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2017 St. Louis County property tax statements being mailed out

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – St. Louis County property owners should watch their mail for two important notices from the county. Property tax statements have already started going out, with the final batch being mailed this week. More...

Posted 3/23/2017 10:56 PM

Senior Symposium to be held in Cook on April 7

COOK – A Senior Symposium will be held at the Cook Community Center located at the Doug Johnson Park in Cook on Friday, April 7, from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Experts from St. More...

Posted 3/23/2017 10:57 PM

2-hour Bible Camp in Buhl offered on April 2

BUHL – Have you ever been to Bible Camp? An opportunity to try out a 2-hour camp will take place on Sunday, April 2, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Buhl-Kinney Senior Center, 302 Frantz St. in Buhl. More...

Posted 3/23/2017 10:57 PM

Book signing to be held at NWFA in Cook April 8

COOK – H.A. Dale, author of the book “Legends of Kee Tov” will be signing books at the Northwoods Friends of the Arts Gallery in Cook on Saturday, April 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  More...

Posted 3/23/2017 10:57 PM

Rigatoni Feed hosted by Victory Christian Academy

HIBBING – Victory Christian Academy in Hibbing will host its 8th annual Rigatoni Feed on Monday, April 3, from 4 – 7 p.m. at Victory Christian Academy (former St. Leo’s building), 206 E. 39th St. More...

Posted 3/23/2017 10:57 PM

8th Annual Northland Career Fair set for April 12 at the DECC

DULUTH – The 8th Annual Northland Career Fair will take place on Wednesday, April 12, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Pioneer Hall at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC). Free parking is available at the DECC.  More...

Posted 3/23/2017 10:57 PM

Ely Heritage Preservation Commission wins $9,500 grant to inventory Ely’s historic downtown

ELY – The Ely Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) received a $9,500 grant from the State of Minnesota’s Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) for work to inventory the city’s historic downtown area.  More...

Posted 3/23/2017 10:57 PM

Ely-based Up North Jobs is seeking new members

ELY – Up North Jobs, an Ely-based non-partisan Minnesota non-profit membership organization is seeking members. More...

Posted 3/23/2017 10:57 PM

MN FoodShare March Campaign continues

ELY – The 35th annual Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign continues through March 31. More...

Posted 3/23/2017 10:57 PM

4th of July fundraiser is set in Tower on March 19

TOWER – The Tower-Soudan-Lake Vermilion Fourth of July committee is having a chili-soup benefit on Sunday, March 19, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Tower Civic Center. Art Lehtinen will play polka music from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. More...

Posted 3/16/2017 10:01 PM

Iron Range Home, Sport & Travel Show this week

VIRGINIA – The 2017 Iron Range Home, Sport & Travel Show returns to Miners Memorial Building in Virginia Thursday through Sunday, March 23 – 26. More...

Posted 3/16/2017 10:01 PM

Mesabi UU Church notice of discussion on March 19

VIRGINIA – “It Matters What We Believe” will be the topic of the service presented by Reverend Eric Northard at Mesabi Unitarian Universalist Church in Virginia on Sunday, March 19, at 10:30 a.m. More...

Posted 3/16/2017 10:01 PM

Monday blood drive at North Woods School

COOK – North Woods High School is partnering with Memorial Blood Centers to host a blood drive on Monday, March 27, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at North Woods School, 10248 Olson Rd. E. More...

Posted 3/16/2017 10:01 PM

Going to Pieces Quilters meeting set for March 21

VIRGINIA – The monthly meeting of the Going to Pieces Quilters will be held on Tuesday, March 21, at 6 p.m. at First Covenant Church, 232 5th St. S., Virginia. More...

Posted 3/16/2017 10:01 PM

2017 City Auto Glass Walleye Classic will be largest yet

LAKE VERMILION – Now in its 12th year, the annual City Auto Glass Walleye Classic is preparing for this year’s tournament to be held on Saturday, May 20, on Lake Vermilion. More...

Posted 3/16/2017 10:02 PM

Once-rare pelicans on yearly return to Minnesota; American white pelicans migrating north

American white pelicans are making their yearly migration to Minnesota about two weeks early this year, according to the Department of Natural Resources. More...

Posted 3/16/2017 10:02 PM

New exhibits open at Lyric’s First Stage Gallery

VIRGINIA – The First Stage Gallery in the Lyric Center for the Arts is presenting two exhibits:  • Natural Ranges: Photography of the Appalachian Trail by Jill Aubin; and • Antler Basketry of Northern Minnesota by Cathr More...

