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Tue
13
Feb

Skaters notch sixth victory

by Tom Coombe
It wasn’t as dramatic as the first encounter, but the Ely Timberwolves completed a regular season sweep of Bagley with a workmanlike performance at the Ely Arena.
Senior Gage Merhar scored twice, the Timberwolves built a decisive advantage in shots on goal and hung on in the final period for a 4-2 high school victory over the Flyers.
Section rival North Shore dominated the host Wolves 10-3 in a rare afternoon matinee Tuesday, but Ely has one last chance for a victory on the home ice.
That comes this Tuesday (Feb. 13), when the Wolves host Moose Lake in a pre-playoff tuneup. The Senior Night finale starts at 6 p.m.
Ely, now 6-12, has surprised some observers by reaching a half-dozen victories this winter and has a chance for another against Moose Lake, which has already fallen twice to the Wolves this season.

Mon
12
Feb

PolyMet mine supporters dominate hearing in Aurora

MINNESOTA Speaker of the House Republican Kurt Daudt talks with Ely residents Ray Marsnik, Gerald Tyler, Bob Berrini and Ross Petersen prior to the PolyMet hearing in Aurora. Photo by Nick Wognum.

by Nick Wognum -

Sun
11
Feb

Delbert “Bud” Fish, 82, of Babbitt, dies

Delbert “Bud” George Fish, 81, of Babbitt, passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at St. Raphael’s Health and Rehabilitation Center in Eveleth.
Bud was born June 1, 1935 in Fosston, MN to George and Elise Fish. He was the youngest of eight children. He lived on the family farm until he was 17 years old.. Bud attended school in Fosston and enlisted in the Army at age 18. He served for a little over three years in Europe during the Korean Conflict.
Bud married Shelby Jean Reichenbach on Sept. 27, 1954. They lived in Fosston with their four children and then moved to Bemidji, MN where Bud worked as an auto mechanic.
In 1965 they moved to Babbitt where he worked for Reserve Mining Company as a truck shop foreman. When Reserve closed, Bud and Shelby moved to Bloomington, MN. Bud worked for the City of Bloomington until he retired in 1997. They then moved back to Babbitt,

Sun
11
Feb

Utility rates rising in Ely

by Tom Coombe -

Sat
10
Feb

Political caucuses need to go the way of the dinosaur

Bye, bye Walter Mondale’s pie,
Drove a Subaru down the Fernberg & the antis are high.
The good old miners are drinking whiskey and rye
Singing this will be the day the DFL dies …

Fri
09
Feb

Lance Joseph Novak, 37 ,of Cloquet, MN dies

Lance Joseph Novak, 37 ,of Cloquet, MN died Tuesday, February 6, 2018. He was born in Ely to James and Mary (Vonwald) Novak.
Lance was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Novak. He is survived by his wife, Janessa and their girls, McKenna and Helen of Cloquet; his father, James Novak of Babbitt; brother, Aaron (Tara) Novak of Wichita, KS.

Fri
09
Feb

A lesson from the lunatic fringe

My appreciation of the people I meet began on the main drag of Braddock, Pennsylvania just a few blocks from the slag-spewing furnaces of the US Steel Works. My father had grown up on these streets and unlike most of his peers he went on to enjoy the benefits of the GI Bill after serving in the US Marines. Whenever we visited his old neighborhood, he’d always spend time reminiscing with childhood friends who often stood around an oil drum with a bonfire lit inside.
This drove my mother nuts. Something about my dad conversing with a bunch of bums (in her opinion) ignited her disgust. Pacing in my grandparent’s apartment above the street. Eventually she’d send me to retrieve him.

Fri
09
Feb

Congressman Rick Nolan will retire, not seek reelection

Congressman Rick Nolan announced today that he will not seek reelection this fall and will retire at the end of the current term.
Nolan stated: “I have spent 16 productive and exciting years in elective office, and far longer working behind the scenes in business, labor, community service, and the public policy arena. Good politics is about making a positive difference in people’s lives, and together with all of you and a brilliant dedicated staff, we’ve made a real difference for the 8th District of Minnesota.
“Despite the fact that our Nation is being challenged by some rather troubling politics, let’s remember that our Founders foresaw difficult times and gave us the tools to see them through. Our Constitution is strong, our people are resilient, and the elections of 2018, 2020 and beyond provide continuing opportunities for progress, reform and necessary change.

Fri
09
Feb

Delivering the Ely area news each week - The Ely Echo thanks you

Each week a miracle happens at 15 East Chapman Street as Thursday rolls around again. From Nick putting the final touches on the completed pages to Tom creating much of the news to Lisa creating great ads to support the process - everyone pitches in to support the final product.

We appreciate help from community friends who share photos and columns and news, making this a go-to publication for Ely. The Echo is the official publication for local governements and the school and we’re proud to serve. Your support as readers and advertisers is appreciated. This is a great team!

Fri
09
Feb

Runners-up, on to state, Johnston top placer

ELY BOYS NORDIC SKI TEAM: (front) Ethan Hasz, Ben Gustafson, Elijah Olson, Chase Eilrich; second row: Paula Anderson, Nate Nettifee, Raif Olson, Jasper Johnston, James Schwinghamer, Ethan Bremner, Tyler Fish. Photo by Diane Dalberg.

by Tom Coombe -

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