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.READ MORE: COVID In Minnesota: UK Variant Outbreak Linked To Youth Sports In Carver County, Officials Recommend 2-Week Pause
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.READ MORE: More Than 1 Million Wisconsin Residents Have Been Vaccinated
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.MORE NEWS: Faces Of COVID: Daryl Kruger, 82, Loved His Grandkids And The MN Twins
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