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Wanderings of the Superintendent – January 2018

Dr. Noel Schmidt, Superintendent

The Addams Family Days of the Week I was in Beth Spelts kindergarten classroom where the kids were practicing their daily routines. A student picked up a toy microphone and walked over to the window to check on the weather. The student walked back to where the class was sitting and then gave the weather report by saying, “partly cloudy.” […]

Holiday Inn-Eveleth employees to gather

E VELETH – A get-together for former employees of Holiday Inn-Eveleth will be held on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 1 p.m., at Margie’s Bar in Eveleth. All former employees are welcome to attend.

Moose population remains low, but stable for a seventh year

NORTHEASTERN MINNESOTA – Results of the 2018 moose survey indicate the moose population in northeastern Minnesota remains stable but relatively low for the seventh year in a row, according to the Department of Natural Resources. “While the population appears stable, low numbers of moose are still a major concern for the DNR,” said DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr. “We continue to […]

NRRI prepares state for changes to mammal populations



NRRI documents changes to the environment that are impacting Minnesota’s mammal species to understand and prepare. We know—because it is happening in our lifetimes—that changes to the environment are impacting iconic Minnesota mammals. Moose in Minnesota have declined over the last 25 years. Caribou are long gone. Whitetailed deer have moved north from where they lived 200 years ago. There […]

St. Louis County’s timber auction sold 18 contracts for raised $1,275,774

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – The St. Louis County Land and Minerals Department held its first timber auction of the year, successfully selling 18 timber contracts for $1,275,774. The winning bidders include small and mid-sized logging companies, as well as large mills. They now have the right to harvest, remove and sell trees from within the designated boundaries of their contract. […]

DNR seeks comments on Grand Rapids area lake and stream management plans

GRAND RAPIDS – The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Grand Rapids area fisheries is seeking comments through Friday, March 16, on management plans for a number of area lakes. Management plans describe the past, present, and desired future conditions of the waters. The plans identify specific management activities planned for that lake or stream in the next five to 20 […]

Scholarships available for EMC program students

EVELETH – Mesabi Range College announces a scholarship opportunity for new students enrolling in the Electrical Controls and Maintenance (EMC) program Fall Semester 2018. ECM is a two-year technical program devoted to hands-on skills training preparing graduates for a career in a high demand field. (For more information about this program, visit mesabirange.edu/programsdegrees/processauto. html.) Initially funded by a $1 million […]

MDA grants fund specialty crop projects

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is accepting applications for Specialty Crop Grants to help improve the competitiveness of Minnesota’s specialty crops through research, education and market development. Applications are due by 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2018. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines specialty crops as fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, tree nuts, horticulture and nursery […]

Iron Dog Brigade rides on the Range

BABBITT – The Iron Dogs will be snowmobiling in the Babbitt area from Monday, Feb. 26, through Wednesday, Feb. 28. The Iron Dog Brigade is an international honorary society of people that have made a significant contribution to the sport of snowmobiling. It was formed in 1975 by snowmobile industry leaders and named after the Polaris snowmobiles used in the […]

WALKING UNDAUNTED

Struggles shape us: Only look back to see how far you’ve come


Brooke’s life changed her freshman year of high school when she was involved in a skiing accident that severely injured her hip and put her on crutches. At the time she was a three-sport athlete, who was solely driven by sports and being active. She enjoyed downhill skiing, tennis and had joined the swim team. When the injury started her […]


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