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Gerald (Jerry) Henry Filson, of Cottage Grove, MN, formerly of Ely, dies

Gerald (Jerry) Henry Filson, of Cottage Grove, MN, formerly of Ely, MN, passed away at the age of 77, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s on January 26, 2017.
Jerry was a kind and gentle man with unwavering integrity and an exceedingly brilliant mind. After receiving his civil engineering degree from the University of MN, he left the state to begin his professional career on the Seattle freeway with the State of Washington. He proposed to Esther Jackola of Buhl, MN, to come to Seattle. They married and had two daughters, Jennifer and Julie. After five years in Seattle, they came back to MN and settled in their home for the next 50 years in Cottage Grove where Jerry served the MN Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR) as the Chief Design Engineer for 30 years. Just a few of his DNR projects include the DNR fish pond at the MN State Fair and the High Bridge at Tettegouchee State Park.

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03
Mar

Echo’s Ice Out Contest begins for 2017

by Anne Swenson -

Fri
03
Mar

Oh the things you can see on a February Saturday morning in Ely

A belated March 2 Happy Birthday to the legendary Dr. Seuss!

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.

You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go...”

~ Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Ely was a bustling place to be a week ago. Although the dog sled races had to be cancelled due to a lack of snow, there were still so many places to go.

If you start your Saturday by turning on polka music to get your feet tapping, then that is a time when you won’t be napping.

This past Saturday was a Saturday like that.

For 50 years the Pioneer Mine has been silent yet on this day there was plenty of commotion. The Pink Ribbon Riders with their colorful snowmobiles were ready to be in motion.

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03
Mar

New study reveals economic impact of art and artists in Minnesota

The Arrowhead region of Minnesota was found to have 4,099 artists and creative workers of the state’s 104,148 total. 24 percent of self-identified artists in Minnesota are employed full time as artists, 42 percent are employed part time, and the rest, 34 percent, are retired, hobbyists or students.
The total economic impact of artists and creative worker spending in the state is $644 million annually. In the Arrowhead, the economic impact of non-profit arts and cultural organizations is $63,200,000.
The most commonly practiced artistic discipline is visual arts, followed by theater and music/opera/musical theater. Creative workers are defined as people who make their living wholly, or in part, by working for for-profits, non-profits, or self employed, in 41 creative occupations.

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03
Mar

Ely’s official newspaper - The Ely Echo - Reporting each week on news of the Ely area

Moose population remains low;

AGE to age Program is picking up steam;

HS spring sports meeting on Tuesday;

Minnesota Power asks regulators to consider a reduced rate request;

Community Ed makes an impact...

AND many LETTERS. including from: Bill Erzar, Jim Saranpaa, Carol Orban, Gary Johnson, Charles Marsden, the Gruba family, Cynthis Omerza Stene and JJoe Baltich, Duane Behrens, and Bob Colombo. You won't want to miss these!
The Echo is on Ely newsstands NOW!

Fri
03
Mar

Senior cheerleader Betty Kunstel receives thanks

THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT - Betty Kunstel, who serves as a cheerleader for high school boys and girls basketball games, was thanked with flowers by Ely seniors Susan Cook, Morgan Moravitz and Maggie Isbell before the Wolves’ Parents’ Night win over Northeast Range. Betty was also featured on WDIO telesion news report Thursday night on the 10 p.m. news segment.

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03
Mar

Raising over $75,000

SNOWMOBILES at the ready as the Pink Ribbon Riders prepare to leave Saturday for their fundraiser to provide financial assistance to men and women with breast cancer. At the group’s banquet Saturday night at Grand Ely Lodge it was announced this year over $75,000 was raised. Photo by Nick Wognum.

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03
Mar

Broomball Tournament top team

FIRST PLACE in the Ely Jaycees Broomball Tournament were the Jersey Boys. Pictured (l-r): Front row (laying down) Aleksy Perry; Middle row: Andy Krunkkala, Cole Kellogg, Thomas Montana, Tayler Banks; Back row: Matthew Gerzin, Teddy Pierce, Drew Jordan, Max Gantt, Ben Bialik.

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03
Mar

Just about everybody reads the Ely Echo

IN BONAIRE - Pete Ahlfs a former and future Elyite with Leann Luhring on vacation while enjoying the Ely Echo on the beautiful island beach in Bonaire. Bonaire, an island municipality of the Netherlands, lies off Venezuela’s coast in the southern Caribbean.

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02
Mar

Paul Lahti, 71, of Payson, Arizona dies

Paul Lahti, 71, of Payson, Arizona passed away on February 24, 2017 at his residence. He was born August 16, 1945 to Oscar H. and Mary (Sever) Lahti in Ely, Minnesota.

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