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Trump bests Clinton at BHS: More than 1,000 students take part in mock vote
Crime report for Oct. 25
Federal Dam man missing after capsized canoe found on Leech Lake
SOCCER: BHS takes No. 1 Mankato West to the brink, but falls on PKs in state quarterfinals (PHOTO GALLERY)
VOLLEYBALL: Resilient Lumberjacks earn 3-1 win over Alexandria in Section 8-3A
PHOTOS: BHS hosts pep fest for soccer and tennis athletes
BOYS SOCCER: BHS meets Mankato West in Class A state quarterfinals
FOOTBALL: Spuds blow out Jacks 48-0 in section playoffs
Rawlen Everett Guinn, Sr.
Jerome "Jerry" Stubbe
Keith Wayne Littler
Esther M. Decker
KELSI TURNER COLUMN: On rejection
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Do you care to give?
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: As tradition goes
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What will be your last words to someone?
KELSI TURNER COLUMN: How to harvest wild rice
Off The Record: Negan Was The Shot In The Arm ‘The Walking Dead’ Needed
PODCAST: The JOE-DOWN Reviews “KISS Meets The Phantom Of The Park”
Famed musician Bobby Vee dies
BHS grad nominated for Bessie Award
Book signing with Barbara Schlichting
MASTER GARDENERS: Think differently about garden clean up
WATCH: Meet a central Minnesota family whose made its living off wild rice for four generations
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The mice are everywhere it seems
PAUL NELSON FISHING: Lakes, rivers cooling a bit slower this year
New specialty license plates to go on sale
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Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dakdok, others fan the flames of Islamaphobia
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Joe Vene fights for our veterans
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Do you know what’s really scary?
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stop moral erosion with your votes
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let Congress fix health care dilemma
Federal Dam man missing after capsized canoe found on Leech Lake
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
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...
September 24, 2012 - 9:36pm