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Reception at Veterans Memorial Hall

DULUTH – Veterans Memorial Hall, a program of the St. Louis County Historical Society, will host a public reception and press conference on Memorial Day, May 30, at 2 p.m. at the St. More...

Posted 5/25/2017 11:29 PM

Orthodox Blessing of the Graves this weekend

IRON RANGE – Area Orthodox Christians are invited to have their loved ones’ graves blessed this weekend. Fr. Radomir Plavsic, priest of St. Basil’s Orthodox Church in Chisholm and administrator of St. More...

Posted 5/25/2017 11:29 PM

Sale of tacos and crafts fundraiser set in Hibbing

HIBBING – A Taco-in-a-Bag and Craft Sale fundraiser will be held on Thursday, June 8, at The Healing Place Clubhouse, 3203 3rd Ave. W. in Hibbing (old Cobb Cook School). More...

Posted 5/25/2017 11:29 PM

Fairview hosting free varicose vein screenings

HIBBING – Fairview Mesabi Clinics- Hibbing is holding a free varicose vein screening on Wednesday, May 31, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Radiologists Dr. Bill Johnson, Dr. Rebecca Kuntz and Dr. More...

Posted 5/25/2017 11:29 PM

Memorial Day service at Markham Cemetery

COLVIN – A Memorial Day service will be held at the Markham Cemetery on Monday, May 29, at 10 a.m.  The Markham Cemetery is located on Highway 4 in Colvin.   More...

Posted 5/25/2017 11:29 PM

Caterpillar names Deerfield, Illinois its new global headquarters

Caterpillar Inc. announced recently that its new global headquarters will be located in Deerfield, Illinois, a northern Chicago suburb. More...

Posted 5/25/2017 11:29 PM

Expansion projects are coming soon for Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area

Improvements coming soon to the popular 25-mile mountain bike trail system at Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area will add trail miles and skill-building features and improve traffic flow.  Three projects will take place within the trail system More...

Posted 5/25/2017 11:30 PM

Great Big Wheel makes its Minnesota State Fair debut in 2017

One of the tallest traveling giant Ferris wheels in North America is coming to the 2017 Minnesota State Fair. More...

Posted 5/25/2017 11:30 PM

Korhonen Farm in Swan River is honored as 2017 Century Farm

SWAN RIVER – The Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Farm Bureau recognize 165 Minnesota farms as 2017 Century Farms. Qualifying farms have been in continuous family ownership for at least 100 years and are 50 acres or more. More...

Posted 5/25/2017 11:30 PM

Did you know?

Ticks spread Lyme disease to people and other animals. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that, in humans, untreated Lyme disease can create an array of symptoms, depending on the stage of infection. More...

Posted 5/25/2017 11:30 PM

Step up to the plate and save lives

IRON RANGE – Memorial Blood Centers is teaming up with the Minnesota Twins to give blood donors a chance to win premium baseball tickets. More...

Posted 5/18/2017 10:52 PM

Ladies of Kaleva memorial service on May 25

VIRGINIA – The Ladies of Kaleva Soinnuttaren Tupa #32 will meet on Thursday, May 25, at 6 p.m. at Kaleva Hall in Virginia. More...

Posted 5/18/2017 10:53 PM

Register now for 12-week community fitness event

VIRGINIA – Healthy Ventures, a 12-week community fitness program sponsored by Project Care Free Clinic, will hold a kick-off event on Tuesday, June 6, from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Lions Club building at Olcott Park in Virginia. More...

Posted 5/18/2017 10:53 PM

Murder mystery at MDC; make reservations now

CHISHOLM – The Minnesota Discovery Center invites the public to step back in time to help solve a murder that has taken place. More...

Posted 5/18/2017 10:53 PM

Free outdoor, two band concert to be held May 25

VIRGINIA – The 218 Taphouse, Shop Coffeehouse and Lambo Sound invite the public to the corner of 3rd Avenue and Chestnut Street in Virginia on Thursday, May 25, at 6 p.m. for the first outdoor music show of 2017. More...

Posted 5/18/2017 10:53 PM

B’nai Abraham announces tour hours and free event

VIRGINIA – B’nai Abraham Museum and Cultural Center in Virginia will be open every Wednesday and Friday from 1 – 3 p.m. through the months of June, July and August for tours and viewing exhibits. More...

Posted 5/18/2017 10:53 PM

Summer Music in the Park begins June 1 in Biwabik

BIWABIK – For the third consecutive year, the Biwabik Area Civic Association will present Music in the Park this summer. Music in the Park is a free outdoor series of concerts featuring different genres of music. More...

