Ely pitches new Electric Paddle

Ely's Electric Paddle

I don’t know what it is about April 1 in Ely, Minnesota, but it always seems like strange news emerges from this hub of the Vermilion Iron Range and gateway to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area on this date.

Today, officials in Ely took to the wires to tout the brand new Ely Electric Paddle.

Last year it was a ban on drones. In 2014, it was the launch of “The Ely Channel.” The previous year showed that banning things wasn’t a new idea. In 2013, Ely attempted to ban social media. They announced that one on social media.

Of course, this year we’ll have to live with the sad fact that Ely’s April 1, 2009 bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics fell through. Maybe some other year?

In any event, if these electric paddles catch on we won’t have to worry about the Iron Range economy anymore.


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