Ely Pulls April Fool's Prank in Hopes Visitors Ditch Technology

Updated: 04/01/2013 8:35 AM KSTP.com By: Cassie Hart

Social media is now banned in the town of Ely, Minnesota.
    
Well not really. It’s an April Fool’s joke.
     
But city officials are hoping the joke will entice visitors to the town not for technology, but instead for the great outdoors.
    
They say there will be plenty of non-electronic fun in and around the water this summer when you travel to Ely in person.

City officials say you just have to take a break from being wired-in to fully enjoy it.