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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
Baraga woman killed in crash
Roberta Vizina was driving a 2000 Honda Accord west on the highway about 1:45 p.m. when she struck the rear of a 2015 Toyota Highlander driven by 59-year-old Karen Moller of Eveleth, Minn., that was stopped for a temporary lane closure, Michigan State Police-Calumet Post troopers said.
Air quality issues ongoing; MPCA says it will exit tomorrow
HIBBING — The haze from the Canadian blaze has yet to exit the area.Around noon today, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) once again issued an air quality alert for northeast, central and southwest Minnesota effective today through 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21.
New planks to fish from
New planks to fish from A new fishing pier was recently installed at Carey Lake. The pier was provided by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and installed by the DNR Parks and Trails division with support of equipment and staffing from the City of Hibbing Parks Department and Public
Scott takes the reins at Eveleth-Gilbert
EVELETH — JoJo Scott has had a lifelong affiliation with the sports world, whether it be as an athlete, a coach or an administrator.
Fatality in Baraga County crash
According to the release, the woman was traveling westbound on M-28 and rearended a 2015 Toyota Highlander driven by a 59-year-old Eveleth, Minnesota, woman, who was stopped in the westbound lane for a temporary lane closure due to construction.
HPU job description updates causes uproar
After reiterating her concerns about liability, Lane ceded they could do as they wished, but insisted they make this task a priority if they choose not to outsource.
Opportunity to collaborate and cooperate
What are the jobs available, now and in the future, on the eastern end of the Range? The answer to these questions have implications for how high school education transforms itself for our kids and grandkids.This is why Eveleth-Gilbert and Virginia school boards have met nine times, conducted 40 pub
National View: To truly stem tide of plastic, ban fishing
Scientists warn that unless we take action, by 2050 there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish. But while retailers and governments around the world are banning straws, coffee stirrers and other single-use plastic items, we need to remember that straws are just the tip of the plastic iceberg
Putting the fair in the rear view
After 25 years with the St. Louis County Fair, Manager and Board Secretary Bettie Valley will be retiring at the conclusion of this year’s event. She has worked hard for decades, and looks forward to her “play” time.Kelly Grinsteinner
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
Hand-crafted work made easy by Make-n-Take
VIRGINIA — Shireen Lee, who grew up in a “fiber art family,” knows all about knitting and stitchery. Woodworking and power tools — not so much.But that didn’t stop Lee from making a little DIY bench.After all, it was as easy as signing up for a Make-n-Take class at Smith’s Infusion in downtown Virgi
It’s flag football time in Hibbing
HIBBING — Participation in youth tackle football leagues nation-wide has decreased dramatically in the past decade.Awareness of brain injuries caused by playing tackle football plus other injuries has been brought to the forefront and parents are taking notice as they prohibit their youngsters from
Forest Lake bats end Miners’ season
Hibbing first baseman Zack DeBoom collides with Forest Lake base runner Jeff Brooks during a pickoff attempt at first base Saturday in action at Jordan, Minn. The Miners were eliminated by the tournament, losing to Forest Lake.Submitted by Charlie Perra
Some surprises at the polls in the primary
With 93 percent of the votes counted Wednesday, Stauber had garnered about 44,000 votes to Welty’s 5,032.
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.
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
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.
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
Local bowlers strike down the competition
These youth bowlers from Virginia Bowling Gardens won 1st place in Division 3 at the 2018 MN State USBC Youth Championship Tournament and were honored at the Banquet of Champions in Mounds View on Saturday, August 5th. Scholarship money and a plaque were awarded to Haley Bogdan from Cook, Libby Ove