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Biwabik: Free movie night Aug. 2; Open Air Market begins each Saturday

BIWABIK – Free movie night in Biwabik will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 2, at 7 p.m. at the Biwabik Heritage Center. This week’s movie night will feature Deep Water Horizon. Coffee and tea will be available.  More...

Posted 7/27/2017 10:59 PM

Hibbing’s Borealis Art Guild extends its hours

HIBBING – The Borealis Art Guild has extended their business hours to be open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. They will also be open on Thursdays from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. More...

Posted 7/27/2017 11:00 PM

Bryan Luoma to speak at Toastmasters Aug. 1

HIBBING – Industry speaker Bryan Luoma will be returning home to the Iron Range where he grew up, to share his unique entrepreneurial story of global corporate citizenship with the Mid-Range Toastmasters Club. More...

Posted 7/27/2017 11:00 PM

County installs data sensors, cameras that will help monitor road conditions

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – St. Louis County Public Works staff are installing remote data sensors at five locations around the county, four of which will include weather cameras providing a live look at the current road conditions. More...

Posted 7/27/2017 11:00 PM

Learn to hunt pheasants with a mentor in October; apply by August 21

Youth and families can apply through Monday, Aug. 21, to learn how to hunt pheasants with experienced hunters in October.  More...

Posted 7/27/2017 11:00 PM

Development Infrastructure Grant Program accepting applications now

IRON RANGE – Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation's Development Infrastructure Grant Program is now accepting applications for its first funding cycle of the fiscal year.  More...

Posted 7/20/2017 11:12 PM

NWFA Summer Writers Group meets in Cook

COOK – Northwoods Friends of the Arts Summer Writers Group will meet on Tuesday, July 25, and Tuesday, Aug. 8 (the second and fourth Tuesday of each month), from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the gallery in Cook.  More...

Posted 7/20/2017 11:12 PM

Reptiles and more at Family Discovery Days

CHISHOLM – Bring the whole family to Family Discovery Days at the Minnesota Discovery Center in Chisholm on Thursday, July 27, from 4 – 7 p.m. More...

Posted 7/20/2017 11:12 PM

Disc golf tournament raises $481 for PPHSC

CHISHOLM – The 4th annual Precious Paws Benefit Disc Golf Tournament was held on Sunday, June 25, at the Chisholm Disc Golf Course. Despite a very rainy beginning, $481 was raised for Precious Paws Humane Society in Chisholm. More...

Posted 7/20/2017 11:12 PM

Information sessions offered for area families affected by autism

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services, along with the Autism Society of Minnesota, are continuing their outreach sessions for families of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). More...

Posted 7/20/2017 11:13 PM

Spider Creek restoration proposed by U.S. Steel

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has released an environmental assessment worksheet for a proposed stream restoration project on Spider Creek, located in St. Louis County. More...

Posted 7/20/2017 11:13 PM

DNR question of the week: Dock placement

Q: Are there statewide rules about where I can place my dock?  A: The DNR regulates the state’s public water for the benefit of all citizens. More...

Posted 7/20/2017 11:13 PM

Business Energy Retrofit information session on July 25

EVELETH – An information session designed to educate business owners about the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Business Energy Retrofit (BER) Grant Program will be held from 12 – 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 25, at Eveleth City Hall Coun More...

Posted 7/20/2017 11:13 PM

Cotton community celebrates National Night Out for first time

COTTON – What does a Life Link helicopter, a Sheriff's Office K-9 and a free community barbecue all have in common? They'll all be part of the first ever National Night Out celebration in Cotton.  More...

Posted 7/20/2017 11:13 PM

Help name Pepper’s five furry kittens

CHISHOLM – Precious Paws Humane Society in Chisholm is holding a “Name Pepper’s Kittens” contest to help them name Pepper’s five little bundles of fur. Themed, gender-neutral names are requested. More...

Posted 7/13/2017 11:24 PM

Watercolor workshop planned at NWFA in Cook

COOK – Northwoods Friends of the Arts in Cook is offering a new watercolor class by Mary Beth Downs called “Walking the Line” on Thursday, Sept. 14, and Friday, Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. More...

Posted 7/13/2017 11:25 PM

The 218’s third Outdoor Street Show on Thursday

VIRGINIA – The 218 Taphouse, Shop Coffeehouse and Lambo Sound will present the third show of the 2017 Outdoor Street Show Series Thursday, July 20, at 5 p.m. The show is open to the public and will be held on the corner of 3rd Ave. More...

