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October 4, 2016
Pillow Rock stands behind orange mesh fencing on Main Street in Ely on Sunday afternoon. The city council voted in July to move the 2.7 billion-year-old greenstone rock to the North American Bear Center, but recent opposition has slowed that process. (Andrew Krueger / Forum News Service)
Ruckus caused over moving 2-billion-year-old rock from Minn. city
October 4, 2016 - 3:04pm
September 28, 2016
Nick Murphy of Ely, Minn., drives a team of Alaskan huskies across Ensign Lake east of Ely on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 after a day of lake trout fishing. Murphy's dad, Kelly Murphy of Ely, ran another 10-dog team on the day trip to Knife Lake on the Canadian border. (Sam Cook / Forum News Service)
Ely named one of 'World's Best Towns for Outdoor Thrills'
September 28, 2016 - 7:12pm
May 20, 2016
Intentional fire set by Forest Service now burning out of control in northern Minnesota
May 20, 2016 - 8:15am
February 3, 2016
Michael Mathias Connelly
Minnesota student slashes roommate's throat during altercation over smoking in dorm room
February 3, 2016 - 12:15pm
July 13, 2015
Ely man charged with raising shotgun at neighbor
July 13, 2015 - 10:23pm
July 9, 2015
Teens survive tumbling into rapids while canoing BWCAW
July 9, 2015 - 2:00am
August 13, 2013
Chimpanzee expert Goodall backs Lynn Rogers' bear work
August 13, 2013 - 7:59am
July 23, 2013
Minn. bear researcher stripped of permit allowed to appeal
July 23, 2013 - 7:12am
January 21, 2013
Ely, Minn., receives personal letter from Obama for time capsule
January 21, 2013 - 2:25pm
May 17, 2012
Air, ground crews draw fire line today to protect Ely, Minn.
May 17, 2012 - 3:38pm
September 19, 2011
Forest fire fighters temporarily boost Ely, Minn., economy
September 19, 2011 - 11:17am
June 4, 2010
Ely bear cub spotted alive, apparently well
June 4, 2010 - 3:32pm
January 26, 2010
This undated photo provided by the North American Bear Center shows a black bear named Lily outside of Ely, Minn. Biologist Lynn Rogers and his North American Bear Center have placed a camera in Lily's den that may stream lily giving birth live on the internet. (AP Photo/Sue Mansfield, North American Bear Center)
New Black bear mom, cub doing well in Ely den
January 26, 2010 - 11:17am
January 22, 2010
The cries of Lily's cub can be heard on a live Webcast. (
Black bear, Lily, gives birth on Internet from Ely-area den
January 22, 2010 - 12:30pm
Kaitlyn Erchul, 15, of Ely kneels alongside the bull moose she shot on Oct. 5, the third day of Minnesota's moose season. She shot the bull, which had a 41-inch antler spread, off the Echo Trail northwest of Ely. (Submitted photo)
Ely teen girl bags a big moose
October 22, 2009 - 1:57pm