Buyck, MN

Reception and July Exhibition: “Hometown Focused”

COOK — Photographer Connie Stone and multimedia artist and photographer Laura Pajari will hold an exhibition at Northwoods Friends of the Arts Gallery from July 7th until the 30th. NWFA welcomes the public and all of Connie’s and Laura’s neighbors and friends to the kick off reception on July 7th, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the NWFA Gallery in Cook at 210 S. River St.. The exhibition, “Hometown Focused” may be visited from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wed., Thurs. and Fri. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at NWFA Gallery in the Dreamweaver Spa &...

Man falls asleep en route to work, crashes into restaurant

(FOX 9) - No one was seriously injured after a man fell asleep behind the wheel of his car, then crashed into a restaurant on his way to work Wednesday morning. At about 6:49 a.m., the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office and other agencies responded to a report of a vehicle crash at the Island Lake Inn after it was reported that a vehicle had left the roadway and went through the building.
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Herbicide applications to help reforestation efforts in Tower area

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will begin herbicide applications on select state lands in the Tower Forestry administrative area to prepare sites for reforestation. Applications on 98 acres across 3 sites will began June 20 and will continue through approximately July 30. Herbicides are used in select locations to...

Georgia O’Keeffe: A Hand’s On Workshop

COOK — One of the most significant artists of the 20th century, renowned for her contribution to modern art, Georgia Totto O’Keeffe was born in Sun Prairie Wisconsin. On July 15th from 1 to 3 p.m. Northwood’s Friends of the Arts invites you to participate in a mini workshop with Ely artist Cecilia Rolando. Participants will learn about well-known artist Georgia O’Keeffe, her life and art, and then do a ‘hands on’ piece while reflecting on her painting and interest in flowers. This is a free Curious and Creative Class for ages 8 to 85. To register stop at the NWFA Gallery from 10 to 4 on Wed., Thurs. or Fri. and from 9 to 1 on Sat. (tel. at gallery during open hours: 218 780-7130), call Alberta at : 218 666-2153, or email The Gallery is in Cook at 210 S. River St. in the Dreamweaver Spa and Salon building. The gallery and NWFA is an arts non-profit organization managed completely by volunteers for twelve years.

Vehicle Crashes Into Island Lake Inn

DULUTH, MN (KDAL) – The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Department and other first responders were called to the Island Lake Inn on the Rice Lake Road for reports that a vehicle had crashed into the building. The vehicle, driven by a 36 year old man from Tower, broke...

Terrie Lynn Villebrun

May 31, 1970 - June 27, 2022. Terrie L. Villebrun, 52, of Hibbing passed away on Monday, June 27, 2022. A Wake will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2022 starting at 7:00PM at the Bois Forte Government and Services Center. The Traditional Service will be held the next day on Friday, July 1, 2022 at 10:00am, also at the Center.

Music in the Park on Wednesdays

COOK — On Wednesday, July 6, “The Divas” will perform at Cook’s Music in the Park from 6 to 8 p.m. This delightful musical trio will impress you with their warm captivating harmonies. Shannon, Sharon and Rosie, from right here on the iron range, have a wide variety of tunes in their expansive musical repertoire featuring Shannon on the keyboards, Sharon with her guitar and drums, and Rosie with various rhythmic instruments. Each of the Divas has performed and practiced music since they were teenagers. Shannon teaches private music lessons and performs solo as well. These ladies are "three of...

Tower man falls asleep at the wheel, crashes into Island Lake Inn

GNESEN TOWNSHIP — A 36-year-old Tower man suffered minor injuries early Wednesday after he reportedly fell asleep at the wheel and drove into the Island Lake Inn on Rice Lake Road in Gnesen Township, a St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office news release states. The crash was reported just after 6:45 a.m. and it was reported that the man’s vehicle left the roadway and went through the building. Upon arrival, first responders located a vehicle inside the Island Lake Inn. ...

Twin Ports Interchange Project Extends Completion Date

The Twin Ports Interchange Project is moving forward with shovel-ready projects to utilize new federal funding. Construction on the Miller Coffee Creek Box Culvert has been completed and the interchange project will now pursue new work. The Trunk Highway 53 bridges will be under construction, along with Garfield Avenue and...

Have gas, will travel

Wanda and Tom Pikus thought twice before taking a week-long trip to the Iron Range. “We planned this way earlier than when the gas prices were so high,” Tom Pikus, of Royalton, Minn., said. “We debated about it with the gas prices, but we're getting older, so we thought what the heck.” The Pikus's spent the week camping at McCarthy Beach State Park, visited Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary in Orr...