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Finding workers in southwestern Minnesota an economic challenge as need for diversity in workforce grows
Is the deer duel in St. Paul over? Chronic wasting disease unites DNR, Board of Animal Health
Cost an obstacle for body camera usage in Fargo-Moorhead area
White Earth Reservation receives state grant to fight 'food desert' problem with food truck
Tales from the 'Trailer Park': Randy and Mr. Lahey of the ‘Trailer Park Boys’ come to Bemidji
Brian Murphy: Case Keenum's career day lets Vikings fans breathe easy
Vikings best Tampa Bay 34-17
GOLF: Thomas wins $10 million bonus as FedExCup champion
NASCAR: Kyle Busch wins ISM Connect 300 in New Hampshire
SHIPLEY: In show of unity, Vikings stand together on anthem issue
David W. O'Brien
James E. Daman
Raymond Jon Kraskey
Richard "Dick" Greenwood
PATT RALL COLUMN: Louie did not go gentle into that good night: Remembering Louis Marchand
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Schools need all of our help for 100 percent grad rate
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Oh, what a delight to teach history today!
VIVIAN DELGADO COLUMN: Traditional knowledge and science: A new form of justice
EVAN HAZARD: Threescore and Ten: Tuna and "dirty rice?"
Social media star Kylie Jenner reported pregnant
Minnesota and North Dakota share the most popular wedding song, but can you guess what it is?
Jimmy Kimmel gets heated about health-care bill, says Sen. Bill Cassidy 'lied right to my face'
PATT RALL COLUMN: Timely notice can help with attendance
Around the Arts, September 17
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Making a correct call on the Becida Barred Owl
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Extended fall weather on the water
American Painted Lady butterflies migrate through area
MASTER GARDENERS: Fall in the perennial garden
Looking at levels: New management plan possibly to come to Rabideau Lake
AstroBob: Wildfire smoke smudges our starry skies
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: When is a police shooting justified?
Flashy fall foliage: Spice up landscaping with brilliant colors
Conserving estate money no excuse for risking elder's health
Opinion: Alarm over decline in U.S. government spending for ag research
February 19, 2017
Students in the News for Feb. 19
Gast, Vanasse named at VCC ELY—Students Lucas Gast and Jamie Vanasse, of Bemidji, were named to the fall 2016 honors list at Vermilion...
February 19, 2017 - 10:15am
December 15, 2016
Federal agents raid Ely bait shop, seize thousands of ciscoes
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agents raided the Great Outdoors Bait Shop in Ely on Dec. 1, seizing more than 6,000 ciscoes along with the shop's...
December 15, 2016 - 1:54pm
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.
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