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Wed
15
Mar
Wed
15
Mar

VCC Housing project pregresses

MAKING PROGRESS at the Timber Ridge student housing development at Vermilion Community College. If all goes as planned, the town homes will be ready for occupancy next fall. Photo by Nick Wognum.

Wed
15
Mar

Crapola Fest planned in June

by Tom Coombe -

Mon
13
Mar

BREAKING NEWS: Two year temporary mining ban has wrong ending date

by Nick Wognum and Tom Coombe -

The publication of a rule to ban mining in portions of the Superior National Forest for two years contains a major typo.

The notice in the January 19 Federal Register lists an end date of January 17, 2017 instead of the intended 2019.

Here is the language as printed:

"For a period until January 21, 2017, subject to valid existing rights, the National Forest System lands described in this notice will be temporarily segregated from the United States mineral and geothermal leasing laws, unless the application is denied or canceled or the withdrawal is approved prior to that date."

Last year, the Forest Service held public forums both in Duluth and Ely to take comment on the potential renewal of exploratory mining leases.

Sun
12
Mar

Mining fight resumes Thursday in Duluth

MAPPING - Explaining the impact on the area was Cabin Totenhagen of Twin Metals at the company’s open house in Ely last week.

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
10
Mar

Ely Echo wants YOU!

Early every Friday, email subscribers to the Ely Echo are in receipt of the Ely Echo newspaper. They pay $30 per year for the service.

Why not sign up and get a jump on the news too!

A few of the headlines today include:

Mining fight resumes Thursday in Duluth; Public comments on potential 20-year ban to take place at session convened by Forest Service

A Twin Metals tie with Trump? President’s daughter, son-in-law renting DC mansion owned by wealthy Chilean mining magnate

Crapola Fest planned in June - Ely business hopes to mark anniversary with avenue party

CC building sustains water damage

Fall Lake Township supervisors address road, transfer site issues

Chimzar “shook hands with history”

AND MUCH MORE! CALL 218-365-3141 today

Fri
10
Mar

More details on BWCAW trek; Freemans produce video, get expenses paid during anti-mining trip

SHARING PERSPECTIVE - Dave Freeman listened to a question from the audience Tuesday at Grand Ely Lodge, where he and his wife Amy shared memories and details about their 365 days in the BWCAW, a trip to raise opposition to proposed copper-nickel mining projects in the region. Photo by Tom Coombe

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
10
Mar

Consolation champions

On March 3, Ely’s fifth and sixth grade basketball team participated in the Hibbing sixth grade Tourney and took home the consolation championship. Ely beat Hibbing 50-27, lost to Mt. Iron-Buhl 59-30, topped Chisholm 38-12 and then beat Two Harbors 46-23 for the consolation championship. Pictured are: Front: Logan Loe and Blake Walsh, Jason Kerntz, Ryan Fenske, Jake Cochran. Second row: Joey Bianco, Erron Anderson, Carter Krekelberg, Gavin Marshall, Iver Lepisto, Sammy Prijatel. Top: Aargon Chase, Coach Mike Keller, Coach Max Gantt, Gunnar Hart.

Fri
10
Mar

Burntside Lake lake trout

After stopping in at Babe’s Bait for a few tips, Greg Schneider, Cologne, MN pulled this nice lake trout from the icy depths of Burntside Lake.

Mon
06
Mar

Community Ed makes an impact

by Tom Coombe -

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