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National view: A year later, a far different election

And there's more where that came from. Or, at least, let us fervently hope. The Republican Party was thoroughly rebuked in this month's election, and no party in modern history has ever deserved rebuking more. Nor has any party leader ever deserved spanking more than President Donald Trump, the boy

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE - 2017-11-19 01:25:11

Plans for former Magnetation, Essar move forward despite setbacks

GRAND RAPIDS - Significant issues with former Magnetation, LLC assets means a delay in restart of projects in Itasca County, according to Robb Bigelow, managing director for ERP Iron Ore (and former Magnetation plant manager). Bigelow provided the Itasca County Board with an update on the various Ch

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE - 2017-11-19 12:00:00

As Range sees historic jobs rates, filling positions is still a struggle

VIRGINIA - Unemployment rates on Minnesota's Iron Range reached their lowest point since the turn of the century as the region's numbers reflect its rebounding mining industry. But a tight labor market - where there are more open jobs than applicants - highlights the struggles of local businesses to

MESABI DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-19 05:45:00

Bloom Lake mine, dumped by Cliffs, to reopen by March

The Bloom Lake iron ore mine in northern Quebec, shut down and abandoned by Cleveland-Cliffs in 2014, will be back up and running by March, the mine's new owner says. Quebec Iron Ore Inc., a subsidiary of Champion Iron Ltd., said Wednesday that it already has 250 employees on site and will have 450

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE - 2017-11-19 00:34:00

Anderson takes a new perspective on college visit

VIRGINIA - Newly appointed Sixth District Judge Michelle Anderson is quite familiar with the Range Hybrid Drug/DWI Court. The former assistant county attorney was part of the treatment court team while a prosecutor, and she is now the judge who presides over the court. But relationships built and in

MESABI DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-18 05:45:00

Market helps flip a healthy switch

VIRGINIA - A bright poster proclaiming "Switch up your snack to something fresh," now greets visitors to Brenda's Market. The small convenience store is the pilot location in the Virginia Digs Vegetables program, which is a pilot program of its own in rural Minnesota. Friday there was a Fall Food Fe

MESABI DAILY NEWS - 2017-11-18 04:00:00

CIRSSD Board looks to finalize mercury project

CHISHOLM - The Central Iron Range Sanitary Sewer DIstrict (CIRSSD) Board is determined to finalize the district's mercury project before the year comes to a close. At a meeting Monday, CIRSSD Executive Director Norm Miranda said the district is still negotiating change orders with Rice Lake Construc

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE - 2017-11-18 12:00:00

A taste of being techy

HIBBING - Had Brandy Maki heard the term "engineering" while in high school, her career path may have been more direct than it has been. "As a teenager, I didn't have any kind of direction or support. I knew I was interested in math and programming, but there were not many options at my school," she

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE

One year later, Canton continues to recover from downtown explosion

CANTON - It's been a little more than a year since a natural gas explosion changed the face of downtown Canton. As the Fulton County city continues to recover and attempt to lure more activity to its central business district, it might be time to face some realities. "I'm not trying to sound cold ab

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR - 2017-11-18 23:46:18

Remembering Canton's deadly explosion one year later

Canton's historic opera house was severely damaged and eventually demolished - but new construction may soon take its place. CANTON, Ill. (WEEK) -- - "Over the last year, a lot has changed here in Canton," said Amanda Atchley, Executive Director of the Canton Area Chamber of Commerce. "Mostly for t

WEEK.COM

One Year After the Explosion: Canton Remembers and Rebuilds

CANTON, Ill. - One year ago an explosion rocked the city of Canton. It claimed the like of one Ameren worker and damaged many businesses. That day, one year later, is still raw for many of the people in Canton. But, the community has spent every day since working together to rebuild. One year later,

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One dead in Cuba house fire

CUBA - One person died in a house fire Friday at 301 W. Jackson St. The Fulton County Coroner's Office pronounced the victim, Tracy Overholt, dead at 5 p.m. Friday night. Results of an autopsy conducted on Saturday have not yet been released. The Cuba Fire Department arrived on the scene to find hea

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR - 2017-11-19 00:18:06

Woman dead after Fulton County house fire

A Cuba woman is dead after a house fire on Friday afternoon. The Cuba Fire Department responded to 301 W. Jackson to find heavy smoke and fire at the rear of the house. Crews were able to quickly get the fire under control. A search inside the house led to the discovery of the body of Tina Overton.

WEEK.COM - 2017-11-19 00:47:00

Dewey's Pizza opens, and Aldi reopens, in O'Fallon

Janet Munie's birthday present was being able to go to Dewey's Pizza right down the road in O'Fallon instead of having to drive to Edwardsville. "It's nice," she said, waiting to be seated in the new restaurant at 425 Regency Park near Bella Milano and St. Elizabeth's Hospital. "It's newer. It's mod

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2017-11-19 15:00:00

Local husband and wife both had to be treated for rabies within a year of each other

Wayne and Melissa Winkeler, of Fairview Heights, have developed a Halloween tradition that they hope they can discontinue next year. For the second time in October, one of the couple was bitten by a bat and required treatment to prevent rabies. Now both have undergone the ordeal. "We're the only mar

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2017-11-18 23:26:00

Home invasion, double homicide in Cass City

An early morning home invasion leaves one resident shot and two others dead. On Nov. 18, Sanilac County Sheriff Garry Biniecki said that at 5 a.m., Central Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call from the 4300 block of Holbrook Road in Greenleaf Township. The caller said three men broke into his home and sho

WNEM - 2017-11-19 22:26:00

Free Thanksgiving dinners being served in Bay City

BAY CITY, MI -- Area residents have opportunities to attend a free Thanksgiving dinner this week. The Salvation Army of Bay City and First United Church of Christ are serving free traditional Thanksgiving meals. First United Church of Christ: What: 13th annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner When: 4-7 p.m

MLIVE.COM - 2017-11-19 14:00:30

Mother's punishment for suspended son goes viral

(Meredith) - Jadarien Payne was suspended for three days from his school in Louisiana for talking back to teachers. His mother, Demetris Payne, saw this as a wonderful opportunity to teach her son respect and discipline through a unique punishment that quickly gained attention online. Demetris took

WNEM - 2017-11-19 06:27:00

Event gives winter coats to kids who need it

It's time to break out the winter coats, but sometimes new ones for the kids add up fast. "I have Mary, she's 10, and then my son Mattew he's 8, my niece is Rain and she's 6," said Martha Bowens, a mother from Bridgeport. That's Bowen's three kids and they grow more and more each year. That means by

WNEM - 2017-11-19 02:57:00

Ann Wedgeworth, known for 'Three's Company' role, dies at 83 - WNEM TV 5

NEW YORK (AP) - Actress Ann Wedgeworth, who gained fame on film and Broadway before taking on the role of a flirty divorcee on "Three's Company," has died at age 83. Wedgeworth's daughter Dianna Martin says her mother died Thursday in the New York area after a long illness. Wedgeworth won the 1978 T

WNEM - 2017-11-19 01:59:00