WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-red01, ww color red
YouthLink Phone Bank: To donate, call 1-800-542-9226 or donate online. | About YouthLink | Accomplish MN

Local

Obama Writes Note For Time Capsule In Ely

View Comments
(credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

(credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Chelsea Clinton Gives Birth To Daughter, Charlotte
  2. Finding Minnesota: Theater In The Garage
  3. Minnesota Vocalist Vie For A Spot In Minnesota Sings
  4. MN Mom In Court Monday For Giving Son Medical Marijuana
  5. Metro Business Leaders Sleep Outside For Youthlink's 'Night Of Hope'

ELY, Minn. (AP) – A handwritten note from President Barack Obama will be buried in a time capsule in Ely, not to surface for 50 years.

The president’s two-page letter on White House stationery will be encased in a wall at Vermillion Community College.

Gary Snyder of Ely tells the Duluth News Tribune he asked the president to contribute to the time capsule last March. After losing hope, he received the letter in September.

Part of the note reads: “Fifty years from now, I hope we have managed the balance between our energy needs and our need to preserve the planet so that the wilderness surrounding Ely remains as spectacular as you describe.”

The letter brought national attention to the small northern Minnesota town Monday, as Obama was inaugurated to his second term.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,874 other followers