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Vendors and shoppers chat during Friday's "Christmas in July" fundraiser craft sale at Range Mental Health in Hibbing (the former Cobb-Cook School). Funds for the sale will help support the "Healing Place Club House" which is a member driven community center for people with mental illness.

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MORCOM TOWNSHIP — A 50-year-old male from rural Cook died over the weekend after his skid steer tractor rolled into a pond on his hunting property and pinned him underwater for half an hour.

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Max and Abby DuChene are pictured at a lemonade and bake sale benefit Thursday, outside of Precious Paws Humane Society in Chisholm. This is the fourth consecutive year that the two siblings and their parents have raised money for the shelter. Raffles donated by the business community were a…

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Ginny Nelson’s business outfitting Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness trips was one of many thrown into chaos in January when a new online system for reserving a chunk of popular boating permits in the BWCA failed on its opening day.

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As northern Minnesota mental health providers fray under the strain of meeting an overwhelming demand, law enforcement officers across the Iron Range are increasingly having to provide initial emergency services to people with mental illness.

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Crowds enjoyed nearly perfect summer weather Saturday afternoon during Hibbing’s Mines and Pines Revisited Festival in Hibbing’s Bennett Park. The festival continues with food, music and art Sunday from 10:00 to 4:00.

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VIRGINIA — The City of Virginia’s available funds are at the lowest they have been in recent history due to the relocation of Highway 53 and its bridge construction project. The bridge was recently named the Tom Rukavina Memorial Bridge but it has not yet been dedicated.

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HIBBING — Deer hunting is a Midwest tradition that many people with disabilities are unable to enjoy due to the hurdle of inaccessibility. Transportation issues or a lack of physical support in maneuvering through a field or trail system are common barriers that Don Brunette, executive direc…

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In the early days of many settlements in America, people needed to band together to merely survive. Whether it be learning about what food could be raised here, what sort of shelter was necessary, or how to stay healthy, the early settlers usually helped each other.

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The Hibbing High School Class of 1949 celebrated 70 years at its class reunion Friday, July 12, at Grandma’s in the Park. Front row from left: Marjorie Bradt Markwardt, Odette Andrioli Hukka, James Bresnahan, Maxine Lauber Corradi. Middle row: Fran Tomaino Baehr, Donna Thellin, Jean Hughes E…

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Duke Skorich Barbecue was spotted last Friday in the parking lot of Cobb Cook Grocery in Hibbing celebrating its 50th Anniversary.

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CHISHOLM — As the nation celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Stan Hendrickson, of Chisholm, decided to share his experience working as a night shift engineer back in the 1960s at Complex 39, at the Kennedy Space Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota conservation officials say there's a small, but noticeable increase in loon deaths and the likely cause is West Nile virus.

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Sue Gustafson answers questions about her homegrown produce while Lois Senich shows off her baked goods and handmade crafts during Sue's Irongate Market on Friday. The pair plans to continue selling their goods from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday throughout the summer in the park…

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And with that, another Summer Reading Program draws to a close. Thank you to all our wonderful supporters, helpers, and donors. Your efforts brought so much fun and smiles in the community this summer! A special thank also goes out to all our participants and Super Readers. Be sure to check …

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A blighted house at 809 Northwest Third St. was demolished last Thursday in Chisholm. A grant from the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB) helped cover a portion of the demolition cost. This is the first of five structures to be demolished this year in Chisholm.

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The Hibbing High School Class of 1949 celebrated 70 years at its class reunion Friday, July 12, at Grandma’s in the Park. Front row from left: Marjorie Bradt Markwardt, Odette Andrioli Hukka, James Bresnahan, Maxine Lauber Corradi. Middle row: Fran Tomaino Baehr, Donna Thellin, Jean Hughes E…

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A Minnesota mining company said it is planning to use dry stack tailings on a project positioned near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, a move that is being billed as technologically sound and more environmentally friendly.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats approved legislation Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade, to $15 an hour, transforming an issue that once splintered the party into a benchmark for the 2020 election.

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Children attending Thursday's Hibbing Public Library Summer Reading Celebration enjoy time in a bounce house set up on the Hibbing City Hall lawn.

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A Minnesota mining company said it is planning to use dry stack tailings on a project positioned near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, a move that is being billed as technologically sound and more environmentally friendly.

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Staff at Mirabella Realty paused for a photo while giving away free hot dog lunches on Friday outside their business on First Avenue in Hibbing. They were among a handful of businesses spotted giving away goodies during Hibbing’s Jubilee celebration.

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HIBBING — Cynthia Kafut Hagen believes that art, music and creativity pumps through the veins of many who’ve grown up in Bob Dylan’s hometown. She says it’s not only part of the culture here, it’s ingrained in our identity.

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Bryce, Katrena and Bradley Durban enjoy lunch at Bennett Park in Hibbing on Monday afternoon as part of the Meet Up and Chow Down program sponsored by the United Way of Northeastern Minnesota and staffed with volunteers from the local Kiwanis Club. Lunch is available right next to the playgr…

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A newly released Environmental Protection Agency memo shows the federal agency continued to urge the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to set stiffer standards on its water permit later given to PolyMet, the company looking to build the first copper-nickel mine in Minnesota, up until two da…

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Minnesota voters already have a lot to think about in next year’s election cycle, like picking a president, U.S. House, a Senate seat and the entire state Legislature. Weeks after a Supreme Court ruling, they can now add redistricting to the list.

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Johnson Hometown Realty was giving out free ice cream on Friday in front of their business on First Avenue in Hibbing. They were one of several businesses celebrating during Hibbing’s Jubilee festivities.

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Over the weekend, President Trump suggested on Twitter that four U.S. Representatives of color — Alexandra Oscasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota — should “go back” to the countries “from which they came.” The attac…

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Sydney Scipioni swings into the Buhl Pit Tuesday afternoon while her friend, Joseph Maxwell, climbs up for another try.

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CHISHOLM — The Chisholm School District is estimated to save more than $100,000 should the school board move ahead with a recommendation by School Superintendent Dr. Janey Blancahrd to restructure the district’s administrative team.

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Cherish LLC (pictured) won First Place in the “Speciality” category of the Hibbing Area Chamber of Commerce’s Jubilee Grand Parade on Saturday. Second Place went to Ghostbusters North and Third Place to Sons of Norway. In the “Float” category: First Place went to S’More Jesus, Second Place t…

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HIBBING — The iconic, two-story stucco home that provided young Bobby Zimmerman a shelter from the storm while growing up in Hibbing is now under the ownership of an avid collector and Bob Dylan enthusiast. Bill Pagel, a retired pharmacist and local resident for more than a decade, told the …

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CHISHOLM — Discussions on a facility to serve youth struggling with mental health issues on the Iron Range have come to a standstill — at least for now.

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Whiskey Johnson takes center stage for an evening of hard rocking music on Saturday night during the City of Hibbing’s annual Downtown Street Dance.

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Store owners set up tables and tents on Howard Street in Hibbing Friday afternoon for the city’s Jubilee downtown sidewalk sale.

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HIBBING — Minnesota’s fourth mental health court program opened on the Iron Range this Thursday, expanding the state’s efforts to provide treatment for people struggling with mental illness.