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Community art events planned at NWFA Gallery

COOK – A variety of craft and art classes are being offered at Northwoods Friends of the Arts Gallery in Cook, including:   More...

Posted 2/16/2017 10:09 PM

Sisu Heritage to hold annual meeting Feb. 26

EMBARRASS – Sisu Heritage Inc. will hold its annual meeting on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m. at the Embarrass Town Hall. More...

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Ruby’s Pantry food distribution in Babbitt

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

Posted 2/16/2017 10:09 PM

Kalevala Day Celebration planned in Duluth Feb. 26

DULUTH – Kalevala Day Celebration 2017 will be held at Kenwood Lutheran Church in Duluth on Sunday, Feb. 26. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. The celebration will include music at 1:30 p.m. More...

Posted 2/16/2017 10:09 PM

Feb. 19 program notice for Mesabi UU Church

VIRGINIA – The Sunday Forum Series, with the topic of “A free and responsible search for truth and meaning,” will be held at Mesabi Unitarian Universalist Church in Virginia on Sunday, Feb. 19, at 10:30 a.m. More...

Posted 2/16/2017 10:09 PM

Mesabi Thunder holding Burger Bash fundraiser

AURORA – Mesabi Thunder Special Olympics will be holding a Burger Bash at the Aurora American Legion on Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 4 – 7 p.m. More...

Posted 2/16/2017 10:09 PM

Caregivers Are Heroes support groups to meet

HIBBING/CHISHOLM – Caregivers Are Heroes, a family caregiver support group sponsored by Range Respite, will meet at First Presbyterian Church, 2201 2nd Ave. E. in Hibbing on Monday, Feb. 13, from 2 – 3:30 p.m. More...

Posted 2/9/2017 10:47 PM

County seeks nominations for public health awards

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – St. Louis County Public Health is seeking nominations from the public to recognize individuals or groups who have made significant effort to improve the health of residents or communities in St. Louis County. More...

Posted 2/9/2017 10:47 PM

Used book sale to be held this weekend at E-G H.S.

EVELETH – A used book sale will be held at the Eveleth-Gilbert High School commons on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 12, from 12 – 4 p.m. The sale includes kids’ books, paperbacks, videos and games. More...

Posted 2/9/2017 10:47 PM

Monthly grief support group to meet on Feb. 13

VIRGINIA – A monthly grief support group meeting will be held on Monday, Feb, 13, from 6 – 8 p.m. at Peace United Methodist Church in Virginia. There is no cost to participate. More...

Posted 2/9/2017 10:47 PM

Car Seat Clinic to be held at Hibbing Fire Hall

HIBBING – A Car Seat Clinic will be held at the Hibbing Fire Hall (south end) on Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 3 – 5 p.m. More...

Posted 2/9/2017 10:47 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 are being offered:  More...

Posted 2/9/2017 10:47 PM

Mt. Iron meeting notice

MT. IRON – The regular meeting of the Mountain Iron Planning and Zoning Commission scheduled for Monday, Feb. 13, has been canceled.   More...

Posted 2/9/2017 10:47 PM

Cupid and Eros tied to love and symbols of Valentine’s Day

One of the most common images associated with Valentine’s Day is that of a young cherub with bow in hand ready to aim an arrow at an unsuspecting sweetheart. More...

Posted 2/9/2017 10:47 PM

Cold temperatures create ideal pruning conditions for healthy trees

Winter is the ideal time to prune trees and help prevent the spread of diseases like oak wilt and Dutch elm, according to experts with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.  More...

Posted 2/9/2017 10:47 PM

DNR EagleCam captures bald eagle pair’s first eggs of the season

The first eggs of the year for a perennially nesting pair of eagles can be seen on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources EagleCam at mndnr.gov/eaglecam.  More...

Posted 2/9/2017 10:48 PM

Pepsi Challenge, other X-C ski races March 4

BIWABIK – The 33rd Annual Pepsi Challenge X-C Ski Race/Great River Energy Rush Races are taking place on Saturday, March 4, at Giants Ridge in Biwabik. More...

Posted 2/9/2017 10:48 PM

New DNR app will help with groundwater research

A new web-based app developed by the Department of Natural Resources gives people the ability to submit reports on the location of springs in Minnesota.  The data will help researchers with important groundwater research.  More...

