ELY, MN (KDAL) - A ground breaking ceremony was held over the weekend for a million dollar expansion of the North American Bear Center in Ely. The construction is expected to double the size of the facility. Much of the cost is being covered by worldwide donations following the internet webcast of the bear named Lily who was seen giving birth to a cub several years ago. Lily and Faith's Den-Cam is still a popular feature. The center was founded by Biologist Lynn Rogers who is now Chair of the Board of Directors.