New Content from Friday April 17

Tree has state record for one day before being cut down - Northland's NewsCenter - Mountain Iron Minnesota - Google News

Tree has state record for one day before being cut down Northland's NewsCenter Mountain Iron, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- A tree in Mountain Iron held the State record as largest jack pine for just one day before it was cut down due to mine expansion at Minntac. "It had sentimental value. It was in the family for three generations. U.S ... and more

Brainerd, Minnesota, Racing Season Launches May 2nd - Digital Journal - Brainerd Minnesota - Google News

Brainerd, Minnesota, Racing Season Launches May 2nd Digital Journal Both Minnesota race tracks have partnered with Visit Brainerd to offer special deals to our fans. BIR is offering a discount on their Performance Driving School, where you can drive a real racecar on the upper Midwest's largest speedway. North Central ...

Free webinar on $400 million Healthcare Connect Fund - Blandin on Broadband

A great chance to learn more The Healthcare Connect Fund provides $400 million in funding for broadband network and access services to be used by rural healthcare facilities and consortiums. Rural broadband service providers are in a unique position to work with community stakeholders to secure this funding and provide broadband network and access services to them. Join Finley Engineering and T

Thunderhawk athletes sign letters of intent - Herald Review - Grand Rapids Minnesota - Google News

Thunderhawk athletes sign letters of intent Herald Review It was a chance to look ahead at the future Wednesday afternoon as four Grand Rapids athletes committed to take the next step in their athletic careers at the spring National Signing Day at the Grand Rapids High School lobby. Jordan McLaughlin signed ...

Thunderhawk athletes sign letters of intent - Herald Review - Grand Rapids Minnesota - Google News

Thunderhawk athletes sign letters of intent Herald Review It was a chance to look ahead at the future Wednesday afternoon as four Grand Rapids athletes committed to take the next step in their athletic careers at the spring National Signing Day at the Grand Rapids High School lobby. Jordan McLaughlin signed ...

Blackduck Golf Course built during the Great Depression - Bemidji Pioneer - Blackduck Minnesota - Google News

Blackduck Golf Course built during the Great Depression - Bemidji Pioneer - Blackduck Minnesota - Google News Bemidji Pioneer Blackduck Golf Course built during the Great Depression Bemidji Pioneer In 1936, a couple of Blackduck businessmen -- Lee Oberg and Fred Magnuson -- "managed to obtain" 60 acres of land near Blackduck Lake and donated the property to the city. According to ... "Minnesota tough, not nice," Houseman said. "Wonderful day to...

Standing ready to fight fire from the air - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - News

This Bombardier CL415 aircraft, on loan from the U.S. Forest Service, is currently stationed at the Grand Rapids-Itasca County Airport due to the extreme fire danger in the area. The plane has two 800

Family displaced by house fire - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - News

A Grand Rapids home is being considered a total loss after a fire Wednesday afternoon.

MN House adds broadband to budget but only $8M for broadband grants - Blandin on Broadband

This afternoon, the House Ways and Means Committee took up the jobs bill with an updated budget resolution. The amendment proposed $250K per year for the Office and $8M total grants. I just got word that the amendments are adopted and bill will be moving to the floor. The good news is that broadband is in the budget and that leaves a door open! The bad news is that its much less than the Minnesota Broadband Task Force has suggested.

Update from RS Fiber & HBC on Gig access in Renville and Sibley Counties - Blandin on Broadband

Actually its an update that covers most of Sibley County and portions of Renville, Nicollet, and McLeod Counties. According to CED Magazine The RS Fiber Cooperative and Hiawatha Broadband Communications plan to bring a new fiber network to Minnesota with the help of Calix systems and software. The new gigabit service will be deployed across four counties in south central Minnesota. A total of ten cities and seventeen townships will be included in the network. The initial phase of the network is projected to cost $15 million.

US Border Stations open May 23 in Ely - The Ely Echo - Ely Minnesota - Google News

US Border Stations open May 23 in Ely The Ely Echo The Ely Border Station is located in the National Forest Service Complex in Ely, Minnesota. The station is a seasonal facility, open during the summer tourist season, May 23 to September 5. It serves individuals arriving from Canada via the Boundary ...

Need for Hwy. 73 funding presented - Moose Lake Star-Gazette - Iron Range Minnesota - Google News

Need for Hwy. 73 funding presented Moose Lake Star-Gazette Highway 73 faces every day high truck traffic and is a main artery for business commerce between the Cities and the Iron Range and points west. The stretch of highway ... Some of the comments were surprising to those coming from rural northern Minnesota.

To participate in Northwestern Choir tour - Hibbing Daily Tribune - Iron Range Minnesota - Google News

To participate in Northwestern Choir tour Hibbing Daily Tribune PAUL, Minn. Joshua Sinnott, son of Ted and Kristyn Sinnott of Hibbing, will be participating in the Northwestern Varsity Men's Chorus tour to the Iron Range, April 19 and 20, with a homecoming concert on April 27. Concert venues for the Iron Range ... and more

PolyMet CEO: Precious metals will diversify, enhance economy - BusinessNorth.com - Iron Range Minnesota - Google News

PolyMet CEO: Precious metals will diversify, enhance economy BusinessNorth.com If developed, the PolyMet and NorthMet mines and processing facilities will generate $515 million per year, according to a University of Minnesota Duluth study. The company will directly support 350 full time jobs with two spinoff positions likely to ...

Minnesota state parks' top bird-watching sites revealed - St. Cloud Times - Mille Lacs Lake Minnesota - Google News

Minnesota state parks' top bird-watching sites revealed - St. Cloud Times - Mille Lacs Lake Minnesota - Google News St. Cloud Times Minnesota state parks' top bird-watching sites revealed St. Cloud Times In 222 pages, augmented by maps and the work of five professional photographers, Janssen relays precisely where one is most likely to see, say, a yellow-throated vireo, in Lake Maria State Park. (Listen along .... June 27: 7 p.m., Mille Lacs Kathio ...

Ely girls learn about STEM at workshop - The Ely Echo - Ely Minnesota - Google News

Ely girls learn about STEM at workshop - The Ely Echo - Ely Minnesota - Google News The Ely Echo Ely girls learn about STEM at workshop The Ely Echo AAUW-Ely received grant funds from Lake Country Power's Operation Round-Up program and AAUW-Minnesota to help cover the costs of the event. Prior workshops have included a wide variety of subjects, such as Glass Blowing, Water Quality, Geology,...

POLICE: Sex offender moves to Bemidji - Bemidji Pioneer - Bemidji Minnesota - Google News

POLICE: Sex offender moves to Bemidji - Bemidji Pioneer - Bemidji Minnesota - Google News Bemidji Pioneer POLICE: Sex offender moves to Bemidji Bemidji Pioneer Bemidji police released information on Browneagle pursuant to Minnesota Statute 244.052, which authorizes the release of information when it is thought to enhance public safety and protection. Browneagle is not wanted by law enforcement and has served...

McCollum seeks ban on new mines in much of northeastern Minnesota - The Ely Echo - Iron Range Minnesota - Google News

McCollum seeks ban on new mines in much of northeastern Minnesota - The Ely Echo - Iron Range Minnesota - Google News Minneapolis Star Tribune McCollum seeks ban on new mines in much of northeastern Minnesota The Ely Echo We've accepted this Mesabi Iron Range landscape, she said. Every one of those blotches is a permanent feature on the landscape. We have to decide if we're willing to let that happen all around the southern boundary of the Wilderness. Protecting what is already protectedHibbing Daily Tribune McCollum bill would restrict mining near Minnesota's BWCAMinneapolis Star Tribune St.

'Stadium fatigue' - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - News

ST. PAUL Senate DFL Majority Leader Tom Bakk of Cook and Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt of Crown are often at odds on policy and spending issues.

Nashwauk Home, Sport and Travel Show - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - Business

The 30th annual Nashwauk Home, Sport and Travel Show was held last weekend at the Nashwauk Rec Center. More than 70 vendors from the area participated, including several from the Grand Rapids area. Fo

Getting to Know...CareFree Transition - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - Business

In the words of owners Kim and Walt Hoffman:

MDI names chief financial officer - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - Business

Minnesota Diversified Industries (MDI), a not-for-profit social enterprise with a mission of serving individuals with disabilities, recently announced that Marv Hannon is the new chief financial offic

Thrivent Financial to acquire Newman Long Term Care - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - Business

Thrivent Financial announced late last month that it is acquiring Newman Long Term Care. The purchase agreement was signed on March 20 and the transaction should be complete this summer. With similar

PBC CEO speaks on national gigabit panel - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - Business

As Paul Bunyan Communications continues to roll out its GigaZone service options in northern Minnesota, the project has also garnered national attention.

