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Ely Winter Festival modifies celebration

ELY — The Ely Winter Festival will be held February 4 – 14, 2021, but it will have a very different look and feel. Due to the pandemic, the Snow Sculpting Symposium will be scaled back, but the Ely ArtWalk will look the same as in past years. To enhance everyone’s ability to experience and enjoy the festival, the symposium […]

UMN Extension, NDSU Extension to offer farm safety webinar series

MINNESOTA/NORTH DAKOTA — University of Minnesota Extension is partnering with North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension to offer a series of farm safety webinars this winter. The purpose of these webinars is to empower communities and individuals to prioritize safety on the farm. The webinar series will last through March on Thursdays at 11 a.m. Each webinar will last one […]

MDC welcomes back visitors

Chisholm museum complex has reopened to the public

CHISHOLM — The Minnesota Discovery Center (MDC) reopened—at 25 percent capacity—portions of its 660-acre campus to the public starting on January 12. Amenities now open include the museum, the Iron Range Research Center, and the Miner’s Daughter Gift Shop from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday. The museum and the gift shop are open until 8 p.m. on […]

More St. Louis County funding is available

Applications open January 19 for small business relief grants

ST. LOUIS COUNTY — The application period for Phase 3 of St. Louis County’s Small Business Relief Grants will run January 19 – February 3. The Minnesota Legislature has given $3.8 million to St. Louis County for COVID-19 relief assistance for small businesses and eligible non-profits hurt by the pandemic. Grants will be targeted towards those businesses negatively impacted by […]

Hibbing Area Chamber moves to its new office

HIBBING — The Hibbing Area Chamber of Commerce is transitioning to its new location at 109 E. Howard St. Chamber staff are working to make the transition as smooth as possible. Some items from the current location will be put up for sale. Updates will be posted on the Chamber Facebook and in the weekly e-newsletter. The Hibbing Area Chamber […]

Hibbing Farmers Market will hold annual meeting

HIBBING — The annual meeting for the Hibbing Farmers Market will be held virtually through Zoom on Tuesday, January 26 at 6 p.m. Current members will get an email invite. Anyone wishing to attend can contact Rich at 218-476-2350 or email Jill Hietala at Anyone who wants to attend but does not have computer capability should contact Rich or […]

Grace Bible Church to host gospel sing Jan. 16

IRON — A gospel sing will be held on Saturday, January 16, 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.

First baby of 2021 born at Fairview Range

The first baby born in 2021 at Fairview Range Medical Center in Hibbing arrived on January 3, 2021 at 11:36 a.m. weighing seven pounds, two ounces. He is 20 inches long. Colt David Katzenberger was born to parents Rebekah and Todd Katzenberger of Nashwauk, MN and was delivered by Dr. Jan Baldwin from Essentia Health – Hibbing Clinic. “I went […]

American Bank donates to Hibbing Dylan Project

Hibbing Dylan Project board members accept a $5,000 donation from American Bank. The donation will help create a public work of art in Hibbing honoring Bob Dylan. The tribute recognizes and honors Dylan, a 1959 Hibbing High School graduate, as the recipient of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature. Pictured (l. to r.) are: Molly Johnsrud; Bill Pagel; Marci Knight, […]

Virginia ice fisherman tries his luck

Rylee Hendricks Strand augers a hole near Northern State Bank on Virginia’s Silver Lake on December 29. Strand said there was two inches of white ice and three inches of black ice and that he caught a few northern pike that day. Note: we do not recommend walking or ice fishing on Silver Lake. The ice may be unstable due […]

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