the city of Ely and St. Louis County project tax levy increases. “Most people I’ve spoken to are... + continue reading
12/07/2016
Lake Country Power members will see a capital “credit” on their electric bills this month, just in time for Christmas. Lake Country Power’s board of directors authorized a retirement of $2.5 million in capital credits. Capital credits are the core of co-op membership. “We are not-for-profit, but... + continue reading
12/05/2016
by Tom Coombe It’s time for what serves as an annual check-up of sorts for the area’s leading healthcare institution. Monday night, shareholders in Ely’s Health and Hospital Foundation will gather to elect two new board members and get a series of reports on the health of Ely-Bloomenson Community... + continue reading

Sports

12/09/2016
by Tom Coombe - Goaltender Lori Huseby turned in stellar back-to-back performances as the Ely Timberwolves picked up their first win on the ice this winter. Huseby had 35 stops in Ely’s 4-2... + continue reading

Opinion/Editorial

12/06/2016
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of... + continue reading

Outdoors

12/09/2016
The last Ely Field Naturalist public program of 2016 will present an update of Canada Lynx on the Superior National Forest. Biologist Sarah Malick-Wahls from the Kawishiwi Ranger District in Ely... + continue reading