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President’s Corner: Ready to Rampage


BIWABIK – Robert Green Ingersoll said, “When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death—that is heroism.” Veterans exemplify this quote and are truly heroes. These brave men and women stepped forward, stood up to fear, fought for our country, and fought for us. To honor, support and help […]

Youth in Action students help non-profits during service trip

IRON RANGE – A total of 17 Youth in Action students from six Iron Range schools completed a trip to assist children and families at three Twin Cities non-profit service organizations. As part of the annual service learning trip, students helped prepare and serve a meal at the Ronald McDonald House, packed meals at Feed My Starving Children, and decorated […]

Free musical comedy program offered at area libraries

IRON RANGE – The Arrowhead Library System is presenting Glen Everhart’s Heebie Jeebies, a free musical comedy program being offered for ages 5 and older at the following dates and locations: • Monday, Aug. 13, at 1 p.m. at the Keewatin Public Library • Monday, Aug. 13, at 3:30 p.m. at the Marble Public Library • Monday, Aug. 13, at […]

Event will serve 2,000 patients facing barriers to care

A mission of mercy: Dental professionals provide free care

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Dental Association and the Minnesota Dental Foundation will be bringing the Minnesota Mission of Mercy to the Minneapolis Convention Center on Friday, Sept. 7 and Saturday, Sept. 8. Minnesota Mission of Mercy is a community event that provides free dental care over a two-day period for patients facing barriers to care. Financial support for the event […]

Olivia Skaja wins 2018 Minnesota State Old Time Fiddle Championship

MT. IRON – The 37th annual Minnesota State Old Time Fiddle Championship was held Saturday, Aug. 4, in Mt. Iron. Fiddlers young and old from the United States and Canada competed for cash and prizes. The contest this year was extremely competitive, with three returning state champions in attendance. Congratulations are extended to the following winners: CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION • First […]

Natural Harvest makes $1,100 donation to IRPS

VIRGINIA – Natural Harvest Food Co-op customers donated over $1,100 to the Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability during the month of June. The funds will support local farm tours during the IRPS’s annual Harvest Festival. Each month, Natural Harvest Food Co-op in Virginia selects a local non-profit organization to be the recipient of their Change Within Reach program. The program […]

Telescope available to check out at VPL

VIRGINIA – The Virginia Public Library (VPL) has been awarded an Orion 4.5-inch StarBlast telescope that will be available for VPL patrons to sign out and take home to explore the wonders of the night sky. The award was made by the Astronomical League, under its Horkheimer Library Telescope Program, which awards up to 10 such telescopes annually. While the […]

Funding to support building remodel and food programs

Backus Community Center receives grants for new projects

INTERNATIONAL FALLS – Citizens for Backus/AB accepted grants of $5,000 each from Koochiching Community Development Authority (KCDA) and the Northland Foundation of Duluth. The KCDA grant will be used to create a new office space on the main floor that is currently not accessible from the hallway. “It’s a wonderful space but you can only access it from inside our […]

Nort’landers Masters Swim Club wins championship

MINNEAPOLIS – The Nort’landers Masters Swim Club finished the Minnesota Masters Long Course Swim championship as the top club in the state. The event was held on Saturday, June 23, at the Jean R. Freeman Aquatic Center at the University of Minnesota. The Nort’landers scored 420 points, far ahead of second-place Hopkins with a score of 147 points. A total […]

National Night Out events held Aug. 7

Annual events feature police and community partnerships

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