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County recaps services for those experiencing homelessness

ST. LOUIS COUNTY — In northern St. Louis County, the Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) provided warming center services for those experiencing homelessness through emergency hotel vouchers. AEOA saw 82 individuals use warming center beds this winter. St. Louis County saw an 18 percent increase in homelessness in 2020 compared to 2019, with most of that growth in unsheltered homelessness. […]

Spirit of Hospitality Award nominations are now open

IRON RANGE — The Iron Range Tourism Bureau (IRTB) is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Spirit of Hospitality Awards. The awards were created by IRTB in 2012 to honor employees in the tourism/ hospitality industry who enhance visitors’ experiences in the 12 communities that make up the IRTB service area. Individuals may be nominated in one or more of […]

Scam targets clients of local food shelves

The Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) issued a news release this week, warning people about a scam targeting clients of local food shelves. According to the release, an unidentified individual contacted a client of a local food shelf to acquire their Social Security number, falsely claiming to be a representative from a food shelf. The AEOA reminds the public that […]

Take Mom fishing the weekend before fishing opener

STATEWIDE — Fishing seasons open for walleye, bass, trout in lakes, and northern pike on Saturday, May 15, with this year’s date taking the prize for the latest possible opener under Minnesota statute. “We know there is some confusion about this year’s opener date,” said Jon Hansen, fisheries program consultant for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Minnesota statute […]

Historical performances come to Grand Rapids

Reif to host four productions April 9 – 30

GRAND RAPIDS — This spring, the Reif Arts Council performances featuring lessons in American history are coming to the Wilcox Theater at the Myles Reif Performing Arts Center. “Each of these daytime shows has a different historical twist,” said Reif Arts Council marketing director Paul M. Gregersen, “focusing on topics such as human rights, diversity, and conservation.” Socially distanced, in-person […]

Virtual defensive driving refresher courses offered

Retired Minnesota State Trooper Mike Flatley is offering defensive driving refresher courses in April and May via Zoom for anyone with a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Zoom classes will be held on Tuesday, April 20, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Friday, April 23, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Tuesday, May 4, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; and […]

4-H Club seeks members

EMBARRASS — The new Four Corners 4-H Club is seeking students in kindergarten through 12th grade to become members. 4-H offers opportunities for youth to explore a variety of project topics, including art, science, healthy living, culture, animals, the environment, robotics, and more. Students have access to all North St. Louis County 4-H programs, including the opportunity to participate in […]

Take free survey to help address local food access

REGIONAL — The Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) and other partners are seeking survey responses to address access to local food options, including harvesting, fishing, and hunting for food such as fish, berries, and deer. AEOA, Essentia Health, the Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability (IRPS), and others are interested in hearing from you about how much these foods are currently […]

Kaleva Corporation to host rummage sale

VIRGINIA — The Kaleva Corporation will be having its annual spring rummage sale on Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Kaleva Hall, 125 3rd St. N., Virginia. A bake sale will be held on Saturday. Masks will be required. Proceeds from the sale will go toward continued maintenance of Kaleva Hall.

EHS class of 1970 to meet

EVELETH — The Eveleth High School class of 1970 will meet at Margie’s Roosevelt Bar on Tuesday, April 13 at 6 p.m. to finalize plans for its reunion. All classmates are invited to attend.

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