Nashville country music duo, unBRAKEable - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

Nashville country music duo, unBRAKEable - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

Frugal Ways to Get a Good Nights Sleep - Northern Cheapskate

Frugal Ways to Get a Good Nights Sleep - Northern Cheapskate You toss and turn and you just cant seem to fall asleep. Or you are able to fall asleep, but you keep waking up. Poor sleep isnt just frustrating; It can cause you to make bad spending decisions or cause expensive (and dangerous) accidents. Fortunately, you dont need to turn to expensive sleep aids to get a good nights sleep.---------- Continues after advertisement ---------- ---------------------------------------------------- Here are a few frugal ways you can get a few more zzzzzzs.

Medical School in Gaylord: Thats Return on Investment! - Blandin on Broadband

I love this story the quick take is Gaylord just approved a new medical school. Ill post the whole press release below. For this blog, heres the most pertinent piece Keithahn further stated, Gaylords easy access to Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as its rural location as the county seat for Sibley County are key factors that the Danza Group considered. Medical school students will be a valuable role model for young children as well as junior and senior high students who are considering careers in medicine.

Health Isn't A Trend - Explore Chiropractic

Health Isn't A Trend - Explore ChiropracticDon't start a diet with an expiration date. Focus on a lifestyle that will last forever.Health Isn't A TrendDon't start a diet with an expiration date. Focus on a lifestyle that will last forever.Amplifeied

Hyvää syntymäpäivää - Hibbing Daily Tribune - News

HIBBING The 95th birthday of longtime Hibbing resident Suomi Joutsi was celebrated during a recent meeting of the Finnish Americans and Friends held at Binsters. The gathering was hosted by her Ya

Library budget should be increased - Hibbing Daily Tribune - Hibbing Minnesota - Google News

Library budget should be increased Hibbing Daily Tribune The library director has so many responsibilities set by the state of Minnesota and Arrowhead Library Systems, and with the responsibilities of the library itself, there is no time to cut. If the City of Keewatin arbitrarily took the grant monies, soon ... and more

HPU finds new general manager - Hibbing Daily Tribune - Hibbing Minnesota - Google News

HPU finds new general manager Hibbing Daily Tribune HIBBING After more than a year of searching, Hibbing Public Utilities (HPU) has found its next general manager. Scott Hautala, senior project manager at Lakehead Constructors, Inc., in Mountain Iron, was approved unanimously for the job during the...

HPU finds new general manager - Hibbing Daily Tribune - Iron Range Minnesota - Google News

HPU finds new general manager Hibbing Daily Tribune HIBBING After more than a year of searching, Hibbing Public Utilities (HPU) has found its next general manager. Scott Hautala, senior project manager at Lakehead Constructors, Inc., in Mountain Iron, was approved unanimously for the job during the...

HPU finds new general manager - Hibbing Daily Tribune - Mountain Iron Minnesota - Google News

HPU finds new general manager Hibbing Daily Tribune HIBBING After more than a year of searching, Hibbing Public Utilities (HPU) has found its next general manager. Scott Hautala, senior project manager at Lakehead Constructors, Inc., in Mountain Iron, was approved unanimously for the job during the...

HPU finds new general manager - Hibbing Daily Tribune - Taconite Minnesota - Google News

HPU finds new general manager Hibbing Daily Tribune HIBBING After more than a year of searching, Hibbing Public Utilities (HPU) has found its next general manager. Scott Hautala, senior project manager at Lakehead Constructors, Inc., in Mountain Iron, was approved unanimously for the job during the...

A visit from a local neighbor - Hibbing Daily Tribune - News

For Kim Blaeser, in her own words, poetry is affective, which means its beautiful as poetry, and its effective, because I want it to do something in the world. This is one of the ways that the Wis

Legislators content with soccer stadium plans - Hibbing Daily Tribune - News

ST. PAUL Senate DFL Majority Leader Tom Bakk of Cook and Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt of Crown are often at odds on policy and spending issues.

HPU finds new general manager - Hibbing Daily Tribune - News

HIBBING After more than a year of searching, Hibbing Public Utilities (HPU) has found its next general manager.

Looking to help - Hibbing Daily Tribune - News

Mary Wentland, left, and Dorothy Wentland, talk with Janet Swanson about volunteering opportunities through the Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) Thursday at the Volunteer Fair at the Mesab

Forum will address bullying in schools - Hibbing Daily Tribune - News

CHISHOLM Bullying in school will the topic of a community discussion slated this weekend in Chisholm.

Protecting what is already protected - Hibbing Daily Tribune - News

WASHINGTON Legislation that will be introduced this week by a Twin Cities congresswoman is being labeled as anti-mining and anti-education by opponents who say it is also totally unnecessary to prot

Bobber contest winner announced - Hibbing Daily Tribune - News

CHISHOLM The Chisholm Kiwanis has announced the winner of the Bobber on the Lake contest.

Broken main blamed for low water pressure - Hibbing Daily Tribune - News

MOUNTAIN IRON Officials believe a broken water main in the downtown area where the lines are old and smaller than elsewhere in the city was the cause of a major problem with water pressure while bat

Minnesota iron workers worry about taconite layoffs - Minneapolis Star Tribune - Iron Range Minnesota - Google News

Minnesota iron workers worry about taconite layoffs - Minneapolis Star Tribune - Iron Range Minnesota - Google News Minneapolis Star Tribune Minnesota iron workers worry about taconite layoffs Minneapolis Star Tribune Everyone on the Iron Range is affected. The price of taconite, steel's key ingredient, has plunged as global demand for steel and iron, especially in China, has slowed. Years of hyperproduction in several overseas plants has built up staggering ...

Looking Back at April 17 - International Falls Journal - International Falls Minnesota - Google News

Looking Back at April 17 - International Falls Journal - International Falls Minnesota - Google News International Falls Journal Looking Back at April 17 International Falls Journal Joe Jones and Bill Haig of Border Motor Sales, International Falls' Ford dealership, were among representatives of 100 dealerships in Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin celebrating the Mustang's first birthday party at Metropolitan Stadium in...

Great River Strings bring spring to Minnesota - Aitkin Independent Age - McGregor Minnesota - Google News

Great River Strings bring spring to Minnesota - Aitkin Independent Age - McGregor Minnesota - Google News Aitkin Independent Age Great River Strings bring spring to Minnesota Aitkin Independent Age Thompson is a protg of Arnie Anderson of Garrison and Thompson now takes private lessons from a University of Minnesota instructor. Hannah Swanson spent three years playing the piano for both the Great River Strings and the Ripple River Strings...

Great River Strings bring spring to Minnesota - Aitkin Independent Age - Aitkin Minnesota - Google News

Great River Strings bring spring to Minnesota - Aitkin Independent Age - Aitkin Minnesota - Google News Aitkin Independent Age Great River Strings bring spring to Minnesota Aitkin Independent Age Mary Bourn, formerly of Aitkin, is credited with bringing local string musicians together a decade and a half ago. She owned the Dogpatch grooming business in Aitkin and was a substitute teacher in Crosby, where she met Aulie. She was passionate about...

Great River Strings bring spring to Minnesota - Aitkin Independent Age - Aitkin Minnesota - Google News

Great River Strings bring spring to Minnesota - Aitkin Independent Age - Aitkin Minnesota - Google News Aitkin Independent Age Great River Strings bring spring to Minnesota Aitkin Independent Age Mary Bourn, formerly of Aitkin, is credited with bringing local string musicians together a decade and a half ago. She owned the Dogpatch grooming business in Aitkin and was a substitute teacher in Crosby, where she met Aulie. She was passionate about...

