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Fri
27
Oct

Snow promised for Halloween in Ely

HALLOWEEN rolls into Ely on Tuesday. In addition to traditional trick or treating, there will be a Trunk or Treat at Whiteside Park from 4:30-7 p.m. sponsored by Northern Tier High Adventure and the Ely Jaycees.

Fri
27
Oct

CALENDAR PARKING Is in effect from November 1st to May 31st

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
Pursuant to Ely City Ordinance,
CALENDAR PARKING
Is in effect from
November 1st to May 31st
(unless lifted earlier)

You may begin parking your car
between 6:00pm and midnight for the following day.
If the following day’s date is an:

ODD date- then park on NORTH side of streets and WEST side of avenues
(on this side all house numbers are odd)

EVEN date-then park on the SOUTH side of streets and EAST side of
avenues (on this side all house numbers are even)

Questions, please contact the Ely Police Department at 218-226-5477.
Thank you.

John Lahtonen
Chief of Police
City of Ely Ely Echo 10/28 & 11/4 & 11/2017

Fri
27
Oct

Snowstorm creates outages across northland

An overnight snowstorm is affecting electric service for nearly 2,500 Lake Country Power members. Those affected are mostly located in the cooperative’s Mountain Iron service area, including Lake Vermilion, Ely, Orr and Crane Lake. Additional outages are affecting members in the Grand Rapids and Kettle River service areas as well.

Many trees came down on power lines from the heavy, wet snow. Line crews are replacing broken poles, too. The biggest factor affecting outage restoration is slow and slippery travel with poor roads.

All available Lake Country Power line crews are working to restore service. Lake States Construction is also assisting.

Members may call the cooperative at 1-800-421-9959 for more information, or visit the Outage Center online at www.lakecountrypower.coop or http://mi.lcp.coop:82 for a real-time outage status.

Thu
26
Oct

Robert J. Pellika, age 60, dies

Robert J. Pellika, age 60, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 at his residence.
Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.

Thu
26
Oct

Snow expected in northeast Minnesota

Winter Storm Information

A winter storm is expected across much of the Northland tonight into the weekend. It is expected to bring significant snowfall to portions of northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin as well as very strong northeast winds.

Ely had its first snowfall of the season earlier in the week, which quickly melted. Drive safe!

Thu
26
Oct

Betty Jayne Housey, age 86 of Delano, dies

Betty Jayne Housey, age 86 of Delano, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 23, 2017 at Lake Ridge Care Center in Buffalo.
Betty was born on April 26, 1931 in Wisconsin. She was the daughter of Hilbert and Myrtle (Fibeig) Butzke. Betty was a 1949 graduate from Ely High School.
On September 12, 1949 she married Leonard Housey in Ely, MN. Together they had a son Randy, and daughter Robyn and resided in the Ely area. Betty enjoyed sled dog racing for many years.
Betty moved to Watertown, MN in 1987 and worked at the laundromat in Waconia and eventually Elim Home in Watertown for over 10 years. She was a girl scout troop leader. She loved cooking and baking, sewing, reading, gardening, house-keeping and chatting with the residents at Elim. Betty moved to Delano in 2010 and loved watching the MN Twins and Timberwolves on television. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Wed
25
Oct

Whitefish, tullibee sport-netting to open on Tower, Ely area lakes

Recreational netting dates for whitefish and tullibee (cisco) have been set on several Schedule I Lakes in the Tower fisheries work area, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Schedule I Lakes, which are more susceptible to sudden changes that impact water temperatures, will be opened and closed on a 48-hour notice posted at lake accesses, other public places, and the DNR website.

Schedule I Lakes (48 hour notice)

The following Tower Area lakes will be open Saturday, Oct 28 – Friday Nov. 17:

Vermilion (all except Pike Bay, south and west of a north-south line at narrowest portion between Echo Point and Punchers Point) - 3.5 inch mesh.

Fall – 1.75 inch mesh

Basswood – 1.75 inch mesh

Newton – 3.5 inch mesh

Wed
25
Oct

Joseph “Joe” Osaben, 96, of Ely, dies

Joseph Frank Osaben, 96, of Ely, passed away peacefully October 25, 2017 while under the loving care of the staff at Carefree Assisted Living in Ely. He was born in Ely on January 11, 1921 to Frank and Josephine Osaben. He was a graduate of Ely Memorial High School. During the depression, he served in the Civilian Conservation Corp at a camp in Isabella, MN. He served in the Coast Guard in the Aleutian Islands during WW II. After the war he worked for several years underground in the Zenith mine in Ely. He then attended Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis and graduated from the carpentry program. He returned to Ely and worked at Reserve Mining in Babbitt until his retirement in 1984.
Joe was a lifelong outdoorsman and enjoyed many years of hunting and fishing with friends and family. In his later years, his passion was tending his remarkable vegetable garden, picking wild blueberries, and visiting with his many friends.

Wed
25
Oct

Proposed shift in Ely ambulance funding puts city, Morse at odds

by Tom Coombe -

Tue
24
Oct

When wolves visit hunters, what does it mean?

by Chad Richardson
International Wolf Center communications director -

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