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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

HOMETOWNFOCUS.US - 2018-10-19 15:26:00

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

MESABI DAILY NEWS - 2018-10-20 09:15:00

Habitat dedicates new Virginia home

VIRGINIA — Michaela Pierce is setting out to make the world a better place.And now that she can breathe easier, thanks to “the hand up” her own family received, the mother and wife can pursue that journey with an untroubled feeling she has long been awaiting.Pierce — along with her husband, James, d


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

GRAND RAPIDS HERALD-REVIEW - 2018-10-20 11:00:00

Eveleth plans statue to of hockey great Brimsek

Hockey great and Eveleth native Frank Brimsek, "Mr. Zero," who was one of the most noted goaltenders of the National Hockey Leagure in the 1940s, is being honored in his hometown with a new statue. A fundraiser to make the statue a reality is set for Oct. 27 in Eveleth.Courtesy Karen Brimsek Carlson

MESABI DAILY NEWS - 2018-10-21 05:58:00

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 DAILY TRIBUNE - 2018-10-21 11:00:00

A bittersweet reunion for Herberger’s staff

VIRGINIA — Claudy Lehman has so many fond memories of her time at Herberger’s “it’s hard to pick just one,” she wrote after a recent reunion of former employees. Lehman was head of the home department, a store trainer and served as the bridal consultant and was with the now-closed company for 21 yea

MESABI DAILY NEWS - 2018-10-21 05:56:00

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

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE - 2018-10-21 11:30:00

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


Norse fall in double overtime, 21-14

MOUNTAIN IRON — The Mesabi Range football team had to take one the chin Saturday in a 21-14 double overtime loss to the North Dakota State College of Science.The loss moves Mesabi Range to 6-2 on the season and sets up the Norsemen to host Itasca next Sunday in the first round of the MCAC playoffs.O

MESABI DAILY NEWS - 2018-10-21 02:14:00

Voting for the Virginia school levy

The purpose of this letter is show support for the upcoming vote on the Virginia School District Operating Levy. The Virginia schools have always provided a high-quality education for our young people. This is a tradition that we who have graduated from the Virginia School District have always looke


Candidate's View: Every day we will work together to do bett...

I am a fourth-generation Iron Ranger who has spent my life fighting to improve the lives of working families, whether by organizing for workers' rights, promoting economic investment in northern Minnesota, or proudly representing Aitkin and Crow Wing counties in the Minnesota Legislature. I am no st

DULUTH NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-10-21 00:25:40

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


Scientists hang 500 birdhouses in Sax-Zim Bog to study boreal...

Steve Kolbe, NRRI research scientist, nails a bird house to a tamarack tree in the Sax-Zim bog Wednesday afternoon to encourage boreal chickadees to nest. Their numbers are down due to climate change. Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com


Meyer is record-setter for Giants

AURORA — Cole Meyer is a record setter for the Mesabi East football team thanks to vision, speed and a knack for the game.While Meyer, 16, tied and broke the school record of 13 rushing touchdowns recently, he knows it took more than one person to make it all happen.“My linemen and blockers are just

HIBBING DAILY TRIBUNE - 2018-10-20 02:04:00

Spiritwood concert at Virginia Elks will honor troops

This composite photo shows Donna and Pat Surface, of Ely, performing their "God Bless the USA" concert. A fundraising performance of the show will be held Oct. 20 at the Virginia Elks Lodge.Courtesy Donna Surface


Unemployment rate falls as state drops 1,400 jobs

Minnesota lost 1,400 jobs in September, but the state’s unemployment rate fell to 2.8 percent.The seemingly conflicting results stem from the number of unemployed falling at a higher rate than the number of those with jobs. Labor force participating in the state — those working and those looking for


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