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Gordon Sheddy, 77, of Ely, dies

Gordon Sheddy, 77, of Ely, passed away at his home with his wife and friends at his side on Saturday, April 14, 2018. A date for Gordon’s celebration of life gathering will be announced at a later date. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

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Annual St. Louis County 911 Lifesaver Awards presented

10-year-old Ian Kimmes receives a reassuring pat on the head from his great grandfather Robert McCarty as Grandmother Jean McCarty-Jalonen looks on. Robert suffered a stroke while fishing with Ian on Lake Vermilion last August. Ian was able to help get their boat back to shore and call for help.

Fri
13
Apr

Edward A. “Ed” Klancher, 91, Hibbing, dies

Edward A. “Ed” Klancher, 91, Hibbing, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018 in the Guardian Angels Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Hibbing, under the compassionate care of Fairview Range Hospice and loving family members. Ed was born in Ely, MN on March 21, 1927 to Anton and Frances (Urbas) Klancher. He was a 1945 graduate of Ely Memorial High School, served in the US Army and graduated from St. Cloud Teacher’s College in 1953. He taught in Hibbing, first at Washington school in North Hibbing and then at the Greenhaven school. While teaching he was also the sporting goods manager for Gibson’s, Shopko and then Pamida. He retired from teaching in 1992. He was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.

Fri
13
Apr

DFLers gather in Duluth to endorse; Convention will further shape contest to succeed Rick Nolan

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
13
Apr

Letter to Editor: ... not doing something is not an option when it comes to forging ahead

Dear Editor:
A large number of mining supporters recently attended a presentation at the Senior Center by Steve Saari, sponsored by Up North Jobs, who presented information and data regarding copper-nickel mining and why copper-nickel mining would be in the best interest of the United States. First, the environmental controls would be far more strict than in any other country currently mining copper-nickel.
China’s mining standards, the current leader in the mining of copper in the world, does not have the strict standards that have been established within the state of Minnesota and the U.S. This should concern all citizens within Northern Minnesota because it is more detrimental to the earth’s environmental condition and “global warming.” It also would put the United States in a compromised position due to the reliance of imports from communist China.

Fri
13
Apr

Trout Whisperer - Little knife soup

Little knife soup
Sunshine is out the west door, and it’s the only door on the cabin, so today that door is wide open. I can see those warm golden rays shinning a bright white light off the melting snow.
The scene warms my heart.
He is sitting in his rocking chair, she is in the small kitchen making a pot of chicken wild rice soup. They’re both listening to the stereo. For those old enough to know what one is, or to even own something like that these days, is rare. As rare as one Doc Watson song after another, and they’re both in this little log-walled snug room.
The space is warm. I pull up a chair, we make our polites. In a moment I have a mug of tea. She doesn’t offer me milk, she knows I take it strictly as tea. To her man, a dash of milk is ladled in and handed to him.
They smile at each other.

Fri
13
Apr

Ironmen return to the diamond

The Vermilion Ironmen’s record will show one victory Wednesday at Minnetonka, but all in all it can be argued the community college baseball team won twice that day.
Vermilion and Mesabi split a doubleheader on the artificial turf at Minnetonka’s Veterans Field,but the Ironmen may have picked up a victory just by getting out on to the field.
Vermilion dropped the opener 8-7 but bounced back and won the nightcap 8-3 behind the pitching of freshman Connor Knettel.
The contests were VCC’s first in a month and came after eight games were postponed in the previous two weeks.
Vermilion and Mesabi were set to open Northern Division play this weekend in Ely and Virginia, but the games were moved to Duluth and Superior, and later Iowa, and ultimately scrapped because of poor field conditions and anticipated wintry weather.

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Apr

Ely School Board meeting minutes from March

School Board Meeting Minutes March 12, 2018
(Approved 4-9-2018)

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Apr

On the lookout

UP A TREE and up the Fernberg Trail was this handsome pine marten. Photo by Pam Roberts

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