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Here are a few of my favorite things


These are a few of my favorite things Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens Brown paper packages tied up with strings These are a few of my favorite things… It is true that I love The Sound of Music. You can thank me later that this song will now be running through […]

United Way of 1000 Lakes Day of Action set for June 21

GRAND RAPIDS — Thousands of people in more than 400 communities across the world will be volunteering through United Way on Friday, June 21, to make their community a better place during Day of Action. This day of service is just a snapshot of what United Way does all year long— galvanizing people around solutions to build stronger communities. Throughout […]

Register now for 12th annual Biwabik 4th of July 5K race

BIWABIK — It’s time for the annual Biwabik 4th of July 5K extravaganza. It’s a race. It’s a walk. It’s a gadabout. The races will get underway on Thursday, July 4, at 8 a.m. Early registration is encouraged. Those preregistered by June 15 will get a reduced rate, as well as the newest race day T-shirt. Early registration speeds up […]

Transportation meeting set for June 20

GRAND RAPIDS — Representatives from the Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) and the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC) are holding a public meeting on Thursday, June 20, from 10 – 11 a.m. at Blandin Foundation in Grand Rapids. People interested in improving transportation in northeast Minnesota are encouraged to attend the public meeting. The Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) and […]

Children’s Garden program set to start

VIRGINIA/CHISHOLM — The Children’s Garden in Residence program, a hands-on science-in-the-garden youth program, will start this June at two locations on the Iron Range The Virginia Grows summer program will meet weekly on Thursdays from 1 – 3 p.m., starting June 13 at Olcott Park Greenhouse in Virginia. The Healthy Sprouts will meet biweekly on Tuesdays from 1 – 3:30 […]

2019 Bookworm Reading Contest winners announced

UWNEMN is proud to partner on literacy-building contest

IRON RANGE — The winners of the 2019 Bookworm Reading Contest, run in partnership between WTBX, Sammy’s Pizza of Hibbing and Grand Rapids, and the United Way of Northeastern Minnesota (UWNEMN), were announced in May: • Mrs. Reid’s 2nd grade class at Parkview Elementary in Virginia won for the 1st-2nd grade level, reading 997 books. • Mrs. Strahan’s 3rd grade […]

UWNEMN program expands to nine sites

Summer free lunch for Range children

CHISHOLM– The United Way of Northeastern Minnesota (UWNEMN) has expanded its free summer lunch program to nine sites to better serve area children. Meet Up and Chow Down was piloted in 2016 when UWNEMN Board of Directors urged the organization to look into programming options to help the hundreds of children receiving Buddy Backpacks for supplemental food on the weekends […]

Volunteer Where You Live

UWNEMN Week of Action

CHISHOLM — Most United Ways across the globe will be taking part in a “Day of Action” next month. But the United Way of Northeastern Minnesota (UWNEMN) isn’t like the other United Ways in the world—and that’s because Iron Rangers aren’t like anyone else in the world. The UWNEMN has received so many inquiries from Iron Range citizens about volunteer […]

Tour of Minnesota bicycle tour on the Range June 15 – 21

IRON RANGE — The Tour of Minnesota (TOM), a week-long bicycle tour, will be touring the cities and heritage of the Iron Range starting on Saturday, June 15. This year is the 45th year of the annual ride. The tour will visit and stay overnight in the communities of Grand Rapids, Chisholm, Aurora, Ely, Gilbert and Hibbing. “This thing called […]

The joys of fishing “The Gitch”

Reeling in trout, salmon and more on scenic Lake Superior


Paul Pollock and his dog Hank with their catch on Lake Superior in April of 2017.Lake Superior. The Big Lake. Gitchigumee. Its beauty transcends its name. From the caves and beaches of the Apostle Islands to Black Beach and the cliffs of Palisade Hea… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password […]


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