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Car rolls into ditch off Highway 169
GREENWAY TOWNSHIP — A 58-year-old woman rolled in the ditch Saturday morning.Linda L. Nieznanski, of Hibbing, was driving a 2004 GMC Envoy east of Calumet on Highway 169 when she lost control of her vehicle and rolled into the ditch, according to the Minnesota State Patrol (MSP).
Hibbing’s health care continued …
Last week’s “Years of Yore” was devoted to the early years of Hibbing medicine. To recap part of that article: with the move to the new town site in the early 1920s, a stately new hospital was built between Third and Fourth avenues bordered on the south by 21st Street. Originally named the Rood Hosp
Judge: Grand Rapids man’s murder confession valid
DULUTH — A Grand Rapids man charged in a 2017 Hibbing homicide case “knowingly, willingly and voluntarily” provided a confession to law enforcement, a judge said.On Oct. 12, Judge Mark Starr denied a motion to suppress statements made by Benjamin David Lundquist in the investigation of the stabbing
Music teacher is back in the classroom
CHISHOLM — A Chisholm music teacher highly anticipated the start of this school year — a little more this year than most.AnnMarie Lubovich, music instructor and choir director, returned to the classroom on Sept. 4, concluding a leave of absence due to her fight against breast cancer.Last school year
Whirling West on a metal bird
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”~ Mark Twain, “The Innocents Abroad”I li
Playoffs have been set in motion
HIBBING — It doesn’t seem possible, but the high school sports playoffs have already kicked off, and football begins Tuesday.It’s hard to believe how time flies, but it seems like yesterday that I covered my first Hibbing High School football game of the 2018 season.Now, the Bluejackets are going to
Essentia Health-Grand Rapids Clinic welcomes family nurse practitioner
Nurse Practitioner Danika Nichols has joined the Family Medicine Department at the Essentia Health-Grand Rapids Clinic in Grand Rapids.“I was drawn to this opportunity by Essentia Health’s excellent reputation regarding patient care, as well as the value that is placed on employees,” said Nichols. “
Greyhounds run past Hibbing, 47-7
DULUTH — Duluth East scored 34 points in the second quarter, including 27-unanswered points, en route to a 47-7 victory over Hibbing at the Duluth East Football Stadium.
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The Man left me again. (Hear the plaintive notes ofAll By Myselfin the background?) He went back to the Black Hills. I’m not sure what’s so special about the Black Hills, other than they’re black like me, and I’m special. So I maybe there’s a correlation. I mean, I think he likes me. I think it has
Shame on you Trump supporters
I find it appalling that our representative Keith Ellison was unable to come to the Grand Rapids Democratic headquarters, because of some red Trump supporters who threatened trouble and violence from across the street, and thank God the Democrats were unwilling to cause trouble and danger to other n
American Idol, here she comes: Local heads to auditions
HIBBING — In true Spartan style, students and staff at Nashwauk-Keewatin High School (NKHS) celebrated the achievement of one of their own, junior Mariah Henderson.Back on Aug. 18, Henderson traveled to Duluth and auditioned alongside more than 60 other Northland Idol contestants.In it second year r
Horror movie planned for Iron Range filming
VIRGINIA — Werewolves and zombies (playing football) may be coming to the Iron Range at a location near you.Perhaps, also, the recreation (on film) of a real-life 1897 unsolved double axe murder that took place in a small Minnesota town.It’s all part of Craig Muckler’s vision for the future of his a
Hibbing 11 looking for some momentum
The Bluejackets are coming off three-straight losses, giving up a total of 138 points to North Branch, Hermantown and Duluth Denfeld.
There’s good to come
HIBBING — Imagine viewing the world through the lens of rose-colored glasses, where everything is peachy keen all of the time.Daily stressors like counting carbs and the morning commute would melt away.The news would be full of reports of different groups of people lifting each other up, and the thr
Spartans take on Giants in first-round 7A contest
NASHWAUK — Nashwauk-Keewatin High School volleyball coach Jessica Noonan has seen flashes of brilliance out of her team this season, but she’s seen the other spectrum as well.The Spartan mentor is hoping that more positive things happen as No. 11 seeded Nashwauk-Keewatin opens Section 7A play agains
Cass Lake man charged with solicitation of a minor
According to court documents, Brandon Wayne Masten, 33, contacted a 14-year-old female by cell phone and then sent her either a photograph or video that was explicit. The document said he also solicited her for sexual contact.
ERP assets sold for $22M in auction
ERP Iron Ore assets were auctioned off Tuesday in bankruptcy court for a total of about $22 million.PPL Acquisition Group purchased the former Magnetation pieces in Minnesota for $6.8 million, spending primarily on Plant 4 on the West Range. According to court documents, PPL expects to close on the
Gilbert police arrest teen for fires at recycling center
Gilbert, MN — Police in Gilbert have arrested a 17-year-old who they think set three fires to the city’s recycling center over the past two days.Gilbert police say the fires at the Gilbert Recycling Center have all been arson. They say the fires caused more than $10,000 in damage.Police say they arr
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Jennifer’s son, Jed, snuggles while Isaac plays on his Kindle before bedtime. Submittedphoto.
Chisholm gains full-time building official
CHISHOLM — The City of Chisholm once again has a full-time building and zoning official.Mandy Galli began Oct. 1 as the city’s new building official and zoning administrator/safety director. The council approved a three-year contract back for Galli in August.The council last week appointed Galli for