Aaron Brown on the history of race on the Iron Range
GRAND RAPIDS — Kootasca Community Action hosts author and historian Aaron Brown as part of its Big View Community Engagement series at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29. Brown joined Heidi Holtan and Jennifer Barr on the KAXE Morning Show to give a preview of his talk, “Race, Justice, and the Immigrant Story of the Iron Range.” Listen to the full conversation above.
grand rapids, MN Residents: Your Future Kittens Best Friend Awaits!
Whether you're thinking about adopting a pet or simply delight in watching cute animals, you'd find a plethora of endearing pets awaiting adoption at animal shelters across and close to grand rapids..
Today the gas price is close to $3.19 in Grand Rapids as of 2023-11-29. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Wednesday is $3.246, a week ago the price is $3.281 , according to AAA.
Proposed Cannabis Manufacturing Facility in Grand Rapids, Minnesota Receives Strong Local Support
Discover how a proposed $68 million cannabis manufacturing facility in Grand Rapids, Minnesota is garnering strong local support. Learn about the unanimous proclamations from local authorities and the potential for 400 job opportunities this project could bring to the community.
Holiday Events and Festivities in Eveleth, Hill City, and Kettle River
Discover the festive spirit in Eveleth, Hill City, and Kettle River! From toy donations and live music in Eveleth, a community gathering in Hill City, to a craft sale and caroling in Kettle River, experience the holiday cheer in these Northland cities.
A Culinary Journey in Grand Rapids: 4 American Classics You Can't Miss
This piece presents four quintessential American dishes you can find in Grand Rapids. Have you had the pleasure of tasting any of these yet? If you have, we would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.
Prep Boys Hockey: Grand Rapids bests Duluth East in OT, Cloquet-Esko-Carlton earns first 7A win
In prep boys hockey action on Tuesday Grand Rapids and Cloquet-Esko-Carlton (CEC) earned close section wins. In Duluth, Grand Rapids held off Duluth East 2-1 in overtime. It was a battle between two top-notch Section 7AA teams, with the Greyhounds finishing section runners-up last season, and the Thunderhawks finishing as runners-up all three years prior (2020-2022).
Coleraine celebrates holiday season with their Christmas Light Contest
If you are looking for a fun event to be a part of this holiday season in Coleraine, Minnesota, consider joining their Chirstmas Light Contest. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, physical address and phone number. Use Google forms at this link. Make sure you have your lights hung up by...
Judy Garland's Legacy Lives on in Her Hometown of Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids, Minnesota, is not just a charming Midwestern town; it's the birthplace of Judy Garland, an indelible icon of Hollywood's golden age. Garland, born Frances Ethel Gumm on June 10, 1922, began her ascent to stardom from a very young age, performing in her father's movie theater. Today, her childhood home has been meticulously restored and now serves as a museum—a beacon that draws fans and history enthusiasts to a bygone era.
Busy season underway for local Christmas tree farmers
GRAND RAPIDS — You might be thinking about your Christmas tree for the first time this year. But for Jim Fordham and his family, caring for the evergreens they raise at High Plains Tree Farm is part of their every day. "It’s not uncommon to be like camping in...
ITASCA STATE PARK NATURE PROGRAM EVENTS DECEMBER 1-19
The for the Itasca State Park Nature Program from December 1 to December 19 are listed below. Friday, December 1, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Meet at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center (look for the big building under the big pine trees). Children 2-5 years old, come explore Itasca as we learn about nature through stories, songs, crafts, and outdoor discovery. Bring your outdoor clothes, as we will be outside exploring nature if the weather allows.
Horse-drawn sleigh rides are new offering at Forest History Center
GRAND RAPIDS — The Forest History Center in Grand Rapids starts a tradition Saturday, Nov. 25, with its horse-drawn sleigh rides. New draft horses have joined the center and will be leading visitors on tours of the site grounds, including a stop for hot cocoa and a bonfire along with a sledding hill.
Leavitt Cemetery: A Chronicle of Early Settlers and Their Enduring Legacy
Nestled amidst the tranquil backdrop of Charlemont, Massachusetts, the Leavitt Cemetery stands as a poignant reminder of the town's formative years and the settlers who laid its foundations. This historical sentinel, one of the oldest burial grounds in the region, is referenced in the 'Vital Records of Charlemont, Massachusetts to 1850'. It serves as the final resting place for the Leavitt family, among other early pioneers, whose lives are narratives of resilience and growth, forever captured by the enduring headstones that mark their graves.
Cannabis manufacturing facility receiving strong support
IRON RANGE, Minn – A proposed $68 million cannabis manufacturing facility on the Iron Range is getting strong local support. John Hyduke with the HWY 35 project said there’s been a positive response from the community. “We’ve gotten unanimous proclamations from the Itasca County Board, City Council of...
Calumet's Legacy: From Copper Boom to Heritage Tourism
Calumet, once the heart of America's copper industry, has a history that is as rich as the veins of metal that once ran beneath its soil. The early 20th-century mining boom saw the rise of the Calumet and Hecla Mining Company, which under the visionary leadership of Alexander Agassiz, became a global titan in copper production. The town, originally known as Red Jacket, burgeoned into a diverse community, with the mining company providing health benefits and recreational facilities, demonstrating a paternalistic approach to its workforce.
Grand Rapids Man Charged in Connection with Vehicle/Pedestrian Hit-and-Run Near Waubun
A 35-year old Grand Rapids man is charged with Criminal Vehicular Operation in connection with a vehicle/pedestrian hit-and-run collision near Waubun on Sunday. Spence Bilden was charged in Mahnomen County District Court on Tuesday with one count of “Criminal Vehicular Operation – Substantial Bodily Harm – Driver Who Causes Collision Leaves Scene”.
T’Hawk swimmers compete at state meet in Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS — A number of girls from the Grand Rapids High School girls swimming and diving team competed in the Minnesota Class A State Meet which was conducted last weekend at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center in Minneapolis. The 200-yard medley relay team comprised of senior Alyssa Jackson, eighth grader Lauren Rauzi, senior Chloe Petersen and junior Emily Ericson was 19th with a time of 1:54.09. Breck School went on to capture the state title with a time of 1:46.63. ...
Student Stars – Meet Tadi – Grand Rapids’ Game Changer
GRAND RAPIDS — When Tadi Taguta moved to Grand Rapids this January, it was the first true winter he had ever experienced after moving to the United States from South Africa, where he had spent the last eight or nine years of his life. Six months later, Tadi was in the high school state track meet, running the 200-meter individual race for his new school Grand Rapids, and competing with the fastest runners in the state. Within 10 months of being in northern Minnesota, he...
Boy River: A Legacy of Bravery and Nature's Harmony
In the verdant embrace of a landscape rich with history, the town of Boy River stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of Native American culture. Its name, derived from a local legend, speaks of a young boy whose bravery safeguarded his tribe against the ferocity of a flooding river. This act of valor did more than avert catastrophe; it wove the boy's spirit into the very essence of the town, binding its people to the river that once threatened their existence.
Rapids well represented in post-season awards
GRAND RAPIDS — The Grand Rapids High School football team wrapped-up its postseason awards with a lot of representation from the Thunderhawks. Grand Rapids earned its accolades after a strong 2023 season, as a team, and individually. Minnesota High School League Northeast Red All-District 1st Team: #12 Jamin Froehlich – senior LB/QB #2 Oliver Spahn...