Great River Strings bring spring to Minnesota - Aitkin Independent Age - Crosby Minnesota - Google News

Great River Strings bring spring to Minnesota - Aitkin Independent Age - Crosby Minnesota - Google News Aitkin Independent Age Great River Strings bring spring to Minnesota Aitkin Independent Age She owned the Dogpatch grooming business in Aitkin and was a substitute teacher in Crosby, where she met Aulie. She was passionate about music and tenacious about bringing local musicians together, which she did at first through Community Education.

New Content from Thursday April 16

FHS baseball team fends off Warriors - International Falls Journal - International Falls Minnesota - Google News

FHS baseball team fends off Warriors - International Falls Journal - International Falls Minnesota - Google News International Falls Journal FHS baseball team fends off Warriors International Falls Journal ... fends off Warriors By KEVIN BONESKE Sports Editor International Falls Journal. After giving up a three-run lead at home Thursday, the International Falls baseball team went back in front by four runs and ended up defeating Warroad, 7-4, at Scheela ...

HOCKEY: Fryklund named finalist for MSU head coaching position - Bemidji Pioneer - Bemidji Minnesota - Google News

HOCKEY: Fryklund named finalist for MSU head coaching position Bemidji Pioneer Fryklund is one of three finalists for the job, which includes current Minnesota Duluth assistant coach Laura Schuler and former St. John's head coach John Harrington. This is a talented group of candidates with very diverse backgrounds and a variety ... and more

DEVILS STILL UNBEATEN - Mesabi Daily News - Sports

VIRGINIA The Virginia Blue Devils boys netters remain undefeated after acing rival Eveleth-Gilbert Golden Bears, 7-0, at the Quad Cities for All tennis facility on Thursday.

Suslavich fans 14, beats VHS - Mesabi Daily News - Sports

VIRGINIA Giants pitcher Ben Suslavich stopped the Blue Devils two-game win streak with a two-hit, 14 strikeout, complete game performance Thursday afternoon at Stock Field.

Prep boys tennis season preview: Hibbing doubles team spells trouble - Duluth News Tribune - Hibbing Minnesota - Google News

Prep boys tennis season preview: Hibbing doubles team spells trouble - Duluth News Tribune - Hibbing Minnesota - Google News Duluth News Tribune Prep boys tennis season preview: Hibbing doubles team spells trouble Duluth News Tribune Even Hibbing tennis coach Gary Conda admitted he was mildly surprised by the young duo's run to the state tournament. As soon as you're seeing you're playing two freshmen, you know it's going to be an easy match, but we made it pretty hard on them,...

Prep boys tennis season preview: Hibbing doubles team spells trouble - Duluth News Tribune - Eveleth Minnesota - Google News

Prep boys tennis season preview: Hibbing doubles team spells trouble - Duluth News Tribune - Eveleth Minnesota - Google News Duluth News Tribune Prep boys tennis season preview: Hibbing doubles team spells trouble Duluth News Tribune Other top contenders, according to Mauston, are Eveleth-Gilbert, Duluth Marshall and Cloquet-Esko-Carlton. The Golden Bears return Chad Heitala and Niles Schechinger, who finished third in doubles in 7A a year ago; Marshall brings back senior Jack Dodd...

Prep boys tennis season preview: Hibbing doubles team spells trouble - Duluth News Tribune - Gilbert Minnesota - Google News

Prep boys tennis season preview: Hibbing doubles team spells trouble - Duluth News Tribune - Gilbert Minnesota - Google News Duluth News Tribune Prep boys tennis season preview: Hibbing doubles team spells trouble Duluth News Tribune Other top contenders, according to Mauston, are Eveleth-Gilbert, Duluth Marshall and Cloquet-Esko-Carlton. The Golden Bears return Chad Heitala and Niles Schechinger, who finished third in doubles in 7A a year ago; Marshall brings back senior Jack Dodd...

Moisio homers, Giants get 1st win - Mesabi Daily News - Sports

AURORA The Giants notched their first win of the season after a 13-7 win over North Woods Thursday.

Nolan, Klobuchar, Franken blast anti-mining bill - Mesabi Daily News - News

WASHINGTON Fourth District U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum is getting plenty of pushback on her anti-mining bill from fellow Minnesota Democratic Party members of Congress.

Tasty fundraiser for Buddy Backpack Program - Mesabi Daily News - News

EVELETH The United Way of Northeastern Minnesotas Flavor of the North is a triple winning situation.

―STADIUM FATIGUE - Mesabi Daily News - News

ST. PAUL Senate DFL Majority Leader Tom Bakk of Cook and Republican House Speaker Kurt Daudt of Crown are often at odds on policy and spending issues.

Honor Flight No. 8 June 6 - Mesabi Daily News - News

COTTON Two veterans from Cotton Robert Bob Reed and Robert Bobby John Randall will be among the 90 area military veterans flying to Washington, D.C., when the eighth Honor Flight Northland l

Tips and recipes for gluten-free diet - Mesabi Daily News - News

Gluten-Free! Gluten is a protein composite found in wheat and related grains, including barley and rye. Gluten gives elasticity to dough, helping it rise and keep its shape and often gives the final

Minnesota lakes are heading for an early ice-out - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press - Mille Lacs Lake Minnesota - Google News

Minnesota lakes are heading for an early ice-out TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press Satellite photographs Thursday clearly show ice off Lake Mille Lacs, which officially lost its ice April 13 this year, 12 days ahead of normal, and off Leech Lake, but still clinging on parts of Winnibigoshish and covering most of Upper and Lower Red ... and more

Ribbons signify Sexual Assault Awareness Month - Mesabi Daily News - News

HIBBING What are the ribbons along portions of First Avenue and Howard Street for?

Fire danger remains very high in lakes area - Brainerd Daily Dispatch - Brainerd Minnesota - Google News

Fire danger remains very high in lakes area - Brainerd Daily Dispatch - Brainerd Minnesota - Google News Brainerd Daily Dispatch Fire danger remains very high in lakes area Brainerd Daily Dispatch Thursday's weather conditions allowed for a controlled burn on Camp Ripley without incident, although many residents in Brainerd, Baxter and Little Falls likely wondered about the smoky haze and smell in the early afternoon. The DNR approved Camp... and more

Fire danger remains very high in lakes area - Brainerd Daily Dispatch - Mille Lacs Lake Minnesota - Google News

Fire danger remains very high in lakes area - Brainerd Daily Dispatch - Mille Lacs Lake Minnesota - Google News Brainerd Daily Dispatch Fire danger remains very high in lakes area Brainerd Daily Dispatch Aitkin, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Todd and Wadena counties and the rest of the state remain at high risk of fire danger. ... Wednesday afternoon into Thursday, crews battled a large wildfire in northwestern Minnesota a few miles east of Hayes Lake State Park. and more

Hibbing Tourist Senior Center announcements - Hometown Focus - Hibbing Minnesota - Google News

Hibbing Tourist Senior Center announcements Hometown Focus The MN Highway Safety & Research Center (MHSRC) is presenting a defensive driving refresher course at the Tourist Center Senior Citizens on Tuesday, May 5, from 1 5 p.m. Drivers age 55+ can save up to $300 on auto insurance by taking the class.

Homemade taco seasoning and 7-day bone broth - Hometown Focus - Virginia Minnesota - Google News

Homemade taco seasoning and 7-day bone broth Hometown Focus When I contacted Kate for permission to reprint her recipes, I learned she was located in Minnesota and her father grew up in Virginia, MN. Small world! The day I spoke with her she was making chicken feet broth. She's on Facebook, too, so give her ... and more

Brown Bag and children's poetry events planned at VPL - Hometown Focus - Virginia Minnesota - Google News

Brown Bag and children's poetry events planned at VPL Hometown Focus VIRGINIA Two Brown Bag events are on the calendar at the Virginia Public Library. ... Several Brown Bag events are sponsored by the Arrowhead Library System and funded in part or in whole by a grant from Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

This Week in Range History - Hometown Focus - Virginia Minnesota - Google News

This Week in Range History Hometown Focus The story is about four friends from Virginia, MN, and their near-fatal hunting outing on Vermilion River during the famous Armistice Day Blizzard in 1940. Told by one of the hunters, E. A. Anderson, it is a riveting and harrowing documentation of ... and more

MN REALTORS launch statewide volunteer initiative - Hometown Focus - Virginia Minnesota - Google News

MN REALTORS launch statewide volunteer initiative Hometown Focus VIRGINIA During REALTORS Volunteer Across Minnesota Week, April 20-24, Range Association of REALTORS will show how their investment in their communities goes beyond their business of working with their clients to buy and sell homes.

