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Giving the gift of imagination

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UWNEMN will fundraise for Imagination Library

IRON RANGE — Imagination Library is one of United Way of Northeastern Minnesota’s (UWNEMN) most popular programs—and also its best kept secret, according to UWNEMN Executive Director Erin Shay. “Many people know and love Imagination Library,” Shay said. “But very few people know that our local United Way provides the program on the Iron Range.” Country music icon Dolly Parton […]

Be thankful for clean water

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REGIONAL — In northern Minnesota, one thing we can be grateful for is our abundant, clean water. The Minnesota Discovery Center, the Lyric Center for the Arts, the North St. Louis Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) and their We Are Water MN partners invite local families to utilize free take-home activity kits to explore their relationship with water. The […]

First Thursdays QC wraps up

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VIRGINIA — The final First Thursdays QC (Quad Cities) of 2021 will be held Thursday, December 2, from 4 – 7 p.m. The Lyric Center for the Arts will feature its Holiday Market, along with a pop-up photo booth by local photographer Cheryl Carlson, live holiday music by Steven Solkela, and a meet-and-greet new Executive Director Paul Gregersen. Refreshments will […]

Slovenian Union to hold meeting

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VIRGINIA — The Slovenian Union of America Branch 35 will hold its Christmas party Sunday, December 5, at 12:30 p.m. at Northern Divide Bar & Eatery in Virginia. Meals will be ordered off the menu, and spouses and guests are invited to attend. Pre-COVID Member of the Year Sharon Starkovich will be honored, and traveling bunco will be played. Those […]

KCs announce bingo

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GILBERT — Gilbert Knights of Columbus Council 5031 will host bingo Sunday, November 28 at 2 p.m. in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church social hall. The public is welcome, and there will be cash prizes and raffles. The final bingo of the year will be Sunday, December 12.

Pink Day raises over $54,000 for area cancer patients

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CHISHOLM — October 29 was a historic day for a popular Chisholm restaurant and a local, cancer-focused nonprofit. Strong community support led to the record-setting result of Valentini’s Supper Club’s annual Pink Day. Now in its eighth year, the one-day event brought in a total of $54,200 for Angel Fund, the all-volunteer nonprofit that provides financial assistance for northeastern Minnesota […]

Potential Hibbing Boys & Girls Club moves forward

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HIBBING — Only months after forming an exploratory task force to investigate opening a Boys & Girls Club of Hibbing, a group of community members that are passionate about helping young people have achieved major milestones towards this goal. Site, transportation, and a signed agreement with the Boys & Girls Club of the Northland have been secured. The goal is […]

Women’s club meeting scheduled

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PIKE TOWNSHIP — The Pike Sandy Women’s Club will meet Tuesday, December 7 at 7 p.m. at the Pike Town Hall. The club will sign Christmas cards and set up its scholarship. There will also be a baked goods exchange, and ladies are encouraged to wear a crazy winter hat. Anyone interested in joining in the club’s activities are welcome […]

Sons of Norway to host Christmas party

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VIRGINIA — Sons of Norway Haarfager Lodge #40 will hold its annual Family Potluck Christmas Party Thursday, December 2 at 5:30 p.m. at the Virginia Senior Citizens Center, 511 Chestnut St. Due to COVID-19, the Julenisse will leave gifts for children rather than appearing in person. Ann Terhark and Kristen Simensen will present the program. Anyone interested in Norwegian heritage […]

Application period open for $20,000 scholarships

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NORTHERN MINNESOTA — The annual application period for STEM students hoping to be awarded $20,000 Alworth Scholarships began November 1 and runs through January 15, 2022. To be considered, current high school seniors, including those who are homeschooled, must have an interest in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in mathematics or scientific fields of study and reside in one of these […]


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