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Economic Development or Economic Stimulus?

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]