Ulicsni, Halvorson engagement announced - Hometown Focus - Virginia Minnesota - Google News

Ulicsni, Halvorson engagement announced Hometown Focus Ulicsni is the daughter of Margaret and Robert Ulicsni of Virginia, Minn. She is a graduate of Virginia High School, received a Bachelor of Music degree in K-12 music education from the University of Minnesota Duluth, and a Master of Music degree in...

Arrowhead Concert Association memberships available - Hometown Focus - Virginia Minnesota - Google News

Arrowhead Concert Association memberships available Hometown Focus Checks can be made payable and mailed to the Arrowhead Concert Association, c/o R. Baldrica, 417 Fifth St. South, Virginia, MN 55792. Membership forms and complete information can be found online at arrowheadconcertassociation.com or call...

Maintaining the correct spacing around furniture - Hometown Focus - Virginia Minnesota - Google News

Maintaining the correct spacing around furniture Hometown Focus Try to allow 3 feet in all directions from the door of a room to any piece of furniture. Allow 18-20 inches between the edge of a sofa and the coffee table. Maintain between 4 and 9 feet between a sofa and chairs in a conversation area too far away ...

Mt. Iron's low water pressure issue clarified - Hometown Focus - Iron Range Minnesota - Google News

Mt. Iron's low water pressure issue clarified Hometown Focus The PLC will automatically start and stop equipment to maintain a range of programmed levels. When the levels fall out of the acceptable ranges, alarms will notify plant operators. Mountain Iron has three Minnesota Certified Operators responsible for...

Mt. Iron's low water pressure issue clarified - Hometown Focus - Mountain Iron Minnesota - Google News

Mt. Iron's low water pressure issue clarified Hometown Focus MT. IRON - In response to several discrepancies regarding low water pressure, fire hydrant failure and unsatisfactorily sized water mains in the downtown area, City staff would like to clarify a few facts to assure residents that we have adequate water ...

This Week in Range History - Hometown Focus - Gilbert Minnesota - Google News

This Week in Range History Hometown Focus This week's Range History piece was submitted to us by Jerry Kolstad of Britt, MN. It is a chapter titled A Long Weekend Nov. 10-12, 1940 from the book All Hell Broke Loose, by William Hull and published by Thunder Bay Press. It is reprinted here ... and more

Franken to visit Bemidji, Bena on Saturday - Bemidji Pioneer - Bemidji Minnesota - Google News

Franken to visit Bemidji, Bena on Saturday - Bemidji Pioneer - Bemidji Minnesota - Google News Bemidji Pioneer Franken to visit Bemidji, Bena on Saturday Bemidji Pioneer At 10:30 a.m., Franken, who co-chairs the Senate Rural Health Caucus, will be at Education Room C at Sanford Health Bemidji Medical Center to meet with local rural health experts and other officials to discuss health care needs in rural Minnesota.

SALOME'S STARS - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

SALOME'S STARS - Hometown Focus - Virginia, MinnesotaCAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A changing workplace environment can create job pressures. But, once again, follow the example of your birth sign and take things a step at a time, like the sure-footed Goat you are. read more

SpaceLIFT - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

SpaceLIFT - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota By Rosie Gams Decorator Challenge: Maintaining the correct spacing around furniture Remedy: The right furniture layout allows adequate space for easy movement around furniture. Allow for 3-foot wide traffic lanes through a room. Try to allow 3 feet in all directions from the door of a room to any piece of furniture.read more

Traditional yard problems - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

Traditional yard problems - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota By Jo Bjerke Master Gardener Virginia, MN Most yards have the wrong trees planted in the wrong place and in the wrong way. Planting only a few species can guarantee complete devastation if a pest/problem arises. Cement/asphalt walks and driveways raise the potential for collecting pollutants and flooding.

Mountain Iron meeting notices - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

MT. IRON The Mountain Iron City Council will meet on Monday, Apr. 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the Mountain Iron Room of the Mountain Iron Community Center. The Mountain Iron Public Safety and Health Board will meet on Wednesday, Apr. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the Mountain Iron Community Center.read more

American Legion bingo held every Thursday - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

MT. IRON American Legion bingo will be held on Thursday, Apr. 23, at 6 p.m. at the Mountain Iron Senior Center. Doors open at 5 p.m. and a light meal will be available for $5. American Legion bingo is held each Thursday at 6 p.m.

Quad Cities Rotary Club donates to area food shelf - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

Quad Cities Rotary Club donates to area food shelf - Hometown Focus - Virginia, MinnesotaMT. IRON The Quad Cities Rotary Club presented a check to the Quad Cities Food Shelf on Thursday, Apr. 9, in the amount of $3,320.32. The club holds its Penny for the Food Shelf Drive annually and presents a check in March so funds are matched by other sources through the Minnesota Food Share March Campaign.read more

Rubys Pantry food distribution in Iron - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

IRON The Rubys Pantry next food distribution in Iron will be held on Wednesday, Apr. 22,, from 4:30 6 p.m. at Clinton Town Hall, 8907 Hwy. 37. Anyone may participate and receive an abundance of grocery items. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. Cash donations of $20 are taken at the door.read more

Estate/rummage sale at Kaleva Hall - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

VIRGINIA An estate/ rummage sale will be held at Kaleva Hall in Virginia on Saturday, Apr. 18, from 9 a.m. 2 p.m. Estate items include an organ, cabinets, household goods, artwork, cedar chest, china dishes, glassware, linens, knickknacks and more. Coffee and refreshments will be served. Kaleva Hall is located at 125 Third St. North in Virginia.

Instrumental Rock Ensemble class to perform - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

VIRGINIA Students from the Instrumental Rock Ensemble class at Mesabi Range College, taught by Mark Tolbert, will perform on Friday, May 8, from 7 8 p.m. in the theatre on the Virginia Campus. The Instrumental Rock Ensemble class is a one credit class that is offered every semester at Mesabi Range College.read more

Virginia Community Foundations new mural - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

Virginia Community Foundations new mural - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesotaread more

Eveleth Lions Pancake Day a hit - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

Eveleth Lions Pancake Day a hit - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota By Jean Cole HTF Editor EVELETH The annual Pancake Day, sponsored by the Eveleth Lions Club, was held Tuesday, April 14, from 11 a.m. 7 p.m. at the Range Recreation Civic Center. Hundreds of people attended the event, one of two main fundraisers the club holds each year. Proceeds from the event fun

Womens Retreat planned at Good Shepherd Church - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

VIRGINIA Good Shepherd Free Lutheran Church in Virginia is holding its annual Womens Retreat on Saturday, Apr. 18. This years theme invites God to Write His Story on our hearts. Registration and coffee an begin at 9 a.m. A complimentary luncheon will be provided at 12 noon and the days events will conclude at approximately 3 p.m.read more

Spring treasures sale at Methodist Church - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

CHISHOLM The Chisholm United Methodist Church is having a spring treasures sale, bake sale and soup supper on Friday, Apr. 24, from 10 a.m. 6 p.m. The soup supper will be served between 4 and 6 p.m. and will include a variety of homemade soups, bread, beverage and goodies for a donation of $7. Everyone is welcome.

