>>Why have the olympics in Ely, Minnesota?
Sarajevo. No one had ever heard of it before the olympics. And it's a lot easier to pronounce Ely.
Ely is on the list of "You know you're a Minnesotan when you can pronounce the following cities:
Wayzata, Bemidji, Mille Lacs, and Ely. (the list is longer & none of which is pronounced the way you'd think. No, not even Mille Lacs, regardless of whether you're a francophone.)
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