Ely

(credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Embattled Bear Researcher Taking Fight To Top

Embattled bear researcher Lynn Rogers is hoping to take his fight to the top. He said Wednesday he’s trying to get a meeting with Gov. Mark Dayton to appeal a Department of Natural Resources decision not to renew his permits to radio-collar wild bears and place video cameras in their dens. The Ely-based researcher has a devoted following, but he’s run afoul of DNR officials who say he’s made wild bears too comfortable around humans and question the scientific value of his work.

07/03/2013

Gray Wolf, generic

In Ely, Wolf Center Hosts Sigurd Olson Trove

Fans of environmentalist Sigurd Olson may find out a bit more about the famed outdoors writer through an exhibit at the International Wolf Center this month. The display at the Ely center runs through the end of October.

05/29/2013

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Body Found After Cabin Fire Near Ely

Authorities say a body was found after a cabin fire east of Ely on Greenstone Lake. The Duluth News Tribune reports the fire happened early Monday. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office says a man called 911 to say his 49-year-old friend was inside a burning cabin and couldn’t make it out. The cabin was on the south shore of Greenstone Lake and could only be accessed by water.

05/27/2013

(credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

April Fools’ Jokes Around Minnesota

When the home opener for the Twins 2013 season happens amid temperatures hovering around the freezing point, you have to presume that a few Minnesotans are going to take full advantage of the opportunity to pull an April Fools prank.

04/01/2013

Twitter

Ely’s Latest April Fool’s Prank: Social Media Ban

The small northern Minnesota town of Ely has had a lot of fun with April Fool’s Day pranks, and it appears this year is no different.

04/01/2013

(credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Obama Writes Note For Time Capsule In Ely

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.

01/21/2013

(credit: Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center)

‘Lily The Black Bear’ Gives Birth To 2 Cubs To Web Audience

Lily the black bear gave birth to two cubs Saturday morning in front of a worldwide internet audience.

01/12/2013

(credit: AIZAR RALDES/AFP/Getty Images)

Twin Metals Mine Estimate Boosted 19 Percent

The company planning an underground copper, nickel and precious metals mine near Ely in northeastern Minnesota boosted its estimates Tuesday of the reserves the site holds.

12/04/2012

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Lakes Reopen, Campfire Restrictions Still In Place At BWCA

Several lakes in the Boundary Waters Canoe and Wilderness Area are reopening Wednesday morning. They had been closed because of wild fires near Ely in northern Minnesota.

09/12/2012

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Fire Restrictions, Lake Closures Imposed In BWCA

The Superior National Forest has imposed campfire restrictions in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and closed some lakes east of Ely because of the fire danger.

09/06/2012

(credit: CBS)

Crews Continue To Battle BWCA Wildfire

Firefighters in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area are still working to put out a wild fire that started over the weekend.

09/05/2012

(credit: Becca Manlove)

Wildfire Near Ely Prompts Campfire Reminder

Labor Day weekend is a popular time for people to visit Minnesota’s state parks, but there’s an important reminder about watching campfires.

09/03/2012

Black Bear (credit: Jupiter Images)

Collared Bear Killed After Creeping On Kids Near Ely

A collared black bear was killed near Ely on Thursday after it entered a garage where children were, snarled at them, and refused to leave, says the Minnesota DNR.

08/03/2012

(credit: International Wolf Center)

Wolf Center Introducing 2 Pups To The Pack

The International Wolf Center in Ely, Minn., has introduced two new wolf pups to the pack.

07/31/2012

school generic, chalkboard, education, teacher, teaching

Former Teacher Living In Ely Accused Of Rape

A longtime St. Louis-area teacher is jailed and facing charges of rape and statutory sodomy.

07/31/2012

(credit: AIZAR RALDES/AFP/Getty Images)

Battle For Underground Minerals Brews Among Homeowners

It is a place known for captivating views and a comforting quiet. It’s a peace that, these days, many have set aside to take a stand on a subject that runs as deep as the potential riches themselves.

07/26/2012

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Group Asks MN High Court To Hear BWCA Tower Case

A group wants the Minnesota Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court ruling that lets AT&T proceed with a 450-foot cellphone tower near Ely next door to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

07/12/2012

(credit: Jupiter Images)

Projections Boosted For Copper Mine Near Ely

The company planning a copper-nickel mine near Ely has boosted its estimates of how much metal it’s sitting on.

06/13/2012

(credit: Ely Outfitting Company)

Highway 1 Open Near Ely; Fire 90 Percent Contained

Highway 1 near Ely is reopened, as officials continue to mop up hot spots around a forest fire.

05/20/2012

(credit: Minnesota Interagency Incident Management Team)

Firefighters Working To Put Out Hot Spots In Ely Fire

Firefighters are still working to extinguish hot spots in that wildfire in northeastern Minnesota, but have allowed residents back into their homes.

05/19/2012

(credit: Minnesota Interagency Incident Management Team)

Forest Fire In NE Minnesota 60 Percent Contained

Crews now have the wildfire that threatened the popular northeastern Minnesota resort town of Ely (EE’-lee) 60 percent contained.

05/18/2012

wolf pups

Wolf Pup Surgery A Success

Veterinary surgeons at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center successfully repaired a female wolf pup’s fractured femur on Wednesday.

05/18/2012

(credit: Ely Outfitting Company)

Firefighters Douse Hot Spots From Forest Fire

Firefighters worked Friday to douse the hot spots left from a forest fire that came dangerously close to the popular tourist town of Ely in northeastern Minnesota.

05/18/2012

(credit: Nick Wognum, Ely Echo)

Crews Mopping Up Ely Forest Fire

A forest fire advanced within a few hundred yards of the popular tourist town of Ely on Thursday, prompting officials to evacuate a corner of the northeastern Minnesota community before firefighters stopped its advance.

05/17/2012

(credit: North American Bear Center)

Researchers: Internet Bear’s Cubs Male, Female

Researchers believe a 3-year-old bear in Minnesota gave birth to a male cub and a female cub before an Internet audience last month.

02/09/2012

more

previous