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Mrs. Jill Papin’s third graders share poetry and drawings

It’s holiday haiku time: Shared by Marquette Catholic School

CHRISTMAS DAY Do you like Christmas? I like to build a snowman. We drink hot cocoa. By Addy CHRISTMAS DAY Cookies are yummy. I like to open presents. I will play outside. By Audrey CHRISTMAS! I like Santa Claus. There are presents by the tree. I like hot cocoa. By Aylee WINTER Santa likes this milk. All my family will […]

New healthcare course being offered at Rainy River CC beginning spring ‘19

INTERNATIONAL FALLS – As Koochiching County continues to experience a demand for healthcare workers, Rainy River Community College strives to provide educational opportunities to meet these needs. This spring, a new course will be offered that will broaden the abilities of a certified nursing assistant. The Trained Medication Aide (TMA) course will educate unlicensed personnel to administer medications in a […]

Essentia Health volunteers share the joy this season

Essentia Health Virginia Volunteer Service Organization (VSO) is sharing joy this holiday season. Through their fundraising efforts, volunteers donated new Christmas décor to the Essentia Health-Virginia Care Center. Pictured (l. to r.) are Nancy Kearney, volunteer coordinator; Laura Mathieu, VSO board vice-president; Sandy Ledoux, care center volunteer; Val Wier, VSO board president; Sharon Strle, care center (activities); and Rich Cummings, […]

Holiday gift includes 32 children’s books in a cardboard barn

A Barn Full of Books: A unique farm-related literacy project

IRON RANGE – The Arrowhead Regional Farm Bureau (ARFB) is partnering with United Way of Northeastern Minnesota (UWNEMN) on a unique project. The two organizations received $1,000 from the White-Reinhardt Fund for Education Mini-Grant program, which funds projects that increase agricultural literacy. It was the only grant of its kind issued in the state of Minnesota. Together, the ARFB and […]

UWNEMN President’s Corner: Maximize giving during the season of giving



CHISHOLM – The saying goes, it is better to give than to receive. I couldn’t agree more. At this time of the year, giving becomes all the more important. There are many people in need and many worthy organizations to support. However, when I think about giving locally and maximizing my donation dollars to impact the Iron Range, there is […]

Mrs. Leanne Jarvi’s 4th grade class at Marquette Catholic School

Poem time—in the shape of and about symbols of Christmas

CHRISTMAS TREE Balls that are colorful on each branch, beautiful lights that twinkle and dance. Popcorn strung on a piece of twine. A pretty star on the top that gives a bright shine. Sparkling tinsel placed on the tree. It’s a sight to see. Greta SNOW GLOBE Round, clear. Sounds of cheer. Happy n’ cold. Something to hold. Sparkly white, […]

Classic comeback, gettin’ gross, pet-a-palooza and more!

The Toy Insider names top toy trends for holiday 2018

The Toy Insider, one of the toy industry’s most influential organizations and a trusted go-to resource for parents and gift-givers, revealed the top seven trending toy themes, giving consumers an inside look at the hottest categories and hand-picked favorites that are sure to be bestsellers this holiday season. “We know that kids love collectibles, and this year these tiny toys […]

Fundraiser held by Eveleth KSKJ Lodge

Eveleth KSKJ Lodge #59 held a breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 11, to raise funds for the Quad City Food Shelf’s new cooler/freezer at their new location. The breakfast raised $1,000. Pictured: Lodge members Davin Britton, Connie Menart and Bob Mavec watch as food shelf board members Rosemary Mattson and Jean Collins receive the proceeds of the fundraiser from Lodge President […]

Hibbing artist community beautifies downtown through art on utility boxes

HIBBING – The Hibbing artist community enhanced the city’s downtown curb-appeal through art mural wraps on eight highly visible utility boxes. Artists were asked to submit designs that reflect the unique culture, people and history of Hibbing. Eight designs were chosen and transformed into vinyl wraps that encase the streetlight utility boxes. Utility wraps are a relatively new art form […]

Broadband connectivity:

Chisholm launches unified web presence

CHISHOLM – To strengthen the broadband experience in the Chisholm area, a new landing page (https:// chisholm55719.com/) was launched that includes a shared community calendar, social media feeds from several community partners, and direct links to each partner’s individual website. The city, chamber of commerce, economic development authority and the school district worked together to create the centralized portal. “Chisholm […]


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