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Fri
23
Jun

Cloquet Line and broadband discussed as Lake County Commissioners hold meeting at Fall Lake

Lake County board chair Rich Sve, commissioner Pete Walsh, commissioner Jeremy Hurd and vice chair Rick Hogenson. Rick Goutermont was absent.

by Nancy McReady -

Fri
23
Jun

Owl rescued by Ely couple

A Great Horned Owl with a broken wing was captured and brought to a rehabilitation center by an Ely couple.
Lexy Worth and Casey Fenske noticed ravens circling in the woods near the house off Highway 21. Fenske went out to see what the ravens were circling and found the owl.
Worth brought her camera and Fenske brought a fishing net to rescue the owl which could not fly.
With some definite bravery on Fenske’s part, the large bird was captured and later transported to a rehabilitation center.
“If all goes as planned to be released back on our property,” Worth wrote on FaceBook. “This was once in a lifetime. We’re so thrilled to have been able to save it!”

Fri
23
Jun

Proposal Requested

The City of Ely is currently working to acquire the tax forfeited property located at 131 Chapman Street, formerly Pastika’s from St. Louis County. Currently the property is blighted and in need of repair and renovation. The City is requesting anyone interested in purchasing this property and redeveloping it to submit a proposal to the City of Ely, 209 East Chapman Street Ely, MN 55531 by Tuesday July 11, 2017 at 2 pm.
Please include the proposed reuse, schedule for renovation of the property, and bid price. The City of Ely may reject any and all proposals and will award the sale of the property in the best interest of the City of Ely. Please contact Harold R. Langowski 218-235-3083 if you have any questions.

Harold R. Langowski P.E.
Clerk-Treasurer
City of Ely
elyod@ely.mn.us
Office: 218-226-5474
Cell: 218-235-3083 Ely Echo 6/24 & 7/1/2017

Fri
23
Jun

Council Minutes: June 6, 2017

Council Minutes: June 6, 2017
Regular Meeting Ely City Council – City Hall, Council Chambers

CALL TO ORDER- Mayor Novak called the Regular City Council Meeting to order at 5:30pm.

PRESENT: Council members A.Forsman, Kess, Debeltz, Omerza, Callen, D.Forsman and Mayor Novak
ABSENT: None

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Debeltz/Callen moved to approve the minutes from the May 16, 2017 Regular Meeting and the Study Session on May 30, 2017. Motion Carried Unanimously

Fri
23
Jun

Back Hoe Wanted

NOTICE

The City of Ely is requesting proposals for the purchase of a used rubber tire tractor back hoe. Requirements are 2010 or newer, 410 John Deere or equal, with less than 1500 hours.
Sealed proposals will be accepted until 2 pm on July 13th at Ely City Hall 209 East Chapman Street Ely, MN 55731. The City of Ely reserves the right to reject
any and all bids and to award the purchase in the best interests of the City of Ely.

Harold R. Langowski P.E.
Clerk-Treasurer
City of Ely
elyod@ely.mn.us
Office: 218-226-5474
Cell: 218-235-3083
Ely Echo 6/24 & 7/1/2017

Fri
23
Jun

Monuments to veterans placed at Memorial

Jeff Niemi identifies with his work for the Ely Veterans Memorial. Laurentian Monument, Granite & Stone cut, edged and polished the actual granite. Niemi made all of the drawings and engraved it. The monuments were placed on the site last Monday. Photo by Pam Roberts

Wed
21
Jun

June C. Lescinskas, 74, of Ely, dies

June Carol Lescinskas, 75, of Ely, MN passed away peacefully on her birthday Wednesday, June 21, 2017 in the comfort of her home with family by her side.
June is survived by her daughter Joanne (Scott)Holmes (Husband Scott Holmes); her son Vince (Jen) Dean; her sister Dorothea Lescinskas-Ulbrich (husband Glen Ulbrich); grandchildren: Angela Dean (Jordan) Wagner and sons Bryce and Ethan; Andrea (Neil) Lepisto and sons: Riley, Trenton, Iver and daughters: Adrianna, Senja, Bella) Ryan Bagnal (Alyzè Boraas) Mia, Zac and Max Dean; mother Gina DiMaggio and Mini Vinny along with many more who absolutely adored her.

Sun
18
Jun

Music and art auction on Saturday, June 24 at Pioneer Mine

The weekend of June 24-25 will be a busy one at Pioneer Mine - the Ely Arts & Heritage Center off North Pioneer Road. Managers Ely Greenstone Public Art committee share the facility grounds with the Ely Ham Radio Club on top (near the Shaft House), while down below in Miners Dry music and fund raising will be happening Saturday afternoon.
Stop down for the music of Ed “Ely” Steklasa and his and his “Widely Acclaimed Retro Videos” in the Miners Dry House starting at 3 p.m. These are free events.
Visitors can look over the art going up for auction and help out Ely Greenstone Public Art in its work for the community.
Among the art pieces available are these: Remembering Ely’s heritage are watercolors by Sarah-Guy Levar and Nancy Ensley, pottery by Sandy Brandley and Claire Taylor, and a number of other interesting items.

Sun
18
Jun

Rescues in BWCA have a cost

A trip into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area brings with it a sense of adventure as well as the possibility that things could go wrong. But when things do go wrong and an emergency is declared there’s a cost that is more than likely going to be borne by local taxpayers.
We’ve had several incidents this year that have involved multiple agencies responding. Some, like the St. Louis County Rescue Squad, are made up of volunteers. Others are paid employees at either the local, state or federal level.
These rescues don’t usually happen right near Ely, they’ve been located at the end of the Fernberg or up the Echo Trail. Add in the travel time and the fuel to the cost. Bring in an airplane or helicopter and the dollar signs start multiplying.

Sun
18
Jun

Hook & Bullet Club - England

MINE WALK - On the trail to the mine (l-r) were Ingrid, Megan, Mary and Andrew. Photo by Nick Wognum

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