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Results are in for Itasca County Sheriff recount
A recount in the election of Itasca County Sheriff was completed Monday. Results show very little changes. According to the Itasca County Elections Administrator Vicki Martin, Bryan Johnson gained one vote to 8,947 and Victor Williams went down two to 9,164 for a total difference of 217 in the close
‘Thrive at 85’ campaign highlights local husband-wife duo
Margaret and Ross Cass are making the most of life at 80 plus. To celebrate its 85th birthday, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is shining a spotlight on inspirational men and women from around the state who are thriving in their 80s.
T'hawks sweep games over Roseau, Warroad
The Grand Rapids boys hockey team picked up a pair of wins over the weekend, defeating Roseau, 4-3, Friday and Warroad, 3-0, Saturday. On Friday, the Rams opened up a 2-0 lead after the first period on goals from Gavin Gunderson and Aaron Huglen.
Road Crew split at Deer River
Jake Poehler, Owen Carlson, Josh Pettit, Evan Koering and Myca Reynolds each won two matches as the Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus Road Crew wrestling team lost to Deer River 43-33 and defeated Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 65-9 at the Deer River triangular on Thursday, Dec. 6, at Deer River.
Hibbing/Chisholm girls 6 hits the road to Grand Rapids
HIBBING — Hibbing/Chisholm High School girls hockey coach Emily Erickson and her coaching staff are always preaching about the importance of defensive-zone coverage. Keeping players out of the danger areas on the ice is priority No. 1.
ISD 318 presents update on student progress
On Monday, December 3, Rochelle VanDenHeuvel, Independent School District (ISD) 318 Curriculum Director, provided the school board with the annual Worlds Best Workforce presentation. Information presented on Monday concerned goals set forth by the legislature which seek to ensure that 318 helps prep
Healing Foundations Therapeutic Shelter uses unique tactics to reach children in crisis
Research suggests that one in five children experience mental health symptoms. These symptoms impact everything about a child’s life - their families, their schools, and their ability to make, and maintain, friendships. In a community that is seeing devastating increases in drug and alcohol abuse, c
Have an ice day!
If you are a navigator on the social media sea rather than one who treads water like a dragonfly that has alighted on a lake’s surface and is earnestly trying to get airborne once again, you are probably aware of a media web and mobile application company called Pinterest. You Internet pilots will a
No joke: Bell ringer’s last name is Winterringer
Editor’s note: The following story (published Dec. 8 , 2016 in ‘DOING THE MOST GOOD’) is reprinted with permission from the Salvation Army Northern Division upon the recent death of Michael Winterringer.
Jail, probation in Itasca County fatal crash
A La Prairie man will spend 30 days in jail and 30 days on electronic home monitoring each year through 2028 for his role in an alcohol-fueled crash that killed a friend in March 2017.
Assisted living facility in Hill City temporarily suspended due to 'serious' allegations
HILL CITY, Minn. (FOX 9) - A Hill City-based assisted living facility will be shutting down just after midnight Friday after the Minnesota Department of Health issued a 90-day suspension of the facility's license, according to MDH officials.
Itasca Community Chorus presents ‘Christmas Memories’
To celebrate the Christmas season, the Itasca Community Chorus will perform a program entitled “Christmas Memories,” on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 3 p.m., at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids. Director Lenora Evans, and Accompanist Stuart Boehr, invite the community to walk down memory lane with
Property tax hikes anger city residents
Of the certainties in life, taxes are bound to make people emotional. This was obvious Monday during the City of Grand Rapids Truth in Taxation meeting when several residents approached the city council with concerns and questions regarding significant increases in the estimated market value of thei
These Are The 10 Whitest Cities Minnesota In For 2019
We used science and data to determine which cities in Minnesota are whiter than wonder bread. Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our fourth time ranking the whitest cities in Minnesota.
State suspends license of Hill City assisted living facility
HILL CITY, MN – The Minnesota Office of Inspector General has issued a 90-day suspension of a Hill City-based assisted living facility. In a letter dated December 6, the agency said it suspended the license of Chappy’s Golden Shores, based on what it calls ‘serious alleged violations” of Minnesota h
Policing during the ‘quiet time’
Winter. It is the “quiet time” of year in policing. During the summer months, our patrol officers are usually running from one radio call to the next. During the fall, the children go back to school, tourism declines and the pace slows somewhat. The end of deer hunting normally marks the beginning o
KAXE/KBXE Radio does history series on Blandin Paper Company
Northern Community Radio, KAXE 91.7, KBXE 90.5 announces local radio series about the unique history of Grand Rapids with the logging industry and the Blandin Paper Company. Historian and producer Don Boese tells the story of how a remote wilderness outpost in the 1870s became a prosperous town with
Devils fall to Greenway in OT
COLERAINE — Virginia’s Jayden Bernard nailed a halfcourt 3-pointer at the buzzer to send the game against Greenway into overtime tied at 50-50. However, the Raiders outscored the Blue Devils 16-8 in overtime to rally for a big Iron Range Conference victory, 66-58.
Gauging the gas prices: Breaking down why northern Minnesota has prices above the state average
BEMIDJI—Northern Minnesota gas prices are holding steady with the national average lately rather than the state average. According to AAA, Beltrami County has an average price of $2.43 per gallon, slightly in front of Itasca at $2.42, Koochiching at $2.40 and Clearwater at $2.39. The national averag
Bovey burger isn’t bovine
KellyG’s Wild Rice Burger is local, vegetarian, and a commercial success. As time passes and the economic landscape transforms around us, one thing will never change: Americans love burgers.