Posted 2/9/2017 10:48 PM

Ely Area Food Shelf will be open on Feb. 15

ELY – The Ely Area Food Shelf will be open on Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Shoppers have the option of picking up a shopping number at 11 a.m. which designates a specific time to return to shop. More...

Posted 2/2/2017 11:08 PM

Retirement celebration for Pastor Norr Feb. 11

MT. IRON – A retirement celebration for Pastor Donald Norr will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 2 – 5 p.m. following over 27 years of service. The retirement celebration will be held at the Mt. Iron Community Center in Mt. Iron. More...

Posted 2/2/2017 11:08 PM

Feb. 9 Ruby’s Pantry food distribution in Cook

COOK – The Ruby’s Pantry next food distribution in Cook will take place on Thursday, Feb. 9, from 4:30 – 6 p.m. at the old Cook School. Anyone may participate and receive an abundance of grocery items. Registration begins at 3 p.m. More...

Posted 2/2/2017 11:08 PM

Pike Sandy Women’s Club meeting slated for Feb. 7

PIKE TOWNSHIP – The Pike Sandy Women’s Club will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Pike Town Hall. The hostesses will be Jean Haavisto and Jeanette Rinta.  More...

Posted 2/2/2017 11:08 PM

Monthly Words & Lyrics event in Virginia Feb. 6

VIRGINIA – Words & Lyrics, a monthly spoken word event at the Lyric Center for the Arts, will be held on Monday, Feb. 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lyric Annex, 516 Chestnut St. in Virginia. The event is free and open to the public.   More...

Posted 2/2/2017 11:08 PM

Pizza for Paws fundraiser at Pizza Ranch on Feb. 13

HIBBING – Range Regional Animal Rescue (the Hibbing Animal Shelter) will be holding a Pizza for Paws fundraising event at the Pizza Ranch in Hibbing on Monday, Feb. 13, from 5 – 7:30 p.m. More...

Posted 2/2/2017 11:08 PM

HCC site review to be held for nursing program

HIBBING – Hibbing Community College will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its associate degree nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). More...

Posted 2/2/2017 11:08 PM

TCF bereavement group meeting set for Feb. 14

VIRGINIA – The Iron Range Chapter of The Compassionate Friends will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 14, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1111 8th St. S. in Virginia. More...

Posted 2/2/2017 11:08 PM

Drug Disposal Day event planned in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS – Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital has partnered with the Itasca County Sheriff’s Office to host a Drug Disposal Day on Saturday, Feb. 25th from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Grand Itasca in Grand Rapids. More...

Posted 2/16/2017 10:09 PM

1916 Mesabi Range strike to be discussed at MDC

CHISHOLM – The public is invited to a free event at Minnesota Discovery Center (MDC) in Chisholm on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. More...

Posted 2/16/2017 10:09 PM

Truck weight restrictions start in southern MN areas

The Minnesota Department of Transportation will start spring truck weight restrictions in the south, southeast and metro frost zones Friday, Feb. 17.  More...

Posted 2/16/2017 10:09 PM

Notice of MS Burger Nites and area group meetings

GRAND RAPIDS/HIBBING – MS Burger Nites are held on the first Thursday of each month from April to November at 5:30 p.m. Locations vary. To find out more, visit www.grandrapidsms.weebly.com/activities or call Jeff and Aletta at 218-929-2599. More...

Posted 2/16/2017 10:09 PM

Cook Community Hospital hosting blood drive Feb. 21

OOK – Cook Community Hospital is partnering with Memorial Blood Centers for a blood drive to be held on Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 12 – 4 p.m. To schedule an appointment, contact Lab Services at 218-666- 6216. More...

Posted 2/16/2017 10:09 PM

E-G Close Up holding rigatoni feed fundraiser

EVELETH – Eveleth-Gilbert Close Up is holding a rigatoni feed and raffle fundraising event on Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Eveleth Elks club. Cost is $10. More...

Posted 2/16/2017 10:09 PM

Planning to start for Cook Area Farmers Market

COOK – The Cook Area Farmers Market will hold its first meeting to begin preparing for the 2017 season on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Center (Doug Johnson Recreational Center) in Cook. More...

Posted 2/9/2017 10:47 PM

Earth Fest 2017 vendors and exhibitors sought

MT. IRON – The 9th Annual Iron Range Earth Fest will be held on Saturday, April 22, in Mountain Iron. Iron Range Earth Fest is the premier sustainability event in northeastern Minnesota. More...

