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Swedish Meatball Dinner fundraiser is April 24 in Virginia

Care Partners is there to help those who are battling cancer


My house is full of signs. These signs range from humorous to deeply personal. One sign that we have was purchased after my breast cancer diagnosis in July of 2015. It says, “Not to spoil the ending, but everything will be ok.” I have looked at this sign A LOT the past three years, especially since the breast cancer metastasized […]

Supportive businesses, individuals acknowledged at 52nd annual event

United Way of NE MN celebrates campaign and community

CHISHOLM — United Way of Northeastern Minnesota (UWNEMN) held their 52nd annual Campaign Celebration on Thursday, March 28, at the Minnesota Discovery Center in Chisholm, a key sponsor of the event. UWNEMN Executive Director Shelley Valentini introduced UWNEMN’s outgoing Board President Julie Lucas from Hibbing Taconite who opened the evening program. Lucas stated, “It has been such an honor to […]

Support and guidance offered to students

TRIO SSS celebrates its 30 years at MRC

VIRGINIA — The Mesabi Range College TRIO Student Support Services program celebrated its 30th anniversary on Thursday, April 11, by holding a Spring Leadership Day on the Virginia campus. As part of the celebration, college students from across the Northeast Higher Education District (NHED) came for a day of celebration and personal growth. Beginning the day was nationally known speaker, […]

Lyric Center offers murder mystery dinner theater at Giants Ridge

BIWABIK — When it comes to new entertainment and activities on the Iron Range, Giants Ridge in Biwabik is typically known for its recreationfocused offerings. However, on Thursday, April 25, the resort will be bringing a new kind of occasion to the venue. In an effort to offer even more new entertainment to the region, Giants Ridge has teamed up […]

NRRI’s Recycling Market Development program

Researching markets for recycled paper, reducing plastics


NRRI is hoping that one waste stream—excessive paper waste—can provide a solution for another pollution problem: single use plastic. And hopefully, make Minnesota the manufacturing and distribution hub for this new product. Stadiums and airlines, in particular, are considering how to reduce the plastics in their food service. They need a biodegradable food tray that can be heated in an […]

Donation made to Camp Chicagami

VIRGINIA — During the month of February, Natural Harvest Food Co-op customers donated over $1,400 to Camp Chicagami. Their contributions—through the Change Within Reach program—will help the organization provide scholarships to children who qualify for assistance with camp fees. Since the start of the Change Within Reach program in 2014, Natural Harvest has raised over $80,000 for local charities; in […]

Sale on Saturday, April 27, at Hibbing Memorial Building Arena

OSL Church gets ready for 70th annual White Elephant Sale

HIBBING – The 70th annual White Elephant Sale will be held on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Hibbing Memorial Building Arena. The sale, sponsored by Our Saviors Lutheran Church of Hibbing, is one of the largest “rummage” sales in the state! Throughout the year, members of the congregation and the community donate enough unneeded […]

“For Such a One as This”

Chisholm Baptist presents Easter musical

CHISHOLM – The musical drama “For Such a One as This” is once again being presented at Chisholm Baptist Church during the Easter season. Performances will be Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, April 17-19 at 7 p.m. each evening. The drama presents the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection from the perspectives of his disciples and others who encountered him during […]

Virginia Fire Department Run Report: Weeks of March 24 — April 6

VIRGINIA — During the two weeks of March 24 – April 6, the Virginia Fire Department was called for service 178 times: 166 medical calls and 12 fire calls. The 12 fire calls varied from lift assists, dispatched and cancelled enroute, multiple MVAs and a water flow alarm. The 166 medical calls were 51 transfers and 115 9-1-1 medical calls. […]

Eveleth-Gilbert fourth-graders enjoy Water Week

GILBERT – The City of Gilbert works with the Eveleth-Gilbert Elementary fourth-graders each year as part of their Minnesota Wellhead Protection Plan. Gilberts Wellhead Protection plan encourages their water operators to educate our youth on the importance of water. Each year Gilbert operators offer classroom interactive presentations on how to protect our water ways, whether it be consumption, awareness of […]


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