Summer Work Outreach Project (SWOP)

A paycheck with a purpose


Mt. Iron SWOP workers put sealant on benches at Messiah Lutheran Church in preparation for the Common Ground Community Kitchen Open House workers. Photo by Jean Cole.Peelings were flying in John and Eileen Rioux’s kitchen in the spring of 1997. John… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me   […]

A day in the life of SWOP




Cleaning headstones in the Chisholm Cemetery was the project for the day for these SWOPS workers last week. Photo by Jean Cole.IRON RANGE – Last week I spent a day with students in the Summer Work Outreach Project (SWOP) in the communities of Mt. Ir… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

SWOP staff and students: In their words




SWOP workers clean headstones in the Chisholm Cemetery. This is one of the SWOP kids’ favorite work projects in the program. Photo by Jean Cole.The student workers themselves and the staff who guide them share their thoughts on the Summer Work… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Celebrate the 4th of July on the Range




IRON RANGE – There is plenty to do this holiday weekend all across the Iron Range. So participate, enjoy, be safe and let’s hope for some nice weather! AURORA Saturday, July 210 a.m. Red, White & Blue Quilt Show4 p.m. – Freedom Fête Music Festiv… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Eveleth’s grand marshal: Patrick Bastianelli




Patrick BastianelliEVELETH – Patrick Bastianelli has been selected as this year’s grand marshal for the Eveleth 4th of July parade. His Eveleth roots run deep;his grandfather, Enrico, moved to the Eveleth area from Italy to raise his family. Patrick… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Side Lake’s grand marshal: Jerry Erickson




Jerry EricksonSIDE LAKE – Jerry Erickson, a Hibbing and Side Lake resident, has been named the grand marshal for this year’s Side Lake 4th of July parade scheduled for 11 a.m. on Monday, July 4. Jerry was one of the original organizers o… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

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While July 4th is synonymous with American independence, one of the United States’ founding fathers felt that July 2nd was a more appropriate date to celebrate the colonies’ declaration of independence from Great Britain. John Adams, who… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

How to make July 4th safe for your pet



 The Fourth of July is one of the most stressful and potentially dangerous times of the year for pets. While you and your family, friends, and neighbors are celebrating the holiday with fireworks, pets are finding these festive activities anyth… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

July: No charge senior cat adoption

Senior program at Precious Paws helps senior pets find a home


PatchesCHISHOLM – At Precious Paws Humane Society in Chisholm we have several senior cats who desperately need homes – either permanent or foster homes. Senior cats like Bugsie, Junior and Patches are so often overlooked by people who wa… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Hibbing Community College celebrates 100 years!



HIBBING – One century ago on an autumn day in 1916, eleven students attended the very first collegiate course in the local high school. Fast forward 100 years and with the help of faculty, staff, students, supporters and alumni, Hibbing Commun… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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