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CHISHOLM, Minn. — A state investigator has issued a finding of neglect and maltreatment against a Chisholm assisted-living facility after one client allegedly raped another.

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Precious Paws Humane Society of Chisholm held a Baby Shower from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, during which cat adoption prices were lowered to try and help furry friends find furever homes. Pictured here is Valerie Field, who found two new companions in kittens, Louise (pictured) a…

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TOWER — Tom Kuhn, along with his two daughters and soon-to-be son-in-law, walk into the clubhouse at Pier 77, all smiles despite playing a few holes of mini golf under umbrellas.

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CHISHOLM — Two law enforcement officers with a combination of nearly 28 years with the Chisholm Police Department recently resigned, leaving a void to fill.

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A lone swan swims among the geese on Carey Lake on a recent sunny day.

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HIBBING — With teen vaping cresting epidemic levels, two representatives from Hibbing’s Chemical Health Coalition appealed to city councilors Monday evening to increase the city’s minimum sales age for all tobacco products from 18 to 21.

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HIBBING — Back to school time is just around the corner. That means you’ll soon see those big yellow school busses lumbering through area neighborhoods, collecting and dropping off students before and after school. Those busses get a workout during the school year — safely transporting stude…

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Shoppers browse the wares at a garage sale/fundraiser held by Range Voices Indivisible, Saturday, Aug. 17. The sale will be open again from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at 208 E. Howard St.

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Supporters of an Iron Range copper-nickel mine and region oil pipeline project are voicing their displeasure with 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts over her stance on the heated environmental issues.

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Sunlight filters through the bright yellow petals of a sunflower blooming in Virginia Thursday.

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HIBBING — In the first event of its kind, a busload of engineers and scientists from the Swenson College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota Duluth toured the Iron Range in an effort to introduce new professors to the region and strengthen connections to the area.

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Veterans salute during a memorial ceremony for WWI veteran Anton Bernhardt Monday afternoon in Hibbing. The ceremony was held to return the recently recovered dog tag to Bernhardt’s family.

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IRON RANGE — St. Louis County has one of the highest rates of suicide per capita in Minnesota, with the cities of Hibbing, Virginia and Ely suffering 2.5 times the state and national average.

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BEMIDJI, Minn. — After firmly locking his neck to the chain-link fence surrounding the Enbridge office building Monday morning, Aug. 19, Kieran Cuddy grabbed his banjo and began to sing. At times, he sang so loudly he was nearly shouting. Another protester, Laura Botero, held a megaphone mic…

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY — Nearly a quarter of a million dollars has been spent this year on indigent burials throughout St. Louis County, where the poverty rate is 5 percent higher than the state average, leaving county workers to once again face a projected budget deficit.

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VIRGINIA — Michelle Robillard and Wayne Wilberg could talk all day about the beginnings of their “baby,” Natural Harvest Food Co-op.

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The Hibbing High School class of 1964 recently held its 55th reunion.

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Editor’s note: This is the latest installment in a series called “Inside Jobs” in which reporters shadow locals performing unique and unusual jobs around the Iron Range.

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Good food, fellowship, and music abounded at the community BBQ hosted by Hibbing Wesley United Church at Bennett Park on Thursday. Pictured are members of BSA Troop 1 manning the grill for the event, turning out delicious food for everyone.

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ELY — Audiences will soon have the chance to walk through nature with two historic essayists of the natural world, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau.

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Hibbing City Letter Carrier Wendy Kalisch is pictured here with her certificate for 30 years of service and her Million Mile Club Plaque. The Million Mile Plaque is given to letter carriers for attaining 1,000,000 miles or 30 years of safe driving without a preventable accident. Wendy has sp…

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Members of the Hibbing High School Student Council enjoyed a game night at the school last week complete with an ice cream bar and enjoyed a special visit from the Hibbing Police Department.

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HIBBING — A jury trial for a suspect in the death of Joshua Robert Lavalley, a 33-year-old Aurora man who was gunned down on the Mesabi Trail in Hibbing, is being postponed for more than a month as attorneys continue to review evidence.

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The Hibbing City Wide Garage Sale is happening today and continues through Saturday. Look inside for a directory of places offering local bargains.

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HIBBING — Chronic pain can affect any part of the human body, possibly putting a strain on a person’s ability to earn an income or sour relationships.

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HIBBING — PROject Heartbeat, a new pro-life group recently formed by Hibbing and area residents, held an adoption seminar Wednesday as part of its broader mission to protect life in Minnesota.

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ST. PAUL — Advocates pushing for emergency access to insulin sent a clear message to Minnesota lawmakers on Wednesday, Aug. 14: get it done.

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Teachers and paraprofessionals working with kindergarten through sixth grade students recently attended a workshop on the topic of positive school-wide climate and culture, held in the commons area at Chisholm Elementary.

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HIBBING — While the future of the city’s district steam system remains a hotly drawn out topic, residents who volunteer to convert away from electric or steam heating and instead opt for natural gas are one step closer to receiving assistance from the utility to finance the switch over.

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CHISHOLM — The Chisholm School Board on Monday approved a two-year agreement between the district and the union that represents its bus drivers, custodians, carpenter shop employees, para educators and secretaries.

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CHISHOLM — Judges from the Chisholm Beautification Association recently declared Tina Valentini’s yard at 1200 Northwest First Ave. as the winner of the CBA Beautiful Yard Contest, in the Large Yard category.

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Tuesday afternoon a visitor was spotted floating in the fountain at Hibbing’s City Hall.

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Fire spinner Josiah Hodge entertains the crowd attending Sunday’s Festival of Skalds in Angora. The Viking theme renaissance style festival featured plenty of entertainment, costumes and activities as well as food and renaissance crafts.

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When Gov. Tim Walz met last week with business leaders trying to build Minnesota’s first copper-nickel mine, he was reminded of his initial visit to the Iron Range during the 2018 primary campaign, when the PolyMet project was still a simmering issue among members of the DFL party.

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CHISHOLM — The City of Chisholm is in the process of converting to a new instant alert system called the Everbridge/Northland Alert System.

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On Aug. 28, 2005, the ruby red slippers were stolen. Worn by Grand Rapids native Judy Garland in the 1939 movie classic “The Wizard of Oz,” the famous shoes, on display at the Judy Garland Museum at the time, were one of only four original pairs of such red slippers. Prior to the heist, no o…

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EVELETH — Joseph R. “Joe” Begich, who combined a deep love of the Iron Range with a long public career in politics as a city mayor and state representative, died Saturday morning in Eveleth. He was 89.

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Retired DFL state Rep. Joe Begich, who died on Saturday at 89, is being remembered by a newspaperman, by a fellow legislator and by his wife of more than six decades as a loyal champion of the people and a man of his word.

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Security State Bank Foundation made a donation of $1,000 to the Range Engineering Council on Friday, Aug. 9. The goal of the Range Engineering Council is to support and facilitate education programs and activities across the Iron Range that promote awareness of and encourage participation in…