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ISD 318 moves forward with acquisition of properties
Independent School District (ISD) 318 will move forward with the purchase of residential properties in Grand Rapids for the construction of two new elementary schools.Following a closed session on Thursday, June 21, the school board of ISD 318 held a regular meeting in which they opted to move forwa
Disease and insect resistant trees and shrubs
"Plant diseases and insects, were recurrent catastrophes during the ages. The ancient remedies were supplications to the supernatural spirits or gods." Norman Borlaug, winner Nobel Peace Prize.Plant diseases are mystifying to gardeners not familiar with their microscopic causes. They have affected
Youth summer theatre programs marks 13th year
Productions of ‘Aladdin, Jr.’ and ‘Kid Frankenstein’ to come to the Reif June 29 and 30The Grand Rapids Players would like to invite the community to their Summer Theatre Camp productions of “Aladdin, Jr.” and “Kid Frankenstein,” June 29 and 30 at the Reif Center.This year marks the 13th year for th
Kootasca saw a year of transition and growth in 2017
Kootasca Community Action recently released its 2017 Annual Report, detailing the amount of services offered to low-income community members last year. In 2017, 7,500 low-income individuals were served, and more service hours were given by community members than in 2016.Kootasca Community Action is
Who's who in Whoville?
Like most kids, fishing “Whos” can get downright whimsical while wetting a line. Just ask their guide, the “big kid” running the boat.
Post No. 222 drops pair in Rapids tournament
MARBLE — While the Grand Rapids Legion Tournament may not have produced the results that Hibbing Post No. 222 American Legion baseball manager Brandon Karnes wanted this weekend, it did prove one thing to him.That was that if his Hibbing team plays good baseball, it can play with the best teams in t
Indivisible, individual and humans of Grand Rapids: Frank Bibeau – A Water Protector named Kitchi Mesabi
Frank Bibeau, 60, was born into a well-traveled military family. Frank was born in Landstuhl, Germany and raised in Washington, D.C. His father, Ogema (or “boss” in Ojibwe), is an Ojibwe Native American from Minnesota. Although Frank was educated in D.C. during his youth, he always knew he would ret
NHL Draft: Anaheim Ducks draft Grand Rapids’ McLaughlin in...
McLaughlin, who is slated to begin his collegiate career with Minnesota in the fall, helped lead the Thunderhawks to a Minnesota Class AA state championship in 2016-17 as a junior, posting 22 goals and 38 assists in 31 games.He was expected to return to Grand Rapids for his senior season in 2017-18,
NHL Draft: Ducks draft Grand Rapids’ McLaughlin in third round,...
McLaughlin, who is slated to begin his collegiate career with Minnesota in the fall, is now a member of the Anaheim Ducks organization after being selected in the third round, No. 79 overall. Hain, an incoming North Dakota freshman, went in the sixth round, No. 174 overall, to the Philadelphia Flyer
Arrowhead Library System Bookmobile schedule
For further information on the Bookmobile or Mail-A-Book services, write or call the Arrowhead Library System, 5528 Emerald Ave., Mt. Iron, MN 55768 (218) 741-3840, or check our web site at
Private prisoner transport officer accused of sexually assaulting female inmate
A Bovey, Minn., man working for a private prisoner transport agency has been charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting a female prisoner during her multiday, cross-country extradition last year.James Baldinger, 51, allegedly brandished a shotgun during the assaults, according to FBI agents who inv
Sheriff’s report – 180620
CrashesOne crash was reported during the week at Quadna Mountain Park in Hill City June 9.Wednesday, June 6Theft was reported in Williams Township ... a vulnerable person was reported on Park Ave. NE in Hill City ... a disturbance was reported on Meadow Dr. in McGregor ... a suspicion complaint was
From farm to stage, David Marty on 22 years at the Reif
“I grew up on a farm in west central Minnesota and thought that that wasn’t really the life I wanted to live,” explained Marty. So instead, he got a teaching degree which took him overseas to teach in Vienna at the American International School. It was a “great gig,” he said, which he pursued for ei
Parties in Hwy. 53 crash ID’d
FAYAL TOWNSHIP — All three persons involved in the two-vehicle collision on Highway 53 near the Highway 37 bridge Thursday afternoon sustained injuries — including one whose injuries are life-threatening.Emergency services agencies responded to the crash involving a semi truck at 12:19 p.m.A 2000 We
Hibbing Legion wins 2nd game at Grand Rapids tournament, 11-4 over Princeton
GRAND RAPIDS — After losing a tough 6-5 decision to Grand Rapids, the Hibbing American Legion baseball team didn’t have time to lick their wounds.That’s because the Post 222 Hornets had to get back on the horse and take on Princeton.Hibbing got better in a hurry, rapping out 12 hits, including a gra
Legion team set for Grand Rapids Tourney
HIBBING — After getting knocked around last year in the annual Grand Rapids Legion Invitational, the Hibbing American Legion Post No. 222 baseball team is hoping for better things this time around.Hibbing manager Brandon Karnes said his team has been playing well this season as can be shown by the t
Deer River man pleads not guilty to sex crime
BEMIDJI—A Deer River, Minn., man accused of arranging to meet and have sex with an undercover officer he thought was a 15-year-old boy pleaded not guilty to a felony charge Tuesday.
Albrecht ready to aim even higher
EVELETH — Prior to her third straight appearance at the Class AA girls’ state golf tournament, Eveleth-Gilbert sophomore Mollie Albrecht hoped she could crack the top 15 at state by the team she finished her senior year.Albrecht seems to be progressing faster than expected after finishing this year’
Top Northland prospects for the 2018 NHL Entry Draft
American Airlines Arena, Dallas, Texas Round 1: Friday, 6:30 p.m. (NBC Sports Network) Rounds 2-7: Saturday, 10 a.m. (NHL Network)
School bus driver fell asleep before Polk County crash, patrol...
LENGBY, Minn.—The driver of a Grand Rapids, Minn., bus crash that injured a dozen students last month in eastern Polk County apparently fell asleep at the wheel, the Minnesota State Patrol has determined.