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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...

Posted 11/22/2017 02:52 PM

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...

Posted 11/22/2017 02:52 PM

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...

Posted 11/22/2017 02:52 PM

Orchestra concert to be 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...

Posted 11/22/2017 02:52 PM

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...

Posted 11/22/2017 02:52 PM

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...

Posted 11/22/2017 02:52 PM

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...

Posted 11/22/2017 02:52 PM

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...

Posted 11/22/2017 02:52 PM

Ice warning issued for aerated lakes

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has issued its annual ice safety warning for lakes with winter aeration systems.  Aeration creates areas of thin ice and open water that are extremely hazardous to people and pets. More...

Posted 11/22/2017 02:52 PM

Fish houses and wheelhouses require ice fishing license purchase

Beginning this ice fishing season, anglers using a wheelhouse type of ice or darkhouse shelter are required to purchase a license to place the shelter on the ice, even when occupying it.  A new definition for portable shelters has been provided More...

Posted 11/22/2017 02:52 PM

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 11/16/2017 11:48 PM

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 11/16/2017 11:48 PM

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 11/16/2017 11:48 PM

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 11/16/2017 11:48 PM

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 11/16/2017 11:48 PM

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 11/16/2017 11:49 PM

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 11/16/2017 11:49 PM

Pat McGauley to do November book signings

HIBBING – Hibbing author Pat McGauley has published TWELVE, a contemporary novel set on the Iron Range and Duluth. TWELVE is the also the sixth of the Father Mickey Moran series that began with “A Passage of Redemption” in 2012. More...

Posted 11/2/2017 10:58 PM

Winter-theme painting class scheduled Nov. 14

MT. IRON – A painting class titled “A Watercolor Winter” will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Merritt Elementary School multi-purpose room.  More...

Posted 11/2/2017 10:58 PM

Presentation at MUUC: “What it means to serve”

VIRGINIA – Reverend Eric Northard will present “Doing the Right Thing - Responsible and Responsive Volunteering” on Sunday, Nov. More...

Posted 11/2/2017 10:58 PM

New exhibit at the Lyric First Stage Gallery

VIRGINIA - The Lyric Center for the Arts presents the work of author Amy Lucas- Peroceski. The exhibit will run from Thursday, Nov. 2, through Saturday, Nov. 18. More...

Posted 11/2/2017 10:58 PM

NWFA announces classes and gallery events

COOK – Northwoods Friends of the Arts (NWFA) will hold the following events at the gallery:  Lois Larson water color classes starting Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 6:30 p.m. This class will be held each week for six weeks. Registration required. More...

Posted 11/2/2017 10:59 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 11/2/2017 10:59 PM

Finnish-American bazaar festivities at the Kaleva

VIRGINIA – Ladies of Kaleva 49th Annual “Finnish-American Holiday” Bazaar 2017 will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. More...

Posted 11/2/2017 10:59 PM

Ruby’s Pantry food distribution held in Cook

COOK – Ruby’s Pantry Food Distribution will be Thursday, Nov. 9, from 4:30 – 6 p.m. at the old Cook School. Registration begins at 3 p.m. at the school; $20 cash donation at the door. Bring your own containers. More...

Posted 11/2/2017 10:59 PM

Ladies of Lokka Tupa meet at Kaleva

VIRGINIA – Lokka Tupa, Ladies of Kaleva will meet on Monday, Nov. 6, at noon at the Kaleva Hall.   More...

Posted 11/2/2017 10:59 PM

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...

Posted 11/22/2017 02:52 PM

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...

Posted 11/22/2017 02:52 PM

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...

Posted 11/22/2017 02:52 PM

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...

Posted 11/22/2017 02:52 PM

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...

Posted 11/22/2017 02:52 PM

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...

Posted 11/22/2017 02:52 PM

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...

Posted 11/22/2017 02:52 PM

“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...

Posted 11/22/2017 02:52 PM

MnDOT asks motorists to drive safely

The Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest travel times of the year, so the Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds travelers to plan ahead and check road conditions before they begin their trip.  More...

Posted 11/22/2017 02:52 PM

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 11/16/2017 11:48 PM

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 11/16/2017 11:48 PM

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 11/16/2017 11:48 PM

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...

Posted 11/16/2017 11:48 PM

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...

Posted 11/16/2017 11:48 PM

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 11/16/2017 11:49 PM

Hunters reminded of whole carcass importation ban to minimize CWD risk

The Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters who harvest deer, elk, moose or caribou outside of Minnesota that whole carcasses cannot be brought into the state.  The restriction is part of efforts to minimize the opportunity for chronic w More...

Posted 11/16/2017 11:49 PM

DNR seeks designs for Minnesota’s 2019 turkey stamp, deadline Dec. 15

Wildlife artists can submit entries for the 2019 Minnesota Wild Turkey Stamp from Monday, Dec. 4, through 4 p.m., Friday, Dec. 15.  The cost of a turkey stamp is included in a turkey license, but pictorial stamps are sold as collectables. More...

Posted 11/16/2017 11:49 PM

WWI exhibit in St. Paul ends on Veterans Day

ST. PAUL – Visit the Minnesota History Center, located at 345 Kellogg Blvd. W., in St. Paul, on Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11, for the final chance to see the WWI America exhibit. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. More...

Posted 11/2/2017 10:58 PM

Amateur Radio Assn. to hold Nov. 9 meeting

MT. IRON – The Mesabi Wireless Amateur Radio Association meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Posted 11/2/2017 10:58 PM

Pike Sandy club meeting announced

PIKE/SANDY – The Pike Sandy Women’s Club will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Pike Town Hall. Hostesses will be Nan Beckman and Sandy Stahl. New members are welcome. For more information, contact Sandy Gorrill at 218-749-2408. More...

Posted 11/2/2017 10:58 PM

MNsure enrollment for 2018 opened on Nov. 1

MNsure 2018 enrollment is now open. Minnesotans can log on to the MNsure website at MNsure.org and enroll as of Wednesday, Nov. 1. For those who want coverage that begins January 1, 2018, they must enroll by Dec. 20, 2017. More...

Posted 11/2/2017 10:59 PM

Genealogy program begins at Eveleth Library

EVELETH – The Eveleth Public Library is sponsoring a new adult program called “Genealogy Gathering.” It will be held the second Wednesday of each month as a gathering for anyone interested in family history and genealogical research More...

Posted 11/2/2017 10:59 PM

Annual holiday bazaar and luncheon on Nov. 18

CHISHOLM – An annual holiday bazaar, hosted by Chisholm United Methodist Church, will take place on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. More...

Posted 11/2/2017 10:59 PM

Bingo event raises money for local charities

EVELETH – Eveleth Knights of Columbus Council 2583 is holding Thanksgiving bingo on Sunday, Nov. 19, from 2 – 4 p.m. More...

Posted 11/2/2017 10:59 PM

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