Child Care Provider Appreciation & Training Seminar to be held on Feb. 29

DULUTH — More than 300 individuals from across northeastern Minnesota who provide care and education for children ages 0-5 are slated to participate in an annual learning opportunity. A Child Care Provider Appreciation & Training Seminar will be held on Saturday, Feb. 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. Since 2008 the Northland Foundation […]

Eveleth teen to perform as soloist with the Mesabi Symphony Orchestra

VIRGINIA/ELY — Gabrielle Koepke, a homeschooled teen from Eveleth and an accomplished pianist, has won Mesabi Symphony Orchestra’s (MSO’s) annual Young Artist Competition for high schoolage musicians in northeastern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin. She will join Megan Taves, the winner of the competition for college-age musicians, on stage with the orchestra on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 2:30 p.m. at Vermilion […]

Kristen Vake to speak at Sisu Heritage annual meeting in Embarrass Feb. 23

EMBARRASS — Sisu Heritage Inc. will hold its annual meeting on Sunday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m. at Embarrass Town Hall, located at 7503 Levander Rd. in Embarrass. The featured speaker will be Kristen Vake, anchor, reporter and producer at CBS 3 News in Duluth. Vake will speak about her experience growing up on the Iron Range, the importance of […]

Mesabi Community Band to perform concert at Merritt Elementary Feb. 27

MT. IRON — The Mesabi Community Band, under the direction of Paul Helfter, will present “A Midwinter Concert” on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Merritt Elementary School auditorium in Mt. Iron. The musical selections will include Percy Granger’s Children’s March “Over the Hills and Far Away,” Headway March by Harold Bennett, The Good Ol’ West, and many […]

Tickets for Virginia High School musical “Catch Me If You Can” on sale

VIRGINIA — The students of Virginia High School (VHS) have been hard at work rehearsing the musical adaptation of the movie “Catch Me If You Can.” The performances for this musical are scheduled for Thursday, March 26, Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28, at 7 p.m., and on Sunday, March 29, at 2 p.m. All performances will be held […]

Sugar Hills ski trail gets infrastructure/signage improvements

GRAND RAPIDS — New infrastructure and signage were added to the Sugar Hills Nordic ski area, a popular destination in Grand Rapids for local and statewide cross-country skiers and outdoor enthusiasts. A 150-foot boardwalk and two culverts were installed to improve the trail surface and access in low areas that are subject to washouts. The boardwalk allows passage over a […]

Comedian to perform at Gilbert VFW

GILBERT — Back by popular demand, comedian Chad Filley will entertain at Cabin Fever II comedy night on Saturday, Feb. 29, at 7 p.m. at the Gilbert VFW. Comedian Marj Rowan will also perform. Auxiliary member Marianne Nanti, organizer of the show, said, “I first met Chad Filley through my cousin Tony Glavan. I learned that Chad was a stand-up […]

Voyageurs National Park Association to present Cosmic Tour & Dark Sky Adventures at Rainy Lake on Feb. 27

RAINY LAKE — Voyageurs National Park Association (VNPA), in partnership with the National Park Service and the University of Minnesota Duluth, will host a free dark sky program for the community on Thursday, Feb. 27. The program will be offered twice and registration is required. The first offering of Cosmic Tour & Dark Sky Adventures with Travis Novitsky and Joel […]

How to help loved ones handle sundowning

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease can catch families off guard. When such a diagnosis is made, patients and their families typically have a host of questions, including how far the disease has progressed and what to expect as it advances. One potential side effect of Alzheimer’s disease that can catch families off guard is sundowning. The National Institute on Aging […]

Virginia High School (ISD 706): 2019-20 Quarter 2 Honor Roll

GRADE 12A HONOR ROLLAndrews, Seth; Baggenstoss,Isabelle; Cope-Robinson,Sydney; Flatley, Sophia;Glissman, Meghan; Hafdahl,Joseph; Horvat, Andrew; Iverson, Kaylee; Lokken, Emily;Mattonen, Molly; Moore, Abby;Norha, Holly; Norha, Sophia;Peterson, Nicholas; Posener, Alecia; Ramirez, Bernal,America; Seitz, Anna; Skalko,Jordan; Smith, Chloe; Warren,Ava; Wenzel, Ryan GRADE 12B HONOR ROLLAikey, Braiden; Anderson,Allison; Barker, Hugh; Benda,Bailee; Bogza, Calandra;Boyd, Sterling; Brown, Owen;Buggert, William; DeLeon,Emilee; Haavisto, Logan;Harvey, Bethany; Hedblom,Jonah; Hejny, Emily; Hujanen,Ryan; Jacklen, […]

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