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Northern Progressives to meet Feb. 19 in Cook

COOK — The upcoming political party caucuses and presidential primary will be the focus of the Northern Progressives meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Crescent Bar & Grill, located at 9257 Olson Rd., north of Cook. Leah Rogne of Greaney, board member of St. Louis County DFL Organizing Unit 03, will talk about what to expect […]

Sue Okerstrom to speak at Feb. 23 church service

VIRGINIA — Sue Okerstrom will present “Adventures in Learning from Nature: Minnesota to Africa and Back” on Sunday, Feb. 23, at the 10:30 a.m. service at Mesabi Unitarian Universalist Church, located at 230 7th St. S. in Virginia. Okerstrom had been a materials scientist at a medical device manufacturer for more than 25 years when she discovered “biomimicry” at an […]

Virginia Bowling Gardens to host fundraiser Feb. 23

VIRGINIA — The Virginia Bowling Gardens will be hosting a no tap bowling tournament as a fundraiser for the Road Runners Special Olympics team. The tournament will be held on Sunday, Feb. 23, at 12 p.m. at 301 2nd St S. in Virginia. The cost is $15 per person. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place.

Precinct caucus training in two locations Feb. 18

HIBBING/VIRGINIA — The 6th District DLF will be holding precinct caucus training on Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 6 – 7 p.m. Training will be held at both Mesabi Range College in Virginia (Room C156) and at the DFL office located at 214 E. Howard St. in Hibbing. The training is for anyone interested in learning how the caucuses work. They […]

Class of 1975 meeting set for Feb. 22 in Virginia

VIRGINIA — The Virginia High School Class of 1975 will meet on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m. at Adventures Restaurant & Pub in Virginia. A short meeting will be held to discuss plans for the upcoming 45th class reunion. Spouses and guests are welcome to attend.

Going to Pieces Quilters schedule Feb. 18 meeting

VIRGINIA — Going to Pieces Quilters will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 6 p.m. at the First Covenant Church, located at 232 5th St. S. in Virginia. The evening program will be “4 Members by Members.” Theme of the month is a quilt project with red, pink or purple. Members are reminded to bring items for show and tell. […]

Grace Bible Church plans gospel sing event Feb. 15

IRON — A gospel sing will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 3 p.m. at Grace Bible Church, located at 9357 Hwy. 37 in Iron. Attendees are asked to bring their instruments and a song, along with a potluck dish. For more information, call 218-749-8649.

Community dance will be held on Feb. 15 in Cotton

COTTON — A community dance, sponsored by the Cotton Civic Club, will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 7 – 10 p.m. at the Cotton Community Center. Music will be provided by the Ken Sievers Family and Friends Band. Admission will be $7 per person. BYOB. Snacks will be provided.

Class of 1957 to meet for luncheon on Feb. 18

HIBBING — The Hibbing High School Class of 1957 will meet for lunch on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 1 p.m. at Sammy’s Pizza and Restaurant in Hibbing. All classmates, spouses and friends are invited.

Manufacturers expect stability in 2020

Respondents to an annual Manufacturing Business Conditions Survey conducted by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis say they expect mostly unchanged or improved conditions in 2020. “It’s good news for Minnesota that the majority of manufacturers in our state expect stable or improved business conditions in 2020,” said Governor Tim […]


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