Mesabi East School events announced - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

AURORA Upcoming events at Mesabi East School include: 6th grade/junior high band spring concert on Monday, Apr. 20, in the Memorial Gym. Senior high band concert on Monday, Apr. 27, in the auditorium. This concert features the jazz band, freshman band read more

Mt. Irons low water pressure issue clarified - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

By Michael Downs City of Mt. Iron MT. IRON - In response to several discrepancies regarding low water pressure, fire hydrant failure and unsatisfactorily sized water mains in the downtown area, City staff would like to clarify a few facts to assure residents that we have adequate water volume and pre

Spring on the farm and trench-digging lessons - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

Spring on the farm and trench-digging lessons - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota By Ed Nelson HTF Contributor Signs of spring on the farm include the arrival of lambs, kids, chicks, ducklings, goslings, colts, calves, bunnies and if youre lucky, another litter of kittens. Seed catalogs filled with glossy pictures of delicious looking fruits, vegetables and berries appear in the m

Firefighters need cooperation from drone operators - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

ST. PAUL The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources requests that operators of unmanned aircraft (drones) stay at least 5 miles away from wildfires to create a safe environment for firefighting aircraft and crew.read more

Open house planned at Soudan Underground Physics Lab - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

SOUDAN The Soudan Underground Physics Lab is holding an open house on Saturday, May 2, starting at 8:30 a.m. and continuing throughout the day. Visitors can travel 1/2-mile underground and discover the data collected during the years that the MINOS detector has been operating.read more

Lake Country Power to sponsor Project GreenTouch on May 2 - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

Lake Country Power to sponsor Project GreenTouch on May 2 - Hometown Focus - Virginia, MinnesotaGRAND RAPIDS Lake Country Power is calling on co-op members and community organizations to volunteer for the cooperatives annual Project GreenTouch. The state park clean-up day will be held at Jay Cooke State Park, Carlton, Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.read more

Eveleth PTA group hosting Gold Fever Bingo - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

EVELETH The Franklin B.E.A.R.S. PTA is sponsoring Gold Fever Bingo on Sunday, Apr. 19, at the Range Recreation Civic Center in Eveleth, starting at 2 p.m. Participants can play 20 games of bingo for chances to win a variety of gift certificates and prize packages. Bingo cards will be sold for $2 each. read more

MN REALTORS launch statewide volunteer initiative - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

VIRGINIA During REALTORS Volunteer Across Minnesota Week, April 20-24, Range Association of REALTORS will show how their investment in their communities goes beyond their business of working with their clients to buy and sell homes.read more

Attorney General sues companies for misleading consumers with deceptive renewal notices - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

ST. PAUL Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson recently filed a lawsuit against several Oregon-based companies that perpetrated a nationwide scheme to mislead consumers into renewing their newspaper and magazine subscriptions at significantly higher rates than those charged by publishers.read more

Arrowhead Concert Association memberships available - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

VIRGINIA The Arrowhead Concert Associations annual membership campaign runs through April 24, 2015. Membership dues for the 2015-16 concert season are $35 for adults, $10 for students and $80 for families.read more

Focus on Jean Cole, the woman who focuses on us - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

By Kristin Foster HTF Contributor Where does this woman come from? From the first time I met Jean Cole, I sensed that neither her rsum nor her geographic origins would answer that question. I need a photograph of your dog for the cover of Hometown Focus.read more

Nashville duo held a concert in our Biwabik home - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

Nashville duo held a concert in our Biwabik home - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota By Debbie Appelwick HTF Contributor BIWABIK - On the evening of Saturday, April 11th, we watched the sunset paint the sky with the most beautiful colors in the window of my living room. It was, no doubt, a beautiful thing to witness, but, on this particular evening, it was just a bit more magical. Wh

Nashville duo held a concert in our Biwabik home - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

Nashville duo held a concert in our Biwabik home - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota By Debbie Appelwick HTF Contributor BIWABIK - On the evening of Saturday, April 11th, we watched the sunset paint the sky with the most beautiful colors in the window of my living room.read more

A morning with Capn Carl Anderson on Lake Vermilion - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

A morning with Capn Carl Anderson on Lake Vermilion - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota By Kirsten Reichel HTF Contributor COOK Captain Carl Anderson of Andersons Barging is one of a handful of barge operators that work on Lake Vermilion. Carl is indeed a Captain since a Masters Coast Guard license is required to operate the barge he typically navigates because of its weight, hauling c

This Week in Range History - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

This Week in Range History - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota By E. A. Anderson Dear Readers, read more

Ulicsni, Halvorson engagement announced - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

Ulicsni, Halvorson engagement announced - Hometown Focus - Virginia, MinnesotaPaula Anne Ulicsni and Joshua James Halvorson announce their engagement. Ulicsni is the daughter of Margaret and Robert Ulicsni of Virginia, Minn. She is a graduate of Virginia High School, received a Bachelor of Music degree in K-12 music education from the University of Minnesota Duluth, and a Master of Music degree in conducting from the University of South Carolina.read more

Outer space is theme of Family Discovery Days - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

CHISHOLM Family Discovery Days will be held at the Minnesota Discovery Center in Chisholm on Saturday, Apr. 25, from 11 a.m. 3 p.m. This months theme is Into Outer Space. Participants will take a trip to outer space with the MDC educator to discover dozens of constellations, build their own solar system using pre-made cutouts and learn about the planets.read more

VHS music recital on Saturday - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

VIRGINIA A recital by Virginia High School music department students will be presented at Trinity Lutheran Church, 900 13th St. So, Virginia, on Saturday, Apr. 18 at 3 p.m. The students were winners of superior ratings in the recent Regional Music Contest. The public is invited. There is no charge for admission.

Embarrass Region Fair chili feed fundraiser April 25 - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

EMBARRASS A chili feed fundraiser for the 2015 Embarrass Region Fair will be held on Saturday, Apr. 25, from 12 9 p.m. at Timber Hall in Embarrass. A movie on the building of Timber Hall will play from 12 6 p.m. NightHawk Entertainment will be providing music from 6 9 p.m. Cost is $7 per meal; ages 5 and under are free.

MN Adult & Teen Challenge Choir to perform in Embarrass - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

EMBARRASS The MN Adult & Teen Challenge Choir will perform on Sunday, Apr. 19, at 10:30 a.m. at the Embarrass Evangelical free Church. For almost 30 years, MN Adult & Teen Challenge has been providing services to people struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. They have locations in the Twin Cities, Duluth, Brainerd and Rochester.

Project Care Free Clinic fundraiser in Hibbing - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

HIBBING A Pampered Chef fundraiser for Project Care Free Clinic will be held on Saturday, Apr. 18, from 11 a.m. 1 p.m. at the Hibbing Tourist/Senior Center. Products will be displayed, refreshments will be offered and there will be a cooking demonstration. A percentage of all orders placed will benefit Project Care, which operates solely on grants and donations.read more

Why Jean is awesome - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

Why Jean is awesome - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota By Janna Goerdt HTF Contributor Her laugh? Her curiosity? Her persistence? Her candidness? Just what is it that makes Jean Cole so awesome? As the Hometown Focus celebrates its seventh anniversary, its about time we try and answer that question. Jean is the papers editor and public face, and from the

Scouting project benefits School Forest Program - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

Scouting project benefits School Forest Program - Hometown Focus - Virginia, MinnesotaVIRGINIA As part of a six day training for adult leaders in the Boy Scouts of America called Wood Badge, participants helped to construct portable field desks for the School Forest Program near Virginia. The project was started by the Toole Family who provided the materials and the initial effort to cut the materials to length.read more

Brown Bag and childrens poetry events planned at VPL - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

VIRGINIA Two Brown Bag events are on the calendar at the Virginia Public Library. These events are held on Thursdays at 12 noon in the library auditorium.read more

Defensive driving course offered - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

VIRGINIA A defensive driving refresher course will be held on Thursday, Apr. 23, at 12 noon at Wuori Town Hall, 7449 Werner Road, Virginia. For more information, call 218-741-0997.

