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Apply for college free the week of June 24-28

ST. PAUL — The 30 state colleges and seven state universities of Minnesota State will waive application fees during the inaugural “Minnesota State Week” set for Monday, June 24 – Friday, June 28. During the week, special information events and introductory campus tours will be held at all of the colleges and universities of Minnesota State and online. Prospective students […]

Summer BBQ Dinner Dance slated for June 23

HERMANTOWN —The Royal Bicycle Club of Bombay is hosting a Summer BBQ Dinner Dance on Sunday, June 23, at the AAD Shrine off Hwy. 53 in Hermantown. The social and dinner by Lake Superior Catering will be held from 5 – 6 p.m. The dance, featuring Ken Siever’s Variety Band, will be held from 6 – 9 p.m. The cost […]

Loon monitoring volunteers sought

The Department of Natural Resources is seeking volunteers for its loon monitoring program. As part of this effort, the DNR has launched a new online system that will help volunteers identify lakes available for monitoring. Volunteers will be able to use the system to manage their lake assignments, view information for their lakes, and print datasheets. “This new system improves […]

MN is top five nonfuel mining state

The Iron Mining Association of Minnesota (IMA) announced that Minnesota has been named a top five mining state for nonfuel mineral commodities for the year 2018. The U.S. Geological Survey’s National Minerals Information Center ranked states by 2018 value of nonfuel mineral production, including iron ore and other commodities such as sand, gravel and stone. “Minnesota’s iron mining industry has […]

Grand Rapids receives safety grant

Six Minnesota public school districts will benefit from more than $1 million in Safe Routes to Schools local coordinator funding grants to help promote safe walking and bicycling education in schools, the Minnesota Department of Transportation said today. Grant recipients include St. Paul Public Schools, South St. Paul Public Schools, Grand Rapids Public Schools, New Ulm Public Schools, Richfield Public […]

Summer youth program calls for citizen scientists

VIRGINIA — A Citizen Scientist program, for youth in grades 6 – 12, will be offered weekly on Wednesdays starting June 12 at Olcott Park Greenhouse in Virginia. What is a citizen scientist? A citizen scientist is a member of the general public who collects and analyzes data relating to the natural world, typically as part of a collaborative project […]

Vince Shute Visitor Center opens June 15

ORR — The grand opening of the Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary Visitor Center, located at 4303 Highway 53 in Orr (the “Old Ferrell Gas” office), will be held on Saturday, June 15, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The grand opening will feature sandwiches, dessert and coffee while participants talk with staff and learn about the normally reclusive American Black […]

Free Fit Dog Walks scheduled in Virginia

VIRGINIA — The Iron Range Dog Training Club is hosting free Fit Dog Group Walks on Tuesdays—June 11, 18, 25 and July 2—at 7 p.m. The walks will start at Chestnut and 1st Ave. East and continue on toward the new bridge. All skill levels of walkers are invited. All dogs must be on leash and their waste cleaned up. […]

Vacation Bible School set for June 17 – 21 in Forbes

FORBES — Riverside Chapel in Forbes will hold its annual Vacation Bible School from Monday, June 17, through Friday, June 21, from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the chapel. Children in grades 4 – 6 are invited to attend, even if they attend another church or no church. If there is enough interest, an Extreme Team, comprised of students […]

Trentini Club to meet June 11 at Choppy’s Pizza

CHISHOLM — The Trentini Club meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 11, beginning at 6 p.m. at Choppy’s Pizza in Chisholm. Participants are asked to bring their calendars to set a date for the September meeting and a date to paint the Trentini shed. There will be not be a meeting in July. The annual picnic will be held […]


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