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Lake County Sheriff's Report
• 9:05 a.m. Deputy responded to report of a truck on fire on Big Blaze Crossing. • 11:45 a.m. Deputy served papers at Two Harbors residence. • 12:06 p.m. Deputy made traffic stop on County Road 2 near Boomers Road. Warned for speed.
Conditional use permit OK’d for Ely Community Center
ELY – Parking issues around the Community Center dominated a public hearing here last week before the city’s planning commission voted unanimously to grant a conditional use permit sought by the city of Ely as it prepared to close on the sale of the city landmark on Friday.
'I'm in!' Garth Brooks responds to Gov. Dayton's call for a second Minnesota show
Minnesota loves Garth Brooks. He famously sold out 11 shows at Target Center in 2014, and he delighted fans by announcing he'll return to the Twin Cities with a May 4 show at U.S. Bank Stadium.
E-G Area girls top Northern Lakes, 5-1
HOYT LAKES — Eveleth-Gilbert Area had five different girls score Thursday to lead the Golden Bears past Northern Lakes, 5-1. Bekah Davidson got Eveleth-Gilbert going with an unassisted goal at 6:18 of the second period and Anna Seitz made it 2-0 one minute later after beating Lightning goalie Kate S
Workers protest outside Minnesota Amazon warehouse
Yesterday afternoon, Somali-American workers marched outside of Amazon’s Shakopee, Minnesota fulfillment center, chanting “hear our voice.” Estimates of the exact number of marches vary from source to source, but The Minneapolis Star Tribune puts it at around 100.
Council takes new shot at town home project
TOWER— In a long and contentious meeting on Monday, the city council here may well have ended its involvement in the long-planned town home project at the city’s harbor by approving yet another tax abatement schedule that developers are highly likely to reject. The action could well lead to litigati
Increasing services, decreasing stigma: Essentia Health alters care methods to better treat mental illness, depression
Getting treatment for mental health issues, particularly depression, is a challenge. Even if patients can work past the stigma, the very nature of depression can make people feel isolated and alone, which can keep them from following up with their care. Essentia Health is looking for ways to work pa
Ask a Conservation Officer: Bringing deer back to Minnesota for processing
Q: I deer hunt in Wisconsin, but I live in Minnesota. Can I bring my deer back to be processed?. A: The simple answer is no. Importation of Cervidae (deer, elk, moose, etc) from outside of the state is addressed in DNR Rule 6232.1990 which states the only hunter harvested parts that may be brought i
They escaped the worst wildfire in California history-- and then moved to Minnesota
PRINCETON, Minn. - Ariel Janko couldn't stand the thought of going back. She could not shake the terrifying images of orange-tinted skies and giant smoke clouds. In her mind, she could still hear the desperate pleas of her neighbors as they tried to outrun the deadliest wildfire in California histor
Ely’s RDC to showcase student dancers Dec. 16
ELY – The newly formed Reflections Dance Company (RDC) has been holding classes for dancers since the middle of October. To give the community the opportunity to see what the student dancers have been working on, RDC will hold a showcase on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 6 p.m. at Vermilion Community College’s
Meteor passes over Northern Minnesota
A Geminid meteor seemingly passed over Northern Minnesota around noon Friday, according to the National Weather Service, leaving a contrail that spread from Duluth to near Lake of the Woods.
Fundraising event to be held on Jan. 24
ELY – Come join us in Ely on Thursday, Jan. 24, form 5 – 8 p.m. for the Ely Winter Festival’s delightful Wine Tasting and Silent Auction Fundraiser. As a nonprofit organization, the EWF depends on this annual event to help provide resources for our International Snow Sculpting Symposium and other ac
Wolves looking for a win
ELY – The Timberwolves’ offense continued to struggle on Tuesday, managing a disappointing 17 shots on goal in a 7-1 loss to a combined Eveleth-Gilbert Area team. Ely, still winless, put the first shot on goal, but the Golden Bears dominated the rest of the way, peppering Ely goalie Chase Sandberg w
Minnesota Weather: Brown Christmas Looking More Likely
TWIN CITIES, MN — There's good news if you're a fan of having brown, muddy conditions over Christmas Day. Above-average temperatures over the next week will slowly melt away the snow during the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.
At least 10 departments investigate bomb threats in Minnesota
WAITE PARK, Minn. - At least 10 police departments in Minnesota investigated bomb threats in their cities on Thursday, part of a nationwide wave that targeted businesses, schools, public buildings and health facilities in a matter of hours.
Murdered Minnesota Student’s Mom Knew Something Was Wrong
When Sarah Papenheim’s mother answered her front door and saw a Minnesota sheriff, she knew something terrible had happened to her daughter in the Netherlands. Donee Odegard told a local ABC news affiliate that she had been down this road before—when her son committed suicide three years earlier.
High School Football: Former Warrior All-Stars invited to attend Minnesota Football Showcase
Former Brainerd Warrior All-Star football players are invited to attend the Minnesota Football Showcase which kicks off at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
Ely School Board approves nine-percent levy hike
ELY – The Ely School Board, on Monday night, approved a nearly nine-percent property tax levy hike for the next year for residents in ISD 696. The Payable 2019 Levy of $1,811,459 is $149,092, or 8.97 percent more than last year’s levy of $1,662,367.
Jury Convicts Snowmobiler in Crash That Killed Minnesota boy
CENTER CITY, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota jury has convicted a snowmobiler who struck and killed an 8-year-old boy on Chisago Lake. Jurors on Tuesday convicted Eric Coleman, of Chisago City, of third-degree murder, drunken driving, criminal vehicular homicide and criminal vehicular operation.
Midco customers hit with several outages in recent weeks
REGIONAL—The Ely and Tower areas have been hit with three major interruptions to Internet, phone and cable TV service from Midco since early November. All of the outages lasted several hours and disrupted numerous commercial and retail business in the area as well as numerous residences. The outages