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Fri
12
May

Team Rubicon makes its mark

FIND OUT MORE about why Gerad Volkerwas bucking up a downed tree in a story about Team Rubicon in this week’s Ely Echo. Submitted photo.

Fri
12
May

Fisherfolk greeted with North Country Angler first 2017 issue

The fishing season has begun. Send in your photos of catches with info on: Where caught, by whom, how big, kept or released to thepub at elyecho

Fri
12
May

“We are Monsters” performed for audiences

HUMANS, MONSTERS, WEREWOLVES AND VAMPIRES at “We Are Monsters,” the fourth and fifth grade musical including Jacob Moravitz, Sylvia Shock, Eli Olson and Jonathon Schlosser on stage at Washington Auditorium. Photos by Pam Roberts.
See the full booster page of photos in this week's Ely Echo. On newsstand now.

Fri
12
May

Let the angling begin!

Boat landings across the northland will be busy Saturday for the Minnesota fishing opener.

Thu
11
May

Update on May 9 prescribed burns

On May 9, 2017 firefighters from the Superior National Forest, Montana, and Oregon successfully burned the 30 acre Old Baldy Prescribed Fire Unit and the 41 acre North Arm 8 Prescribed Fire Unit both located north of the North Arm of Burntside Lake and south of Slim Lake and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). Good weather conditions of wind speed and direction, temperature, and relative humidity helped produce a very nice understory burn for fuels reduction and ecosystem management.

Both of these prescribed fire units are well contained and will be patrolled for hotspots.

Wed
10
May

Walter Anzinger, 90, of Babbitt, dies

Walter Anzinger, 90, of Babbitt, passed away on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Carefree Assisted Living in Babbitt.
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1926 to Helen (Fobler) and Marion Anzinger. He graduated from Mankato High School and left the next day for the U.S. Navy. While in boot camp he studied in electrical school. He served on DE49 Doneff in the Pacific based in Guam until 1946 when he returned to Littlefork, MN. He married his wife Beth in 1950.
Later that year he was recalled into the Korean Conflict, serving again as an electrician on an LST and was based in Inchon, Korea. In the fall of 1952 he returned to Littlefork, MN.

Mon
08
May

City cracking down on illegal, improper use of public trash cans

by Tom Coombe
Local residents and visitors to the area may want to think twice about dumping their garbage in downtown trash cans or the canisters at Whiteside Park.
Action taken by the city council this week could lead to stiff fines - perhaps as much as $300 - for those caught illegally dumping trash.
Tired of bulging trash bins downtown and in the park, particularly during the summer months, city officials decided to take action.
Tuesday, they amended an ordinance regulating the “storage, deposit and disposal of refuse.”
Added were two new subdivisions.
One makes it unlawful to put non-recyclable items into the bins at the city’s recycling center, while the other prohibits disposing of household or business garbage in cans provided by the city of Ely in places with high pedestrian traffic, such as those downtown or in city parks.

Mon
08
May

Car show and burnout competition gets approval from city commission

A new event scheduled for this fall in Ely has received approval from the city’s Planning Commission.
The Jake Forsman Memorial Car Show and Burnout Competition can now proceed on Saturday, Oct. 21 in front of the Ely City Hall on Chapman Street.
There was a good turnout for the hearing Wednesday night. The four members of the Planning Commission, along with city clerk Harold Langowski and attorney Kelly Klun took testimony, asked questions and approved the request with conditions.
There were several opposed to the idea. Not too surprising since these are the same people opposed to mining. Maybe they don’t like motors.
There were a number of people present in favor of the event which is modeled after a burnout competition held every year in Libby, Montana.
A major difference will be the large concrete barriers in place in Ely. Libby’s event has no barriers, just cars burning rubber on the main drag.

Mon
08
May

Highway 169 Eagles Nest Lake Reconstruction Project monthly meeting scheduled May 18 in Ely

Highway 169 Eagles Nest Lake Reconstruction Project monthly meeting scheduled May 18 in Ely

Mon
08
May

FISH project reduces mercury in women on the Shore

Increased efforts to improve advice to women about eating fish are yielding positive results for the health of women on the North Shore.

Women involved in a follow-up group to a major project aimed at reducing mercury in women through changes in fish consumption were found to have decreased mercury levels in their blood, but they didn’t lower their consumption of healthy, low-mercury fish.

The Fish are Important to Superior Health (FISH) project started after a 2011 study by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) showed that 10 percent of newborns tested in the North Shore – Arrowhead region had mercury above levels of concern in their blood. Too much mercury can cause lasting problems with understanding and learning.

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