Posted 7/13/2017 11:25 PM

Crane Lake Chapel annual bazaar set for Wednesday

CRANE LAKE – The annual Crane Lake Chapel bazaar will be held on Wednesday, July 19, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. More...

Posted 7/13/2017 11:25 PM

Gilbert Class of 1969 to gather for dinner July 20

BIWABIK – The Gilbert High School Class of 1969 will be having a dinner gathering on Thursday, July 20, at 5 p.m. at Vi’s Pizza in Biwabik.   More...

Posted 7/13/2017 11:25 PM

Rachel Niemi is journalism graduate

Rachel Niemi of Virginia graduated in April from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, Athens, OH. She has accepted a producer position at CBS affiliate WIVB-TV in Buffalo, NY. More...

Posted 7/13/2017 11:25 PM

IRRR programs accepting applications

IRON RANGE – Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation's Commercial and Residential Redevelopment Programs are now accepting applications.  More...

Posted 7/13/2017 11:25 PM

Northland Volunteer Center now accepting award nominations

NORTHLAND – AEOA’s Northland Volunteer Center is accepting nominations through July 21, for three volunteer awards with winners to be announced at a special recognition event in early August.  Hall of Fame Award: Individual—An More...

Posted 7/13/2017 11:25 PM

Taxpayer assistance grants available

The Minnesota Department of Revenue is offering $400,000 in grant funds to non-profit organizations that offer volunteer taxpayer assistance services. More...

Posted 7/13/2017 11:25 PM

New "CD3" user-operated watercraft cleaning station installed at Pike Lake

PIKE LAKE – Operators of boats and other watercrafts on Pike Lake have a new tool to help protect the lake from Aquatic Invasive Species. A "Clean. Drain. Dry. More...

Posted 7/13/2017 11:25 PM

Duck numbers variable, Canada goose numbers up from last year survey says

Population counts showed variable results for several species of ducks that breed in Minnesota, according to the results of the annual Department of Natural Resources spring waterfowl surveys.  More...

Posted 7/13/2017 11:25 PM

Minnesota’s drinking water supplies in good shape, but facing challenges

Minnesota’s public drinking water supplies are generally in good shape, according to a report released by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), but the state must be prepared to deal with issues that have threatened drinking water in other More...

Posted 7/27/2017 11:00 PM

Area girls’ team to play Pacesetter basketball

MT. IRON/BUHL/CHEERY – The Mountain Iron-Buhl/Cherry 9th grade girls basketball team will play in the Pacesetter Great Four-State Championships on Saturday and Sunday, July 29 – 30, at Xcel Energy Center in St. More...

Posted 7/27/2017 11:00 PM

Temporary photography exhibit opened at MDC

CHISHOLM – A new temporary exhibit opened yesterday at Minnesota Discovery Center in Chisholm. The exhibit—Iron Country: Photographs of Minnesota’s Iron Range—will be available for viewing through September 29, 2017.  More...

Posted 7/27/2017 11:00 PM

MnDOT wins honors in national transportation projects competition

State department of transportation projects that used high-tech tools like Bluetooth sensors to make work zones safer and that improved pedestrian access to heavily traveled corridors were winners in the mid-America regional America’s Transport More...

Posted 7/27/2017 11:00 PM

Youth can apply now to hunt deer with adult mentors during special hunts

Youth can apply to hunt deer in select state parks and other refuge areas during 16 special deer hunts in October and November.  More...

Posted 7/27/2017 11:00 PM

Swede Finn group annual luncheon is set for Aug. 3

HIBBING – The 31st annual Swede Finn Historical Society of Northeastern Minnesota luncheon will be held on Thursday, Aug. 3, at 11:30 a.m. More...

Posted 7/20/2017 11:12 PM

Virginia library hosting its first-ever Comic Con

VIRGINIA – Virginia Public Library is holding its first-ever Comic Con on Thursday, July 27, from 1 – 3 p.m. in the library auditorium. More...

Posted 7/20/2017 11:12 PM

Gloria Dei church offers Vacation Bible School

VIRGINIA – Gloria Dei Lutheran Church invites all ages to their Vacation Bible School to be held Monday, July 31, through Wednesday, Aug. 3. The theme will be “God’s riches at Christ’s expense.”  More...

