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Farewell, Iron Range! | Hometown Focus | Explore Virginia, MN

All too quickly the summer has come and gone in the blink of an eye. It seems as though just yesterday I was graduating and looking forward to the crazy summer I had waiting ahead. Yet, here I am, relishing in the last five days I have in Minnesota. In fact, I will already be settled in and explorin

HOMETOWNFOCUS.US - 2018-08-17 07:32:00

World Press journalists back in town

The touring journalists, part of the World Press Institute fellows program, are set to take part in an event set for 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Miners Dry building at the Pioneer Mine complex. There is no charge to attend.

ELY ECHO - 2018-08-17 10:26:00

Some votes in Tower likely won’t be counted

The problem arose when election officials handed out ballots to residents of Tower’s first precinct that were printed for the city’s second precinct. Tower’s Precinct 2, which is currently uninhabited, is distinct from the rest of Tower because it lies within Legislative District 6B while the popula


Downtown Tower goes to the dogs

And of course, there is Loki, the paper-dog right here at the Timberjay. He’s occasionally joined by his new friend Luey.


Some surprises at the polls in the primary

With 93 percent of the votes counted Wednesday, Stauber had garnered about 44,000 votes to Welty’s 5,032.

MESABI DAILY NEWS - 2018-08-18 02:30:00

Getting Groovy with Ely's Spiritwood "Forget Me Not" Foundation - Fox21Online

From their popular “Remember When, A Musical Happening” to benefit concerts that raise caregiver assistance funds, the Spiritwood Foundation’s efforts in the arts are an entertaining way for folks to get involved and contribute.


Takeaways from primary night in Minnesota

Primaries in Minnesota and in the Iron Range on Tuesday set the stage for the governor’s, Senate, House and legislative seats for this November. These primaries brought forward some clear winners and losers, while also confirming trends we expected. Here they are:Winners“Moderate” DFLers: Minnesota


DWI enforcement even tougher after ‘Little Alan’s Law’

But imagine the mental, emotional and physical consequences of fun being ruined because of a bad decision that causes serious injury to oneself or another — or, worse, death of another human being.

MESABI DAILY NEWS - 2018-08-17 03:11:00

East of Ely – Not a question of if, but when…

There is a website called “Minnesota Fun Facts,” where you can look up the not-so-fun history of the state’s largest forest fires. Nine of the top twelve burns have occurred inside the BWCA, as determined by historic records and tree ring studies that reach back to the year 1727.


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


House GOP hopes to turn Range districts red in November

Fresh off Tuesday’s primary election, House Republicans are cautiously optimistic of the party’s chances of maintaining control of the chamber in November, including three Iron Range districts.House Speaker Kurt Daudt joined House 6B candidate Skeeter Tomczak, 6A candidate Guy Anderson and 3A candid

MESABI DAILY NEWS - 2018-08-17 03:08:00

Cargo traffic through seaway up this year

In July, 6.46 million tons of iron ore were shipped on the Great Lakes — and increase of 7 percent from a year ago, the Lake Carriers' Association reported. However, year-to-date iron ore shipments sit at 26.6 million tons, down 3.2 percent from this point in 2017, but still ahead of the five-year a


Dayton, DNR to meet with Mesabi Metallics brass

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton will meet executives at Mesabi Metallics today amid calls for the state to revoke the project’s mineral leases.Dayton will meet with interim CEO Gary Heasley today, along with Tom Landwehr, commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources. The closed meeting comes on th


Local View: MPCA admits there's no solution in sight on wild...

The seemingly never-ending saga over the contentious wild rice/sulfate standard in Minnesota moves into the next phase, the 2019 legislative session, after the long-awaited release of an independent analysis and report on the affordability and viability of multiple treatment options for the removal


Extra ballots used in parts of Range

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


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


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


Healthy for Life | Hometown Focus | Explore Virginia, MN

W elcome to the month of August and all its wonderment. It is a perfect time to capture yet another Northern Minnesota summer month. I say, yet another, because we are lucky enough to get a hot, rainy and sometimes cool summer to boast about. It is an excellent time of the season to reassess some fu


Best bets: 'Take it With You,' art in the park, and one year...

"Take It With You," created by Mary Fox and Blake Thomas, features a group of tavern-bred friends who have all sorts of zany adventures together — whether it's an all-girl road trip, a bar fire or a baseball game. It includes musical interludes, lotsa laughs, guest stars ranging from the mayoral var


United Way of Northeastern Minnesota | Hometown Focus | Explore Virginia, MN

BIWABIK – Robert Green Ingersoll said, “When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death—that is heroism.”