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Borderland Community Orchestra concert Dec. 5

INTERNATIONAL FALLS – Borderland Community Orchestra will spread holiday cheer through music on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at Backus Community Center. The concert starts at 7 p.m.  More...

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Northwoods Nature Phenology at Eveleth Public Library on Nov. 14

EVELETH – The Eveleth Public Library Northwoods Nature Phenology Program on Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 3:30 – 5 p.m. features Clinton Nienhaus on “Dragonflies and Damselflies.”  More...

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Donations to Hunger Awareness being sought

CHISHOLM – The Chisholm Food Shelf’s second annual Hunger Awareness Non- Dinner Benefit has raised over $3,000 so far this year. More...

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SNAP-Ed cooking class offered Monday, Nov. 20

MT. IRON – The public is invited to join the Rutabaga Project partners for a free vegetarian-inspired cooking class featuring local foods from scratch with Chef Jenna Ballinger. The class will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. More...

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NAMI family support group meets on Nov. 14

VIRGINIA – NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Iron Range will hold a family support group meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Essentia Health-Virginia Medical Arts Clinic (McMillan Room B). More...

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Saturday Night Country LIVE! Nov. 11 in Mt. Iron

MT. IRON – Granite Road will perform at Saturday Night Country LIVE! on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. at Merritt Elementary School in Mt. Iron. There will be music in the hall with Mel Annala at 6 p.m. More...

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Amateur radio exam sessions Nov. 27 and 28

GRAND RAPIDS – Amateur radio exam sessions sponsored by Northern Lakes ARC (Amateur Radio Club) will be held on Monday, Nov. 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the commissioners’ boardroom at the Itasca County Courthouse, 123 NW 4th St. More...

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Various defense driving courses offered

IRON RANGE – Four-hour defensive driving refresher courses for drivers aged 55 and older who have taken the 8-hour defensive driving course and want to continue receiving a discount on their automobile insurance premiums are being offered as fo More...

Posted 11/28/2017 11:17 AM

Salvation Army needs bell ringers and toy donations

VIRGINIA – The Virginia Salvation Army’s Red Kettles are now out at the Super One North and Super One South locations in Virginia. Beginning Friday, Nov. 24, Red Kettles will also be at L & M Supply and Walmart in Mt. More...

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P.E.O. Chapter AZ to meet Nov. 14 in Mt. Iron

MT. IRON – P. E. O. Chapter AZ will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 12:30 p.m. at the Park Place Apartments in Mt. Iron. Officers need to be there by 11 a.m. There will be a visit from a state officer.   More...

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Lutefisk and meatball dinner to be held Dec. 5

VIRGINIA – A lutefisk and meatball dinner will be held at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Virginia on Tuesday, Dec. 5, from 3 – 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. Tickets will be available at the door. More...

Posted 11/28/2017 11:17 AM

Lessons and Carols event at Gethsemane on Dec. 3

VIRGINIA – Lessons and Carols, a festival of scripture and Christmas music, will be held at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Virginia on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m. More...

Posted 11/28/2017 11:17 AM

Finnish Christmas party in Hibbing set for Dec. 2

HIBBING – Finnish Americans and Friends will host a Christmas party on Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Crown Ballroom on the corner of Howard Street and Third Avenue East, downtown Hibbing. A social gathering will begin at 12:30 p.m. More...

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Mesabi UU Church shares upcoming program topics

VIRGINIA – Mesabi Unitarian Universalist Church will be celebrating the Hindu Diwali Festival of Lights on Sunday, Nov. 12, with an introduction to Hinduism and a focus on the Festival of Lights. This service will be intergenerational.  More...

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Shop local at the Borealis Art Guild on SBS Nov. 25

HIBBING – The Borealis Art Guild will be open for business on Saturday, Nov. 25, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Shop Small Business Saturday and support local artists for Christmas gifts this year. Hot apple cider will be available. More...

Posted 11/28/2017 11:17 AM

Jeanne Maki to present program on Finland 100

VIRGINIA – Jeanne Maki will present a program on Finland 100—celebrating the hundredth year of Finland’s independence— at the Virginia Area Historical Society meeting on Friday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m. More...

