by Mike Hillman
To heck with Economic Development; it is an economic stimulus I’m after. Each year since 1996, the City of Ely paid $48,000.00 dollars to the Ely Area Economic Development Agency for economic development to our area. They have been doing this for fifteen years now, and in all that time, if anyone […]
A major referendum for the Ely School System will soon be put to a vote, what do you think and what questions do you have that need to be answered before you can make an informed decision?
In letters to the editors of local newspapers Tom Landwehr, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, revealed his firm beliefs and displayed his lack of understanding of the situation and a lack of critical thinking ability. Mr. Landwehr firmly believes the shooting of collared research animals during the normal Black Bear hunt is the best […]
There was tension in the air at the EADA meet and greet meeting that felt like lightening building in a gathering storm. I was a little early, and after greeting several of the board members, I took my seat at one of the two tables in the board room of the Technology Center. Both WELY […]
The Ely Community Center is one of those places that help make Ely the place it is. It is a fine old building that is worth investing in. It was built back in 1938 when New Deal money from Franklin Roosevelt allowed the city to tear down the old Central School Building and replace it […]
FW: Public Law 95-495: The Future of the BWCA(W)
To all that love the Quetico-Superior:
With the recent death of F W (Bill) Hubachek (Wilderness Research Foundation, Ely MN) in Chicago, another historically significant figure passes into memory only. Just as his father and his friends like Earnest Oberholtzer, Sigrud Olson, Frederick Winston and Charles […]
Ely Buzz Blogs; by Mike Hillman 4 March 2011
Just when you thought the buzz about the Ely Area Economic Agency couldn’t get any louder the town fairly vibrated with the news that came out this week about how the agency handled the elusive Project Firefly. Knowing that there are many inventive people working out […]
Larry Klun Memo 2005-Ely Entities & General Structure EADA Articles of Incorporation 1996 Firefly Summary-Nancy Larson-Jan 2011 Video of Special Meeting Video of Firefly Explanation by Bill Roloff If any of the information provided here is different than what you know or you have a different viewpoint please comment or email us. We are still […]
This year I was surprised when I heard that Project Firefly was causing quite a stir, and like many people around the area, I started to follow what was happening with Project Firefly. Project Firefly is nothing new. Firefly started flitting around the EADA, Ely Area Development Agency, a few years ago when Pat Henderson, […]
Project Firefly is like…..
One of my earliest childhood memories is of the warm summer night when I first noticed fireflies. We were on a family picnic and as the evening gradually started to darken all of a sudden the sultry summer air was filled with tiny flashing lights. It was as if the stars […]