Posted 3/10/2017 12:00 AM

Oasis Dance Camp and Retreat coming to Duluth

DULUTH – Oasis Dance Camp and Retreat is coming to Duluth for a full weekend of Oriental dance training with Cassandra Shore. Dates are September 15 – 17, 2017. The fee is $390; enrollment is limited. More...

Posted 3/10/2017 12:00 AM

Virginia High School to present musical comedy

VIRGINIA – Virginia High School will present the musical comedy “Once Upon a Mattress,” which is based on the classic fairy tale “The Princess and The Pea.” Performances will be in Goodman Auditorium in Virginia on: Thur More...

Posted 3/10/2017 12:00 AM

Orthodox Byzantine music program to be held

HIBBING – St. Michael’s Orthodox Church in Hibbing will hold a Byzantine music program on Saturday, March 18, from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Vespers will follow at 5 p.m.  More...

Posted 3/10/2017 12:00 AM

ST. LUKE’S HIGH SCHOOL ALL-STAR GAME ROSTERS

DULUTH – Hockey won’t quite be over once this week’s MN State High School League Tournament reaches its conclusion. The St. More...

Posted 3/10/2017 12:01 AM

Support the outdoors: State parks and trails need a boost from users, taxpayers

The Department of Natural Resources is asking for modest fee and general fund increases for Minnesota’s state parks and trails system during the 2017 legislative session, and I want you to know why it’s important to make an investment in More...

Posted 3/10/2017 12:01 AM

Bald eagles migrating back to Minnesota early

Bald eagles are migrating back to Minnesota and may be seen in large numbers across parts of the state over the next few weeks, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.  More...

Posted 3/10/2017 12:01 AM

New experiences await visitors at Minnesota state parks and trails in 2017

STATEWIDE – A variety of new experiences await visitors to Minnesota state parks and trails in 2017. For example, you can:   More...

Posted 3/10/2017 12:01 AM

Education Garden classes being offered in Chisholm

CHISHOLM – Chisholm’s new Education Garden will kick off with six classes presented by gardening experts. The first class will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 9.  More...

Posted 3/3/2017 12:09 AM

Eveleth KC Easter Bingo slated to be held April 2

EVELETH – The Eveleth Knights of Columbus Council #2583 will hold Easter Bingo on Sunday, April 2, from 2 – 4 p.m. at Resurrection Church Holy Family Hall. Resurrection Church is located at 301 Adams Ave. in Eveleth.  More...

Posted 3/23/2017 10:57 PM

Mesabi UU Church topic is about food and waste

VIRGINIA – Waste Not, Want Not will be the topic of the service presented by Jenna Ballinger at Mesabi Unitarian Universalist Church in Virginia on Sunday, March 26, at 10:30 a.m. More...

Posted 3/23/2017 10:57 PM

Live music fundraiser for ALS in Embarrass April 8

EMBARRASS – A live music ALS fundraising event will be held at Timber Hall in Embarrass on Saturday, April 8, for ages 21 and older. Doors open at 6 p.m. with music by The Chubs from 8 p.m. – midnight. More...

Posted 3/23/2017 10:57 PM

Park facilities are topic of April 6 public meeting

VIRGINIA – Midway residents are invited to a public meeting to be held on Thursday, April 6, at 6:30 p.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 93 Midway Dr., Virginia. More...

Posted 3/23/2017 10:57 PM

Majors that might help you get hired after college

As the cost of college tuition continues to rise and the job market grows increasingly competitive, students are giving greater consideration to their prospects of being hired before choosing a major.  More...

Posted 3/23/2017 10:57 PM

Spring road restrictions announced for St. Louis County roads

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – Spring road restrictions have been announced for the North Zone of Minnesota, which includes the majority of St. Louis County, from north of U.S. Highway 2 and east of State Highway 33. More...

Posted 3/23/2017 10:57 PM

Community musical Pippin opens March 30 at Vermilion Community College Fine Arts Theater

ELY – “Join us, leave your field to flower...”Thus begins the opening number “Magic To Do” for the Ely Community Spring Musical Pippin. More...

Posted 3/23/2017 10:57 PM

Ely chamber of commerce annual meeting features Don Ness as speaker

ELY – The annual social meeting of the Ely Chamber of Commerce will be held on Wednesday, April 12 at the Grand Ely Lodge. The event starts with a social hour at 5 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner at 5:45 p.m.  More...

