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Greens on Foreteenth Open for First Full Season

VIRGINIA, Minn. – A new mini golf course in Virginia is back open for the season. Greens on Foreteenth as it came to life last fall and was operational for a few months before winter hit. To start their first full season, they opened the greens back up on May 7th and business has been picking up quickly through their first week back.
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Cost of living is our harshest tax | Opinion

Sometimes I think about the one bedroom apartment in Hibbing, Minnesota, where my wife and I first lived. We weren’t married yet, just two kids playing house. The rent was about $325 a month. Our utilities cost even less.  It was the dawn of the 21st Century. She was a newspaper reporter earning about $22,000 […] The post Cost of living is our harshest tax | Opinion appeared first on Minnesota Reformer.
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‘One Giant Sale’

EAST RANGE — People have been rummaging around Hoyt Lakes for deals and treasures for the past 20 years each May. The citywide rummage sale “has become very popular over the years,” with up to 30 homes participating and bargain hunters coming from other communities to shop the many garage and yard sales, said Cherie Grams, of the Hoyt Lakes Chamber of Commerce. It’s a good deal all around —...

Mountain bikers to bomb the Redhead

Cyclopaths are rolling into the Iron Range. Hundreds of hard-core mountain bike enthusiasts with single-track minds, are gearing up for the Minnesota Mountain Bike Series first race of the 2022 season at Redhead Mountain Bike Park in Chisholm. Mountain bicyclists age 8 to 75 put their skills to the test Sunday, May 22, in the family-oriented event. ...

Standing on the dock of the bay

Steve Krasaway figures that fishing off his dock this weekend could be kind of like going wading. “The biggest thing this year is you might need rubber boots to fish in the evening,” Krasaway, of Vermilion Walleye Hunter Guide Service LLC on the Tower end of Lake Vermilion said. “I fish every evening off my dock and I might have to wear boots. I've never seen the water this high in 42 years. My dock will be underwater on the opener.” ...

Hibbing, Rock Ridge win titles at Belluzzo/Tingstad Invite

CHISHOLM — The Rock Ridge boys and the Hibbing girls won the OJ Belluzzo/John Tingstad Invite held Friday at Joel Maturi Field. The Wolverines scored 261 points in the six-team field to out-point Hibbing which had 177.5. Hermantown was next at 117.5, followed by Mountain Iron-Buhl at 47, Chisholm 46 and Bigfork 10. Rock Ridge got first-place finishes from Cameron Stocke in the 3200 (9:47.90); the 4x100 tea of Jake...

Celebrating Hibbing Schools-Part One

On Friday, May 6, 2022, the Hibbing Historical Society held its annual Spring Fundraising Dinner. The setting was the gracious Elks at the Androy in downtown Hibbing. People do not have to be members of the Society to attend any Society event. This dinner usually includes a “one night only display” from the Society’s extensive collection of artifacts, photos, and printed materials. The theme for this year’s event was “The History of Education in Hibbing,” so curator Erica Larson Zubich selected a wonderful assortment of...

Black Bear Bakery and Cafe prepares for future opening

CHISHOLM — What started out as a casual conversation on a movie set has turned into a sweet deal. Owners Robert Enriquez, a producer/director from Los Angeles California and Lloyd Show, a union laborer of Chisholm, recently closed on the purchase of the former Black Bear Bakery, and are planning on reopening it in the near future as the Black Bear Bakery and Cafe. At present the two are working...

Bluejackets split pair of games against 7AAA rivals

GRAND RAPIDS — The Hibbing High School softball team got an up-close-and-personal look at two Section 7AAA opponents Saturday at the Grand Rapids Invite held at the Grand Rapids Sports Complex. In game No. 1, the Bluejackets beat the host Thunderhawks by the score of 6-4, then in game No. 2, Hibbing fell to Hermantown by the score of 5-2. The Hawks have been a dominant team in the past,...

Mesaba Concert Association readies for 75th season

HIBBING — The Mesaba Concert Association (MCA) is looking forward to its 75th season, and has begun its annual membership drive. “The 2022-2023 season has four wonderful acts coming to perform in the Hibbing High School Auditorium,” Joe Keyes, Membership Chair, said via email. “Each season we try to have at least one classical music concert and a blend of other pop/jazz music acts. We have an Aretha Franklin tribute concert, a classical pianist concert, a jazz/pops trio concert, and a brass sextet concert. All...

2022 Fishing Opener

Fishermen enjoy a quiet morning on Carey Lake in Hibbing Saturday as they take part in the annual Minnesota Fishing Opener.

City by City: Biwabik, Bayfield County, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Biwabik, MN- Residents are encouraged to get out and spring clean this weekend. Homeowners can leave items out on the curb for pick up. City workers will be out Monday, May 16 at 7 a.m. taking the items for disposal. Acceptable items include household appliances, furniture, demolition material and yard compost. Mattresses, box springs and TVs will not be taken.

Judge denies motion for reconsideration in Chisholm murder

VIRGINIA — A Sixth District Judge has denied a request for reconsideration made on behalf of the defendant being accused of a 1986 murder of 38 year-old woman at her home in Chisholm. Sixth District Court Judge Robert C. Friday denied the request filed on behalf of Michael Carbo Jr. by his attorney John D. Schmid on May 8 to be denied, and to set a jury trial to commence on June 1, according to court records. ...

Henry Lyric Wins essay contest

Henry Lyric is the son of Lindsay and Daniel Lyric and is a 6th grader at Lincoln Elementary School He entered the Elks Americanism Essay contest. This year's title was "How Can Patriotism Be Demonstrated." He was a winner at the Minnesota Elks District Level. He was awarded a beautiful certificate, $50, and he moved on to the state level. Henry is pictured with Hibbing Elks Lodge Exalted Ruler Becky Radika and Americanism chair, Patty Theisen.

AEOA Offers Free Produce Events In Hermantown, Hibbing + Virginia

With the rising costs of food at the grocery store, here's a great way to make sure that there's enough food on the table. The Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA) is bringing their Free Produce Events back to the Northland for another summer. The events were well received last year...
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Ely girls take second at Aurora

Ely’s high school girls track team piled up points in numerous events, but field events remained their strength Tuesday at Aurora. The Timberwolves were second among four teams at a meet hosted by Mesabi East, but the Wolves had two of the top-three places in two field events and top-three outings in three others.