Posted 5/18/2017 10:53 PM

PolkaFest fundraiser on June 10 at Aurora legion

AURORA – A PolkaFest featuring Johnny Snidarich and the Bohunks will be held at the Aurora American Legion on Saturday, June 10, from 3 – 8 p.m. There will be a $10 per person cover charge. More...

Posted 5/18/2017 10:53 PM

The Great American Canoe Race and Festival set for June 10 – 11 in Ely

ELY – The second annual Great American Canoe Race and Festival honors the history and culture of the canoe, resulting in two days filled with races, recreational paddling, music, demonstrations and seminars. More...

Posted 5/18/2017 10:53 PM

Bear Head Lake State Park in Ely: So much to learn, see, do and explore

ELY – Secluded in the Northwoods, this park contains pristine lakes; it is home to black bears, nesting eagles, wolves and moose. Stands of white and red pine trees tower over the birch, aspen and fir trees. More...

Posted 5/18/2017 10:53 PM

License fee increase needed to sustain Minnesota’s great fishing

Just how great is fishing in the land of 10,000 lakes? Minnesota ranks second in the nation in the number of resident anglers -- 1.4 million Minnesotans cast a line each year. More...

Posted 5/18/2017 10:53 PM

ATV riders can explore Minnesota’s 3,000 miles of public trails free June 2 – 4

Minnesotans with an allterrain vehicle registered for private or agricultural use won’t need to pay the additional registration fee ($53.50 for three years) to ride the state’s public ATV trails June 2-4, according to the Department of Na More...

Posted 5/18/2017 10:54 PM

These catch-and-release tips will give fish a better chance to survive

Stories of multiple anglers catching the same fish are more than fishing lore—they’re the real result of anglers practicing catch-and-release fishing. More...

Posted 5/18/2017 10:54 PM

Seeing double: Reflection perfection

This painted turtle photo is as pretty as a painting. Painted turtles are the most common turtle in the region, according to the Minnesota DNR website. More...

Posted 5/18/2017 10:54 PM

East Range-area hospice volunteers being sought

IRON RANGE – Essentia Health St. Mary’s Hospice East Range team is looking for volunteers. Opportunities for volunteering are varied and can fit most lifestyles and schedules. More...

Posted 5/11/2017 11:04 PM

Conquer Ninja Warrior for kids offered in Virginia

VIRGINIA – Northern Twistars Gymnastics in Virginia has partnered with Conquer Ninja Warrior from Eden Prairie to offer boys and girls ages 5–17 a chance to train as a ninja warrior. NTG Ninja Camp will be offered June 5 – 8. More...

Posted 5/11/2017 11:04 PM

Aaron Brown to speak at June 6 Finnish meeting

HIBBING – The Hibbing Finnish Americans and Friends will meet on Tuesday, June 6, at 2 p.m. at the Tourist Center Senior Citizens on Howard Street (across from the St. Louis County Courthouse. More...

Posted 5/25/2017 11:29 PM

County Board approves PACE program

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – Business and property owners interested in making energy efficient improvements to their buildings now have a more affordable way to do so, following a vote by the St. Louis County Board.  More...

Posted 5/25/2017 11:29 PM

Vacation Bible School at Emmanuel Baptist Church

VIRGINIA – Emmanuel Baptist Church invites area children aged 4 through completed grade 6 to attend Maker Fun Factory Vacation Bible School to be held June 12 – 16, from 9 – 11:30 a.m. each day. More...

Posted 5/25/2017 11:29 PM

AARP Smart Drive Course offered at Mesabi YMA

VIRGINIA – A 4-hour refresher AARP Smart Driver Course will be held at the Mesabi Family YMCA on Thursday, June 1, from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. The instructor will be Dana Waldron, retired chief of police. More...

Posted 5/25/2017 11:29 PM

Haarfager Lodge to hold annual memorial service

VIRGINIA – Sons of Norway Haarfager Lodge #40 will meet on Thursday, June 1, at 6:30 p.m. in the Virginia City Hall Club Room for their annual memorial service. More...

Posted 5/25/2017 11:29 PM

Another record-breaking year for the City Auto Glass Walleye Classic

LAKE VERMILION – Dan and Jake Doherty broke records on their way to a first-place finish at the 12th annual City Auto Glass Walleye Classic, presented by American Family Insurance, on Saturday, May 20, on Lake Vermilion.  More...

Posted 5/25/2017 11:30 PM

Musical tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps coming to 3 state parks

Michigan-based author and songwriter Bill Jamerson will present the “Dollar a Day Boys” program, a music and storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps, at Itasca, Buffalo River and Lake Bemidji state parks over Memorial D More...

