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New Trail Center Now Open At 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 funding.

09/18/2013

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Bear Center: Radio-Collared Bear Killed Near Ely

A 13-year-old collared research bear has been shot and killed this weekend, according to the North American Bear Center.

09/15/2013

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Bear Researcher Gets No Reprieve From Governor

A Minnesota bear researcher remains under orders to remove radio collars from bears he’s studying by the end of the month, but will be allowed to appeal. Bear researcher Lynn Rogers sounded optimistic after a meeting with Gov. Mark Dayton and Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr on Monday. But Landwehr said afterward he does not plan to lift his decision to rescind Rogers’ permit to keep tracking collars on bears in the Ely area.

07/22/2013

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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‘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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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