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Mon
05
Feb

Should There be Hope for Our Future Forest?

I kept my eye on the horizon throughout the afternoon, watching a purple cloud line close in from the northwest. I sensed that something bad was about to unfold. We reached camp at around 5:00 in the afternoon. The canoe party I was guiding was blissfully unaware of the approaching storm. I urged them to spread out their tents as far from trees as the campsite permitted. The day had been calm and balmy, far from what was about to occur.
We were camped on Pickerel Lake near the northeast edge of Quetico Park in mid-August 1978, twenty-one years before the Great Blowdown of July 4th, 1999. The people in my party had a hard time responding to my urgent advice to use heavy boulders and Bungees to secure the corners of their tents in the evening lull before the storm.

Sat
03
Feb

Hazel Miller, 91, of Babbitt, dies

Hazel (Johnson) Miller of Babbitt, died Saturday, February 3, 2018, at her home at Carefree Living in Babbitt. She died peacefully, surrounded by family.
Hazel was born on May 8, 1926, in Jackson, Minnesota, the daughter of Arthur and Susan (Wade) Johnson. She was the third of 10 children born to Art and Susan. She married Roy Miller of Lakefield, Minnesota on January 31, 1942, in Maryville, Missouri. Roy was in the service so, after son Russ was born, Hazel went to Louisiana where Roy was stationed. When Roy shipped out to England, Hazel and Russ returned to Jackson. After Roy got out of the service, the family resided in Jackson until they moved to Deer Park, Wisconsin in 1952, where they owned and operated a café. Eventually she and Roy settled in Babbitt where they raised their six children.

Fri
02
Feb

Claude David Kronfuss, 68, dies

Claude David Kronfuss, 68, peacefully passed away on January 30, 2018, at his home in Bozeman, MT. He was born on October 27, 1949, to Denis and Carol Kronfuss. Claude is the second oldest of 12 children in the Kronfuss family. He is preceded in death by his father, Denis and his ex-wife, Evelyn.
Claude grew up in Babbitt, Minnesota, graduating from JFK High School, class of ‘68. Shortly after graduation, he was in a tragic accident that left him physically and mentally impaired. Despite his disabilities, he loved life, was always positive and never complained. He was famous for telling jokes, beating most everyone in Chess and Checkers, and playing 500 Rummy at a “professional” level. Claude was very proud of his job with the City of Babbitt and prominently displayed his Years of Service Award. He was a member of St. Pius Catholic Church, faithfully attending Mass most every Sunday.

Fri
02
Feb

Mattson sets 3-point mark

TOUGH DEFENSE - Ely’s Erika Mattson held her ground while Northeast Range’s Thia Lossing tried to get around her during high school girls basketball action Monday.

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
02
Feb

RESOLUTION OF THE ELY CITY COUNCIL COMMITMENT TO THE CITIZENS OF ELY

CITY OF ELY
RESOLUTION OF THE ELY CITY COUNCIL
COMMITMENT TO THE CITIZENS OF ELY

WHEREAS, the Ely City Council is elected and represents all citizens of the City of Ely

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Ely reaffirms its commitment to:
• Act with honesty and integrity
• Promote an inclusive environment for all citizens, and to
• Promote respect for others and encourage tolerance for the diverse points of view held by our citizens

Upon vote taken thereon, the following voted:

For: Council Members A. Forsman, Kess, Debeltz, Omerza, Polyner, and D.Forsman, and Mayor Novak

Against: None

Whereupon said Resolution No. 2016-055 was declared duly passed and adopted this 6th day of December, 2016.

Chuck Novak, Mayor Harold R Langowski, Clerk/Treasurer
Ely Echo 2/3/2018

Fri
02
Feb

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Fri
02
Feb

State of the Union seat: Ely council member Dan Forsman attends presidential address

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
02
Feb

Ely students take part in Olympic Reading Challenge

CARRYING the flag for Team Lassi at the Olympic Reading Challenge were Cory Lassi’s Washington Elementary fifth grade student Isabella Macho, June Nelson, Jack Anderson, Max Brandriet. Photos in this week’s Ely Echo on newsstand today.

Fri
02
Feb

Fun Run event hits 1,000

FULL HOUSE in the ballroom at Fortune Bay Resort and Casino for this year’s Fun Run event which drew 1,000 registrations for the first time ever.

Fri
02
Feb

Twins’ Winter Caravan visits Ely

by Jessica Kellogg -

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