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Fri
23
Jun

Congressmen come to Ely, talk mining

by Tom Coombe
U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan has found allies on the opposing side of the political aisle in his bid to support copper-nickel mining development in northeastern Minnesota.
The Eighth District Democrat brought three Republican Congressmen to his district earlier in the week, and together they vowed to support the Twin Metals Minnesota project and oppose a proposed 20-year mining ban on over 234,000 acres of public land.
After touring a Range taconite plant and holding a press conference earlier in the day, Nolan came to Ely with fellow Minnesotan and U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer, as well as Arizona’s Paul Gosar and Bruce Westerman of Arkansas.
They met behind closed doors with Twin Metals Minnesota officials at the company’s Ely offices, then boarded a mini-bus and joined reporters and others on a ride down Highway 1 to an area where Twin Metals has drilled and plans to develop an underground mine.

Fri
23
Jun

Cloquet Line and broadband discussed as Lake County Commissioners hold meeting at Fall Lake

Lake County board chair Rich Sve, commissioner Pete Walsh, commissioner Jeremy Hurd and vice chair Rick Hogenson. Rick Goutermont was absent.

by Nancy McReady -

Fri
23
Jun

Monuments to veterans placed at Memorial

Jeff Niemi identifies with his work for the Ely Veterans Memorial. Laurentian Monument, Granite & Stone cut, edged and polished the actual granite. Niemi made all of the drawings and engraved it. The monuments were placed on the site last Monday. Photo by Pam Roberts

Sun
18
Jun

Music and art auction on Saturday, June 24 at Pioneer Mine

The weekend of June 24-25 will be a busy one at Pioneer Mine - the Ely Arts & Heritage Center off North Pioneer Road. Managers Ely Greenstone Public Art committee share the facility grounds with the Ely Ham Radio Club on top (near the Shaft House), while down below in Miners Dry music and fund raising will be happening Saturday afternoon.
Stop down for the music of Ed “Ely” Steklasa and his and his “Widely Acclaimed Retro Videos” in the Miners Dry House starting at 3 p.m. These are free events.
Visitors can look over the art going up for auction and help out Ely Greenstone Public Art in its work for the community.
Among the art pieces available are these: Remembering Ely’s heritage are watercolors by Sarah-Guy Levar and Nancy Ensley, pottery by Sandy Brandley and Claire Taylor, and a number of other interesting items.

Sat
17
Jun

Heat on the road for Timberwolves

The Ely Timberwolves baseball team suffered a 5-2 loss to the Martin Luther-Granada-Huntley-East Chain team in the consolation round at the state baseball tournament. Heading home and approaching Eveleth around 9 p.m. Friday team members and staff were evacuated from the Shubat Bus. The flames were out before the fire department arrived and the young men and their coaches returned home safely. Photo by Tom Coombe

Fri
16
Jun

Rec Center gets $5 million donation, Another rescue in BWCA - Get Ely news in the Echo!

The proposed community recreation complex got a major shot in the arm Thursday night when it was revealed a donor will give $5 million to the project.
Board chair Jeff Sundell announced that an anonymous donor will give a no strings attached donation to the project.
The Ely Regional Community Complex may be as large as 50,000 square feet and cost as much as $10 million to $12 million.
Sundell said the donor came to his house a couple weeks ago to announce her intentions....

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Fri
16
Jun

Ely Wheel Park gets boost from Mike Motors

Mike Motors donates - Matt Graves of the Ely Wheel Park received a check from Joe Hiller and Nels Pierson of Mike Motors for the project which has been in the works since 2014 at the Ely Recreational Center. Photo by Terri Pylka

Fri
16
Jun

Events, vendors at Whiteside Park for Canoe Fest

A COUPLE tries out a canoe on Shagawa Lake near Semers Park during the Canoe Fest last weekend.

Fri
16
Jun

Ham Radio Field Day set for Ely June 24-25

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