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19
Aug

From the miscellaneous drawer - The charm of Burntside Lake

VISITING AT SANDEMAR in July, 1946 were dignitaries and friends of Otto Swanson. Shown are, l-r: Lawrence Smith, Tony Struna?, John Buccowich, Matty Kapsch, Swedish Ambassador (Erik Boheman?), Otto Swanson and Minnesota Governor Luther Youngdahl. Photo courtesy of Larry Smith

Sat
19
Aug

Ads + Subscribers = News

Your Ely Echo newspaper is a business just like any other. Revenue generated from advertising and subscriptions pays for all the news we generate week in and week out.
In short, we need your help!
Newspapers across the state of Minnesota having been going all out during National Newspaper Week to remind people of the importance of newspapers in their lives. Right here in Ely we decided not to give up our front page to make that point, it’s far too valuable for us to do that.
You may be a subscriber already, either digitally or through the Post Office. You may be reading this after purchasing the Echo from one of our retail locations. Or you could be visiting a friend or relative and be reading their copy of this week’s Ely Echo.
What we would love to see is more people like you, people who read their hometown newspaper. We know if we do our job well, you will make sure to get a copy delivered to your home 52 weeks a year.

Fri
18
Aug

World Press journalists return to Ely; Public roundtable Monday at Miners’ Dry, bringing mix of politics, world affairs and culture

by Tom Coombe
Without ever leaving town, Ely area residents and visitors have the chance to gain a global perspective on Monday.
In a sense, the world comes to Ely with the arrival of 10 touring journalists, all part of the World Press Institute fellows program.
They’ll take part in a public roundtable discussion, sponsored by the Ely Echo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Miners Dry building at the Pioneer Mine complex. The program is free and people may come for all or part of the presentation, moderated by the Echo’s Tom Coombe.
Journalists from Afghanistan, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, England, Finland, Germany, Kenya, Poland and Russia will be in town, offering their insight on everything from journalism in their country to their thoughts on the world’s political scene.
“Right here in Ely, we’ll get the chance to meet the journalists and hear their perspectives on issues of the day,” said Anne Swenson, publisher of the Echo.

Fri
18
Aug

Ely’s hometown newspaper - The Ely Echo - delivers the spirit of Ely and its people

Letters to the Editor always welcomed at the Ely Echo. Send to: thepub@elyecho.com

A brief look at this week’s writers and their letters include:

...this event provides a closed course where a driver can legally show the car’s capability

... Any changes to the 1965 documents are simply new Federal Documents

... adopting a sane policy

... a thorough reversal is in order

... where the business gets the money

Send in YOUR letter early in the week, please. And thanks for reading and sunscribing!

Fri
18
Aug

VCC opens new housing - Dignitaries celebrate ribbon cutting day at Timber Ridge

NORTHEAST HIGHER EDUCATION PRESIDENT and Ely native Bill Maki greeted those gathered for the ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday, as Vermilion Community College celebrated the completion of a $6.5 million student housing complex.

by Tom Coombe -

Fri
18
Aug

$25,000 raised during Ely’s Cancer Walk - Relay for Life

CANCER SURVIVORS walk first at Relay for Life, held in Whiteside Park Aug. 11. Over $25,000 was raised this year. Photos by Hailey Worth.

Fri
18
Aug

Ely Rotary holds its major fundraiser auction

AUCTIONEER Craig Loughery and fellow Rotarian Susan Kasbeer informed the crowd gathered at Grand Ely Lodge how the annual auction would be conducted. Photo by Nick Wognum.

Fri
18
Aug

Proposals Sought: to facilitate the creation of a technology center

Proposals Sought

Fri
18
Aug

Ely School Board Meeting Minutes July

School Board Meeting Minutes July 10, 2017

Fri
18
Aug

Ely City Council Minutes August 1, 2017

Council Minutes August 1, 2017
Regular Meeting Ely City Council – City Hall, Council Chambers

CALL TO ORDER – Mayor Novak called the Regular City Council Meeting to order at 5:30pm.

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

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Debeltz/D.Forsman moved to approve Minutes from the July 18, 2017 Regular Meeting. Motion Carried 5-0-2 with Kess and Omerza Absent.

ADDITIONS OR OMISSIONS TO AGENDA:
Proposal from Pat Erchul to acquire property -1227 E Harvey St
Resolution 2017-023 Resolution Authorizing the City of Ely to Make Application to and Accept Funds from IRRRB Residential and Commercial Redevelopment Grant Program
Resolution 2017-024 Resolution Authorizing to Execute US Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration Grant Agreement.
Items A-C added without objection.

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