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Fri
05
Jan

PolyMet draft Permit to Mine released by Minnesota DNR

St. Paul, Minn., January 5, 2018 – PolyMet Mining Corp., (“PolyMet” or the “company”) TSX: POM; NYSE
AMERICAN: PLM – is pleased to announce that today the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
released its draft Permit to Mine. An approved permit would allow its wholly-owned subsidiary Poly Met
Mining, Inc. (together “PolyMet” or the “company”) to construct and operate the NorthMet coppernickel-
precious metals mine under the DNR’s conditions.
In releasing the draft Permit to Mine for the PolyMet NorthMet Project, the DNR also announced that
public hearings on the draft permit will be held February 7 and 8 in Aurora and Duluth, respectively.
Separately today, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency announced that the February 7 and 8 events
also will serve as public meetings on the draft air and water quality permits for the NorthMet mine with

Fri
05
Jan

Begin the New Year with the Ely Echo!

All the sports news, columnists, coloring contest winners for the week plus City of Ely legals are found in this week's Ely Echo. On newsstands and in the Post Office today, homes tomorrow in the area.
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Fri
05
Jan

Misssion accomplished!

Ely sixth-grader Robert Towley is making a special delivery this week - and taking a special trip.
The 11-year-old will miss a few days of school, but he’ll be completing a mission he began in late-2017, and journeying to Memphis, Tenn. - home of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Robert will be presenting hospital officials Thursday with a check for just over $4,000, the result of a fundraising drive that included a chili feed he hosted last month at the First Lutheran Church.
Declaring that “no kid should ever have cancer,” Robert sought to raise money for St. Jude’s, a pediatric treatment and research facility focused on children’s catastrophic diseases.
With the help of family members and friends, he organized the Dec. 1 chili feed, shaking the hands of most if not all of the roughly 200 people that were served.
Others also donated to Robert’s cause, resulting in a contribution that topped $4,000.

Fri
05
Jan

Ely in deep freeze, warmer weather ahead

SNOW COLD - Washington Elementary crossing guards have braved snow falling one day and -30 temps the next to keep their classmates safe. Photo by Pam Roberts.

Fri
05
Jan

Fall Lake hears need for young volunteers

VOLUNTEERS cut the Tomahawk snowmobile trail open last week. Photo by Mike Banovetz.

by Nancy McReady -

Fri
05
Jan

Ely Postmaster Lindgen retires

RETIREMENT TIME - Ely postmaster Mark Lindgren shakes hands with U.S. Postal Service Duluth Area Operations Manager Dave Krage on Dec. 29. Lindgren received a certificate for his 33 years of service including 14 years in Ely as postmaster. Photo by Nick Wognum.

Wed
03
Jan

Looking back at 2017: Ely Echo’s year in review

JANUARY

Wed
03
Jan

Kids snowmobile oval racing returns to Fall Lake on January 6

The Ely area will host youth snowmobile oval ice racing for the fourth year.
This time the races return to Fall Lake, in front of the Longbranch in Winton.
The KCPRO East ice racing circuit tried Shagawa last year but will return to Fall Lake for 2018.
The awards banquet following the race will be held at the Grand Ely Lodge.
Races are for kids ages four to 14 and there is a demo machine for youth who would like to try it out.
The event is free for spectators with 11 different classes of races starting at 10 a.m.
This year there will again be at least one Ely connection with Brant Gruba, age 9, who’s in his fifth year of racing.
Brant is the son of Adam and Shawntel Gruba and the grandson of Rod and Sheila Gruba of Ely.
“So far the temps for that day predict 15 degrees above zero. It’s been so cold last few years,” said Shawntel Gruba. “We are predicting a big turn out with members from Canada and KCPRO West joining us.

Wed
03
Jan

Ely named to top 20 MN Airbnb sites

by Anne Swenson -

Mon
01
Jan

Revenues flat, operating loss at EBCH

by Tom Coombe -

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