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Dentists are offering free dental care to over 2,000 children in need

STATEWIDE — Minnesota dentists are offering free dental care to children in need on Feb. 7 and 8. Appointments can be booked now. The Minnesota Dental Association (MDA) has over 1,200 dental professionals volunteering at nearly 100 clinics across the state for Give Kids a Smile. Finding a clinic with open appointments is as easy as calling United Way 211 […]

Operation Round Up® gives more than $50,000 to community programs

GRAND RAPIDS — Through the contribu tions of Lake Country Power’s participating members, the Operation Round Up® Trust Board recently approved $51,160 in assistance to local community programs during its quarterly meeting. The cooperative’s trust board reviewed and considered 50 grant applications and distributed funds to 43 projects and programs this past quarter. Since the program’s inception in October 2004, […]

Multi-disciplinary singer Jillian Rae brings unique sound to the Reif

Performance is the first CenterStage MN installment of 2020

GRAND RAPIDS — Singer/ songwriter Jillian Rae kicks off the first Center- Stage Minnesota Concert Series show of 2020. Produced by the Reif Arts Council and KAXE/KBXE Northern Community Radio, the concert is Thursday, Jan, 16, at 7 p.m. in the Ives Studio Theater at the Myles Reif Performing Arts Center. Having cultivated a reputation as the go-to violin accompanist […]

Baby boy greets I’Falls couple morning of Jan. 2

Essentia Health-Virginia welcomed its first baby of 2020 on Thursday, Jan. 2. Huntley Gust Sheridan was welcomed to the world at 8:31 a.m., weighing 8 pounds, 3 ounces. He is 20 inches long. Huntley was delivered by Dr. Paula Hedin, and his proud parents are Madison Mettler and James Sheridan of International Falls. Submitted photo.

FOCUS ON PHOTOGRAPHERS

This month’s photographer spotlight: Gerri Podrug of Hugo, MN.

EDITOR’S NOTE: In this edition, we ring in the new year with our Focus on Photographers featuring the photos and narrative of Gerri Podrug. Her photographs of horses are amazing and portray her love for them and her love of photography. – Kirsten… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember […]

National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day is Jan. 9

St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office K-9s have fun in winter

Deputy Ryan Smith and K-9 Wesson (Smith and Wesson, get it?) won the 2019 Northland Law Enforcement K-9 Foundation’s holiday photo contest. They are assigned to the Sheriff’s Office in Hibbing and have been on patrol together for two years. Submitted… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Northeastern Minnesota Women Veterans host event

Quilts of Valor presented to area veterans at award ceremony

Area veterans are pictured wrapped in their Quilts of Valor. Pictured (front, l. to r.): Joi Lin Sanchez, Dee Sabin, Richard Halverson, Kayla McFarland, Lucy Hart, Wendy Yourczek, Geraldine Bonnette and Jim Bonnette. Standing (l. to r.): Jerry Forsbe… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Help protect Minnesota’s environment

Properly dispose of your holiday greens and Christmas trees

Elongate hemlock scale on fir needles. Photo courtesy of Minnesota Department of Agriculture.Insects and diseases can hitchhike on trees and holiday greenery brought into Minnesota from other states. Now, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA)… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

$4,590 raised for Folded Flag Foundation

Village Inn is top contributing franchise

The Village Inn restaurant in Virginia was the top franchise contributor for a nationwide fundraiser for the Folded Flag Foundation.VIRGINIA — The Village Inn restaurant in Virginia was the top franchise contributor for a nationwide fundraiser for th… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Northern Progressives to meet Jan. 8

COOK — Megan Bond of the Democratic- Farmer-Labor Party’s Environmental Caucus will be the featured speaker at the Northern Progressives meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Crescent Bar & Grill near Cook. Bond, of International Fall… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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