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Thefts from vehicles reported in NE Grand Rapids
The Grand Rapids Police Department is investigating a series of thefts from a number of vehicles occurring late Tuesday evening and early Wednesday morning, Aug. 14-15.As of Thursday morning, the department had received numerous reports of items stolen from vehicles.
Grand Rapids man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting child
Donald Jamsa, 81, was charged in March with three counts of felony criminal sexual conducted related to the allegations of Katye Stolp and Kendra Alfords. The News Tribune typically does not identify victims of sexual assault, but in this case both agreed to be named.The News Tribune in Aprilwrote a
Megan Christianson of Visit Grand Rapids elected to Minnesota Mississippi River Parkway Commission
Megan Christianson has been elected to represent the Grand Rapids to Brainerd Region on the Minnesota Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MN-MRPC).Established by Minnesota Statute, the MN-MRPC’s mission is to preserve, promote and enhance the scenic, historic and recreational resources of the Miss
Joe’s Garage opens new facility
Joe Nelson was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Minn. For nearly 15 years, Nelson honed his mechanical and management skills in the automotive industry. His career had begun years before - growing up in his grandfather’s (Mel’s) mechanic shop. These experiences later became the inspiration for the J
Rescued dogs, puppies need homes
CHISHOLM — An area animal shelter is hosting an event aimed at finding people to foster and/or adopt dogs and puppies recently saved during a large rescue operation.Precious Paws Humane Society, along with a rescue group from Grand Rapids, is hosting a meet and greet at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, in
ISD 318 reviews initial designs of elementary facilities
On Monday, Aug. 13, Sal Bagley of Wold Architects presented the initial plans to the board, which were the result of communication and collaboration between members of community teams which were tasked with providing input regarding the design of the new facilities.
Reader's View: We wish we'd have removed 'Commandments' plaq...
The May 26 letter, "Letter reinforces need to elect pro-lifers," claimed that the Grand Rapids Area Freethinkers were "mostly responsible for the very secretive nocturnal removal of the Ten Commandments plaque at the Hibbing courthouse by St. Louis county officials in March." We with the Grand Rapid
Youth transition pilot program: First year a success
Several local organizations have come together to successfully launch Life Skills Academy, a pilot program for youth ages 18-21 with a documented disability. The four-week college level residential program at Itasca Community College (ICC) helped students learn emotional and social development, how
Sheriff's report – 180815
CrashesTwo crashes were reported during the week at Tamarack City Park on Aug. 4 and Minnesota Ave. S. in Aitkin on Aug. 5.Wednesday, Aug. 1A property matter was reported on 395th St./390th St. in the Aitkin area ... a property matter was reported on 3rd St. NW in Aitkin ... theft was reported on D
Our view: This is not fake news
Judy Peterson and Jerry Kleven were honored as Outstanding Senior Volunteers for 2018 at the Itasca County Fair this week. We know this because they were featured on the front page of the Herald-Review last week in preparation for the ceremony during Senior Day at the fair on Friday. The Grand Rapid
What were they thinking?
As I have said before, one of our favorite sayings at the police station is “You just can’t make this stuff up!” Going hand-in-hand with this is, “What were they thinking?” Our friend, Jason Anderson, who runs the Itasca County Probation Department, recently shared a story with us that really exempl
Fire at Chisholm Apartment Building Displaces Several Residents - Fox21Online
Authorities say They Have not Heard of any InjuriesCHISHOLM, Minn. – Two Iron Range Fire Fighter crews battled a late night fire Wednesday evening at a Chisholm apartment building.The fire was reported at around 9:15 p.m. in the 400 block of 6thStreet Southwest.The fire displaced several residents o
Offender finds an address in Hibbing
HIBBING — A level III offender will be changing addresses in town.Robert E. Berendt III, 28, was registered as “homeless” when he returned to Hibbing in late September 2017. He had been in Hibbing since October 2016, when he moved here from Virginia. He was released in Dec. 28, 2015.Berendt has info
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.”
Adamson will be an FCA representative
COLERAINE — Although the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) has been around for more than six decades, it has not been real visible in Northeastern Minnesota until just recently.Coleraine native Bill Adamson has recently been named by FCA as an area representative covering the western portion of
Adventures at Girl Scout summer camp
Thanks to the Grand Rapids community and their love of cookies, three area Girl Scout troops were able to attend Troop Camp at Camp Shingobee Timbers, near Walker, Minn., earlier this summer. Scouts and their leaders spent three days and two nights at the camp, singing songs, canoeing, swimming, doi
Cliffs will back off from Hibbing Taconite management role
Cleveland-Cliffs isn’t extending its role as manager of the Hibbing Taconite mine after its contract expires Aug. 12, 2019, the company said.Cliffs is a partner in the 42-year-old mine and processing plant, owning 23 percent. A subsidiary of ArcelorMittal owns 62 percent and a subsidiary of U.S. Ste
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.
Two fires, same morning in Chisholm
CHISHOLM — The Chisholm Fire Department responded to two separate fires Wednesday morning.Smoke was reported coming out of the roof at the warming house at the park on Southwest First St. just before 9 a.m., according to officers at the scene.Firefighters sprayed foam to extinguish the fire. Officer
Council ayes Mud Fest request
CHISHOLM — The city council last week approved a request from the organizer of an ATV ride to benefit a Minnesota based non-profit that provides outdoor opportunities for veterans, active military and law enforcement.Organizer Todd Schnorr said he is turning his Schnorr’s Mud Fest, an ATV ride he’s