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Fri
19
May

Ely Rotary salutes Jr. Rotarians

JUNIOR ROTARIANS HONORED, l-r: Exchange Student Felipe Reis, Caroline Homer, Erin Bianco, Josh Heiman, Anna Urbas, Zach Dean, Cate Deremee, and Teddy Pierce. Photo by Susan Kasbeer

by Susan Kasbeer -

Fri
19
May

Spring Dance Recital Friday and Saturday

KEEP CALM AND DANCE ON at the Studio North spring recital at 7 p.m. Friday, May 19 or at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at Washington Auditorium. Pictured are fourth grade group “Supersonic”: back (l to r): Janae Murphy, Maggie Fetterer & Aaylah Myers;
middle: Senja Kess, Anya High, Madelyn Moen & Anya Moger; bottom: Bella Davis, Kennedy Zupancich & Rylee Larsen. Photo by Tara Kay Photography.

Wed
17
May

Sticker shock at the school

by Tom Coombe -

Mon
15
May

UPDATES ON FOSS LAKE FIRE

On May 14, 2017 firefighters from the Superior National Forest, Montana, Oregon, and Idaho successfully burned 51 acres on the Foss Lake Prescribed Fire Unit located west of Ely, MN. The weather conditions were good for the broadcast burn to reduce fuels.

The Foss Lake prescribed fire unit is well contained and will be patrolled for hotspots. Crews continue to check the Old Baldy (30 acres), North Arm Unit 8 (41 acres), and Log Bay (38 acres) prescribed fire units each day and all have been quiet with very little to no smoke visible.

Location: In northeastern Minnesota, in St. Louis County on the LaCroix Ranger District of the Superior National Forest approximately 10 miles west of Ely, MN and north of the Wolf Lake Road, between Foss Lake and the BWCAW. T63N R14W S35.

Sat
13
May

Update on prescribed burn south of Bear Island Lake

On May 13, 2017 firefighters from the Superior National Forest, Montana, Oregon, and Idaho successfully burned the 38 acre Log Bay Prescribed Fire Unit located on Bear Island Lake south of Ely and northwest of Babbitt. The weather conditions were good and helped produce a nice understory burn for fuels reduction and ecosystem management.

The prescribed fire unit is well contained and will be patrolled for hotspots.

Fri
12
May

Log Bay Prescribed Fire unit on Bear Island Lake set for today, May 12

The Log Bay Prescribed Fire unit on Bear Island Lake near Babbitt is now tentatively planned for May 12, 2017

The West Zone-Superior National Forest is tentatively planning to implement the Log Bay Prescribed Fire unit on Friday, May 12, 2017. Depending upon wind direction there might be some drift smoke visible along the Bear Island Lake shoreline, County Road 21, and in Babbitt.

Fri
12
May

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Fri
12
May

Team Rubicon makes its mark

FIND OUT MORE about why Gerad Volkerwas bucking up a downed tree in a story about Team Rubicon in this week’s Ely Echo. Submitted photo.

Fri
12
May

Fisherfolk greeted with North Country Angler first 2017 issue

The fishing season has begun. Send in your photos of catches with info on: Where caught, by whom, how big, kept or released to thepub at elyecho

Fri
12
May

“We are Monsters” performed for audiences

HUMANS, MONSTERS, WEREWOLVES AND VAMPIRES at “We Are Monsters,” the fourth and fifth grade musical including Jacob Moravitz, Sylvia Shock, Eli Olson and Jonathon Schlosser on stage at Washington Auditorium. Photos by Pam Roberts.
See the full booster page of photos in this week's Ely Echo. On newsstand now.

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