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Ely is located in St. Louis County in the Lakes of the Northern Lights Region of northeast Minnesota where Hwys 1 and 169 meet near Burntside Lake. The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 3,753, a decrease of 215 since 1990.

The late Charles Kuralt, former CBS correspondent, considered Ely one of his favorite "On the Road" destinations.

Ely is the major western gateway to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, known as one of the greatest wilderness canoeing and fishing areas in the world.

Ely is part of the Duluth-Superior, Minnesota-Wisconsin metro area.

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Motels, Hotels and Resorts Jackpine Lodge | LaTourell's Moose Lake Resort and Outfitters | Lodge of Whispering Pines |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Ely Realty |
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Vacation Rentals North Country Lodge |

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05/11 Coming to The area
CHUM Rhubarb Festival Duluth MN June29 Enjoy a delicious array of rhubarb delicacies, including hundreds of pies, muffins, and crisps as well as rhubarb brats and burritos that will have your taste buds wanting more.
All Pints North Duluth MN July13 Join us by the lake to meet the brewers and enjoy unlimited amazing Minnesota+ craft beer samples, hip food vendors, beer-centered activities and educational components, live music and entertainment, and much more!
Apple Festival Bayfield WI October4-6 Apple Festival has been hailed as the “Best Festival in Wisconsin” by Wisconsin Trails Magazine and one of the “Top Ten Autumn Festivals in North America” by the Society of American Travel Writers.