Posted 3/23/2017 10:57 PM

39th annual ECR art auction to be held April 1

ELY – All are welcome to celebrate the wonderful artists who support Ely youth with their time and talent. More...

Posted 3/23/2017 10:57 PM

Minnesota boaters urged to get educated before season begins

Just as the “rules of the road” are learned before getting behind the wheel of a car, the same should be done before getting on a boat and taking the helm.  More...

Posted 3/23/2017 10:57 PM

Note HTF corrections!

In the March 3, 2017, edition of Hometown Focus we published “A dog’s story: Love and loyalty should be a forever thing,” an article to which it incorrectly stated the author to be Greta Van Orsdel.  More...

Posted 3/16/2017 10:01 PM

NWFA in Cook announces meetings, art expo 2017

COOK – Northwoods Friends of the Arts will hold their next regular meeting on Tuesday, March 21, at 12 p.m. at The Gallery, 210 River St. More...

Posted 3/16/2017 10:01 PM

Spring bazaar, luncheon to be held in Chisholm

CHISHOLM – The Chisholm United Methodist Church will hold their annual Marching into Spring bazaar on Saturday, March 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be baked goods, crafts, quilts and table linens for sale. More...

Posted 3/16/2017 10:01 PM

Monroe Crossing concert at Kaleva Hall March 18

VIRGINIA – The Knights of Kaleva will present Monroe Crossing, a bluegrass group from the cities, in concert at Kaleva Hall on Saturday, March 18, at 7 p.m. Tickets for the event are $17.00. More...

Posted 3/16/2017 10:01 PM

A glimpse at the remarkable work of the St. Louis County Volunteer Rescue Squad

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – Within St. Louis County, we have a remarkable group of highly skilled individuals—currently 64 in all—who provide a level of dedication and service that is almost beyond comprehension. The St. More...

Posted 3/16/2017 10:02 PM

Changing of the Ely Lake nest guardians

This beautiful pair of eagles shares nesting duties on Ely Lake, Eveleth, MN. Photos by Larry Aho. More...

Posted 3/16/2017 10:02 PM

Seasonal AIS watercraft inspectors sought for 2017 boating season

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

Posted 3/16/2017 10:02 PM

Mesabi UU Church to discuss voting March 12

VIRGINIA – “Let’s Vote on That” will be the topic of the service presented by Marlise Riffel on Sunday, March 12, at 10:30 a.m. at Mesabi Unitarian Universalist Church in Virginia. More...

Posted 3/10/2017 12:00 AM

Sustainability Matters conversation on March 13

MT. IRON – The next Sustainability Matters monthly conversation exploring the connections between the environment, economy and communities will be held on Monday, March 13, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church in Mt. Iron. More...

Posted 3/10/2017 12:00 AM

Former NLF star Arian Foster thinks he could beat a wolf in a fight; Ely’s wolf center disagrees

EDITOR’S NOTE: After retired NFL running back Arian Foster tweeted that he could beat a wolf in a fight, The International Wolf Center issued a rebuttal in the form of a press release. The following is that release. – Brian Miller   More...

Posted 3/10/2017 12:01 AM

Arrowhead Archery results

Grand Rapids Grand Prix | Saturday, March 4, 2017 |Grand Rapids, MN

THIRD GRADE FEMALE   More...

Posted 3/10/2017 12:01 AM

BCA releases 2016 Permit to Carry annual report

The Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) recently released the 2016 Permit to Carry Report, an annual report summarizing data submitted by Minnesota law enforcement agencies regarding applications made for handgun carry p More...

Posted 3/10/2017 12:01 AM

Sunday, March 12, at 2 a.m. Spring forward for daylight saving time

Daylight saving time (DST), or summer time, is the practice of advancing clocks during summer months by one hour so that evening daylight lasts an hour longer, while sacrificing normal sunrise times. More...

Posted 3/10/2017 12:01 AM

Check late season snowmobile and ski trail conditions before traveling

While there are still areas of good snowmobile trail riding and cross country skiing in far northeastern Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources advises riders and skiers to check online trail condition reports before traveling. More...

Posted 3/10/2017 12:01 AM

Free tax return help offered through AEOA

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – Free tax counseling and preparation of federal, state and property tax returns for middle- and low-income taxpayers of all ages is available at these locations in North St. Louis County through April 15:   More...

Posted 3/3/2017 12:09 AM

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