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Minnesota author to discuss new novel at events on April 8

NORTHEASTERN MINNESOTA — The Virginia Public Library and Arrowhead Library System, will host two (separate) online events for the release of Waterfall: A Novel by Minnesota author Mary Casanova on Thursday, April 8. Waterfall, available April 6, is the newest historical novel from Casanova, also author of Frozen and Ice-Out. Virginia Public Library • 12 p.m.• Register at www.virginiapubliclibrary.info/2372-2/ or […]

Memorial Blood Centers announces upcoming blood drives

NORTHEASTERN MINNESOTA — Amid the ongoing challenges of recruiting blood donors during the COVID-19 pandemic, local nonprofit Memorial Blood Centers (MBC) is facing a shortage of blood and platelet donations. The need for blood is constant, but due to the pandemic, many drives have been canceled or postponed. To replenish supplies for the Northland’s hospitals, trauma centers, and air ambulance […]

In-person property tax payments resume

The St. Louis County Auditor’s Office will begin offering in-person service for people making property tax payments inside the St. Louis County Courthouse in Duluth and the Government Services Center in Virginia starting Monday, April 5. Hours of service will be 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. People are encouraged to mail in their payment or use the secure drop boxes […]

North St. Louis County youth compete in 4-H Project Bowl

NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY — This March, 700 youth on 171 teams from across Minnesota participated in the 4-H Project Bowl, the second largest 4-H event series of the year. 4-H Project Bowl challenges teams of three to five youth to test their knowledge on a variety of topics including dairy, dogs, general livestock, horses, llamas/alpacas, poultry, rabbits, and wildlife […]

Community Resource Hub funds will aid local families

NORTHEASTERN MINNESOTA — The Northland Foundation was recently selected as a new federally funded Community Resource Hub to help pregnant and parenting families with children age 8 and younger navigate Minnesota’s early childhood system. This shifts the burden of finding help from those seeking services to organizations that connect them with the supports they need. Northland Foundation was selected to […]

Scholarships available for young local musicians

NORTHEASTERN MINNESOTA — The Friends of Brad Memorial Foundation (FOBMF) is offering two $1,000 scholarships to students in rural northeastern Minnesota who plan to pursue music in college. “Artists, creatives, and music-makers occupy a unique and critical space in our lives. They enrich our world. They make life more interesting,” said Troy Rogers, FOBMF president. “We want to encourage young […]

RMHC welcomes psychiatric nurse practitioner

VIRGINIA — Heather Mantsch joined the Range Mental Health Center (RMHC) team as a psychiatric nurse practitioner on December 14. She recently graduated from Winona State University as a psychiatric nursing practitioner and previously held a pediatric nurse practitioner license. She also has a master’s degree in nursing from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Formerly working in IT, Mantsch made […]

Public comment sought on Twin Cities-Chicago rail

ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) are seeking public input on proposed intercity passenger rail service improvements for the Twin Cities-Milwaukee-Chicago corridor. “Increasing capacity and reliability on the Twin Cities- Milwaukee-Chicago passenger train route will create economic growth in corridor communities while providing a safe and reliable transportation alternative and […]

Some forest roads, trails closed

STATEWIDE — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will temporarily close some state forest roads and trails because they are not firm enough to support vehicle traffic without causing damage. Depending on weather conditions, the tempora… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

MN Youth Institute offers scholarship

STATEWIDE — High school students across the state are invited to submit a paper and participate in the Minnesota Youth Institute (MNYI) on May 17, 2021, for a virtual educational program hosted by the University of Minnesota’s College of Food, Agricu… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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