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May

Earlene M. O’Brien, 83, of Ely, formerly of Chicago, dies

Earlene M. O’Brien, 83, of Ely, formerly of Chicago, passed away at the Ely Bloomenson Community Hospital on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

Sat
13
May

Update on prescribed burn south of Bear Island Lake

On May 13, 2017 firefighters from the Superior National Forest, Montana, Oregon, and Idaho successfully burned the 38 acre Log Bay Prescribed Fire Unit located on Bear Island Lake south of Ely and northwest of Babbitt. The weather conditions were good and helped produce a nice understory burn for fuels reduction and ecosystem management.

The prescribed fire unit is well contained and will be patrolled for hotspots.

Fri
12
May

Elias James Cersine, 26, dies

Elias James Cersine, 26, of McKinley, formerly of Babbitt passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

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12
May

Ely Wheel Park event set for May 20

The Ely Wheel Park project is moving forward. Ely students have created the design with help from a professional, and their fundraising efforts are steadily building toward “breaking ground.” The original plans for the Ely Recreation Center included a skate park to replace the previous Lincoln Park facility. Students have worked to raise money for it since 2014. The design features a “pump track,” which is the most versatile type of skate/BMX bike obstacle course. It’s a series of linked rollers and steeply bermed corners that offer fun and fitness for young and old on skateboards, scooters, inline skates, and bikes. The Ely Wheel Park has the potential to be the first poured concrete pump track in the United States.

Fri
12
May

Taking property off the tax roles will have consequences for taxpayers

by the Minnesota Association of Townships

Fri
12
May

Anglers can boost chances fish survive after release

Stories of multiple anglers catching the same fish are more than fishing lore – they’re the real result of anglers practicing catch-and-release fishing. Anglers can take several actions to boost the chances a fish survives after being released, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
“Catch-and-release fishing is an important topic, especially in recent years with expanded catch-and-release seasons in Minnesota for lake sturgeon, trout and bass,” said Al Stevens, fisheries survey and systems consultant. “What’s more, anglers often choose to release large fish, and are required to release fish that aren’t of a legal size to keep.”
Fish can be injured by hooks, stress and being pulled from deep water. Being hooked in the mouth does little damage to the fish, and setting the hook quickly helps avoid hooking a fish in the stomach or gills.

Fri
12
May

Log Bay Prescribed Fire unit on Bear Island Lake set for today, May 12

The Log Bay Prescribed Fire unit on Bear Island Lake near Babbitt is now tentatively planned for May 12, 2017

The West Zone-Superior National Forest is tentatively planning to implement the Log Bay Prescribed Fire unit on Friday, May 12, 2017. Depending upon wind direction there might be some drift smoke visible along the Bear Island Lake shoreline, County Road 21, and in Babbitt.

Fri
12
May

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12
May

Cemetery Clean-Up Days May 20-28

Cemetery Clean-Up Days May 20-28

The Ely Cemetery Committee has designated May 20-28 as Cemetery Clean-Up Week. Those who are interested in working on their own family plots or even those of others in need of attention are urged to help beautify the cemetery. Dirt will be provided by the City in several locations around the cemetery, tools will NOT be provided. Seeding or sodding needs to be done by individuals.

Please remove faded and deteriorating artificial floral arrangements and other decorations. The wire these contain causes problems with the lawn mowers and trimmers.

Trash and compost containers will be available May 20-28, as long as they are not abused.

Fri
12
May

REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS FOR SNOWPLOWING

REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS FOR SNOWPLOWING
On the 6th day of June 2017, at 9 a.m. in the Board Room of Independent School District #696, the written quotes for snowplowing for the school calendar year of 2017-2018 shall be opened. The quotes must conform to the specifications that are available to interested parties and which are on file with the Superintendent’s office at 600 E. Harvey St., Ely, Minnesota. After reviewing
the quotes, the District shall award a contract by direct negotiation consistent with the terms of Minn. Stat. 471.345.
EE 5/13, 20

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