Posted 2/9/2017 10:47 PM

NAMI family support group meets each month

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

Posted 2/9/2017 10:47 PM

PolyMet submitted new DNR water application

HOYT LAKES – Poly Met Mining, Inc. (Poly- Met) has submitted an updated water appropriation permit application to the DNR. This updated application includes a request for an appropriation of water from Colby Lake.  More...

Posted 2/9/2017 10:47 PM

Program notice for Mesabi UU Church Feb. 12

VIRGINIA – Mesabi Unitarian Universalist Church will take its service to Edgewood Vista assisted living facility at 705 17th St. N. in Virginia on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 10:30 a.m. for a program entitled “Share the Love.”  More...

Posted 2/9/2017 10:47 PM

Riverside Chapel to hold Valentine’s Day event

FORBES – Riverside Chapel in Forbes will be hosting a Valentine’s Day celebration on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the McDavitt (Zim) Town Hall. A musical program will be presented by Casey Aro, Jon Sarkela and Jen Robison. More...

Posted 2/9/2017 10:47 PM

MIB-area broadband initiatives meeting planned

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Posted 2/9/2017 10:47 PM

Audubon Christmas Bird Count results for the Cook-area Count Circle announced

COOK – The count date for the Cook-area Audubon Christmas Bird Count was December 31, 2016. The weather was cooperative with WSW winds at 4-6 mph, no precipitation and temperatures starting at minus 1F and a high of 15F. More...

Posted 2/9/2017 10:47 PM

Public engagement meetings planned to discuss deer management goals

People interested in deer will have a chance to discuss goals and values that could define Minnesota’s first-ever deer management plan at a series of public engagement meetings hosted by the Department of Natural Resources. More...

Posted 2/9/2017 10:48 PM

Bird watchers flocking to Sax-Zim Bog Birding Festival

MEADOWLANDS – Nearly 150 bird watchers from at least 21 states and the District of Columbia are flocking to the tiny community of Meadowlands for a unique festival.  The 10th annual Sax-Zim Bog Winter Birding Festival is February 17 &ndash More...

Posted 2/9/2017 10:48 PM

Make a Difference Conference for Iron Range youth is February 13

TOWER – More than 350 youth from across the Iron Range will join together at Fortune Bay Resort Casino for a half-day of inspiration and sharing designed by area students, advisors and county program coordinators. More...

Posted 2/9/2017 10:48 PM

19 properties sold for $595,218 at county land auction

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – With more than 180 people registered to bid at Thursday's St. Louis County Tax Forfeited Land Sale, it was standing room only when the auction began. More...

Posted 2/9/2017 10:48 PM

New watercolor exhibit at VA First Stage Gallery

VIRGINIA – The First Stage Gallery at the Lyric Center for the Arts in Virginia will feature watercolors by Bonnie DuFresne, an Ely artist, during the month of February. A reception for the artist will be held on Friday, Feb. More...

Posted 2/2/2017 11:08 PM

The Black-Jew Dialogues event at MRC on Feb. 15

VIRGINIA – The Black-Jew Dialogues, a multicultural comedy, will be performed at Mesabi Range College, Virginia Campus Theater on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 1 p.m. More...

Posted 2/2/2017 11:08 PM

Babbitt community blood drive to be held Feb. 15

BABBITT – The Babbitt community will hold a blood drive with Memorial Blood Centers on Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Evangelical Lutheran Church, 28 Acacia Rd. More...

Posted 2/2/2017 11:08 PM

Range Respite offers grants for family respite

VIRGINIA – Range Respite has grant money available to assist family caregivers with the financial burden of paying for in-home care. More...

Posted 2/2/2017 11:08 PM

Nolan staff to hold pubic meetings in Cook and Orr

COOK/ORR – Congressman Nolan’s staff will be holding “Congress Comes to You” meetings on Tuesday, Feb. 7. Staff member Jordan Metsa will be on-hand to meet with area residents. More...

Posted 2/2/2017 11:08 PM

Overeaters Anonymous meetings slated at VPL

VIRGINIA – Compulsive overeaters are invited to attend the new weekly meetings of Overeaters Anonymous (OA) to be held on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. at the Virginia Public Library (downstairs auditorium). OA is not a diet club. More...

Posted 2/2/2017 11:08 PM

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