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The Man left me again. (Hear the plaintive notes ofAll By Myselfin the background?) He went back to the Black Hills. I’m not sure what’s so special about the Black Hills, other than they’re black like me, and I’m special. So I maybe there’s a correlation. I mean, I think he likes me. I think it has

HOMETOWNFOCUS.US - 2018-10-19 15:26:00

American Idol, here she comes: Local heads to auditions

HIBBING — In true Spartan style, students and staff at Nashwauk-Keewatin High School (NKHS) celebrated the achievement of one of their own, junior Mariah Henderson.Back on Aug. 18, Henderson traveled to Duluth and auditioned alongside more than 60 other Northland Idol contestants.In it second year r

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE - 2018-10-19 11:00:00

Gilbert police arrest teen for fires at recycling center

Gilbert, MN — Police in Gilbert have arrested a 17-year-old who they think set three fires to the city’s recycling center over the past two days.Gilbert police say the fires at the Gilbert Recycling Center have all been arson. They say the fires caused more than $10,000 in damage.Police say they arr

KBJR6.COM - 2018-10-18 21:58:35

HHS travels to Denfeld in 7AAAA opener

The Bluejackets will play the No. 4 seed Duluth Denfeld on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. at Duluth Denfeld in first-round action.

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE - 2018-10-20 02:03:00

Habitat dedicates new Virginia home

VIRGINIA — Michaela Pierce is setting out to make the world a better place.And now that she can breathe easier, thanks to “the hand up” her own family received, the mother and wife can pursue that journey with an untroubled feeling she has long been awaiting.Pierce — along with her husband, James, d

MESABI DAILY NEWS - 2018-10-19 02:00:00

Horror movie planned for Iron Range filming

VIRGINIA — Werewolves and zombies (playing football) may be coming to the Iron Range at a location near you.Perhaps, also, the recreation (on film) of a real-life 1897 unsolved double axe murder that took place in a small Minnesota town.It’s all part of Craig Muckler’s vision for the future of his a

MESABI DAILY NEWS - 2018-10-20 09:15:00

Chisholm gains full-time building official

CHISHOLM — The City of Chisholm once again has a full-time building and zoning official.Mandy Galli began Oct. 1 as the city’s new building official and zoning administrator/safety director. The council approved a three-year contract back for Galli in August.The council last week appointed Galli for

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE - 2018-10-19 11:00:00

Meyer is record-setter for Giants

AURORA — Cole Meyer is a record setter for the Mesabi East football team thanks to vision, speed and a knack for the game.While Meyer, 16, tied and broke the school record of 13 rushing touchdowns recently, he knows it took more than one person to make it all happen.“My linemen and blockers are just

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE - 2018-10-20 02:04:00

ERP assets sold for $22M in auction

ERP Iron Ore assets were auctioned off Tuesday in bankruptcy court for a total of about $22 million.PPL Acquisition Group purchased the former Magnetation pieces in Minnesota for $6.8 million, spending primarily on Plant 4 on the West Range. According to court documents, PPL expects to close on the


Unemployment rate falls as state drops 1,400 jobs

Minnesota lost 1,400 jobs in September, but the state’s unemployment rate fell to 2.8 percent.The seemingly conflicting results stem from the number of unemployed falling at a higher rate than the number of those with jobs. Labor force participating in the state — those working and those looking for

MESABI DAILY NEWS - 2018-10-19 04:45:00

‘Way of the Warriors’

“Way of the Warriors’’ will be much than just a hockey movie, according to screenwriter John Montague.“It’s a very inspirational movie about family, about friendship, about coming of age and ultimately about dealing with one’s mortality,’’ Montague said in a telephone interview from his Edina, Minn.

MESABI DAILY NEWS - 2018-10-19 02:30:00

County will not release Stauber emails

St. Louis County said they will not release emails between Commissioner Pete Stauber and the National Republican Congressional Committee, maintaining the correspondence is private data, despite a state agency’s opinion to the contrary.The Minnesota Department of Administration said Tuesday that emai


Three candidates share their visions

HIBBING — Three of the four Hibbing residents vying for the two-year city councilor at-large seat compared notes and voiced philosophies during a recent Hibbing Chamber of Commerce forum.Those being quizzed were political newcomers: Casey Clover, Demetre Karahalios and John Schweiberger. Missing fro


Eveleth-Gilbert falls to Two Harbors, 44-12

Jayden Ruberg caught a 42-yard TD pass from Cole Kamarek, Andrew Hulst ran one in from 23 yards, and Komarek found Sam Johnson with a 24 yard TD pass.


Interceptions stop VHS dead in their tracks, 42-20

Virginia took over and proceeded to drive the length of the field, mostly via the pass. The big play was a 39 yard pass from Jack Toman to Carmody that got the Devils down to the 11 yard line. Three plays later, Toman found Carmody for a 4-yard TD pass, which had Virginia down just 28-20.


'Laurentian Divide' a modern-day portrait of Iron Range life

“Laurentian Divide” is a novel by Sarah Stonich. The book is published by the University of Minnesota Press, has a retail price of $22.95 for hardcover and ISBN of 978-1-5179-0562-0. “Laurentian Divide” was released last month.“Laurentian Divide” is regional fiction, written by a Minnesota author of


Congressional candidate’s emails ‘public’ data when he was county board member

A state data practices opinion on Tuesday said campaign correspondence found in Pete Stauber’s county email account ought to be publicly reviewable data.“Correspondence between elected officials and organizations is not meant to be classified as private,” the Minnesota Department of Administration s


Hibbing 11 looking for some momentum

The Bluejackets are coming off three-straight losses, giving up a total of 138 points to North Branch, Hermantown and Duluth Denfeld.


ERP ready for auction, but without a clear path forward

As assets for ERP Iron Ore are set to go on the auction block Tuesday, the company backing the project is saying it doesn’t have the financial resources needed to fund its investment plan.Merida Natural Resources, owned by Tom and Ana Clarke, said they were unable to contain commitments for about $5


Roundtable aims to curb teen suicide rates

VIRGINIA — Area young people were talking after they lost one of their own to suicide recently.In fact, after the death of bright, athletic, outgoing and caring 17-year-old Eveleth-Gilbert student Avery Straughter on Sept. 17, teenagers were the ones “stepping up and saying something has to be ‘fixe