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Virginia, Duluth to host public meetings on medical transportation service in St. Louis County
VIRGINIA, MN — There are changes coming to St. Louis County’s medical transportation services, and officials want you to know what they are. Starting next year, the county has contracted ‘medical transportation management’, which officials say will improve the quality of the services for those who u
Superhero Family Fun Night at North Woods School in Cook a soaring success
COOK – Superheroes was the theme for this year’s Family Fun Night. The annual event, which is sponsored by North Star Credit Union, was once again hosted at North Woods School in Cook. Approximately 135 students attended the free community event making it a huge success.
Police Chief's View: Headline erred, reinforced negative narrative of law enforcement
On Nov. 27, the city of Virginia experienced a nightmare scenario for an officer: a hostage situation. A man armed with a knife took a hostage, and police at the scene used deadly force to save the life of the hostage. In saving the life of the hostage, another life was lost, and all those who touch
Thieves pilfer new nativity set
CHISHOLM — Just days after being blessed, the Mary figurine was taken from the new nativity scene in the courtyard at St. Joseph’s Church in Chisholm. Chisholm Police Department (CPD) Tuesday afternoon confirmed St. Joseph’s Church filed a stolen report Tuesday morning. It is believed the theft occu
This year, Perpich stays home for Christmas
MOUNTAIN IRON — This will be the first year since Jon Perpich was 10 years old that he won’t be at his family’s business on Christmas Eve day. The 63-year-old won’t be assisting with last-minute sales or participating in the longtime store’s annual tradition of closing up shop at 2 p.m. so employees
Several changes for St. Louis County Fair
CHISHOLM — St. Louis County Fair 2019 will have a number of “news” — a new leader, new dates and a new midway.
Knowing Your Neighbors: Smith’s Infusion
VIRGINIA, Minn. – The local arts scene isn’t just in Duluth. It also expands into the Iron Range. Jenni Smith has made it her mission to bring art back to the Iron Range with her business, Smith’s Infusion, located on Chestnut Street in Virginia.
Hibbing/Chisholm girls 6 hits the road to Grand Rapids
HIBBING — Hibbing/Chisholm High School girls hockey coach Emily Erickson and her coaching staff are always preaching about the importance of defensive-zone coverage. Keeping players out of the danger areas on the ice is priority No. 1.
Virginia, E-G schools sending surveys to measure support for academies model
The Virginia and Eveleth-Gilbert school districts are sending out a community survey seeking feedback on key decisions they face concerning the academies model and setup of the elementary schools.
Iron Range man’s remains will return home 77 years after he perished at Pearl Harbor
On Dec. 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese. Virginia resident Dante Sylvester Tini was 19 years old and serving as a radioman on the USS Oklahoma when torpedoes ripped through the hull of the ship.
A Christmas gift for Chisholm
CHISHOLM — There are few modern Christmas traditions older than the nativity scene. The first nativity scene was credited to St. Francis of Assisi in 1223 — some 300 years before Germans began to decorate the first Christmas trees with candles.
Tomassoni, Melin apply to PUC spot
A pair of Iron Range Democrats are applying for an open seat on the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. Earlier this week, state Sen. David Tomassoni of Chisholm and former state Rep. Carly Melin, of Hibbing, were recognized as two of 14 applicants vying to take the position once the state’s PUC
Gilbert Fire Dept. sees benefit to mutual aid
GILBERT — Fire Chief Marc Kwiatkowski reported at last City Council meeting that the fire department had 51 calls for the year ending Oct. 31 and firefighters had 17 training sessions. The department was under budget for payroll, he said.
Savela, Negen commit to play at the next level
MOUNTAIN IRON — Two more Mountain Iron-Buhl girls’ basketball players will be heading to the next level next season. Seniors Allie Negen and Macy Savela recently committed to play ball at different colleges — one in Iowa and the other in North Dakota.
Iron Range Apparel: Representing the Northland’s traditions
VIRGINIA — Jesse Richter began dabbling in design more than a half dozen years ago, devising a logo that honored his Iron Range home and roots. It was simple, clean — and meaningful for the area: “Iron Range Hockey,” with the letters “M” and “N” on either side of a pair of crossed hockey sticks and
Shuster team reaches Curling World Cup final
OMAHA, Neb. — Those aching to see USA and Sweden battle under the spotlight once again will get just that on Sunday afternoon as John Shuster and Niklas Edin are set to battle in the Curling World Cup final.
Devils fall to Greenway in OT
COLERAINE — Virginia’s Jayden Bernard nailed a halfcourt 3-pointer at the buzzer to send the game against Greenway into overtime tied at 50-50. However, the Raiders outscored the Blue Devils 16-8 in overtime to rally for a big Iron Range Conference victory, 66-58.
Riverland rolls by Norsemen, 83-65
VIRGINIA — Mesabi Range struggled shooting from 3-point range and were also outrebounded Saturday in a 83-65 loss to Riverland. The Norsemen made two out of 12 shots from long range and saw the Blue Devils grab 46 rebounds, compared to 32 for the home team.
Weber column: A November surprise at Jay Cooke State Park
Among the river, ponds, swamps and hills is well grown forests. I have found trips to this park to walk or ski the delightful trails are always great outings. Besides just a pleasant meander on these paths through the woods, the park is a great place to see the wild flora and fauna. I visit here, bu
Warriors start fast, beat Blue Devils
VIRGINIA — In the blink of an eye, the Virginia boys’ hockey team found themselves down 2-0 to Warroad less than a minute into their Friday night contest. It didn’t get much better from there as the Devils had to swallow a 6-2 loss to the Warriors Friday night at Miners Memorial Arena.