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Itasca County celebrates Lights On Afterschool

The Itasca County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution last Tuesday proclaiming Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, as Lights On Afterschool in Itasca County. The recognition is in cooperation with the national celebration of promoting the importance of quality afterschool programs for children, familie

GRAND RAPIDS HERALD-REVIEW - 2018-10-17 13:24:00

Citizens want audit on the Itasca County Sheriff’s Office

“I want to see the federal government step in and stop everything right now. It needs to stop. There shouldn’t be elections to go through. We’ve been questioning the last elections because the shady way that was handled, said,” said Charlene Nelson, a Concerned Citizen.

KBJR6.COM - 2018-10-17 18:00:11

Man faces more domestic assault and stalking charges

Wyatt Robert Kelly Aurentz of Becker was charged Monday, Oct. 15, with two felonies in Crow Wing County District Court in Brainerd, as well as two gross misdemeanors for fifth-degree assault and giving a police officer a false name. Aurentz has a long rap sheet with five prior domestic abuse-related

PINE AND LAKES NEWS - 2018-10-16 10:00:01

Local water group ACLARA invites Enbridge to meeting

Enbridge has been operating in Minnesota for 65 years. In the Midwest it moves crude oil through underground pipelines, with 2.8 million barrels moving through Minnesota. Crude oil is a used to create plastic, rubber and silicone products.

MESSAGEMEDIA.CO - 2018-10-17 05:00:00

ERP Iron Ore assets auctioned off

ERP selected Illinois-based PPL Acquisition Group, LLC’s $6.8 million bid for its Minnesota assets near Grand Rapids, according to documents filed in Minnesota Bankruptcy Court Wednesday evening. The sale is scheduled to close by Nov. 15.ERP selected a $15 million bid from Altos Hornos de Mexico, a

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-10-18 00:37:11

Thrifty White Pharmacy and RALI partner to distribute Safe Drug Disposal Kits

The pilot project will start with four stores in Grand Rapids, Bemidji, Brainerd, and Pierz. The effort will officially launch Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Grand Rapids store when representatives from Thrifty White Pharmacy will announce the partnership.


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

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE - 2018-10-17 11:00:00

Local resort implements unique fertilizer technique

Birch Bay Resort uses fish ‘guts’ to create liquid organic fertilizerJeff and Lorrie Yeschick, owners of Birch Bay Resort on Wabana Lake in Grand Rapids, have recently implemented a method for creating liquid organic fertilizer, which simultaneously cuts waste and gives back to the earth.“Most resor


MISSING: Woman last seen leaving home in Crosby, authorities concerned for welfare

CROSBY, Minn. (KMSP)- Authorities in Crow Wing County are asking for help finding a missing woman who was last seen Sunday in Crosby, Minnesota.


Judge: Hibbing murder confession valid

A Grand Rapids man charged in a 2017 Hibbing homicide case "knowingly, willingly and voluntarily" provided a confession to law enforcement, a judge said.


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).


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

‘Powered by the cosmos’

HIBBING — Hibbing Community College (HCC) has seen a lot of changes over the years, and the latest upgrades to their electrical maintenance program is nothing short of clout boosting.HCC Electrical Maintenance Instructor Jesse Dahl beamed with pride as he gave a tour of their new, state of the art m

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE - 2018-10-16 11:00:00

Celebrating inclusion in the workplace

Pictured, during the fifth anniversary celebration, from left are Hired Hands Executive Director Kyle Erickson, 29-year Hired Hands employee Judy Mickelson, and MDI CEO Peter McDermott.Britta Arendt | Herald-Review


A serious case of 'nesting'

This urge to have things like the infant car seat in one's vehicle halfway through the pregnancy, the diaper bag packed, the hospital bag in check, a backup plan for the three-year-old big sister and our dog Ranger.


Cohasset adopts amended ordinance for use of weapons in Industrial Park

The City of Cohasset amended its ordinance regulating the use of weapons in the Cohasset Industrial Park, as was discussed at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.Cohasset Zoning Officer Greg Tuttle explained the Planning Commission’s recommendation and five other options, ranging from prohibiting no hunt


Our View / Endorsement: Layman's case only grows stronger

As much a rarity as a Republican elected leader is in Northeastern Minnesota, Rep. Sandy Layman's case only grew stronger during her first term in the Minnesota House. She represents District 5B, which covers Cass County and a large portion of Itasca County, including Grand Rapids.


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


Steelworkers dig in on talks as deal with Cliffs emerges

United Steelworkers members from ArcelorMittal and U.S. Steel held a rally outside the Miner's Memorial Building in Virginia Thursday afternoon. The USW is currently in negotiations with the two companies and contracts with both expire Friday at midnight. Should a settlement not be reached a worksto


USW ratifies contract with Cliffs

As the United Steelworkers ratified a contract with Cleveland-Cliffs late Thursday, its members negotiating with ArcelorMittal chided the company Friday.An update from the union accused Arcelor management of “provoking a work stoppage that promises to bring pain to the communities in which it operat