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Mon
13
Nov

Paul O. Walker, 76, of Ely, dies

Paul O. Walker, born June 18, 1941, died at home November 6, 2017. He enjoyed every moment spent at Eagles Nest, in the woods, on the lake and with the good folks of Ely.

Sat
11
Nov

Overdose at Ely high school leads to mother-daughter drug bust

An Ely high school student suffered a drug overdose during the school day which later led to a drug bust.
Around 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3 a male student was found collapsed in the hallway outside the high school office leading to a response from the Ely Area Ambulance and Ely Police Department.
Following questioning of the student and his parent, the EPD was able to get a judge to authorize a search warrant at 630 East Pattison Street on Nov. 4.

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Sat
11
Nov

Hunting connects the generations

This week our Sports section includes a story on five female hunters getting their deer. We’ve always known women hunters were better than men - they’re certainly better at catching fish in our experience.
But what caught our attention was the generation to generation sharing of being out in the great outdoors. Hunting is much more than killing an animal. Look at the time spent hunting and the harvest is a small portion.
To see dads spending time with daughters and sons in the deer stand gives us hope for the future. It’s very likely these dads played the other role when they were young. Now they are doing as their father, mother or perhaps grandparent taught them. Patience, respect and safety in the woods are the key to success.

Fri
10
Nov

NOTICE OF STATE LAND SALE

NOTICE OF STATE LAND SALE
By
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Notice is hereby given that state land located in St. Louis County, as described below, is hereby offered for sale by the Commissioner of Natural Resources. The lands will be sold at public auction as required by Minn. Stat. Ch. 92 and 94.

Bidders are advised to obtain property data sheets and be familiar with the property, price, and terms and conditions of sale prior to attending the auction. To obtain a property data sheet, visit http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/lands_minerals/landsale/index.html or call (651) 259-5432, (888) MINNDNR or email: min.landsale@state.mn.us Please specify the property number.

Fri
10
Nov

Hook and Bullet Club by Nick Wognum - Deer? Not yet

Camp Cholesterol was up and running in full swing by Friday night before deer season. From a quiet spot in the woods to a deck full of coolers, ATVs parked outside and wood smoke curling out of the chimney - we were back in business.
Our travellers came from the Twin Cities area, Bemidji and the North Dakota border to make their way to our neck of the woods. Pick up trucks were tucked between the pines and every bunk had a sleeping bag spread out for when the lights were turned off.
With supper percolating in the oven, a deck of cards appeared, a game of smear started and never really seemed to stop. There were a few bathroom breaks but when 21 was reached, the score was circled and the game started over.
I stopped by the Wilmunen Shack when I left town on Friday and visited for a bit. There were just three hunters when I was there. Casey was still unloading her vehicle, Pat Farha was telling stories and shackmaster Rob was taking it all in.

Fri
10
Nov

Ely news in a timely fashion - Ely Echo delivers 52 weeks each year

On newsstands today throughout the area. Home delivery is delayed due to Saturday's national holiday - Veterans Day. Will be in area homes on Monday.

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Fri
10
Nov

Emmer bill clears hurdle; MINER Act passes committee, now heads to U.S. House floor

IN ELY at Twin Metals Minnesota were Rep. Rick Nolan (left) and Rep. Tom Emmer earlier this year.

Fri
10
Nov

Students on stage in Footloose

FOOTLOSE will be performed on Sunday at 1 p.m. in Washington Auditorium by Ely high school students. The first performance is Friday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. at Washington Auditorium.

Fri
10
Nov

Hunters register 70,724 deer during first weekend of season

Minnesota firearms hunters registered 70,724 deer during the first two days of deer season, according to the Department of Natural Resources.
Preliminary numbers from opening weekend show that the number of deer registered was essentially the same as from 2016. Of the deer harvested, 57 percent were bucks, compared to 67 percent of the first weekend harvest of 2016.
In Zone 1, in northeastern Minnesota, total firearms harvest was up 16 percent. In Zone 2, which covers the majority of the state and runs from Canada to Iowa, harvest was down 5 percent and Zone 3, in southeastern Minnesota, was down 20 percent.
“We expected to see an increased harvest this year, and that appears to be so in Zone 1. In the other zones where the first weekend harvest is off, it could be that the amount of standing corn negatively affected deer harvest,” said Steve Merchant, wildlife populations and regulations manager.

Fri
10
Nov

HS winter sports practices begin

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