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 […]

The Cracks in the Copper mining Sales Pitch…becoming clearer.

Failure of MN State Agencies to protect our water

Watch the VIDEO of Ely Tuesday Group presentation. The slides that Paul Danicic presented during his presentation to the Ely Tuesday Group showed only a few but some of the major faults in the Copper Mining sales pitch we have been hearing for the last few […]

Common Buckthorn – Another Invasive Species in Northern Minnesota and the BWCA

Buckthorn could take over the BWCA

Common Buckthorn – Another Invasive Species -by Mark Haarman

It stopped me cold. My heart sank, then I began to fulminate. But don’t do that in public. Don’t stand cursing at a tree as I did, since it’s termed ‘probable cause’ in law enforcement. The act of even talking […]

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 […]

The Fire Is Out, but Questions Burn Over the Future of the Soudan Mine

13 April 2011; Soudan Mine Fire Update

The Fire Is Out, but Questions Burn Over the Future of the Soudan Mine.

It was just about the last place where I expected to hear about a fire, but on the morning of March 19th, I was listening to the morning news, when they announced […]

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 […]

Who presents the better value and service to Ely, Dave Kromer or Bill Roloff?

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]