Posted 5/25/2017 11:30 PM

Be prepared, exercise caution, enjoy: Must-haves for fun, safe hiking trips

Few outdoor activities are more widely enjoyed than hiking. According to Statista, a statistics portal that gathers studies and statistics from more than 18,000 sources, more than 37 million people in the United States went hiking in 2015. More...

Posted 5/25/2017 11:30 PM

Lake Vermilion Trail fundraising kicks off

TOWER – The Lake Vermilion Trail Steering Committee kicks off their fund drive this June with a goal to raise $70,000. Funds raised will primarily be used for planning, design and development of the proposed trail.  More...

Posted 5/25/2017 11:30 PM

Annual children’s art camp in Ely

ELY – The annual Ely Greenstone Public Art Summer Art Camp for Kids ages 7 – 12 will begin Monday, June 12, at 8:45 a.m. More...

Posted 5/18/2017 10:52 PM

Call now if you need a children’s booster seat

HIBBING – A limited supply of free children’s booster seats are available to those in need. More...

Posted 5/18/2017 10:53 PM

Wells Fargo makes donation to Mt. Iron-Buhl School

Wells Fargo donated $1,000 to Mountain Iron-Buhl School as part of their High School Community Connections grant program. Pictured (l. More...

Posted 5/18/2017 10:53 PM

Up North Jobs is hosting program at VCC May 24

ELY – Up North Jobs is hosting a program regarding Minnesota Public School Trust Lands on Wednesday, May 24, at 6 p.m. at Vermilion Community College in Ely. More...

Posted 5/18/2017 10:53 PM

MDC archivist Welter to give Titanic presentation

CHISHOLM – Christopher Welter, archivist at Minnesota Discovery Center’s Iron Range Research Center, will give a Titanic presentation on Thursday, May 25, at 6:30 p.m. at Minnesota Discovery Center in Chisholm. More...

Posted 5/18/2017 10:53 PM

Bluegrass band Monroe Crossing event on June 8

COOK – Northwoods Friends of the Arts in Cook invites the public to an evening of bluegrass music by Minnesota Music Hall of Fame band, Monroe Crossing, on Thursday, June 8, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 124 5th St. SE in Cook. More...

Posted 5/18/2017 10:53 PM

Comedian Bob Stromberg coming to Cook June 10

COOK – Comedian Bob Stromberg is coming to Cook for Cook Timber Days, presenting his comedy act on Saturday, June 10, at the North Woods School at 7 p.m.  More...

Posted 5/18/2017 10:53 PM

Bling-It and Gear Bags Trunk Show in Virginia

VIRGINIA – A Bling-it and Gear Bags Trunk Show event will be held at Essentia Health- Virginia hospital on Tuesday, June 6, from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. and on Wednesday, June 7, from 7 p.m. – 3 p.m. More...

Posted 5/18/2017 10:53 PM

Brightening a stranger’s day with a hand-painted stone keepsake

ELY – Into The Brush CEO and head artist Joe Baltich announced the formation of a new program within his educational non-profit Into The Brush. This new program is a play on the kindness of strangers.  More...

Posted 5/18/2017 10:53 PM

Construction begins to replace Bear River bridge

BEAR RIVER – Construction to build a new bridge on County State Aid Highway 5 over the Bear River is scheduled to start on Monday, May 22. As a result, Highway 5 will be closed between North Airport Road and Highway 22. More...

Posted 5/18/2017 10:53 PM

Applications to hunt elk in Minnesota open through mid-June

KITTSON COUNTY, MN – Hunters have through Friday, June 16, to apply for one of 13 elk licenses offered this year by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.  More...

Posted 5/18/2017 10:53 PM

Bridge update: No wet weather delay

VIRGINIA – If anyone has any fond memories of leaving Virginia on the Second Avenue loop to join Highway 53 South, this weekend will be the final opportunity to use it. Beginning Monday morning, it will be closed for good.  More...

Posted 5/18/2017 10:54 PM

Twins offer discounts, free hat in partnership with DNR

Anyone with a 2017 Minnesota fishing or hunting license can receive a free camouflage and blaze orange Twins logo baseball cap through a special Minnesota Twins ticket offer online at mndnr.gov/twins.  The offer is good for these games:  &b More...

Posted 5/18/2017 10:54 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 5/11/2017 11:04 PM

Ruby’s Pantry May 27 Babbitt food distribution

BABBITT – The Ruby’s Pantry food distribution in Babbitt will be held on Saturday, May 27, 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 5/11/2017 11:04 PM

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