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This next insect invasion is going to stink

But beware, Minnesota, you haven't smelled anything yet. Roll out the welcome mat for the next alien invader from afar, another unwelcome guest that arrived from Asia in packaging, probably in about 1996 near Allentown, Penn., and has been expanding across the continent ever since. Meet the brown ma


Quick response to hotel blaze

VERMILION RESERVATION-Firefighters from several area departments responded to an upper floor fire at the Fortune Bay Resort hotel late Wednesday afternoon. Fortune Bay officials evacuated guests and employees at the resort hotel to the casino portion of the facility after the fire alarm sounded at 3


Update on Bank Robbery in Orr

Orr, Minn. - According to the Saint Louis County Sheriff's Office a suspect is in custody following a bank robbery this morning in Orr. The bank robbery happened at the American Bank of the North located on Highway 53 in Orr. The suspect was reported to have used pepper spray on two bank employees.


One man arrested after Orr bank robbery

One man is in custody after allegedly pepper spraying two bank employees during a robbery attempt late Wednesday morning. Authorities say William Lindeman, 55, of Orr, entered the American Bank around 11:30 a.m. and used pepper spray on two employees before leaving the scene on an ATV. A member of t


Virginia Man in Custody After Allegedly Stealing Vehicle from Hibbing National Guard Armory

Hibbing Police say a Virginia man is in custody after allegedly stealing a vehicle from the Hibbing Minnesota National Guard Armory around 1:00 on Wednesday afternoon. Officers caught up with the stolen HEMMT wrecker that was pulling a PLS trailer on Hwy 37. The police department says the vehicle w


Farewell, Buzzy: The loyal companion dog

The dog had a rough start in life. I had heard that his first owner had kept him on a chain outside and the poor dog didn't get a chance to run. Then a very nice couple, Shawn and Denise Jensen, took him into their home where they already had dogs to care for, so they sought another home for the dog


Driftwood: Marine debris is rescued and turned into art

Eagle Eye. Artwork by Richard Monte. Submitted photos.BABBITT - I've always enjoyed finding interesting pieces of driftwood in and around the lakes of northern Minnesota. About six years ago I started collecting and stockpiling wood of various shapes, sizes and textures. Then I began to assemble sma


Suspect in custody after bank robbery in Orr

A 55-year-old Orr man in is custody in connection with a bank robbery that occurred Wednesday morning in Orr. The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office received a report of a robbery in progress at the American Bank in Orr at approximately 11:40 a.m. According to authorities, a man used pepper spray on


MPCA should drain its own swamp

We Minnesotans have a huge swamp creature of our own, ferociously stomping on any industry it sees, attempting to devour any non-urban community into oblivion. Our current crop of legislators is appearing to lay mouse traps to capture "Godzilla", thus, capturing local headlines, but not addressing o


CIRSSD plant receives recognition from MPCA

CHISHOLM - The Central Iron Range Sanitary Sewer District (CIRRSD) will be recognized by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) for outstanding operation, maintenance and management of its wastewater treatment system. CIRSSD Executive Director Norm Miranda announced Monday the district was am

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VFD: 76 calls for service last week

During the week of March 5-11, the Virginia Fire Department was called for service 76 times: 11 fire calls and 65 medical calls. The 11 fire calls varied from a trailer fire, a building fire, smoke alarm activations, medical assists, false alarms, and a motor vehicle accident. The 65 medical calls w