Posted 7/20/2017 11:12 PM

8-hour defensive driving class are being offered

IRON RANGE – A beginning 8-hour defensive driving course for drivers age 55 and older is being offered in Hibbing on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 2 and 3, from 5 – 9 p.m. both days. More...

Posted 7/20/2017 11:12 PM

Funding supports white-nose syndrome research efforts

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday announced over $1 million in grants to 37 states and the District of Columbia to help combat white-nose syndrome (WNS), a fungal disease that has killed millions of North American bats in recent years. More...

Posted 7/20/2017 11:13 PM

Public input sought on Lake Vermilion management

There is an updated draft management plan for northern Minnesota’s Lake Vermilion, and the Department of Natural Resources is seeking input on it beginning Monday, July 17.  More...

Posted 7/20/2017 11:13 PM

New round of shooting range grants announced

A new round of grant funding to develop and improve shooting ranges throughout the state is available for 2017, according to the Department of Natural Resources.  There is $1.2 million in grant funds available, with grants requiring a match from More...

Posted 7/20/2017 11:13 PM

County reminds drivers to use caution on newly chip sealed roads

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – St. Louis County Public Works is doing preventative maintenance— applying a chip seal or scrub seal— on a number of county roads this week. It's a relatively low cost way to extend a road's life. More...

Posted 7/20/2017 11:13 PM

New Federal Duck Stamp by Minnesota artist flies into stores

Canada geese are flying to new heights as the stars of the 2017-2018 Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp, which went on sale in June. More...

Posted 7/20/2017 11:13 PM

Ely Area Food Shelf will be open on July 19

ELY – The Ely Area Food Shelf will be open on Wednesday, July 19, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. The food shelf is open the third Wednesday of every month.  More...

Posted 7/13/2017 11:25 PM

Various defensive driving refresher courses offered

IRON RANGE – Four-hour defensive driving refresher courses for drivers age 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 fol More...

Posted 7/13/2017 11:25 PM

Salad luncheon Thursday St. Mark’s church in Palo

PALO – A salad luncheon will be held at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 4096 Hwy. 100, Palo (10 miles south of Aurora at the intersection of Hwys.100 and 111) on Thursday, July 20, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. More...

Posted 7/13/2017 11:25 PM

Going to Pieces Quilters annual picnic on Tuesday

COOK – The annual picnic meeting of Going to Pieces Quilters will be held Tuesday, July 18, beginning at noon at Shirley Woods’ kitchen at 8343 E. Leander Rd. in Cook. Six demonstrations will be available. Dinner is at 6 p.m. More...

Posted 7/13/2017 11:25 PM

Mt. Iron meeting notice

MT. IRON – The Mountain Iron Economic Development Authority will hold a board meeting on Wednesday, July 19, at 5:30 p.m. at the Mountain Iron Community Center.   More...

Posted 7/13/2017 11:25 PM

Exchange students need host families

IRON RANGE – Greenheart International, a nonprofit agency, is searching for volunteer host families for high school foreign exchange students arriving in August. More...

Posted 7/13/2017 11:25 PM

Community forum in Hibbing to address drug epidemic in region

HIBBING – What can be done to address the drug epidemic in the region and what resources are available for people seeking help? St. More...

Posted 7/13/2017 11:25 PM

MN firms optimistic about economy

Minnesota business services firms feel positive about the economy, with more than 80 percent expecting revenue and profits to increase or remain stable next year, according to a joint survey released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment an More...

Posted 7/13/2017 11:25 PM

Big lake lovers’ celebration this weekend in the Twin Ports

DULUTH/SUPERIOR – Children can load an ore boat, navigate the Soo Locks and dance like a drop of water in Lake Superior—all as part of the three days celebrating the Big Lake with Lake Superior Day, the third Sunday in July each year sinc More...

Posted 7/13/2017 11:25 PM

DNR reminds visitors to bring only approved firewood onto state lands

Only approved firewood is allowed on Department of Natural Resources-managed lands, which include state parks, state forests and wildlife management areas. More...

Posted 7/13/2017 11:25 PM

Uprooting aquatic plants is illegal

The Department of Natural Resources reminds lakeshore property owners that it is illegal to use hydraulic jets to move sediment or excavate the bottom of a lake, or to uproot aquatic plants in public waters.   More...

Posted 7/13/2017 11:25 PM

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