Top 10 reasons to get a massage - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

Top 10 reasons to get a massage - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota By Susan Santi HTF Columnist I came across an article another massage therapist had written and felt she made some good points. Id like to pass them along to you. read more

Wirtanen farm meeting notice - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

MARKHAM The annual meeting of the Friends of Wirtanen Pioneer Farm will be held on Sunday, Apr. 19, at 3 p.m. at Colvin Town Hall on Highway 4 in Markham. The program will feature Pamela Brunfelt as the guest speaker. She will talk about the Great Depression and how it devastated the lives of people all over Minnesota.read more

SALLYWORLD: WEEK 235 - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

SALLYWORLD: WEEK 235 - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota By Sally Yuccas HTF Columnist Greetings & Sallytations! read more

Age-related health-care discrimination; diabetes meds and heart failure - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

Age-related health-care discrimination; diabetes meds and heart failure - Hometown Focus - Virginia, MinnesotaQ: Im 64 and went to a new doctor about knee pain. He looked at my chart and then said, At your age, you might want to think about scaling back your activities. I excused myself, stood up and walked out. Im committed to staying very active -- I bike a lot and do yoga twice a week -- and the age discrimination was obvious.read more

Healthy for Life - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

Healthy for Life - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota By Julie Asbach HTF Columnist Welcome everyone as the warmth of the wind opens our waters and horizons for our continued journey together. Happy 7th Anniversary to Hometown Focus as I write my 335th Healthy for Life column!read more

Parkville's state champion Jack Pine gets the ax - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

Parkville's state champion Jack Pine gets the ax - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota By Dale Irish HTF Contributor PARKVILLE - Here, in the Parkville addition to Mountain Iron, MN, is the site where a champion Jack Pine tree stood for generations growing to record size in the front yard of a residential property.read more

Homemade taco seasoning and 7-day bone broth - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

Homemade taco seasoning and 7-day bone broth - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota By Jean Cole HTF Editor This week I have a favorite family recipe for pea salad, homemade taco seasoning (no more packets), maple syrup-glazed carrots, Scotch eggs (fun!), and a 7-day bone broth.read more

IROMA hosting showcase of local musicians - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

MT. IRON The non-profit Iron Range Original Music Association (IROMA) is hosting its first multi-band showcase of 2015 on Friday, Apr. 24, at Macs Bar in Mt. Iron. The event begins at 7 p.m. Five local acts will unite to present an evening of all original music homegrown on the Iron Range.read more

April 23 is National Lost Dog Awareness Day - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

April 23 is National Lost Dog Awareness Day - Hometown Focus - Virginia, MinnesotaCHICAGO, Illinois April 23 is the second annual National Lost Dog Awareness Day. Shelters and rescues across the United States use this day to bring attention to the many dogs in their care who have family looking for them. We live in a world where people sometimes assume the dogs they find are unwanted. Lost Dog Awareness Day has the stats to prove them wrong.read more

Wheres Mobile Man? - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

Wheres Mobile Man? - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesotaread more

Hibbing Tourist Senior Center announcements - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

HIBBING The Hibbing Tourist Senior Center has fresh, frozen sarmas available for immediate pick-up. Cost is $2.75 each. Hours are 10 a.m. 4 p.m. A spring craft fair and silent auction will be held on Saturday, Apr. 25, from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. A variety of vendors will be on hand. Lunch and dessert will be available.read more

James Bond meets Monty Python: - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

James Bond meets Monty Python: - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota By Tucker Nelson HTF Contributor EVELETH - London. 1935. August. Richard Hannay is back in Britain after a vacation in Canada, but home is not so sweet. While attending a vaudeville act starring Mr. Memory, Hannay meets an alluring foreign agent named Annabella Schmidt, who tells him of a mysterious

VA extends Program for Veterans with TBI - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

WASHINGTON The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced the award of 20 contracts for the Assisted Living Pilot Program for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (AL-TBI). Originally slated to end in 2014, the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 ("VACAA) extended this program through October 2017.read more

Minnesota Humanities Center accepting nominations for 2015 Veterans Voices Award - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

ST. PAUL The Minnesota Humanities Center is accepting nominations for its Veterans Voices Award, honoring Minnesota Veterans who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.read more

Earth Fest planners discuss their favorites - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

Earth Fest planners discuss their favorites - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota By Brian Bluhm HTF Contributor The 7th Annual Iron Range Earth Fest is Saturday, April 18. As I write this, the final pieces of the planning puzzle are coming into place, and Earth Fest 2015 looks like it will be the best Earth Fest so far.read more

Legion says VA must hold true to its mission - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

WASHINGTON The American Legions national commander, Michael D. Helm, admonished the Department of Veterans Affairs for eliminating its informal claims process, which has been used in roughly half of all such claims filed by Veterans.read more

Contributors make our world go round - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

By Jean Cole God bless the sharers and carers and the contributors of the world! They are our everything! A year ago we clocked in with 517 Hometown Focus contributors. Now, they number 580. So, were averaging over one new contributor per week.read more

Spring is a good time for an anniversary - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

Spring is a good time for an anniversary - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota By Jean Cole HTF Editor Its Hometown Focuss 7th anniversary.read more

Shooting sports park hits a bullseye: DNR gives $420000 for planned shooting ... - Bemidji Pioneer - Bemidji Minnesota - Google News

Shooting sports park hits a bullseye: DNR gives $420000 for planned shooting ... Bemidji Pioneer It also made up more than half of the total money -- $823,359 -- awarded in the second round of grants to facilities across Minnesota, a DNR release said. The Legislature last year approved more than $2 million for matching grants to recreational ... MN DNR gives $420K for Bemidji shooting sports parkP

VIDEO: Cakes for a cause: Contest raises more than $2500 for United Way's ... - Bemidji Pioneer - Bemidji Minnesota - Google News

VIDEO: Cakes for a cause: Contest raises more than $2500 for United Way's ... - Bemidji Pioneer - Bemidji Minnesota - Google News Bemidji Pioneer VIDEO: Cakes for a cause: Contest raises more than $2500 for United Way's ... Bemidji Pioneer The proceeds went to the Backpack Buddies program, which was developed to help ensure that low income and children living in poverty in the Bemidji School District could have access to nutritious, non-perishable food at times when other resources aren ...

UPDATED: High winds, dry conditions spark numerous fires (with video) - Bemidji Pioneer - Bemidji Minnesota - Google News

UPDATED: High winds, dry conditions spark numerous fires (with video) - Bemidji Pioneer - Bemidji Minnesota - Google News Bemidji Pioneer UPDATED: High winds, dry conditions spark numerous fires (with video) Bemidji Pioneer ... Minnesota and northeast North Dakota, remarking a combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures will contribute to extreme fire behavior. The forecast in the Bemidji area calls for similar conditions Thursday, although ... Firefighters battle blazes near Bemidji, Min

Minneapolis Star Tribune supports broadband office and fund - Blandin on Broadband

Ive been touting the voices of rural areas who are outraged at the recent proposed cuts to broadband support in Minnesota. Today the Minneapolis Star Tribune spoke up too A grateful state House GOP majority was expected to exhibit special concern for Greater Minnesota this year. Ten of the 11 seats the Republicans wrested from the 2013-14 DFL majority in last falls election sit outside the metro area. That backdrop makes the new House majoritys refusal to continue a year-old broadband Internet development program a curious show of parsimony.

Iron Range man indicted by grand jury for production of child pornography - Northland's NewsCenter - Iron Range Minnesota - Google News

Iron Range man indicted by grand jury for production of child pornography - Northland's NewsCenter - Iron Range Minnesota - Google News Northland's NewsCenter Iron Range man indicted by grand jury for production of child pornography Northland's NewsCenter Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- An Iron Range man has been indicted by a federal St. Louis County Grand Jury for the production of child pornography. Sean Penoncello, 41, of Iron, Minn., was indicted Wednesday. A case of persuading, inducing, enticing and...

If you cut broadband funding, you jeopardize e-government cost saving proposals - Blandin on Broadband

The Grand Forks Herald brought up an interesting perspective on the broadband funding debate Minnesota township officials want to make sure they can attend state-mandated training, even though many do not have good enough Internet service to take the courses online. State Rep. Brian Johnson, R-Cambridge, has a provision in a local government bill that would require in-person training sessions. Township officials do not object to the training, just the fact that the state Revenue Department says it wants to offer them only online. We do have issues, even in my district 50 miles north of here, Johnson said about broadband speed. The ROI of online classes or distance learning has been documented for years.

Calendar of Events - International Falls Journal - International Falls Minnesota - Google News

Calendar of Events International Falls Journal Friends of the Library book sale, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., International Falls Public Library. Lady Elks Spring Luncheon Fundraiser, Uffda ... Centra Pipelines Minnesota dinner gathering, 5-8 p.m., Backus Community Center. Community Caf, 5:30-6 p.m., oven ... and more

T'hawks champs at Hibbing Early Bird meet - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - Sports/High school

It was a great day for the Grand Rapids track and field teams Tuesday at the Hibbing Early Bird Meet, with wins coming for both teams.

