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Mon
18
Dec

Split board, no vote on rec complex

PACKED HOUSE at the media center as school board members debated a plan to locate a proposed 50,000 square foot recreation complex on the west side of the school campus.

by Tom Coombe -

Mon
18
Dec

Lorraine Klobuchar, 65, of Eveleth, dies

Lorraine Klobuchar, 65, of Eveleth, passed away on December 6, 2017 in her home. Lorraine was born on June 5, 1952 in Ely and graduated from Ely Memorial High School. She attended UMD and graduated in 1974 with a teaching degree. She taught at Hibbing Jr. High until her retirement. Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Lucille Volk of Ely. Surviving are her son Kyle Klobuchar, currently serving in the military in Texas; her ex-husband and friend Rick Klobuchar and her six sisters ; Patty (Jay) Fortner, Isle; Mary Crystal (Newton) Nickerson, Ely; Donna (Bernie) Scufsa, Cottage Grove; Kathy Meier (Jim ), Babbitt; Stephanie (Bruce) Danielson, Plymouth; Francine (John) Hanson, Ham Lake. A celebration of Lorraine’s life will be scheduled at a later date. Cards or memorials may be sent to: Family of Lorraine Klobuchar, 2032 Chippewa Shores, Ely, MN 55731.

Mon
18
Dec

LCP Board adopts 2018 budget with no change to electric rates

In addition to retiring $3 million in Capital Credits to co-op members this month, the Lake Country Power Board of Directors approved a 2018 budget with no change in rates for the coming year.

Stable rates are projected despite minimal growth expected in kilowatt-hour sales and new service installations. LCP General Manager Greg Randa said LCP remains committed to controlling costs and operating on steady financial ground.

“We’re keeping a close eye on costs while making important reliability investments,” Randa said. “Members will share the benefit of that mindset with rates expected to remain flat for the year.”

“Our cost-based rate structure insulates us from weather fluctuations. Given the warm winters of the past few years, we’d be stuck – along with members – if we had to rely on recovering most of our costs through a higher kilowatt-hour charge.”

Mon
18
Dec

Ely School gets ‘A’ in finances

by Tom Coombe -

Sat
16
Dec

Hook and Bullet Club by Nick Wognum - Season over

The freezer is full of venison. It took two 16-day hunting seasons but we’ll be able to dine on deer meat this winter and hopefully right up to the 2018 season.
Heading into the last weekend of the muzzleloader season there were some doubters among my hunting partners. I had to send photos of two deer on the ground to prove them wrong.
Saturday morning was a chance to hunt on my buddy Jim’s land up the Fernberg. Twenty-five years ago we used to park trucks there and walk north, crossing ridges as we headed toward the invisible BWCA line.
Today not only are there hunting shacks but year-round homes as well. Jim’s land lies in this area and had been holding deer all fall.
The deal was I would sit in his enclosed tower stand and when I was done, take down the fabric covering the stand and haul it back to town.

Sat
16
Dec

McDonald fuels fast start; Senior scores 32 in back-to-back games as Wolves go to 3-0

by Tom Coombe -

Sat
16
Dec

Mayme J. Peranich, 95, formerly of Ely, dies

Mayme J. Peranich, 95, formerly of Ely, passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017 in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

Fri
15
Dec

Ely resident appointed to DNR committee

The commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has appointed 11 Minnesotans to three-year terms on citizen oversight committees that monitor the agency’s fish and wildlife spending.
The appointees are responsible for reviewing the DNR’s annual Game and Fish Fund report in detail and, following discussions with agency leaders and others, prepare reports on their findings.
Appointed to the Wildlife Oversight Committee are Garry Hooghkirk, Duluth; Amanda Leabo, Fergus Falls; Mark Popovich, Welch; John Schnedler, Richfield; and Martha Taggett, Golden Valley.
Appointed to the Fisheries Oversight Committee are Karl Anderson, Greenbush; Jess Edberg, Ely; Nicole Hertel, Shoreview; Benjamin Kohn, Hudson; Mark Owens, Austin; and Craig Pagel, Duluth.
The new appointees join other members whose terms are continuing. The committees will resume work after the mid-December publication of the DNR’s Game and Fish Fund report for fiscal year 2017.

Fri
15
Dec

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Fri
15
Dec

Ely students compete in Lego League Minnesota

TEAMMATES ARE: (Front): Bryce Ferdig, Henry Lowe, Leo Stalmer, Tommy Homer, (row 2): Sam Favet, Lily Dirks, Asher Folz, Abigail Johnson, back: Mariah Jeske, Chris Hegenbarth, Morgan McClelland, Robert Towley, Braydin Mosher, Peter McClelland. Submitted photo

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