ELY ECHO News Center Alerts

News Center newsletter categories.

Fri
05
May

Donations of trees and money help Veterans Memorial

VOLUNTEERS plant one of the 15 trees donated by Bailey’s Nursery after vandals snipped five trees at the Ely Area Veterans Memorial. Photo by Dick Zahn.

Fri
05
May

Slow down for road construction

DETOUR TIME on the Garden Lake bridge as painting work is being done. Photo by Nancy McReady.

Mon
01
May

Lodging tax regulations also apply to Ely area vacation home rentals

There is an increasing amount of short-term rentals of homes and/or rooms in the Ely area.
Property owners may not be aware that if they rent their home for periods less than 30 days, they are governed by some, if not all, of the same laws and regulations governing business lodging establishments.
Minnesota Revenue Sales Tax Fact Sheet 164 defines lodging as “the rental of a room or rooms for a temporary place to stay or live” and further instructs to “charge sales tax on lodging and lodging-related services furnished for periods of: less than 30 days; and 30 days or more if there is no enforceable written lease agreement that requires the customer to give prior notice of their intention to terminate.”
In addition to sales tax, property owners who are within the Ely Area Lodging Tax District and are engaging in short-term rentals are required to collect and remit a lodging tax of 3%.

Mon
01
May
Mon
01
May

Gardner Humanities Trust awards almost $17,000 to local artists, organizations and fine arts, music events

The board of the Donald G. Gardner Humanities Trust voted to award $16,809 to local artists, art organizations and fine arts events at its April 12, 2017 board meeting.
“The Trust created the Youth Grant program several years ago to encourage young artists in our community seeking funds for lessons, workshops or mentor opportunities,” stated Keiko Williams, Executive Director. “We have been updating the program each year and received a record number of applicants this year. The board enjoyed viewing some of the submitted videos of vocal solos and dance routines. It was also heartening to read some very compelling artistic statements written by our youth.”
Individual artist grants are awarded for unique, short-term opportunities that will impact an artist’s career.

Sat
29
Apr

Annual Echo Progress Edition not as robust as previous years

There were stories and photos to fill up the 17 pages in this year’s Ely Echo Progress Edition but there certainly weren’t as many as previous years. In fact, there’s just one more page than what we had the first four years, down 11 pages from a high of 28 pages when the business community was thriving.
This year’s edition is a reflection of Ely’s economic downturn that continues despite the cheerleaders who refuse to see the reality of our current situation.
We could’ve written a story about the number of businesses for sale. We could’ve written about the businesses that closed up shop, giving in to declining sales and a lack of customers.
But that’s not what the Ely Echo Progress Edition has been about over the past 23 years. We’ve focused on the businesses who have persevered and made investments in the community. New owners, improvements, additions and a few new businesses are what we wrote about for the 2017 edition.

Sat
29
Apr

Memory Tips from Old What’s Her Name

by Dorothy Rosby

Fri
28
Apr

Ely Echo is jam-packed with news and photos for Progress edition!

From Saturday’s Prom Night news to all three proposed rec center drawings, Gardner Trust awards over $16,000, VCC awards over $80,000 in scholarships and much more! That's what you'll find in this week's Ely Echo on newsstand Friday and area homes Saturday.
Isn’t it time YOU subscribed? Call 218-365-3141.

Fri
28
Apr

Wolves look to regroup; State-ranked foes, injury do a number on Ely baseball team

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
28
Apr

CITY OF ELY, MN CHANDLER AREA IMPROVEMENTS / PIONEER ROAD IMPROVEMENTS ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

CITY OF ELY, MN
CHANDLER AREA IMPROVEMENTS / PIONEER ROAD IMPROVEMENTS

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - ELY ECHO News Center Alerts