GRHS Principal Jim Smokrovich leaving in July for metro position - Herald Review - Grand Rapids Minnesota - Google News

GRHS Principal Jim Smokrovich leaving in July for metro position Herald Review Principal Jim Smokrovich has announced that he will be leaving Grand Rapids High School on July 1, 2015. ... My children received their K-12 education in the Grand Rapids School district, and I am thankful for that opportunity, said Smokrovich. ... He ... and more

GRHS Principal Jim Smokrovich leaving in July for metro position - Herald Review - Grand Rapids Minnesota - Google News

GRHS Principal Jim Smokrovich leaving in July for metro position Herald Review Principal Jim Smokrovich has announced that he will be leaving Grand Rapids High School on July 1, 2015. ... My children received their K-12 education in the Grand Rapids School district, and I am thankful for that opportunity, said Smokrovich. ... He ... and more

GRHS Principal Jim Smokrovich leaving in July for metro position - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - News

Principal Jim Smokrovich has announced that he will be leaving Grand Rapids High School on July 1, 2015. Smokrovich, who has been with ISD 318 for 13 years, and GRHS principal since 2005, has accepted

Governor Mark Dayton Proclaims Go Wild! Day in Minnesota - Princeton Union Eagle - Iron Range Minnesota - Google News

Governor Mark Dayton Proclaims Go Wild! Day in Minnesota Princeton Union Eagle Day in Minnesota, Governor Dayton is encouraging Minnesotans to show their support for the Wild by wearing the team colors throughout the day on Thursday (forest green, Iron Range red, harvest gold, and Minnesota wheat), and during all upcoming... and more

Lawrence Larry A. Laakso - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

Lawrence Larry A. Laakso, 77, of Nashwauk, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Monday, April 13, 2015. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 17, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Nashwauk Alliance Church. Visitation will be on Thursday, April 16th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.read more

Argean Jeanette (Nynas) Mannila - Hometown Focus - Virginia, Minnesota

Argean Jeanette (Nynas) Mannila, 83, of Hibbing, passed away Friday, April 10, 2015 at Guardian Angels Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hibbing. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 16th at 11:00 a.m.read more

Volunteer opportunities abound in Cass County3 min ago - Cass Lake News

Call Renee Geving at 218-547-7251 for more information. a Elders and Caregivers, Adult Day Services Center volunteers needed in Cass Lake: Do you have special talents or skills to share and/or enjoy visiting with elders? Volunteer drivers are also needed to help transport people to and from the center.

DNR: Heed conditions, don't burn - International Falls Journal - International Falls Minnesota - Google News

DNR: Heed conditions, don't burn - International Falls Journal - International Falls Minnesota - Google News International Falls Journal DNR: Heed conditions, don't burn International Falls Journal While a major disaster was prevented, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Darrin Kittelson said there's still going to be a price to pay for the person who is responsible for starting the fire. The criminal part is just a ... Firefighters and DNR crews battle wildfire in Internationa

Four hospitalized in collision near Grand Rapids - Duluth News Tribune - Grand Rapids Minnesota - Google News

Four hospitalized in collision near Grand Rapids Duluth News Tribune A Pontiac driven by Cory Kovatovich, 19, of Deerwood, was traveling north on Highway 65 when it stopped at a sign, but failed to yield to a Ford Escape driven by Heather Riordan, 19, of Grand Rapids, the Minnesota State Patrol said in a news release. and more

Four hospitalized in collision near Grand Rapids - Duluth News Tribune - Grand Rapids Minnesota - Google News

Four hospitalized in collision near Grand Rapids Duluth News Tribune A Pontiac driven by Cory Kovatovich, 19, of Deerwood, was traveling north on Highway 65 when it stopped at a sign, but failed to yield to a Ford Escape driven by Heather Riordan, 19, of Grand Rapids, the Minnesota State Patrol said in a news release. and more

Iron Range Original Music Night - April Mayhem - Iron Range Calendar

When: Fri Apr 24, 2015 7pm to 11:30pm CDT Where: Mac's Bar, Mt Iron, Mn Event Status: confirmed Event Description: The Iron Range Original Music Association is hosting a multi-band showcase Friday, April 24th, at Macs Bar in Mt. Iron. There will be five music acts, starting with solo acoustic performer James Girard at 7 oclock, followed by local favorite, Josh Palmi, Hobo Revival, the Cowpunk band, Iron Range Outlaw Brigade, and Four Horse Johnson.

Videography students earn top spots in competitions - News Blog

Videography students earn top spots in competitions - News BlogSeveral Central Lakes College Videography students placed in top spots in competitions last weekend. At the SkillsUSA State Conference, two CLC teams took silver and bronze medals in the Digital Cinema Production category. * Silver medalists were: David Rossow, of Sartell, and Kyle Yezek, of Brainerd. * Bronze medalists were: Brandon Brown and Cody Roehl, both of Brainerd. At the 2015 NATAS-Upper Midwest Regional Student Emmy Awards, CLC students won two Emmy awards out of the five total nominations.

Aurora - 17 March 2015 - Recent Uploads tagged grandrapidsmn

Aurora - 17 March 2015 - Recent Uploads tagged grandrapidsmnWes Bailey posted a photo: Auroral outbreak St. Patrick's Day, 17 March 2015 viewed from Peterson Road black spruce swamp.

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Aurora - 17 March 2015 - Recent Uploads tagged grandrapidsmnWes Bailey posted a photo: Auroral outbreak St. Patrick's Day, 17 March 2015 viewed from Peterson Road black spruce swamp.

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Aurora - 17 March 2015 - Recent Uploads tagged grandrapidsmnWes Bailey posted a photo: Auroral outbreak St. Patrick's Day, 17 March 2015 viewed from Peterson Road black spruce swamp.

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Aurora - 17 March 2015 - Recent Uploads tagged grandrapidsmnWes Bailey posted a photo: Auroral outbreak St. Patrick's Day, 17 March 2015 viewed from Peterson Road black spruce swamp.

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Aurora - 17 March 2015 - Recent Uploads tagged grandrapidsmnWes Bailey posted a photo: Auroral outbreak St. Patrick's Day, 17 March 2015 viewed from Peterson Road black spruce swamp.

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Aurora - 17 March 2015 - Recent Uploads tagged grandrapidsmnWes Bailey posted a photo: Auroral outbreak St. Patrick's Day, 17 March 2015 viewed from Peterson Road black spruce swamp.

Lawmakers bill targets mining - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - News

WASHINGTON Legislation that will be introduced this week by a Twin Cities congresswoman is being labeled as anti-mining and anti-education by opponents who say it is also totally unnecessary to prot

Taste of Home Cooking School to feature spring menu - Bemidji Pioneer - Bemidji Minnesota - Google News

Taste of Home Cooking School to feature spring menu - Bemidji Pioneer - Bemidji Minnesota - Google News Bemidji Pioneer Taste of Home Cooking School to feature spring menu Bemidji Pioneer She has traveled to Minnesota quite a few times, but this will be her first trip to Bemidji. Elliott will do a meet-and-greet with VIP ticket holders during a VIP reception in the BHS Auxiliary Gymnasium. The VIP reception will include music provided ...

Equity, Inclusion, Power, Opportunities. - Grand Rapids

When: Thu Apr 23, 2015 6pm to Thu Apr 23, 2015 8pm CDT Where: Chucker Theater - Itasca Community College, Grand Rapids,Mn Event Status: confirmed Event Description: Join us on Thursday, April 23rd Equity, Inclusion, Power, Opportunities A panel of five members of the Student African American Brotherhood-Brother2Brother (SAAB) and two faculty from Minnesota Community & Technical College (MCT

Ice-out moving north fast - Duluth News Tribune - Mille Lacs Lake Minnesota - Google News

Ice-out moving north fast Duluth News Tribune Satellite photographs Thursday clearly show ice off Lake Mille Lacs, which officially lost its ice April 13 this year, 12 days ahead of normal, and off Leech Lake, but still clinging on parts of Winnibigoshish and covering most of Upper and Lower Red ... and more

Civil War Discussion Series Final - Grand Rapids

When: Mon Apr 20, 2015 6pm to Mon Apr 20, 2015 7pm CDT Where: Grand Rapids Public Library, 140 Northeast 2nd Street, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, United States Event Status: confirmed Event Description: Grand Rapids Area Library's 4-year discussion series on the Civil War draws to a close On Monday, April 20 at 6:00 p.m. with a conversation about the end of the war and Lincoln's assassination. Discussion will also explore "what ifs" such as what if the south would have been able to secede; or what if Lincoln had not been assassinated.

