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Farewell, Iron Range! | Hometown Focus | Explore Virginia, MN

All too quickly the summer has come and gone in the blink of an eye. It seems as though just yesterday I was graduating and looking forward to the crazy summer I had waiting ahead. Yet, here I am, relishing in the last five days I have in Minnesota. In fact, I will already be settled in and explorin

HOMETOWNFOCUS.US - 2018-08-17 07:32:00

Prison for Virginia man who stole military truck

Judge Mark Starr sentenced Nathan John Strom, 34, in State District Court in Hibbing. The judge rejected Strom's request to depart from state guidelines, imposing the full 21-month prison term.Strom pleaded guilty in June to felony theft of a motor vehicle and gross misdemeanor third-degree test ref

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-08-17 21:31:27

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


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

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE - 2018-08-17 11:00:00

Bluejackets hosting 20 teams in Hibbing Jamboree

HIBBING — After one week in a hot and humid gymnasium and practicing against one another, the Hibbing High School volleyball team is looking for a change of pace.That comes today when the Bluejackets host the Hibbing Jamboree, which begins at 9 a.m., at the Lincoln Elementary School and Hibbing High

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE - 2018-08-18 01:37:00

Northeast Minnesota man who stole military truck from armory...

HIBBING, Minn.—A northeast Minnesota man who stole and damaged a nearly 20-ton military truck worth more than $500,000 from the Minnesota National Guard Armory in Hibbing was sentenced Friday to nearly two years in prison.

GRAND FORKS HERALD - 2018-08-18 00:54:51

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

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-08-17 23:25:59

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

GRAND RAPIDS HERALD-REVIEW - 2018-08-17 15:51:00

DWI enforcement even tougher after ‘Little Alan’s Law’

But imagine the mental, emotional and physical consequences of fun being ruined because of a bad decision that causes serious injury to oneself or another — or, worse, death of another human being.

GRAND RAPIDS HERALD-REVIEW - 2018-08-17 16:13:00

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


Director proposes adding student rep to school board

HIBBING — The Hibbing School Board may soon grow by one.Last week, Director Kim McLaughlin shared the idea of having an ex officio, non-voting student representative added to the board.“I think it’s sometimes good to engage young student leaders in the conversation,” she told the board. “It would be

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE - 2018-08-17 11:00:00

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


Fire damages duplex, displaces four

CHISHOLM — A fire that damaged both sides of a duplex in Chisholm last night has driven four out of their home.Chisholm Fire Department was dispatched at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday to 421 and 423 S.W. Sixth St., a duplex owned by the Chisholm Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA).The fire started in un


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


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.


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


Coaching will be my focus

I have decided to shift my focus to the Hibbing Bluejacket Wrestling Program and therefore did not enter the race for City Council Ward 4.Two years ago, when I decided to run for Ward A, I was not aware of the opportunity to become head coach of the Hibbing wrestling team. It was always something I


Local View: MPCA admits there's no solution in sight on wild...

The seemingly never-ending saga over the contentious wild rice/sulfate standard in Minnesota moves into the next phase, the 2019 legislative session, after the long-awaited release of an independent analysis and report on the affordability and viability of multiple treatment options for the removal


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.”


Community Sr. Citizens Center weekly schedule

Looking for a gift idea? We have it here. We have hand towels, kid aprons, baby blankets, stuffed toys, table runners and even more. If we don’t have it, maybe we can make it. Stop by on Mondays from 9:30 a.m. to noon and we’ll see what we can do.