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The Minnesota Department of Agriculture “Proposed” Aerial Spraying of Ely for Gypsy Moths

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture, MDA, is proposing to spray for gypsy moths over most of downtown Ely and parts of wooded areas south of Ely. The proposed spray zone of 565 acres is shown below. The application rate for the agent Foray 48b, manufactured by Valent BioSciences, is 1/2 gallon per acre. That will […]

Encounter with Black Bear in Ely, MN

See Video at end of Story

This is a story about a common Minnesota American Black Bear and a person originally from Indiana, me, who used to believe if you got this close to a Black Bear you were a goner. Obviously not true. Since I did get very close and I’m still […]

In Ely there is a Schism! The tragic Circle!

In Ely there is a schism,

caused by filiopietism *,

but Elyites tell mining jobs are the sell

and NO to clean water environmentalism!

* “the tragic circle”

The Lesson of the Monkeys-The Tragic Circle

From: February 7, 2012uncategorizedcognitive science, culture, politics Jason Wells, http://jason.wells.me/3551

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DFL Candidates Vie To Replace Vulnerable MN GOP Congressman

VIDEO Thanks to Kristin Larsen, chair of the St. Louis County DFL who provided The UpTake with this unedited video of the forum and the UpTake for posting this VIDEO. This video give you an opportunity to hear from all three DFL candidates desirous of replacing the highly vulnerable GOP Congressman Chip Cravaack. The candidates […]

I’ve been thinking! Once a Mining Town, Always a Mining Town?

Always a Mining Town?

10 November 2011; Once a Mining Town, Always a Mining Town, by Mike Hillman

Some of my best friends have asked me why so many old town people seem so strong in their support of sulfide mining. It is a valid question that leaves many people scratching their heads wondering […]

Glad to be a Nimby!

Last week the Ely Echo took up the issue of mining leases on privately owned land in the state of Minnesota. It would appear that the Echo took up the cause of the pro-mining people who were upset because Governor Mark Dayton and the State Executive Council declared a six month moratorium on granting mining […]

Pagami Creek Fire in the BWCA near entry points on Lake One is now 30% contained – Sept. 21, 2011

Pagami Creek Fire had Ely Residents and Visitors Concerned about Fire

The Pagami Creek Fires had burned for over three weeks, and the small fire burning near Lake Two was not deemed much of a threat. The Pagami Creek Fire was of such a small nature, that the Forest Service decided to help it […]

Manhattan Island was purchased for a bag of beads and trinkets, why not Northern Minnesota

How much for Lake Superior?

Coming home with a white plastic bag filled with various beads and trinkets from the open house of the new Twin Metals Building in the Ely Business Park was truly a great feeling. There are few things in life that can possibly compare to walking home swinging a plastic […]

Cravaack might be a Tea Party darling but he’s not the treatment we need to save our economy.

Representative Cravaack’s visit to Ely on June 29th brings up the image of a medical patient surrounded by a health care team trying to decide on a course of treatment while one of the team has the goal of killing the patient. Most government bodies in America need some treatment to recover from right wing […]

Spring Walked in on Cold Feet, but the Ice is off Shagawa Lake

Spring Ice on Shagawa

It was not the May Day morning I was looking for, but then it’s been that kind of Spring where one day it is sunny and at least half way warm, and then the next, it’s back to being cold. We started watching the ice three weeks ago, and the one […]