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The 151-seat Boeing 737 lifted off in Mumbai, before touching down in Moscow, London and finally at the Range Regional Airport in Hibbing. The jet, owned by the Bank of Utah’s trust, took about one week to travel across the Atlantic to land six passengers on Minnesota’s Iron Range at about 8…

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With temperatures climbing above freezing Monday, it was playground time for Amelia Tiede and Kayle Hanson after they made their way through thick snow to reach the swings at Virginia’s Southside Park. Temperatures are expected to slowly continue raising this week with highs in the 50s this …

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The Spartan After School Fun Club received $5,000 from the Nashwauk Area Community Fund through the Annual Grant Cycle. The after school club provides enrichment and quality supervision for children from kindergarten to sixth grade after school. Daily events include academics, enrichment, fu…

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The soul of every community is comprised of the people in it, and Hibbing is rich because of the incredible individuals who live and work here year after year. Hibbing is a place where families come to raise their children and where adventurers go to enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors mi…

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HIBBING — Members of the Hibbing Public Utilities Commission will soon learn if their efforts to reduce the district steam system will be carried by legislators.

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Former Hibbing Public Library librarian Nancy Riesgraf explains the procedure to add a wifi connection to an iPad for Marion May Tuesday morning at the Hibbing Tourist Center during Tuesday's "Tech Lab". People needing help with technology basics such as setting up email and wifi on phones, …

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A group of Chisholm High School graduates gathered for a reunion recently in Mesa, Ariz. The gathering started has become an annual event. Pictured above are: Bunky Skarich, Virginia Skarich, Judie Kinzel, Susan Zimmerman, Karen Hydukovich, Dennis Jussila, Tom Walsh, Judi Stainiger, Marion M…

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A federal judge in Minnesota has ruled in favor of an India-based investment group in its power struggle with former Chippewa Capital Partners and Mesabi Metallics CEO Tom Clarke, ending a legal battle that surfaced last August.

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Spring road restrictions are officially in effect for all highways in St. Louis County, as well as roads in North and North Central frost zones in Minnesota.

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St. Louis County Attorney Mark Rubin recently announced that his office filed an amended complaint that expands its civil case against drug companies implicated in Minnesota’s opioid epidemic.

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Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, take a deep breath, relax the knees and raise your arms out in front of you — no higher than shoulder height. Let your arms fall and start swinging them up and down, up and down. As you find your natural rhythm, start counting swings and give your k…

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HIBBING— “Travis was the middle son. He was of few words, but when he talked, you listened,” Shelly Hanson said from behind her desk inside a cozy office. The sun peeks through a nearby window and despite the winter chill on the other side of the glass, an undeniable warmth fills her voice. …

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Phill Drobnick is a coach for Team USA Curling, but not the hardcore numbers-crunching type. Yet in the after-hours of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, after the ice and arena cleared of action, he was searching for any efficiency Team Shuster could use to win.

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VIRGINIA — Only a handful of Iron Rangers made it to the Holy Land last month after a rather rocky start to their pilgrimage.

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Robin Gangl, Nashwauk Area Community Fund (center) presents a $1,000 grant to the Nashwauk-Keewatin Spanish Club to help offset cost for their Puerto Rico trip.

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“Northern Lights” is a novel by Hibbing native Raymond Strom. It was published by Simon & Schuster in February. “Northern Lights” has a hardcover retail price of $26. The author recently interviewed over email with the Mesabi Daily News.

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VIRGINIA — “It is always a little rush at the last practice before rehearsals,” said Abby Holkko on Monday afternoon.

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Members of the Keewatin Fire Department diligently practiced their search and rescue techniques at the Keewatin Fire Hall Monday evening.

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Michael Sullivan (pictured with Senator David Tomassoni) of Hibbing, currently a sophomore at St. Thomas, testified before the Higher Education Committee on Tuesday in support of the State Grant Program during Minnesota Private Colleges Day on the Hill.”

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BALKAN — On Tuesday, Balkan Township residents made history in electing Jennifer Tarnowski to become first female supervisor since the township was established in 1912.

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CHISHOLM — Thirty-seven students surveyed at Chisholm High School are saying there is a need for access to food, hygiene products and other items, leading to the start of a food pantry at the school.

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VIRGINIA — Mesabi Range College students don’t have far to go for a pick-me-up latte or a fresh-blended smoothie.

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Jerry Tekatz clears ice and snow from around storm drains near his northside Virginia home Tuesday. Warmer weather and rain over the next couple days could cause some flooding because most drains remain covered in thick layers of ice.

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U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar and Rep. Pete Stauber are celebrating the Tuesday signing by President Donald J. Trump of the Natural Resources Management Act, which includes the largest public lands package in a decade and ties in provisions to reroute and extend the North Country National Sceni…

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HIBBING — The Hibbing Historical Society will soon be rifling through every inch of storage space as they embark on a massive inventory project to elevate their unique collection to museum standards. And it’s all been made possible by the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Grants Program.

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CHISHOLM — People have been waiting several months to rent duplexes owned by the Chisholm Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) in the southwest corner of town.

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VIRGINIA — “If you have heart, compassion and a lot of patience we need you,” said Mesabi Humane Society Director Mary Stocco during a tour of her facility on Tuesday. “We have animals who have varying degrees of special needs including several cats and two special dogs.”

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CHISHOLM — State Rep. Julie Sandstede, DFL-Hibbing, on Monday sided with Chisholm teachers in their ongoing dispute with the school district over contract negotiations.

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY — Public works crews in St. Louis County are on standby, readying for the possibility of widespread flooding.

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Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar has an early advantage in Michigan among the 2020 Democratic field, trailing only former Vice President Joe Biden in a poll released Tuesday about their edge over President Donald J. Trump.

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Three-hundred students gathered in the gym of the Greenhaven Elementary as eight puppies unleashed countless kisses, yips and happy tail wags. The joyful event was a “thank you” from the Hibbing Animal Shelter for the generous donations brought in by the drive Mrs. McDowell organized at the school.

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The Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force seized 18.53 pounds of methamphetamine across northern Minnesota in 2018, marking a 74 percent increase from 2017 and an amount that is more than the four previous years combined, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS).