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Fri
17
Mar

Ice houses off by March 20

Ice anglers in northern Minnesota are reminded ice shelter removal dates are approaching for lakes located north of Highway 200 and U.S. Highway 2, according to the Department of Natural Resources.
Dark houses, fish houses and portable shelters must be off the ice of inland lakes no later than midnight on Monday, March 20. For Minnesota–Canada border waters, the deadline for removal is March 31. Anglers are advised to remove shelters earlier if ice conditions warrant.
Enforcement action will be taken if shelters are left after the deadline. Anglers who don’t remove their shelter can be prosecuted.

Fri
17
Mar

St. Louis County sheriff’s office to crack down on water skipping

An annual spring time event that brought hundreds of people to Lake Vermilion now has a dubious future.
People water skipping on snowmobiles near Trout Lake Portage on Lake Vermilion may face legal consequences after St. Louis County sent out a news release Thursday.
“The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the MN DNR are issuing a public notice to those that plan on participating in any water skipping activities that this practice will no longer be allowed and those participating will be cited.”
The release lists March 20 as the date when water skipping will no longer be allowed and violators will be cited. That could mean this weekend would be the last time skipping would be allowed.
And it’s not just Lake Vermilion, the release states, “the water skipping events held at this and any other locations will no longer be allowed and violators will be cited.”

Fri
17
Mar

Mining passion fuels lively Duluth hearing

Fresh off the Ely bus was this large group of mining supporters at the Forest Service meeting in Duluth Thursday. Photo by Nancy McReady.

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
17
Mar

Ely school district 696 February minutes

Strategic Planning Session February 13, 2017 (Bd. Approved 3-13-2017)

Fri
17
Mar

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Fri
17
Mar

Ely Jaycees and Cops host Hot Shot Contest

Another year of Saturday morning basketball has come to a end with the annual Ely Jaycees and Cops for Kids Hot Shot Contest and the annual Ely Hoop Club Hot Dog Feed.
This year there were 54 kids who participated in the contest, 15 high school boys and girls basketball players and nine Jaycee and Cops for kids helpers.
Each kid had two minutes to shoot from three areas on the court. Each area was worth different points.
All kids receive a certificate and a water and the first place winner received a basketball.
Then the high school kids took part in a shoot out contest with lay up, free throw, three points and half court shot.
Boys winner was Patrick Vanderbeek who made all four shots and girls winner was Shayla Zaverl making three of the four shots.

Fri
17
Mar

Aiding in Hoops for Hope

TOURNEY RAISES DOLLARS - Hoops for Hope, a holiday tournament held by the Ely high school girls basketball team, generated $3,708 for the Spiritwood Foundation, a local group that helps those stricken with Alzheimer’s Disease. Ely girls basketball coach Darren Visser (right) and seniors Susan Cook, Morgan Moravitz and Maggie Isbell presented a check Wednesday to Spiritwood representatives Dave Merhar, Jan Merhar and Sheri Dochat. Photo by Tom Coombe

Fri
17
Mar

Give it a taste!

Ely kindergarten students in Megan Devine’s class recently got a taste of the sap from maple trees in the school yard. The children included, front: Jorja Moravita, Kaija Shultz, Aubrielle Poppler, (middle row) Atticus Richter, Henry Fetterer, Duane Johnson, Adel Patterson, Amelia Strom, back, Siiri Nelson.

Thu
16
Mar

Don (Herm) Zorman, 63, of Remer dies

Don (Herm) Zorman, 63, of Remer passed away at home surrounded by his family and friends on March 12, 2017.
Herm was born in Ely, MN on July 25, 1953 and moved to Remer in 1989. Herm made a living driving semi-truck as either an owner/operator or company driver and was a member of the Teamsters Union. When he wasn’t driving, Herm enjoyed fishing on the pontoon, bonfires, cutting firewood, spending time with family and friends and having a few Black Labels to relax.
He was preceded in death by his father Arthur Zorman; brother, Gene, and sister Peggy Povhe.
He is survived by his wife Faye; son, Tony (Angie Brausen); daughters, Randi (Ron) Robison and Kayci Rae. Grandsons, Frank and Skippy - AKA Kaleb and Logan, and his special little buddy, Ryker; Mother Betty Ann Zorman; brothers, Sam (Marlene) Zorman, Dale (Patty) Zorman, Jack (Nancy) Zorman, Glen (Lynn) Zorman; sister, Donna Zorman, and many nieces and nephews.

Thu
16
Mar

Chimzar “shook hands with history”

by Tom Coombe -

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