Firefighting love: A marriage proposal at Cherry Fire Hall

EDITOR’S NOTE: February is sometimes referred to as the month of love. So, I wanted to treat HTF readers to this little story of the love that sparked at the Cherry Volunteer Fire Department. –Jill Pepelnjak, HTF staff writer CHERRY – As you know, Phil and Sheri are both volunteer firefighters at the Cherry Fire Department. One day, on Dec. […]

Spring tour performance at VHS on Saturday, March 2

The Concordia Choir national tour includes stop in Virginia

VIRGINIA – Concert-goers in Virginia will be among the first to hear selections from The Concordia Choir of Moorhead, MN, during its spring national tour of the Northwest. They will perform on Saturday, March 2, at 7 p.m. in Goodman Auditorium at Virginia High School. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for adults. The 73-voice choir is conducted by renowned […]

Eveleth-Mt. Iron Lions Club hosts junior curling bonspiel

EVELETH – The Eveleth-Mt. Iron Lions Club hosted the junior curling bonspiel at Curl Mesabi in Eveleth on Jan. 12 and 13. A total of 28 teams participated in the event, with 15 teams competing in the beginner division and 13 competing in the competitive division. Teams and curlers participating in the bonspiel included those from Curl Mesabi, as well […]

Annual Make a Difference Conference for youth is Feb. 11 at Fortune Bay

TOWER – The annual conference that features workshops presented by students for students is back for its 24th year. The Young Leaders’ Make a Difference Conference is Monday, Feb. 11 at Fortune Bay Resort, from 9:15 a.m. – 2 p.m. Approximately 360 students in grades 9 – 12 from Iron Range and Duluth area high schools are registered to participate […]

Annual Girl Scout cookie season kicks off on Feb. 9

Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines is gearing up to launch the 2019 Girl Scout Cookie season on Saturday, Feb. 9, celebrating the largest financial investment in girls annually in the United States. Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program®, girls not only discover their inner leadership potential but also use their earnings to power amazing experiences for […]

Take Your Best Shot 2019 underway and other happenings at Cook’s NWFA

COOK – Grab those cameras and start shooting! The 2019 Northwoods Friends of the Arts (NWFA) photography FUNdraiser is now underway and everyone is encouraged to participate. Participants can enter as many photos as desired; however, each entry requires its own entry form. The entry fee is $10 per photo. Students can enter up to three photos with free entry. […]

Alango basketmaker juried into Arrowhead art biennial

DULUTH – Basketmaker Cathryn Peters from Angora was one of 26 artists selected from over 70 entries for the 62nd Arrowhead Regional Biennial Exhibit which features juried artwork from the Upper Midwest produced within the past five years. This show is on view in the John Steffl Gallery in the Duluth Art Institute in Duluth from Jan. 24, through April […]

Downtown Streetscapes grant improves region’s cities

The physical appearance of a downtown is important to its economic vitality. Storefront facades, pedestrian and bicycle pathways, landscaping and public spaces are essential for a downtown to sustain and grow. The Downtown Streetscapes grant assists with projects that promote safe and attractive environments for residents, shoppers, workers and visitors. Three northeastern Minnesota cities were recently awarded grants: • Keewatin—$5,500: […]

Annual WolfTrack Classic Sled Dog race is set for Feb. 23 and 24

ELY – The 11th annual WolfTrack Classic Sled Dog Race is scheduled for Feb. 23 and 24. The race is a mid-distance race with two classes: a 30-mile, six dog race and a 50-mile, 8-dog race. The race starts and finishes at the Ely Softball Complex on Old Airport Road on Sunday Feb. 24. Teams arrive around 7 a.m. that […]

The great outdoors is headed indoors—two shows for one price

DULUTH – The great outdoors is headed indoors for the 53rd annual Duluth Boat, Sports, Travel & RV Show and Northland Outdoors Duluth Deer Classic. If you can shoot it, cast it, ride it, wear it or float on it, it’s here and if you love anything and everything to do with the great outdoors you will want to come […]

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