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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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