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September 18, 2013
New trail center now open at state park near Ely
ELY, Minn. (AP) — A new trail center is now open at Bear Head Lake State Park near Ely. Bear Head Lake State Park was voted America's Favorite Park in 2010 in an online contest sponsored by Coca-Cola. The $100,000 prize provided seed money for additional state and federal...
news / region
September 18, 2013 - 9:06am
August 27, 2013
Forest Service lays ground for burn near Ely
ELY, Minn. (AP) — As catastrophic forest fires burn across the western United States, forest managers in northern Minnesota are laying the groundwork for a deliberate fire in hopes of preventing similar blazes. They're concerned about the abundance of balsam fir in the...
August 27, 2013 - 1:38pm
June 1, 2013
A battle over mining in Ely
By Dan Kraker MPR News 91.3 FM ELY — The polarizing divide over the future of mining around Ely will be on display this weekend, when an anti-mining group opens shop on Sheridan Street, the canoeing mecca’s main drag. Workers in the new center, dubbed "Sustainable...
news / business
June 1, 2013 - 1:54am
May 28, 2013
Body found following cabin fire east of Ely
A body was recovered following a cabin fire Monday morning east of Ely on Greenstone Lake. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at 5:02 a.m. Monday from a 49-year-old man who said his friend of the same age was inside a burning cabin and hadn’t been able to...
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May 28, 2013 - 1:39pm
January 13, 2013
Lily, black bear of Internet fame, gives birth to two cubs near Ely
ELY - Lily the Internet-famous black bear has given birth again, to a pair of cubs early Saturday morning in a den near Ely. As with the birth of Hope in 2010, and Faith and Jason in 2011, the arrival of the two new cubs was broadcast live around the world via a Web camera placed...
January 13, 2013 - 12:47pm
September 24, 2012
Rogers does what it takes to get close to bears
By DAN KRAKER, MPR News 91.3 FM EAGLES NEST TOWNSHIP, Minn. – Bear hunting season in Minnesota is always a nerve-wracking time of year for Lynn Rogers. So far this year, none of the bears the controversial researcher is studying near Ely have been shot by hunters. But last month,...
news / region
September 24, 2012 - 9:36pm
September 6, 2012
Storms start more fires, fail to douse them
ELY, Minn. -- Thunderstorms that crossed the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness on Tuesday night and Wednesday produced lighting that sparked several new forest fires, but officials said it didn’t offer enough rain to help snuff any blazes. The U.S. Forest Service said the Cummings...
September 6, 2012 - 9:17am
September 4, 2012
Firefighters working blaze near Ely
ELY, Minn. — Firefighters attacked a wildfire burning in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness by air while ground crews built containment lines northwest of Ely. The fire is burning on a peninsula separating the west side of Cummings Lake from the northeast side of Otter Lake....
September 4, 2012 - 8:46am