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Biking The Iron Range’s Mesabi Trail

Head to northern Minnesota for a biking adventure.

09/09/2014

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Minn. Couple Paddles To Wash. DC For BWCA Protection

Dave and Amy Freeman are making their way to Washington, D.C. — in a canoe. The couple is paddling 2,000 miles from Ely to the nation’s capitol. They’re on a mission to draw attention to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

09/06/2014

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Spiny Waterflea Found In Basswood Lake In BWCA

Officials have confirmed the presence of the invasive spiny waterflea in another popular lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. The Department of Natural Resources says Basswood Lake near Ely will be added to the list of infested waters, as well as three downstream lakes and two connected rivers.

09/05/2014

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Boat Crash Kills Northern Minn. Man, Injures 2 Others

A 23-year-old northern Minnesota man died after a boat he was riding in crashed into a rock Friday night on Lake Shagawa. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office said the crash wasn’t reported until early Saturday morning, when someone on one of the lake’s islands called in.

08/23/2014

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Goin’ To The Lake: Amelia & Angela Visit Ely (Day 2)

This week, Amelia Santaniello and Angela Davis loaded up their luggage into the Mobile Weather Watcher and took off Wednesday, heading almost four hours north to the gateway of the Boundary Waters.

07/25/2014

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Goin’ To The Lake: Amelia & Angela Visit Ely (Day 1)

For twelve weeks this summer, leading up to the start of the Minnesota State Fair in August, WCCO-TV and WCCO Radio are highlighting communities in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

07/24/2014

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Major Partner Won’t Expand Stake In Mine Near Ely

A major partner has given up the right to take a bigger stake in a proposed copper-nickel mine near Ely in northeastern Minnesota. Chilean-based mining company Antofagasta PLC said Thursday it has terminated its option to buy another 25 percent of Twin Metals Minnesota. The announcement says Toronto-based Duluth Metals Ltd. is now assuming control of the joint venture.

07/03/2014

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Boy Scouts Hospitalized After Canoes Capsize In BWCA

A group of canoeists in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area was to the hospital Thursday with mild hypothermia after two canoes capsized. The Lake County Sheriff’s Department responded after receiving a call at about 4 p.m. of eight people in the waters of Basswood Lake near Ely.

06/13/2014

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Don’t Miss These April Fools Pranks (From Minn. And Beyond)

Everyone loves a good laugh. April 1 is, of course, a day to be on the lookout for pranksters. Docudramas and reality shows are the hot thing in TV, so the city of Ely wanted to cash in.

04/01/2014

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Researcher’s Neighbors Deny Problems With Bears

Neighbors of a Minnesota man who was denied a permit to continue his research told an administrative law judge Tuesday that the wild bears he studies aren’t dangerous and don’t cause problems.

03/04/2014

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Water Contamination A Major Topic At Mine Hearing

Minnesota wildlife managers say fewer wolves are being shot or trapped for predator control.

01/28/2014

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Arctic Air Pushes Readings To 26 Below In NE Minn.

Another round of arctic air has arrived in Minnesota, pushing temperatures to subzero double digits. The wind is making those subzero temperatures feel like 35 to 40 degrees below in some parts of the state.

01/21/2014

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Man Arrested In Connection To N. Minn. Homicide

Authorities in northern Minnesota have a suspect in custody after a 55-year-old man was murdered on Monday. According to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s office, the Babbitt Police Department responded to a medical emergency call just after 11 a.m. and found Paul John Bulen lying injured on a road. Bulen was brought to an Ely hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police arrested 24-year-old Shawn Russel Doherty, who is currently being held in the St. Louis County Jail

01/13/2014

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Minnesota Opens Its 2nd Wolf Season Saturday

Minnesota opens it second wolf hunting season Saturday since the animals came off the endangered list. The Department of Natural Resources has set the target harvest at 220 wolves, down from 400 for last year’s inaugural season when hunters and trappers killed 413.

11/08/2013

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3rd Research Bear Shot In September In NE Minn.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources confirmed another research bear has been killed in northern Minnesota, making it the third research bear to have been shot this month.

10/01/2013

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