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Rangers looking forward to new field

MOUNTAIN IRON — The Mountain Iron-Buhl football team is only a few days away from getting some practice time on their brand new turf field. But for now, the team is still making its practice home at Dolan Field.Hoping to get on to the new turf by Friday at the earliest and Monday at the latest, MI-B

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE - 2018-08-15 01:32:00

Herbicide application set for Side Lake

SIDE LAKE — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be taking steps to improve reforestation efforts in the Side Lake area beginning Aug. 15.The DNR plans to make herbicide applications on select state lands in the George Washington and Sturgeon River State Forests. Application will

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE - 2018-08-14 19:19:00

Extra ballots used in Duluth, Iron Range

Precincts were running out of primary election ballots between Hibbing, Eveleth and Duluth late in the day Tuesday, forcing election judges to make copies for hand counting later, City of Duluth and St. Louis County election officials said.

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-08-15 01:37:25

Cliffs to resign form management of HibTac

"For now, it's business as usual for the employees,” said Cliffs spokeswoman Pat Persico. “The new mine manager will be determined by the joint venture.”

MESABI DAILY NEWS - 2018-08-14 02:12:00

First local deer hunting meeting today

The first of dozens of deer hunting informational meetings across Minnesota is set for today in Tower.The local area meetings are intended to make wildlife managers available to hunters and others interested in deer management and are aimed at improving communication between the agency and the publi

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-08-14 21:51:35

How agriculture has shaped the State of Minnesota | Hometown Focus | Explore Virginia, MN

Long before statehood, humans secured a living from the land in what is now Minnesota. Native peoples planted and harvested crops even as they shaped an environment favorable for hunting and gathering. With the arrival of territorial interests in 1849, fundamental changes in the way people used the


Last day to file for elected office

Three, four-year terms will be ending. Current school board directors whose terms expire at the end of the year include John Berklich, Mitch Vincent and Nyberg.

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE - 2018-08-14 11:00:00

Mediterranean restaurant to ‘pop up’ in Hibbing

Chef Megan Reynolds of June Apple Kitchen will be open for business at IRM at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16. She’ll be serving a four-course, Mediterranean-inspired meal that traverses the boundaries of Spain, Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Israel, Morocco and more.


Level 3 offender in Eveleth

EVELETH — A Level 3 predatory offender has moved to Eveleth.Royce Drift, 34, is homeless but is reported to have moved to the vicinity of Jones Street and McKinley Avenue, according to a press release by the Eveleth Police Department.“Mr. Drift moved to Eveleth on August 6, 2018,” states an email fr


Turn to fresh fruit for sweet summer treats! | Hometown Focus | Explore Virginia, MN

The cave man knew that if it was sweet, it was safe to eat. Today, we often don’t choose fruits because they are high in sugar. But fruits have natural sugars, not the added sugar that the American Heart Association recommends limiting.


St. Louis County Fair Full of Fun - Fox21Online

Chisholm, Minn.- It’s the kids excitement for adventurous rides, furry animals, and delicious food that keeps this fair going for 134 years.


Signs of fall are upon us

Sydney Haben works on a foot drill while hitting a backhand return during Hibbing girls tennis practice.

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE - 2018-08-14 02:14:00

Farmer-Labor tradition means more than just jobs

No, it’s more etherial than that. The argument, now a warped version of the old Rudy Perpich mantra, is jobs, jobs, jobs.


ROAD TRIP! Michigan's Pictured Rocks | Hometown Focus | Explore Virginia, MN

I am always up for a good adventure! Adventures are good for the mind, body and soul. However, road trips have been few and far between for me for quite some time, up until this year. A few weeks ago I realized that unless I planned something quick, I would blink and the kids would be back in school


Judge rules against Tom Clark in Nashwauk mining property case

A federal judge has issued a restraining order against a Virginia businessman who worked for more than a year to revive the defunct Essar Steel Minnesota in Nashwauk, Minn., ordering him to stop representing himself as the owner of the project.

MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE - 2018-08-13 19:55:00

Forgive for you, not them | Hometown Focus | Explore Virginia, MN

Becoming a healthy person is not just about our bodies, it’s about our souls as well. Health is inside and outside—body, mind and soul. I can be completely transparent and say that forgiveness has always been my biggest struggle. I have a very difficult time forgiving someone who has hurt me or disa


Our View: Chaos runs the Mesabi Metallics project, and the state needs to act

In the weeks since Mesabi Metallics regained state mineral leases from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the entire project has seemingly spiraled out of control.Now, the face of the project is on his way out amid allegations that Nubai Global Investment, the company set to control the


Voting is contagious, so go vote in Tuesday’s primary election

“My mom doesn’t vote. I won’t either.” This confused me even more. Did she not attend local rallies? Did she not understand the importance of a single vote? No and no.


Clarke to investigate Nubai for Essar connection

Tom Clarke, who was recently court ordered to stop representing himself as an owner and director of Chippewa Capital Partners and Mesabi Metallics, wrote to the investment group he’s battling for ownership to inform them of an investigation he is launching.In a letter obtained by the Mesabi Daily Ne


3 candidates seek nod in Gilbert primary race

GILBERT — Voters in Tuesday's primary will elect two candidates from a field of three seeking to fill the City Council vacancy created by the resignation of Rudy Vertachnik.Candidates are Bob Pontinen, who has been serving on the council, and Christian Ogilvie and Jeremy Skenzich. The two winners of