• 0

ST. LOUIS COUNTY — Authorities are trying to piece together what happened at about 12:06 p.m. Tuesday when a northbound Canadian National Railway freight train struck an eastbound commercial truck about 25 miles southwest of Hibbing, killing a man.

  • 0

IRON RANGE — The Iron Range will be back on the big screen as filming of a hockey-based movie is set to begin next year, bringing with it “The Office” star Jenna Fischer.

featured
  • 0

Kyle Bloom becomes the newest member of the Hibbing Police Department. Born in Bigfork, Bloom graduated from Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet before working in law enforcement in Deer River.

  • 0

ST PAUL — Minnesota's finances are faring better than they appeared at the end of the state Legislature's 2019 special session, according to state financiers -- but that doesn't mean the state's high note will sustain forever.

featured
  • 0

135 Nashwauk/Keewatin students in grades 7 through 12 were honored by the Nashwauk Chamber of Commerce for making the A and B Honor Roll. The Nashwauk Chamber of Commerce provided Dominoes Pizza and water for all 135 students for lunch on December 4th at the High School in Nashwauk. This Fir…

top story
  • Updated
  • 0

IRON RANGE — Earlier this year, Arrowhead Regional Corrections Probation Officer Phillip Drobnick noted an increasing number of girls in the Virginia area violating the terms of probation. He was convinced that the probation system was not meeting their needs when it came to chemical depende…

  • 0

The state of Minnesota is suing e-cigarette maker Juul, claiming the company created a public nuisance and violated several consumer protection laws in the way it marketed and sold its vaping products.

featured
  • 0

Street crews in Hibbing continued the task of removing tons of snow plowed to the center of streets after a major winter storm dumped roughly six inches of snow over the weekend.

  • 0

The University of Minnesota Duluth says it will lay off 29 faculty and staff members — plus 13 graduate teaching assistant positions — to help cut more than $5 million from its budget for next year.

featured
  • 0

Chisholm Public Works Department cleared snow off Lake Street on Wednesday in Chisholm. This winter public works crews are experimenting with plowing snow to the middle of Lake Street, rather than to both sides. Chisholm Public Works Director Larry Folstad said the feedback from businesses s…

featured top story
  • 0

‘Tis the time of year for deep-rooted traditions. Home decor includes holiday lights and garlands and classic tunes from Andy Williams. Bing Crosby and composer Leroy Anderson are in vogue. It’s the time of year when people “head out into the country in the old front-wheel drive sleigh to em…

featured
  • 0

Cleveland-Cliffs is entering the steelmaking business through a $1.1 billion deal to buy Ohio-based AK Steel, marking a major shift for the 172-year-old taconite producer, company officials said.

featured
  • 0

Members of AFSCME Council 65, Local 791 (City of Hibbing Employees) conducted a burger basket BBQ in early November, collecting almost $1,700 for the Angel Fund. Seen here in back row from left are: AFSCME Council 65 Representative Tom Whiteside, Local 791 members Jeff Lang and President Kev…

featured
  • 0

Cleveland-Cliffs has acquired Ohio-based steelmaker AK Steel for $1.1 billion, securing both a long-term pellet customer and greater access to the automotive industry. The merger is expected to close in the first half of 2020.

featured top story
  • 0

HIBBING — The blizzard that pounded the Twin Ports and forced areas of Interstate 35 to shut down didn’t forget to dump snow on northland cities throughout rural Minnesota this weekend.

  • 0

VIRGINIA — Diocese of Duluth Bishop Paul D. Sirba died Sunday morning after having a heart attack in Proctor. He was 59.

featured
  • 0

Chris Fulton from the Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation presented a $1,000 donation check to Nashwauk Keewatin High School Cooking Class last Monday, Nov. 18. The check was from the Peter Burich and Gloria Sella Burich Fund.

featured top story
  • 0

EVELETH — Tom Violette can trace his curling start to the Iron Range. It’s where he grew up, lettered in high school in the 1970s and recently sat on Thanksgiving weekend reflecting on the busiest, craziest and perhaps most important couple of years curlers have ever experienced.

featured
  • 0

The first graders at Washington Elementary had a Friendsgiving feast in the school gymnasium Wednesday, Nov. 27. Four classes came together with their handmade placemats, and watched a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, talked about what they were thankful for and enjoyed a feast that was modeled a…

featured
  • 0

Girl Scout Troop 1720 of Hibbing visited Range Regional Animal Rescue on Tuesday. The girls delivered donations that they collected, and braided dog toys that they made at a meeting. The girls had a blast interacting with the amazing animals! Back row: Cara, Ava, Kendra, Taylor, Aubrey, Marl…

featured
  • 0

Assumption Catholic School held a Pre-K Thanksgiving program and feast for families Wednesday, Nov. 27. From right MaryAnn Kepler, Layla, Heather Kepler and Marianne Niemiste sit down at a table for Thanksgiving diner. The Pre-K students set the tables and created the centerpieces for the event.

