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Thu
31
Aug

Wolves blank Ogilvie in debut; Ely beats Ogilvie 6-0

by Tom Coombe -

It took three-and-a-half quarters, but the Ely Timberwolves finally broke through.

Blaise Lah plunged in from one yard out in the fourth quarter to break a scoreless deadlock, and a stout Ely defense took care of the rest in a season-opening 6-0 victory over Ogilvie Thursday night at Ely School Stadium.

Ely, which won its 17th consecutive regular season contest, was stopped twice inside the Lions' 10-yard-line earlier in the contest, but the third attempt proved to be the charm.

The Wolves took advantage of good field position and marched 55 yards for the score. A 14-yard run by sophomore Eli Conaway was pivotal, but once the Wolves got close they turned to Lah.

The 190-pound senior workhorse, who finished with 110 yards on 26 carries, got the ball on third down and crossed paydirt - exciting an appreciative opening night crowd that watched amid near-perfect late-summer conditions.

Wed
30
Aug

Forst Service issues smoke report

A smoke haze is covering a large area today including the Ely area, the Quetico, and the Isabella area. The Forest Service does not have any prescribed burns going in the area. A Forest Service floatplane was in the air and Forest Dispatch has been contacted.

The smoke is believed to be coming from large fires burning in Montana, Oregon, and other western states and western Canadian provinces.

The NOAA website shows a simulation of the smoke rolling over the area if the site is accessed soon: http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/east/gl/flash-vis.html

Please do report thick, black billowing smoke. Call 911 if you see flames.

Tue
29
Aug

Fossum plans to retire in ’18

by Tom Coombe -

Mon
28
Aug

169 ahead of schedule, on budget

NEW ROAD - Rock treatment looking east on the Highway 169 project. MNDOT photo.

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
25
Aug

Ely’s hometown newspaper - The Ely Echo - delivers the spirit of Ely and its people

The people who bring you Ely area news each week are people who care about Ely. They own homes here, pay taxes here, raise our families here in your neighborhoods.

The Ely Echo maintains a downtown storefront in a building it owns where newspaper, printing, faxing and other services such as photo reprinting are offered Monday through Friday from 8 AM - 4 PM.

We offer fast, friendly service to meet your needs every weekday.

Come in and meet the crew who are ready to serve the community through volunteerism and caring.

15 East Chpman Street, Ely. 218-365-3141 or 1-800-492-3555.

Fri
25
Aug

Fake news, Trump and U.S. culture - Foreign journalists visit Ely, talk foreign policy and impact of social media during public forum

by Tom Coombe -

Foreign policy and “fake news” were two dominant topics in Ely Monday, when journalists from 10 different countries gathered at the Pioneer Mine complex.
The annual visit by the participants in the World Press Institute fellows program included a lively public forum sponsored by the Ely Echo, as the journalists shared their perspectives on the Trump Administration, American culture and the impact of social media on modern journalism.

Read the complete article in this week's Ely Echo on newsstands now. Get the complete Echo news by email every week as pdfs - just $30 for a full year! 218-365-3141

SEATED (l-r) were: journalists from Guatemala, Afghanistan, Great Britain, Kenya, Ely Echo's Tom Coombe, Russia, Bulgaria, Germany, Finland and Poland.At the end is director David McDonald. Photo by Nick Wognum

Fri
25
Aug

Hospital throws park party: 60th birthday event, health expo, giant exhibit draw big crowd

CHECKING OUT THE MEGA BODY - Ely resident Byron Moren was one of the first visitors to check out the giant inflatable MEGA Body Exhibit at Whiteside Park during the hospital’s 60th birthday celebration.

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
25
Aug

Northland is deep in road construction

Travel south on Minnesota 1, West on US Highway 169 of north on County 88 and you'll experience road construction season. All in varying stages of completion, travelers need to add time to their travels in any direction.

Fri
25
Aug

Eclipse interest wasn't clouded in Ely, skies were

LONG LINES - There were people lined up down the block to get eclipse glasses at the Ely Library.

Thu
24
Aug

Final open house for BWCAW – School Trust Land exchange DEIS is Sept. 7

The third and final open house for the U.S. Forest Service’s draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for a proposed land exchange with the state of Minnesota is Thursday, Sept. 7. The open house will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., in the lobby at the Department of Natural Resources headquarters located at 500 Lafayette Rd., St. Paul.

The state of Minnesota owns 83,000 acres of School Trust Lands located within the borders of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). School Trust lands were granted by the federal government and set aside at the time of statehood for the purpose of generating income for Minnesota public schools. The 1964 Wilderness Act and 1978 establishment of the BWCAW boundary prohibited the state from generating income from those School Trust lands.

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