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The Lost Puppy Case Files: | Hometown Focus | Explore Virginia, MN

EDITOR’S NOTE:The following is another edition of The Lost Puppy Case Files, where Case, a now eight-month-old lab/pit shares his thoughts about life and the adventures of being a puppy. Case resides with the Man, as he refers to the HTF columnist who wrote this note. Case got “fixed” at Critter Car

HOMETOWNFOCUS.US - 2018-06-22 01:15:00

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 DAILY TRIBUNE - 2018-06-22 15:13:00

Offender to move within Hibbing

HIBBING — A level III predatory offender has changed Hibbing addresses, prompting law enforcement to schedule a community notification meeting for this Monday.David Michael Schmidt, 44, has left the vicinity of the 1600 block of Seventh Avenue East and has taken up residence around the 800 block of

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE - 2018-06-23 11:00:00

The search for a kidney

Earlier this week when I met Bill, my uncle-in-law, for brunch he made me feel like I mattered, like he always does when he sees people he cares about. He warmly embraced me, quickly asking how I was doing.

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE - 2018-06-23 11:00:00

Another summer season kicked off at Loon festival

Summer is officially here and it's time for us to savor the season. So I did last Sunday by indulging in the Land of the Loon Festival, a mainstay of Virginia summers for more than 40 years.The fun started with the parade, and I do love a parade, even though I can't march in them any longer. But we

MESABI DAILY NEWS - 2018-06-24 00:25:00

Our Views: A promise is made

In Duluth on Wednesday, President Donald Trump delivered another promise to the Iron Range: He would rescind the federal land withdrawal on more than 234,000 acres of Superior National Forest that includes the Twin Metals Minnesota project site and where Teck Resources is also prospecting.When this

MESABI DAILY NEWS - 2018-06-24 00:23:00

A long time coming: Hwy. 169 nears completion

Ribbon cutter Pete Davis was joined by Paul Kess, Tommy Rukavina, Dusty Dostert and Bill Erzar for the new section of Highway 169 between Ely and Tower on Thursday afternoon.Tom Coombe/Ely Echo

MESABI DAILY NEWS - 2018-06-23 03:01:00

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’

MESABI DAILY NEWS - 2018-06-23 02:25:00

BCA releases info on missing Chisholm man

CHISHOLM — The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) has issued a missing person alert for 50-year-old Christopher Quirk of Chisholm.He was last accounted for on May 8, according to the crime alert.“There has been no contact with friends or family since then and because of health concerns


DIY meal kits hit the shelves July 2

VIRGINIA — Starting July 2, do-it-yourself meal kits will be available at Natural Harvest Food Co-Op in Virginia. Each kit will help families in our community eat local and organic meals.“When you walk into Natural Harvest you will see reusable bags that tell you what you need for each meal kit,” ex

MESABI DAILY NEWS - 2018-06-23 03:14:00

Virginia Junior Legion downs BEST

SOUDAN — The Virginia Junior American Legion Baseball team broke out their bats on Thursday and beat BEST 15-0 in a contest that was stopped after five innings due to the 10-run rule.“That was the best game we have played all season,” Virginia coach Kody Lindgren said. “We had not played very well l

MESABI DAILY NEWS - 2018-06-22 03:00:00

Man shot by Hibbing officers sentenced

HIBBING — The Rochester man who was shot by Hibbing officers after reportedly pointing a gun at them following an assault in mid-January 2017 was handed his fate Thursday.Che N. Jones, 25, was sentenced to a max of 120 months in the Commissioner of Corrections after pleading guilty to multiple count


Caravan of Color showcases local gardening spots

Lead volunteer gardener Joan Lewandoski, left, and new volunteer Nicole Werman, are shown at the Bess Metsa Memorial Arbor in Virginia. The community garden will be one of the stops on Sunday's fundraising Caravan of Color garden tour.Angie Riebe

MESABI DAILY NEWS - 2018-06-23 03:17:00

Trump to rescind the federal mining withdrawal

President Donald Trump addresses supporters at Amsoil Arena in Duluth, Minn., Wednesday night, June 20, 2018. Nearly 9,0000 people filled the stands.Clint Austin / Forum News Service


Chisholm Man Missing Since May - Fox21Online

Christopher Quirk, 50, of Chisholm has been missing since early May and was last seen in Virginia.


The Virginia Brewing Company: | Hometown Focus | Explore Virginia, MN

EDITOR’S NOTE:This history article and photos come from a newspaper-like publication titled “Industrial Edition” from circa 1910. The publication, without its cover and other relevant information, was shared with Hometown

HOMETOWNFOCUS.US - 2018-06-22 01:15:00

Chisholm Council negotiating with new deputy clerk

• Approved a change order of $7,000 requested by Utility Systems of America (USA) for the Lakeview Addition infrastructure improvement project. The item was related to changing a manhole in the project area, according to Johnson. In related action, the council approved a pay request for $262,814 fro


‘Good’ to Virginia 18U team

How about that Virginia 18U fastpitch softball team, coached by Ashley Friedlieb, sweeping a double header from Hibbing.


In leaving Congress, Ellison sees the chance for more impact

Congressman Keith Ellison, current DFL candidate for Minnesota Attorney General, talks about his reasons for running and answers questions at a public forum in Virginia Tuesday morning. Ellison also made stops in Eveleth and Grand Rapids Tuesday and will be in Duluth Wednesday.Mark Sauer


House in Leetonia damaged by fire

HIBBING — A fire in an upstairs bedroom of a two-story home in Leetonia kept fire crews busy Tuesday afternoon.The Hibbing Fire Department responded to the structure fire at 4285 5th St. around 2:33 p.m, according to Fire Marshal Bryan Fagerstrom.Upon arrival, crews spotted smoke coming from a secon