Hometown homage: Ely's bear pair named Eli, Ellie

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Eli and Ellie. The Duluth News Tribune reports that those names have been given to a pair of black bear cubs, born to an Internet audience on Jan. 12.

The names became official with the close of online voting at midnight Saturday, said Lynn Rogers, founder of the North American Bear Center. The center is located outside Ely.

People around the world follow the bears online. There’s a high-definition “den cam” to allow viewers to watch mother Lily and her new twins.

Lily became famous in 2010 when a camera installed in her den recorded the birth and early development of her first cub, Hope. In 2011, Lily gave birth on camera to twin cubs, Faith and Jason. Last year, Lily's sister Jewel gave birth to cubs Fern and Herbie.

The Bear Center is in the midst of a $1.25 million expansion that is expected to be completed by May 2014. The project is still about $650,000 short of needed funds, Rogers said.

Next Up

Ibraheem Farah Hamza _Khalifa CROP - booking photo, Olmsted County Adult Detencion Center June 16 2021

Man charged with 7 felonies after dramatic scene near rural MN airport

A police officer fired their weapon during the incident. Nobody was struck.

milk bar cake crop

Famous Milk Bar bakery hosts pop-up in Twin Cities

The virtual event only lasts for a few days, with limited quantities available.

Flickr - police barricades dismantle uptown - Chad Davis

MN National Guard soldiers 'standing by' to respond in Minneapolis

Mayor Jacob Frey asked Gov. Tim Walz for National Guard support Wednesday.

tom burke

Charges: Wisconsin star, former NFL player sexually assaulted a child

The child told her mother about the assaults in February, charges say.

Screen Shot 2021-06-14 at 8.45.06 AM

Charges: Drunk driver accelerated 'to jump barricade' in crash that killed protester

Prosecutors say it was "an extreme and violent intentional act."

Screen Shot 2021-06-16 at 9.29.50 AM

Through little fault of its own, Minnesota BBQ joint goes viral

A picture of its ribs was enough to attract the attention of the culinary world.

Flickr - COVID vaccine Joint Base San Antonio

More than 3 million Minnesotans have had at least 1 vaccine dose

The milestone comes almost 6 months to the day since the first vaccine was given in the state.

Related