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Proposals sought for AIS prevention

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY — For the eighth consecutive year, St. Louis County has grant funding available and is seeking proposals for projects that prevent the introduction or limit the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) in lakes, rivers and other bodies of water. The county has $713,522 in grant money to award in 2022 through the state’s AIS Prevention Aid […]

Opportunity offered to apply for undergraduate school at no cost

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Students considering their higher education options can apply for admission to any of the 30 colleges and seven universities of Minnesota State without paying an undergraduate application fee for all or part of October, as part of Minnesota State Week and College Knowledge Month promotions. “With more than 3,800 extraordinary academic programs delivered in-person, online, or in hybrid mode, our […]

Law enforcement scholarships offered

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The Minnesota Sheriff’s Association (MSA) is offering 15 scholarships worth $2,000 each (increased this year from $600) to law enforcement students. St. Louis County Sheriff Ross Litman is encouraging students in this area to apply. Scholarships are available to students currently enrolled in one of the following law enforcement programs: 1. Mandated POST Skills Program 2. In their second year […]

Committee report discusses mental health care in Greater Minnesota

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One of the challenges highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic has been the need to boost access to mental health care in many areas of Minnesota. This challenge can be particularly daunting in the less populated areas of Greater Minnesota, but a blueprint for positive change is now available thanks to a group of mental health professionals and other stakeholders who […]

Minnesota novelist will discuss new book

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Lyric Center to host writing workshop, book reading

VIRGINIA — The Lyric Center for the Arts in will host author Brian Malloy for a writing workshop and book reading on Thursday, October 7. Minnesota novelist Brian Malloy is the author of The Year of Ice (St. Martin’s Press), Brendan Wolf (St. Martin’s Press), the young adult novel Twelve Long Months (Scholastic), and a new novel about the AIDS […]

Mattson to speak at October 5 meeting

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HIBBING — Local author Tom Mattson will be the featured speaker at the Finnish Americans and Friends meeting Tuesday, October 5 at 1 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, located at 4010 9th Ave. in Hibbing. Club member Lorraine Erickson said, “After long months of curtailed activity, come and have your horizons expanded as Tom Mattson shares interesting stories about meeting […]

Library friends will host book and media sale

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MOUNTAIN IRON — The Friends of the Mountain Iron Public Library are hosting a book sale Thursday, September 30 – Saturday, October 2. Many books, CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks will be available. Purchase a library tote bag for $10, then fill the bag for free. On Saturday, visitors can fill a plastic bag for $3. The sale will take place […]

Artists invited to Art in the Greenhouse

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VIRGINIA — Artists are invited to the Olcott Park Botanical Garden Saturday, October 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for Art in the Greenhouse. Artists may bring any artistic media, including photographs, sketch pad and pencils, pen and ink, gouache, watercolors, oils, and acrylics. “Be open to painting a leaf, a cactus, an orchid, or whatever you wish,” said […]

67th North Star Expo returns to Grand Rapids

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Event is the biggest logging equipment show in Minnesota

GRAND RAPIDS — After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Minnesota’s biggest logging equipment show is returning to Itasca County. The 67th Annual North Star Expo opens Friday, September 17 at the Itasca County Fairgrounds in Grand Rapids. Admission to the two-day event is free. The expo features more than 100 exhibitors, including over $15 million in the […]

Art gallery offers etching classes

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COOK — Learn the art of etching with art teacher Lyn Reed at the Northwoods Friends of the Arts (NWFA) gallery in Cook in October. Etching is a printmaking technique that uses chemical action to produce incised lines in a printing plate, which then holds the applied ink and forms the image. The art of etching originated in the 15th […]


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