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Borealis offering art classes geared for teens

HIBBING – The Borealis Art Guild is offering a series of art classes geared towards teenagers called the “Hot Cocoa & Canvas Series.” The classes will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11, and Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, and Saturday, Jan. More...

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Hunters Ball is hosted by Cotton Community Club

COTTON – A Hunters Ball will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 7 – 10 p.m. at the Cotton Community Center. Admission is a $7 suggested donation; BYOB, snacks provided. Music will be provided by Ken Sievers Family & Friends. More...

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North Star Church offers free movie night Nov. 17

HIBBING – The North Star Church in Hibbing will host a free movie night on Friday, Nov. 17, at 6:30 p.m. More...

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Gilbert H.S. Class of 1969 gathering set for Nov. 16

GILBERT – The Gilbert High School Class of 1969 will hold their monthly dinner gathering at BoomTown Bar & Grill in Eveleth on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 5 p.m.   More...

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Deer harvest at 145,054 through two weekends

Minnesota firearms hunters registered 145,054 deer through the second weekend of deer season, according to the Department of Natural Resources.  Preliminary results through the second weekend show that the number of deer registered was up 10 per More...

Posted 11/28/2017 11:17 AM

DNR to host employment seminar for military veterans

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is hosting a veteran employment seminar Jan. 3, in St. Paul. Many veterans want to work in a natural resources environment, and many military skills translate into DNR positions.  More...

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NRRI Renewable Energy Lab delivers biofuels for the future

DULUTH – After 10 years of research, NRRI delivered solid results this fall. As in solid biofuels. By the ton. And while this is exciting progress, NRRI is already gearing up for the next steps of biofuel development.  More...

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Parks committee seeks applicants by Dec. 16

The Department of Natural Resources, the Metropolitan Council and the Greater Minnesota Regional Parks and Trails Commission are seeking qualified applicants to serve on the Parks and Trails Legacy Advisory Committee.  More...

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Iron Range students take part in a variety of career awareness events

GRAND RAPIDS – School students in the Taconite Assistance Area participated in unique career awareness activities this fall, in part due to a workforce development grant from Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation that helped offset bus tran More...

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Angel of Hope candlelight services Dec. 6, at 7 p.m.

VIRGINIA – The 9th annual candlelight service at the Angel of Hope Children’s Memorial Park will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. More...

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Free holiday family ECFE event in Virginia Dec. 14

VIRGINIA – The Virginia ECFE is holding a free holiday special on Thursday, Dec. 14, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at Parkview Learning Center in Virginia. More...

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Minnesota Varsity seeks student classical musicians

STATEWIDE – Minnesota Varsity’s eighth season is open for submissions. Classical musicians and composers ages 14 – 18 are invited to join the Minnesota Varsity team. More...

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Slovenian Union to hold Christmas party Dec. 17

AURORA – The Slovenian Union of America Branch 35 will hold their Christmas party on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 12 p.m. at the Aurora Community Center. A turkey dinner will be served for $15. Reservations must be made by Dec. More...

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AARP Smart Driver class offered at Mesabi YMA

VIRGINIA – A 4-hour refresher AARP Smart Driver Course will be held at the Mesabi Family YMCA on Thursday, Dec. 7, beginning at 9 a.m.  The instructor will be Dana Waldron, retired chief of police. More...

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OrchestraPHOTOSconcert toHISTORYbe held in Virginia on Dec. 3

VIRGINIA – Mesabi Symphony Orchestra will perform an un-Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 2:30 in Virginia’s Goodman Auditorium. More...

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Eveleth Mayor’s Ball set for Saturday, Dec. 2

EVELETH – Capture a moment in Eveleth history at the Mayor’s Ball and celebrate the grand re-opening of the Eveleth City Auditorium with “A Night of Memories” on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 6 p.m. More...

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Fall Craft Fair to be held at Miners Saturday

VIRGINIA – The Virginia Area Women of Today Fall Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. More...

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Open Art Group to meet at NWFA in Cook on Saturday

COOK – The Open Art Group of Northwoods Friends of the Arts will meet on Saturday, Nov 18, from 1 – 3 p.m. at the NWFA Gallery, 210 River St. in Cook. More...

