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Response to Tom Rukavina Letter Two; 7 March 2012

I see no reason why I can’t just stick with my opening statement that after a hundred years of open pit iron mining near cities like Virginia and Eveleth they are like two islands of humanity in a sea of mining dumps and pits. When I mentioned that all people had to do was take […]

Response to Tommy Rukavina

Tommy Missed the Point-Of Course

When Tommy Rukavina wrote his counterpoint to the two part article I wrote contrasting Vermilion Range iron mining to the proposed copper nickel mining, he was so far off base, I wondered if he had really read it at all. As several people pointed out in their responses to […]

When Spring Comes Back With Rustling Shade…

Before some intelligent and well read reader calls me on the carpet for stealing someone’s words, let me give full credit to Allen Seger who left a small farm in Iowa to go and fight in France during World War One. He wrote a poem during the spring of 1918 titled; I Have a Rendezvous […]

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 […]

Spring is slowly arriving in Ely!

It’s been a long winter here at the end of the road. We had a lot of snow and cold temperatures that tested the metal of the inhabitants who chose to winter here in Ely. We had some warmer weather in mid March, but then Old Man Winter decided he wasn’t done yet. March ended […]

Background on Project Firefly by Mike Hillman

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, […]

What do you have to say about Project Firefly?

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 […]

Ely Buzz Mission Statement

Ely Buzz

A new section of www.elyminnesota.com offers our community an opportunity and venue for commenting on anything Ely. Events, thoughts, suggestions, complaints, cheers and encouragement are all fair game. Ely governance and it’s oftentimes non-responsiveness to citizen complaints, suggestions, and requests for help is so prevalent that many citizens have just given up and […]