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BCA releases info on missing Chisholm man
CHISHOLM — The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) has issued a missing person alert for 50-year-old Christopher Quirk of Chisholm.He was last accounted for on May 8, according to the crime alert.“There has been no contact with friends or family since then and because of health concerns
Chisholm Man Missing Since May - Fox21Online
Christopher Quirk, 50, of Chisholm has been missing since early May and was last seen in Virginia.
Man shot by Hibbing officers sentenced
HIBBING — The Rochester man who was shot by Hibbing officers after reportedly pointing a gun at them following an assault in mid-January 2017 was handed his fate Thursday.Che N. Jones, 25, was sentenced to a max of 120 months in the Commissioner of Corrections after pleading guilty to multiple count
Longtime Hwy 169 project nears completion
The agency hosted a ribbon cutting for the $16.4 million Eagles Nest Lake Area Project — an improvement of close to 6 miles of Minnesota Highway 169 between Ely and Tower.The ceremony came despite final paving still being done and the roadway not expected to open until next week at the soonest."We f
Chisholm Council negotiating with new deputy clerk
• Approved a change order of $7,000 requested by Utility Systems of America (USA) for the Lakeview Addition infrastructure improvement project. The item was related to changing a manhole in the project area, according to Johnson. In related action, the council approved a pay request for $262,814 fro
Virginia Junior Legion downs BEST
SOUDAN — The Virginia Junior American Legion Baseball team broke out their bats on Thursday and beat BEST 15-0 in a contest that was stopped after five innings due to the 10-run rule.“That was the best game we have played all season,” Virginia coach Kody Lindgren said. “We had not played very well l
Steinberg is happy about Miners’ start
HIBBING — With a record of 4-1 as it prepares to start play in the Hinckley Baseball Tournament this evening, the Hibbing Miners men’s baseball team is hoping to continue its strong play to open the 2018 season.Miners manager Jamie Steinberg said the 4-1 start is a result of most of the team’s playe
10 years for man shot by Hibbing police
A Rochester, Minn., man who was shot by Hibbing police after reportedly striking another man over the head with a gun and pointing the weapon at officers has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
All evacuate safely from Chisholm house fire
CHISHOLM — Firefighters from three area departments responded to a house fire Saturday night in Chisholm.At around 8:30 p.m., firefighters from the Chisholm, Buhl and Hibbing fire departments responded to 200 Northeast Eighth St. The owner of the property is Victoria Daniels, according to city recor
In leaving Congress, Ellison sees the chance for more impact
Congressman Keith Ellison, current DFL candidate for Minnesota Attorney General, talks about his reasons for running and answers questions at a public forum in Virginia Tuesday morning. Ellison also made stops in Eveleth and Grand Rapids Tuesday and will be in Duluth Wednesday.Mark Sauer
Mountain Iron begins addressing water lines
The unusual-looking machine will be, well, exercising valves — basically turning them on and off to prevent corrosion and keep them operating properly.
Bust to boom: Iron Range revives just as trade war looms
HIBBING, Minn.– The taconite mines are back in action, factories are expanding and new stores and restaurants are popping up from Grand Rapids to Silver Bay.Minnesota’s Iron Range is experiencing an economic revival that seemed unlikely as recently as two years ago, when idled mines and job losses b
Adopt-a-cat Month celebrated in June | Hometown Focus | Explore Virginia, MN
American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, celebrates Adopt-A-Cat Month® each June – a month that also marks the height of “kitten season,” when millions of kittens are born and often end up in animal shelters.
Hill won’t be finished anytime soon
Mesabi East runner Ava Hill displays the medals she collected earlier this month at the 2018 State Track and Field Meet. For her efforts, Hill has been named the All-Iron Range Girls Track Athlete of the Year by the Mesabi Daily News, Hibbing Daily Tribune and the Grand Rapids Herald-Review.Mark Sau
Past CIRSSD invoice will be paid
CHISHOLM — The Central Iron Range Sanitary Sewer District (CIRSSD)Board held a special meeting last week for the purpose of conducting regular monthly business.Earlier this year, the board voted to conduct meetings every other month, thus calling a special meeting was required for this meeting.At th
House in Leetonia damaged by fire
HIBBING — A fire in an upstairs bedroom of a two-story home in Leetonia kept fire crews busy Tuesday afternoon.The Hibbing Fire Department responded to the structure fire at 4285 5th St. around 2:33 p.m, according to Fire Marshal Bryan Fagerstrom.Upon arrival, crews spotted smoke coming from a secon
New York comes to the Iron Range this weekend | Hometown Focus | Explore Virginia, MN
Well, almost nowhere. When the Mesabi Symphony Orchestra presents “North of Broadway,” you’ll get all the good stuff with none of the big city aggravations.
HOW’D YOU DO THAT, BRO?
HIBBING — Harry Potter was born to a wizarding family, but was raised by muggles (people who lack any sort of magical ability). Harry’s close friend, Hermionie Granger, on the other hand, was muggle-born, and as soon as she received her letter to report to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry,
Groundbreaking held for new public works facility in Cook | Hometown Focus | Explore Virginia, MN
Tom Rukavina, St. Louis County Commissioner from District 4, which includes Cook, spoke at the groundbreaking for the county’s new public works facility in Cook. Submitted photos.
A ‘wild’ time at MDC
CHISHOLM — United Way’s Imagination Library will come to life in two rather “wild” free events for children and families.This summer’s first “Wild About Reading” celebration will be Thursday, June 21, at Minnesota Discovery Center in Chisholm. The wild and imaginative fun will continue at a second e