Posted 11/28/2017 11:17 AM

Volunteers are needed to pack Buddy Backpacks

CHISHOLM – Help United Way of Northeastern Minnesota by volunteering to pack Buddy Backpack food kits. The Buddy Backpack program provides food for foodinsecure children in the region.  More...

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The gift of hope is topic at Mesabi UU Church

VIRGINIA – “And Yet We Hope” is the name of the presentation to be given by Reverend Eric Northard at Mesabi Unitarian Universalist ChurchUnderstandingon Sunday,Autism:Dec. 3, at 10:30 a.m. More...

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Grief and loss seminars in Grand Rapids, Mt. Iron

GRAND RAPIDS/MT. IRON – Essentia Health St Mary’s Hospice 2017 Spiritual Companions Seminar Series will take place at three locations next week:  • Tuesday, Nov. More...

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Shopping boutique event at Northern State for SBS

VIRGINIA – Northern State Bank employees are joining in on Shop Small Saturday by hosting a boutique in the Operations Center at 521 Chestnut St. in Virginia on Saturday, Nov. 25, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. More...

Posted 11/28/2017 11:17 AM

Gilbert VFW Post 4456 Christmas party on Dec. 2

GILBERT – George and Mark Klobuchar VFW Post 4456 and Auxiliary in Gilbert will have their annual Christmas party on Saturday, Dec. 2. Social hour is at 5 p.m., with a dinner catered by Cory Carlson of the Northgate Café at 6 p.m. More...

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Babbitt Ruby’s Pantry food distribution Nov. 25

BABBITT – The Ruby’s Pantry food distribution in Babbitt will be held on Saturday, Nov. 25, from 10 – 11:30 a.m. at the Babbitt Municipal Center, 71 South Drive. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. More...

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MI-B drama department to present “The Snow Queen”

MT. IRON – The Mountain Iron-Buhl High School drama department will present “The Snow Queen” by Will Ledesma on Friday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 18, 2 p.m. More...

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Aurora blood drive Nov. 24

AURORA – The White Community Hospital Foundation, in partnership with Memorial Blood Centers, will be holding a blood drive on Friday, Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. More...

Posted 11/28/2017 11:17 AM

Quilt group meeting notice

VIRGINIA – The monthly meeting of the Going to Pieces Quilters will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 6 p.m. at First Convenant Church, 232 5th St. S. in Virginia. Christmas-theme projects and Christmas stockings can be brought and shown. More...

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Ladies of Kaleva to meet

VIRGINIA – Soinnuttaran #32 Ladies of Kaleva will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 6 p.m. at Kaleva Hall in Virginia.   More...

Posted 11/28/2017 11:17 AM

6-week grief support group meetings canceled

VIRGINIA – The six-week grief support group sponsored and facilitated by Essentia Health St. Mary’s East Range Hospice— which was scheduled for Monday evenings starting Nov. More...

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Whitefish, tullibee sport-netting to open on Tower area lakes

TOWER – Dates have been set for recreational netting for whitefish and tullibee (cisco) on Shagawa, Bear Island and Ojibway lakes in the Tower fisheries work area, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.  More...

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VCC enrollment up; key programs remain in demand

NHED community college enrollment numbers are down

Scenic Range NewsForum   NE MINNESOTA – Halfway into the fall semester enrollment numbers at area community colleges are slightly down, following a statewide trend.  More...

Posted 11/28/2017 11:17 AM

DNR seeks applications to serve on AIS Advisory Committee

STATEWIDE – The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking applications from individuals interested in serving on the statewide Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Advisory Committee. More...

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Racers test, prepare for Snocross season at Planet X

There’s plenty of snow at Planet X in Aurora, the Snocross sled testing site of Scheuring Speed Sports. More...

Posted 11/28/2017 11:18 AM

“Free Park Friday” in Minnesota on Nov. 24

Lt. Governor Tina Smith announced “Free Park Friday” in Minnesota highlighting that entrance fees to all Minnesota state parks and recreation areas will be waived on Friday, Nov. 24. Lt. More...

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