  • 0

HIBBING — The Council Chamber at City Hall was bustling Wednesday as students from Hibbing High School with pizza in hand packed themselves into seats usually occupied by councilors.

top story
  • 0

IRON RANGE — It was more than 20 years ago when Beth listened to a colleague share stories of his chemical dependency and discovered she was not alone in her experiences of using in a tumultuous relationship while raising two sons in Duluth. She joined a recovery program and found herself on…

  • 0

IRON RANGE — Marjorie Holmstrom-Sabo announced on Wednesday that she made the “difficult decision to suspend” her race for Eighth Congressional District in northeastern Minnesota, ending a campaign in which she was one of two DFLers seeking to usurp Republican Representative Pete Stauber fro…

featured
  • 0

Greenhaven Kindergarten students were scattered across the classroom in groups on tablecloths enjoying Thanksgiving snack on Wednesday, Nov. 27.

featured top story
  • 0

“Small Business Saturday is my biggest sales day of November and December,” said Suzanne Rian, proprietor of Moxie, a women and children’s clothing boutique located in downtown Hibbing. In between ringing up customers and dropping teasers about what will be happening in-store at 9 a.m. Satur…

featured
  • 0

Recent grants from the Owens-Pesavento /Dr. Benjamin P. Owens Family Foundation have supported the enrollment of food-insecure children from the Hibbing School District in United Way of Northeastern Minnesota (UWNEMN)’s Buddy Backpacks program. Pictured are representatives of the Hibbing Sch…

breaking
  • 0

IRON RANGE — Marjorie Holmstrom-Sabo announced on Wednesday that she made the “difficult decision to suspend” her race for Eighth Congressional District in northeastern Minnesota, ending a campaign in which she was one of two DFLers seeking to usurp Republican Representative Pete Stauber fro…

featured
  • 0

NASHWAUK — Chad Snider, a band instructor at Nashwauk-Keewatin High School, was chaperoning the homecoming dance earlier this fall at school when he witnessed a comical scene that took him aback.

  • 0

CHISHOLM — If you’re looking to burn a few calories before consuming your Thanksgiving feast, the Chisholm Save Our Swimmers Club Gobble Trot 5K fun run and walk may be just the ticket.

featured
  • 0

The Chisholm Area Chamber of Commerce downtown merchants participated in a holiday expo Saturday in Chisholm. For the event, chamber member businesses opened their doors to home based businesses for a yuletide shopping experience. Abby Skalko of Mary’s Lake Street Floral is pictured by hot c…

featured top story
  • 0

HIBBING — In October 2017, Hibbing High School student Meghan Roy penned a poem in a notebook that she never intended for anyone to see — but her friends would find it and within two years, that very poem would be published for all to read.

featured
  • 0

McCarthy Beach State park, Side Lake, was a winter wonderland Friday morning, Nov. 22. Squirrels scurried through the underbrush, birds sang, and fresh deer tracks could be seen along the snowy pathways.

featured
  • 0

Nan Sartori, member of Alpha Delta Kappa- an international teacher sorority, presents a $100 donation to Tiffany Schleppegrell, executive director of the Project Care Free Clinic. The donation will be used to give sports physicals and to immunize children and adults.

featured top story
  • 0

HIBBING — “This was one of those finds on the side of the road you get while you’re out walking the dog,” said Renee Ellena, as she crouched, carefully reassembling the glass panes of a multi-panel room divider. “And now I know why they threw it out: it was a pain in the [expletive].”

featured
  • 0

NASHWAUK — Nashwauk has a small main street, a few churches, a grocery store and only 1,000 residents. For most, the city would make an unlikely home to successful lodging businesses.

featured
  • 0

Austin Piguet, of Hibbing, hits the slopes on his Railz Scooter Thursday evening at Maple Hill Park in Hibbing.

featured
  • 0

Community Day with the youth of Mary Immaculate and St. Cecilia’s. Through the month of November these kids gathered food items and brought them in. Wednesday Nov. 20, on our joint parish Community Day items were delivered to our local local food shelf in Nashwauk! NHN, or Neighbors Helping …

top story
  • 0

HIBBING — Educators at Hibbing High School are gearing up to host teachers from across the state next month to showcase their technical theater education program. “When [other teachers] saw what we were doing, people from around the state went, ‘Oh my gosh, this is groundbreaking,’” HHS scie…

  • 0

Citing uncertainty at the federal level, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Friday it will conduct an environmental review of any Twin Metals Minnesota project proposal independent of its federal agency counterparts.