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Rose Ferderber, 100, of Ely, dies

Rose Ferderber, 100, passed away in Duluth March 13, 2017 after a long life. She was born in Eveleth on January 13, 1917.
Rose married George Ferderber in 1940 in Eveleth and moved to Ely.
She was a bartender at the Moose Club, Vet’s and Elna’s. She was a member of the Women of the Moose, Slovenian Women’s Union and the Slovenian Chorus.
She enjoyed baking and making Potica. She was the second person to bowl a 600 series in Ely and went to many tournaments and received many awards for her bowling. She also spent much of her younger days at the cabin on Farm Lake. She enjoyed fishing, hunting, and gambling.
She is survived by her grandchildren: Mark Jandrey (Ely, MN) Raelyne Jandrey (Spring, TX) and Paul Jandrey (Ely, MN) Sisters: Helen Settimi (Hoyt Lakes, MN), Frances Kramar (Duluth, MN) and Mary Stanich (Auburn Hills, MI) Great-grandchildren: Jeramiah Fuller (Spartanburg, SC) and Ashley Fuller (Spring, TX) along with numerous nieces and nephews.

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BREAKING NEWS: Two year temporary mining ban has wrong ending date

by Nick Wognum and Tom Coombe -

The publication of a rule to ban mining in portions of the Superior National Forest for two years contains a major typo.

The notice in the January 19 Federal Register lists an end date of January 17, 2017 instead of the intended 2019.

Here is the language as printed:

"For a period until January 21, 2017, subject to valid existing rights, the National Forest System lands described in this notice will be temporarily segregated from the United States mineral and geothermal leasing laws, unless the application is denied or canceled or the withdrawal is approved prior to that date."

Last year, the Forest Service held public forums both in Duluth and Ely to take comment on the potential renewal of exploratory mining leases.

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The sad state of ethnic diversity

No one growing up in the last generation in Ely would have ever dreamed it could happen. The vanishing of St. Urho’s Day as one of the area’s most honored celebrations.
In Ely, Mill’s Clothing Store, under the proprietorship of the late Bill Mills (a Finn with an anglicized name) featured the day. Restaurants were decorated green and purple and featured Finnish foods such as kola mojakka.
In dozens of homes, Finns gathered for more or less solemn observances. For years, the arbiters of Finnish culture and Urho lore were Lorene and Ben Mauser. Lorene by birth, Ben by marriage. Why green and purple? Because St. Urho became known as the cleric who drove the grasshoppers out of Finland and saved the grape crops for wine. Aha, one might say, but is this not a takeoff on St. Patrick, the Irish saint who reportedly drove the snakes out of the Ireland? In a sense, yes; but that is not the only connection.

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Mining fight resumes Thursday in Duluth

MAPPING - Explaining the impact on the area was Cabin Totenhagen of Twin Metals at the company’s open house in Ely last week.

by Tom Coombe -

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A few of the headlines today include:

Mining fight resumes Thursday in Duluth; Public comments on potential 20-year ban to take place at session convened by Forest Service

A Twin Metals tie with Trump? President’s daughter, son-in-law renting DC mansion owned by wealthy Chilean mining magnate

Crapola Fest planned in June - Ely business hopes to mark anniversary with avenue party

CC building sustains water damage

Fall Lake Township supervisors address road, transfer site issues

Chimzar “shook hands with history”

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Racoons work the night shift

By Bill Teftt. Photography by Ken
Hupila of Snotty Moose Studio.

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More details on BWCAW trek; Freemans produce video, get expenses paid during anti-mining trip

SHARING PERSPECTIVE - Dave Freeman listened to a question from the audience Tuesday at Grand Ely Lodge, where he and his wife Amy shared memories and details about their 365 days in the BWCAW, a trip to raise opposition to proposed copper-nickel mining projects in the region. Photo by Tom Coombe

by Tom Coombe -

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City minutes February, 2017

PUBLIC HEARING
February 21, 2017 - City Hall, Council Chambers

Call to Order:
Mayor Novak called the public hearing to order at 5:00pm

Roll Call:
PRESENT: Council Members A.Forsman, Kess, Debeltz, Omerza, Callen, and Mayor Novak
ABSENT: Council Member D.Forsman

Purpose:
To hear public comment concerning new electric, sewer and water rates.

Mayor Novak opened the hearing for public comment.

Adjourn:
Mayor Novak Adjourned the meeting at 5:01pm without objection.

Katie Richards
Account Clerk

Council Minutes February, 21 2017
Regular Council Meeting-Council Chambers City Hall

CALL TO ORDER Mayor Novak called the meeting to order at 5:30pm

PRESENT: Council members A.Forsman, Kess, Debeltz, Omerza, Callen, D.Forsman and Mayor Novak

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ORDINANCE NO.314, 2nd Series AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ELY, MINNESOTA, AMENDING CHAPTER 20, SECTION 20.2 SALES OF LAND CITY CODE OF THE CITY OF ELY

ORDINANCE NO.314, 2nd Series AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ELY, MINNESOTA,
AMENDING CHAPTER 20, SECTION 20.2 SALES OF LAND CITY CODE OF THE CITY OF ELY

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