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Celtic Thunder show tonight at Sanford Center
Bemidji City Council to review street projects
PHOTOS OF THE MONTH: November to remember
Thompson donates to Northwoods Women's Shelter
Book club meets Dec. 12
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Big run lifts Red Lake past Fosston
BOYS BASKETBALL: Warriors run past Greyhounds
Lumberjack gymnasts compete at Perham
WRESTLING: Bemidji, other area teams compete at Olson Memorial Tournament
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Huskies top BSU men, 98-95
Robert (Bob) Kamrowski
Vivian D. Bye
Gerald "Jerry" Duane Morrow
David Anthony Fineday, Sr.
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Deal with clutter: We owe it to our brain
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: An 'ordinary' spark of hope
Column: Standing Rock opposed pipeline as early as 2014, new tape reveals
LIBRARY CORNER: December is time for festive events at the library
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What's in a politician's fanny pack?
Art classes scheduled
PATT RALL COLUMN: Singing and dancing toward Christmas
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
Neil Diamond celebrating 50 years with tour; concert planned in St. Paul
MATTHEW LIEDKE COLUMN: Holiday movie madness
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Be patient, the frozen lakes will come
DNR seeks input on Thief Lake
Share your Milestones in the Pioneer
Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A first-hand look at protest injuries
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dakota Access Pipeline should be rerouted
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Helping to protect K9 police dogs
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jaycees make Bemidji a great place to live
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Protesters part of problem, not solution
FOOTBALL: Beavers win Mineral Water Bowl for first-ever postseason victory
December 1, 2016
Ely man gets 7 years for slashing roommate’s throat during argument over smoking
DULUTH, Minn. — An Ely college student who slashed his roommate’s throat during an argument over smoking in their dorm room was sentenced this week to more than seven years in prison. Michael Mathias Connelly, 20, pleaded guilty in September to a felony first-degree assault charge...
December 1, 2016 - 8:45pm
October 27, 2016
Man killed after contacting live wire following crash near Ely
A 21-year-old Ely man was killed early Thursday after he left his vehicle following a crash and came into contact with a live electrical wire. Jacob Forsman had been driving on St. Louis County Highway 21 in Morse Township south of Ely when his vehicle left the road and overturned...
October 27, 2016 - 1:15pm
September 1, 2016
Long after historic blowdown, wildfire danger remains: Intentional fires planned this autumn near Ely, Gunflint Trail
More than 17 years after a historic windstorm raked the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, downing millions of trees, wildfire experts say the danger of increased fires still exists from all that dead and drying wood. Superior National Forest officials on Wednesday said they will...
September 1, 2016 - 1:30am
July 21, 2016
Two fatalities reported after severe storms sweep across Quetico, Boundary Waters
Two people died and others were injured after a powerful storm ripped across the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Quetico Provincial...
July 21, 2016 - 5:57pm
July 11, 2016
One foot after another: Ely man covers 200 miles for charity
ELY — Hot dogs, lawn chairs, a mini camper — take away the fireworks, and the checklist for an ultramarathon support team resembles one for...
July 11, 2016 - 2:47pm
May 27, 2016
Fishing trip to Burntside Lake near Ely, Minn., offers lake trout rendezvous
ELY, Minn.—It took all of about 15 seconds for things to get exciting Tuesday morning. "Someone want to get that?" Steve Foss asked as the...
May 27, 2016 - 5:03pm
February 3, 2016
Ely college student charged with slashing roommate's throat
DULUTH -- An Ely college student suffered non-life-threatening injuries when his roommate slashed his throat with a knife after an argument in their dorm last week, authorities said. Michael Mathias Connelly, 20, admitted to inflicting the Jan. 27 attack, which was precipitated by...
February 3, 2016 - 12:19pm
October 31, 2015
Ely police officer indicted on sex charge
VIRGINIA, Minn. -- An Ely police officer has been indicted for allegedly engaging in sexual contact with a girl under the age of 18. Sgt. Jason Allen Carlson, 37, was indicted by a grand jury on one count of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, St. Louis County Attorney Mark...
October 31, 2015 - 7:00pm
July 17, 2015
Ely bear center to open $1.5 million expansion
ELY, Minn. -- The North American Bear Center in Ely will expand its education and exhibit space when the center's new Northwoods Ecology Hall...
July 17, 2015 - 9:49am
June 16, 2015
Intentional fires clear breaks to protect homes near BWCAW: Forest Service works to rob future wildfires of their fuel
Fires burning west of Burntside Lake near Ely on Tuesday were started on purpose, by the Smokey Bear folks, in hopes of robbing future wildfires of their fuel. Superior National Forest officials gave the go-ahead for crews to burn about 120 acres Monday near Coo Lake. That...
June 16, 2015 - 7:02pm
April 1, 2015
City of Ely pranks the world with 'Drone Hunters Brigade'
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...
April 1, 2015 - 2:03pm
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...
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...
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...
May 28, 2013 - 1:39pm