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Various defense driving courses offered

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

Posted 11/16/2017 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

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

Share your stories of thankfulness

November brings with it a season of thankfulness. Despite life’s difficulties, most of us have plenty to be thankful for. More...

Posted 11/2/2017 10:59 PM

Deer hunters will being taking to the woods, fields and forests this weekend

Half a million hunters are expected to take part in Minnesota’s firearms deer season that begins a half-hour before sunrise on Saturday, Nov. More...

Posted 11/2/2017 10:59 PM

AIS prevention teams in three counties begin joint project to support resorts

Aquatic invasive species (AIS) prevention teams in Itasca, Cass and St. Louis counties are joining forces to pilot innovative ideas to help resort, lodge, campground and marina owners protect their lakes. More...

Posted 11/2/2017 10:59 PM

November is the peak month for deer-vehicle crashes; drive cautiously

November is the peak time for deer-vehicle crashes in the state, so motorists should watch for them and drive cautiously, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.  More...

Posted 11/2/2017 10:59 PM

Minnesota ranks second as most bike-friendly state

Minnesota is the second most bicycle friendly state in the nation, according to the League of American Bicyclists’ ranking released this week. Minnesota has consistently ranked in the top five states since the rankings began in 2008. More...

Posted 11/2/2017 10:59 PM

DNR seeks OHV grant applications

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking applications for grants to support off-highway vehicle (OHV) trail projects and new trail proposals.  Applications for grants to support projects on existing trails are due by Monday, Nov. More...

Posted 11/2/2017 10:59 PM

Ely holiday parade will be Nov. 25; entrants sought

ELY – Ely’s holiday parade and city treelighting event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 25. The parade will begin at 5 p.m. and the city tree-lighting will take place in Whiteside Park following the parade. More...

Posted 10/27/2017 12:51 AM

Two-part forgiveness seminar on Nov. 1 and 8

VIRGINIA – Pastor Connie Dorn of Hope Community Presbyterian Church in Virginia will present a two-part seminar “How to Forgive Others and Yourself” at the church on Wednesday, Nov. 1, and Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 5:30 p.m. More...

Posted 10/27/2017 12:51 AM

Finnish Americans and Friends to host speaker

HIBBING – Mary Lukkarila, recently retired after 34 years as librarian for the Cloquet Public Library, will share her extensive research on Finnish DNA, traits and migration patterns at a meeting of Finnish Americans and Friends at 2 p.m. More...

Posted 10/27/2017 12:51 AM

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

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

Let’s celebrate Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 25. Hometown Focus is looking for stories and more about local small businesses. We all have our favorites. More...

Posted 11/2/2017 10:59 PM

Let’s celebrate Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 25. Hometown Focus is looking for stories and more about local small businesses. We all have our favorites. More...

Posted 11/2/2017 10:59 PM

Expanded hours make DNR info a phone call away

The Department of Natural Resources has permanently extended its phone hours so the nearly half-million firearms deer hunters in Minnesota and other outdoor enthusiasts can call the Information Center until 8 p.m. on weekdays and from 9 a.m. More...

Posted 11/2/2017 10:59 PM

Position open on North St. Louis SWCD Board of Supervisors, apply now

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – The North St. More...

Posted 11/2/2017 10:59 PM

MnDOT study: Roundabouts reduce serious injuries, save lives

The state’s nearly 200 roundabouts are reducing serious injuries and saving lives, according to a new study released by the Minnesota Department of Transportation.  More...

Posted 11/2/2017 10:59 PM

Zebra mussels confirmed in lakes in both Crow Wing and Itasca counties

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels in Serpent Lake in Crow Wing County, and in Dora Lake and connected waters in Itasca County.   More...

Posted 11/2/2017 10:59 PM

New road, trail map options available for ATV riders in St. Louis County

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – St. Louis County has new map options available to make it easier for ATV operators to know where they can legally drive on roads and trails.  More...

Posted 11/2/2017 10:59 PM

New 4-H club to begin in Virginia, meeting Nov. 6

VIRGINIA – A new 4-H club is starting in Virginia. An informational meeting will be held on Monday, Nov. 6, from 6 – 7 p.m. at the Virginia High School cafeteria (enter through Door 6). More...

Posted 10/27/2017 12:51 AM

Range Compassionate Friends to host speaker

VIRGINIA – The Iron Range Chapter of The Compassionate Friends will host speaker Cheryl Softich at its meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Our Saviors Lutheran Church at 1111 8th St. S. in Virginia.  More...

Posted 10/27/2017 12:51 AM

Mary Erickson to give weaving presentation

VIRGINIA – Mary Erickson of Mt. Iron will present a PowerPoint presentation on Minnesota weavers at the upcoming meeting of the Virginia Area Historical Society. The meeting will be held on Friday, Nov. 3, at 2 p.m. More...

Posted 10/27/2017 12:51 AM

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