Arts Council Forum - Bemidji Area - Bemidji Community Calendar

When: Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:30pm to Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:30pm CDT Where: Rail River Folk School, 303 Railroad Street Southwest, Bemidji, MN 56601, United States Event Status: confirmed Event Description: Bemidji has been selected as one of three communities in the state to share stories about the state of the arts with Ashley Hanson and Andrew Gaylord of PlaceBase Productions. You are invited to join PlaceBase Productions and Region 2 Arts Council for an arts story swap and a delicious meal on Monday, April 27th from 5:30 8:30 at the Railriver Folk School in Bemdiji.

Le Sueur looks at State broadband cuts and what they really mean to Le Sueur; other communities might take note too - Blandin on Broadband

Like many other rural news sources, Le Sueur News Herald has recently posted an article on the proposed cuts to broadband budget in the House. BUT they really went through what the cuts could mean to the community of Le Sueur. They recognize that Le Sueur is not fully served According toState Broadband Data Development(SBDD), 13.6 percent of Le Sueur County residents do not have access to what is considered by the Federal Communications Commission to be high speed Internet.

Dunkin' Donuts to come roaring back into Twin Cities market - Minneapolis Star Tribune - Iron Range Minnesota - Google News

Dunkin' Donuts to come roaring back into Twin Cities market Minneapolis Star Tribune Within weeks, another franchisee revealed plans to build Dunkin' outlets across northern Minnesota, from Brainerd to the Iron Range to the Duluth area, with the first opening in mid-2015 near Miller Hill Mall in Duluth. Franchise deals in this industry ...

Iron Range lawmaker making her mark in 4 years - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - News

ST. PAUL Some say political life is a calling, a vocation they pursue after years of consideration and work in other fields.

17th Annual Itasca Area - Children's Fair - Grand Rapids

When: Sat Apr 25, 2015 9am to 1pm CDT Where: IRA Civic Center, 1401 Northwest 3rd Avenue, Grand Rapids, MN 55744, United States Event Status: confirmed Event Description: Children of all ages along with parents, grandparents, or caregivers are invited to attend the 17th Annual Childrens Fair on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 9am to 1pm at the IRA Civic Center. Childrens Fair gives families a free, fun-filled way to explore the services and businesses in the county.

Cancer Concerns & Connections Monthly Meeting - Bemidji Community Calendar

When: Tue Apr 21, 2015 7pm to 8pm CDT Where: Sunnarborg Home, 5818 Birchmont Dr, Bemdiji, MN Event Status: confirmed Event Description: Cancer Concerns and Connections (CCC) hosts its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on April 21, at the Sunnarborg home, 5818 Birchmont Dr., Bemidji. This months presentation, Detecting Recurrence of Cancers, is presented by Mark Claussen, MD., a surgeon from Sanford Bemidji Surgery Department.

CEOs coming to area classrooms again - International Falls Journal - International Falls Minnesota - Google News

CEOs coming to area classrooms again - International Falls Journal - International Falls Minnesota - Google News International Falls Journal CEOs coming to area classrooms again International Falls Journal CEOs in the Classroom, in its fourth year locally, will be delivered to eighth graders in three regional schools: Falls High, Littlefork-Big Falls and Indus schools. Annually, nearly 200 area students hear the program designed to get them thinking ... and more

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories - Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for South Itasca (MNZ026) Minnesota Issued by the National

Health Isn't A Trend - Explore Chiropractic

Health Isn't A Trend - Explore ChiropracticDon't start a diet with an expiration date. Focus on a lifestyle that will last forever.Health Isn't A TrendDon't start a diet with an expiration date. Focus on a lifestyle that will last forever.Amplifeied

UCare Mobile Dental Clinic to serve eligible UCare members April 27-May 1 - Walker Pilot Independent - Walker Minnesota - Google News

UCare Mobile Dental Clinic to serve eligible UCare members April 27-May 1 Walker Pilot Independent UCare's Mobile Dental Clinic will return to Cass County the week of April 27-May 1 to provide high-quality dental care to UCare members who live in the greater Walker area and are members of UCare's Minnesota Health Care Programs. The dentist's office... and more

Hibbing Tourist Senior Citizens Center schedule April 17-24 - Hibbing Daily Tribune - Hibbing Minnesota - Google News

Hibbing Tourist Senior Citizens Center schedule April 17-24 Hibbing Daily Tribune The MN Highway Safety & Research Center is presenting a Defensive Driving Refresher course at the center from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 5. Drivers age 55+ can save up to $300 on auto insurance. Call 1-888-234-1294 to register for this $20 class. and more

Hibbing Tourist Senior Citizens Center schedule April 17-24 - Hibbing Daily Tribune - News

HIBBING The Hibbing Tourist Senior Citizens Center, 1202 E. Howard St. (across from the courthouse), announce activities for the week of April 17-24.

Hibbing Community Senior Center schedule April 20-24 - Hibbing Daily Tribune - News

HIBBING The Hibbing Community Senior Center, located at the Memorial Building, announces activities for the week of April 20-24.

A reason to celebrate - Hibbing Daily Tribune - News

HIBBING Blessed Sacrament Parish held a party for all adults of the parish to celebrate the Assumption Catholic School and to announce the winners of the cash raffle. The raffle was held to financia

TZD says: Speak up, put the phone down - Herald Review - Grand Rapids Minnesota - Google News

TZD says: Speak up, put the phone down Herald Review Aitkin, Crosby Ironton, McGregor, and Hill City High Schools as well as Hibbing Community College Law Enforcement and Nursing programs partnered with AT&T and the Minnesota Network of Employers for Traffic Safety, which offers the It Can Wait campaign ... and more

TZD says: Speak up, put the phone down - Herald Review - Grand Rapids Minnesota - Google News

TZD says: Speak up, put the phone down Herald Review Aitkin, Crosby Ironton, McGregor, and Hill City High Schools as well as Hibbing Community College Law Enforcement and Nursing programs partnered with AT&T and the Minnesota Network of Employers for Traffic Safety, which offers the It Can Wait campaign ... and more

TZD says: Speak up, put the phone down - Grand Rapids Herald-Review - News

A young mother of two, killed while on a bike ride with her kids. A teenager, who was beginning the first day of her senior year in high school, crashes and dies while sending a text. These are exampl

State fines state over highway improvements - Hibbing Daily Tribune - News

DULUTH The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has penalized a district of the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) for stormwater violations on the Highway 53 improvement project.

Man arrested after stand-off - Hibbing Daily Tribune - News

A rural Grand Rapids man involved in a lengthy stand-off with law enforcement the evening of Wednesday, April 8, is facing felony charges in connection with the incident.

A ―Peach of a performance - Hibbing Daily Tribune - News

HIBBING The Hibbing High School (HHS) auditorium is about to get fruity.

New MI-B school price tag at $24 million - Hibbing Daily Tribune - News

MOUNTAIN IRON The Mountain Iron-Buhl School District was in line last year to be home to a new $180 million grades 7-12 school for students of Virginia, Eveleth-Gilbert and MI-B.

Nashwauk Public Works contract renewed - Hibbing Daily Tribune - News

NASHWAUK The Nashwauk City Council Tuesday renewed the labor agreement with the citys Public Works Department employees.

City, administrator to part ways - Hibbing Daily Tribune - News

CHISHOLM Chisholm and City Administrator Mark Casey no longer have an employer/employee relationship.

Riceland Whitetails sponsor Forkhorn Day - Aitkin Independent Age - Aitkin Minnesota - Google News

Riceland Whitetails sponsor Forkhorn Day Aitkin Independent Age Youth, ages 12-17, are considered Forkhorns by the Minnesota Deer Hunters' Association (MDHA). Youth will be carpooled from Aitkin High School to Wealthwood at 8:30 a.m. and will return to the high school at approximately 1:30 p.m.. Activities include...

Riceland Whitetails sponsor Forkhorn Day - Aitkin Independent Age - Aitkin Minnesota - Google News

Riceland Whitetails sponsor Forkhorn Day Aitkin Independent Age Youth, ages 12-17, are considered Forkhorns by the Minnesota Deer Hunters' Association (MDHA). Youth will be carpooled from Aitkin High School to Wealthwood at 8:30 a.m. and will return to the high school at approximately 1:30 p.m.. Activities include...

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