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May 18, 2015
Prep report: Ely boys hockey coach Mattila let go
Ely is parting ways with boys hockey coach Kurt Mattila following a May 11 school board vote, according to the Ely Echo. “A motion to accept the recommendation of administrators and renew Mattila’s contract failed (May 11) on a 3-3 vote, bringing the embattled coach’s 10-year...
sports / hockey
May 18, 2015 - 10:39pm
May 17, 2015
Ely’s Susan Schurke is bringing her anoraks back
When the contents of shuttered Wintergreen Northern Wear were auctioned off in 2013 in Ely, Susan Schurke went just to buy a sewing machine. But when she saw the counters, cutting tables, mannequins and other items being sold, she was overwhelmed by the sight of the business she...
May 17, 2015 - 10:38pm
May 14, 2015
Ely falls in second round of Outside magazine 'Best Towns' contest
The Northland is out of the running in Outside magazine's "Best Towns" online competition. Spearfish, S.D., staged a come-from-behind victory Tuesday night to narrowly defeat Ely in the second round of the contest. The final margin was 11,376 votes for Spearfish to 11,283 votes...
May 14, 2015 - 11:04am
May 13, 2015
Ely holds narrow lead in second round of 'Best Towns' competition
Ely still is in the running in Outside magazine's 2015 "Best Towns Ever" online competition, with voting in the second round closing at 10:59 p.m. Wednesday. Ely — which defeated Saugatuck, Mich., in the opening round — is facing off against Spearfish, S.D., a town in the Black...
May 13, 2015 - 3:51pm
May 9, 2015
Walleye welcome: Hundreds turn out for Governor's Fishing Opener on Lake Vermilion
ON LAKE VERMILION, NEAR TOWER — Dennis Highby eased his big Warrior toward shore along Pine Island on Lake Vermilion and soon had hooked his first fish of the 2015 walleye fishing season. "Pretty little," said Highby, an ardent angler and a summer resident of Lake Vermilion. It...
outdoors / fishing
May 9, 2015 - 4:17pm
May 8, 2015
Ely in front in Outside magazine 'Best Towns' voting
Ely was leading Saugatuck, Mich., by about 1,000 votes on Friday morning with less than a day left in the opening round of Outside magazine's 2015 "Best Towns Ever" online voting competition. As of 5:45 p.m. Friday, Ely had about 12,415 votes compared to 11,470 for Saugatuck, located...
May 8, 2015 - 5:51pm
May 7, 2015
Ahhhh, an ice-free Minnesota fishing opener
Bob Horn stood before the minnow tanks at Fisherman's Corner in Pike Lake on Thursday morning. He had a list in his hand. "I'll take two dozen rainbows and two dozen crappies," said Horn, of Duluth. He was talking minnows, of course. He was headed up to Britt on Thursday to...
May 7, 2015 - 6:53pm
May 4, 2015
Duluth out, Ely in for Outside magazine contest
There will be no repeat win for Duluth in Outside magazine's "Best Towns Ever" online voting competition; the city was left off the list this year. But the Northland still has one of its own in the contest: Ely is one of the 64 communities vying for the title. Voting started Monday. Duluth...
May 4, 2015 - 9:51pm
April 22, 2015
Family, friends remember hiker who died in Boundary Waters
Luke Larson was the second of Armella Monahan’s four sons. They were close boys. When Luke’s older brother, Dan, got on the bus many years ago for his first day of kindergarten, Monahan recalled a crestfallen Luke saying, “There goes my best friend.” On Tuesday, friends...
April 22, 2015 - 4:59pm
April 10, 2015
Steger completes arduous ice-out trek along Minnesota-Ontario border
Ely adventurer Will Steger has completed a 21-day, 200-mile solo trek along the Minnesota-Ontario border, alternately paddling and towing a canoe. He traveled during the breakup of ice in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Ontario's Quetico Provincial Park, wilderness...
April 10, 2015 - 3:14pm
April 8, 2015
Ely man jailed for Facebook threats
An Ely man's social-media activity has landed him in jail on a felony charge. Authorities said 23-year-old Travis William Mattila threatened to blow up a school and assassinate President Obama, among other comments posted to his Facebook account over a two-month period. "I murder...
April 8, 2015 - 5:19pm
April 4, 2015
Public Health Week in St. Louis County
Special events are planned in St. Louis County this week in observance of Public Health Week. In a news release, the county’s Public Health and Human Services Department announced that public health nurses will be available this week with information on topics ranging from ticks...
news / health
April 4, 2015 - 7:21pm
April 1, 2015
Flight of fancy: On April Fools’ Day, Ely becomes 'No Drone Zone'
City leaders in Ely say they’re declaring the north woods community a “No Drone Zone,” effective today. “We’re concerned about what might happen in Ely if drones go unchecked,” Ely Mayor Chuck Novak said in a news release. “Drones will otherwise be finding our secret...
April 1, 2015 - 8:18am
March 26, 2015
Babbitt man sentenced for snowmobile chase through Boundary Waters
A Babbitt man will spend a month in jail and three years on probation in connection with a high-speed snowmobile chase through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in 2014. Edward Zupancich, 27, was sentenced Thursday after being found guilty in February of fleeing an officer...
March 26, 2015 - 10:35pm
Leukemia victim 'wishes' against mining near BWCAW
After being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in October, Joseph Goldstein got a visit from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the folks who try to bring some sunshine into the lives of kids with potentially fatal health issues. Joseph could have asked for just about anything...
March 26, 2015 - 10:03am