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Ely and Whitefish, tullibee sport-netting to open on Tower area lakes

Schedule I Lakes, which are more susceptible to sudden changes that impact water temperatures, will be opened and closed on a 48-hour notice posted at lake accesses, other public places, and the DNR website.

ELY ECHO - 2018-10-16 09:57:00

Minnesota Power plugs into growing EV trend with installation of charging stations in Ely

Minnesota Power announced today that it will install four electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, each supported by a 5-kilowatt solar installation, in the region where the company provides electricity.

ELY ECHO - 2018-10-17 09:34:00

North Woods an obstacle; Top-ranked Grizzles have Wolves’ number as Section 7A volleyball playoffs loom

North Woods, ranked first in the north half of the section, owns three wins against the Wolves including one in last weekend’s Mesabi East Tournament.


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

MESABI DAILY NEWS - 2018-10-17 18:23:00

Q&A: 'Laurentian Divide' author Sarah Stonich

VIRGINIA — Sarah Stonich, author of recently released “Laurentian Divide,” is coming to the Virginia Public Library to give a presentation on Oct. 18, at noon. This author event is free and open to the public. It will take place in the basement auditorium.Read the following Q&A with Stonich. Don’t b

MESABI DAILY NEWS - 2018-10-17 02:51:00

Wonderful and nutritious winter squash | Hometown Focus | Explore Virginia, MN

With fall upon us, now is a great time to add sweet rich flavored winter squash to your meals and snacks. There are many different varieties of winter squash. Some of the more common ones in our area include acorn, butternut and Hubbard.


Steelworkers, U.S. Steel reach tentative agreement

U.S. Steel and the United Steelworkers reached a tentative four-year labor contract agreement Monday, ending months of negotiations and the looming threat of a work stoppage.The contract covers the local unions at Minntac in Mountain Iron and Keetac in Keewatin, both owned and operated by U.S. Steel

MESABI DAILY NEWS - 2018-10-16 01:52:00

Raiders drop Devils for IRC title, 3-0

COLERAINE — Claire Vekich and Erin Gustason were on fire for Greenway Tuesday as the Raiders won the Iron Range Conference championship with a 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-10) victory over Virginia.Vekich put down 24 kills, while also posting nine blocks and seven digs. Gustason, meanwhile, tallied 31 set

MESABI DAILY NEWS - 2018-10-17 03:24:00

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


'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

MESABI DAILY NEWS - 2018-10-17 02:49:00

Bodies found in pond during search for two Minnesota women

Two bodies have been recovered from a pond in Chaska, Minnesota, during a search for two women who went missing in the early hours of Saturday (October 13).


Yes, do what you love so that you love what you do! | Hometown Focus | Explore Virginia, MN

As another weekend approaches, I am looking forward to some down time, and a pre-planned dinner with some great friends. On my drive over, I began to think about our last dinner. The majority of the evening was spent discussing our current jobs. Why we are not appreciated, don’t get paid enough, and


Oct. 12 is 1918 Fires Remembrance Day in St. Louis County | Hometown Focus | Explore Virginia, MN

This week marks the 100th anniversary of the devastating fires of 1918, the worst natural disaster in Minnesota’s history. To pay tribute to the lives lost and raise awareness of the anniversary, the St. Louis County Board’s meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 9, included a presentation about the fires and the


Hook and Bullet Club by Nick Wognum

Deciding not to give in, I fired up the brush saw to re-open some of our trails by the shack. Since I didn’t have Megan’s golden retrievers Millie and Maverick with me, this seemed like a good plan. At least there would be no three-legged dogs when I was done.


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’Jackets prepared to take on Chisholm

HIBBING — There’s only two more dual meets for the Hibbing High School girls swimming team before the Section 7A Meet.One of those meets will be held today when the Bluejackets travel to Chisholm for a 5 p.m., contest against the Bluestreaks at the Chisholm High School Pool.Hibbing will be competing

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE - 2018-10-16 03:28:00

CITY OF ELY Absentee Voting for the General Election

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: that a General Election will be held at 27 South 1st. Avenue, East (the Senior Center) on TUESDAY, November 6, 2018, at which time the polls will be open from the hours of 7:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. for the purpose of electing candidates for Federal, State, County, City, Judicial


Family, lost in woods, found safely

Brad Carlson, 38, and Sara Carlson, 30, along with two children ages 2 and 4, had taken an ATV ride from their cabin Saturday afternoon. They stopped and ventured into the woods on foot before becoming lost.


The pursuit of justice is actually a feeling, and an experience | Hometown Focus | Explore Virginia, MN

My name is Michele Statz, and I’m an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Duluth. I’m also an anthropologist of law, which means that I talk to a lot of different people and then contextualize their expert perspectives within broader realities of space, economy, polit


Food shelf hunts for donations to open up

GILBERT — The Quad City Food Shelf found a new home earlier this year, but the move hasn't yet been made from Gilbert to the former Fastenal building in Mountain Iron. The major holdup, said Karl Oberstar Jr., food shelf director, is that the facility needs a cooler/freezer as soon as possible."The