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Man hospitalized after jet ski explodes on northern Minnesota lake

KINNEY, Minn. -- A 42-year-old man was hurt Saturday when a jet ski exploded on a northern Minnesota lake. The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office says the incident happened shortly before 1 p.m. on a Lake Little 14 near Kinney, which is roughly 70 miles northwest of Duluth. Investigators say a man from Virginia, Minnesota, had just refueled a jet ski when he tried to start the engine about 20 feet from shore. As he turned the key, the engine compartment exploded.The man jumped off the jet ski, which started on fire. Officials say the man was wearing a life jacket. Emergency crews brought the man to a local hospital for treatment. His injuries were described as "non-life-threatening," believed to be due to the impact from the explosion and debris. 
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One Injured After Jet Ski Explodes

KINNEY, Minn. – One person is recovering from injuries after a jet ski exploded Saturday afternoon. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office got word of the accident around 12:47 p.m. July 2, 2022 on Lake Little 14. That is approximately 15 miles north of Kinney. An investigation determined...
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4 kayakers rescued after being stranded in northern Minnesota pit mine

CHISHOLM, Minn. -- Four kayakers were rescued Thursday afternoon in northern Minnesota after strong winds stranded them at the edge of a flooded pit mine. The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office says the kayakers were at Redhead Mountain Bike Park in Chisholm, which is about 70 miles northwest of Duluth. Powerful winds created choppy conditions, and the kayakers beached their kayaks on the eastern edge of one of the pit mines in the area. The kayakers called 911, and a rescue team responded with a boat. None of the kayakers were hurt, although the sheriff's office noted that they might have suffered from "a little embarrassment." 

Eveleth Native Not Returning To Hit Reality Show Next Season

This is sad news for fans of Bravo's hit show Summer House: one of the main cast members will not be back for another season. Luke Gulbranson is stepping away from the show. In case you don't know much about the show, it is all about a group of tight-knit friends from New York City that spend every weekend in the summer in the Hamptons. Not only do they spend the weekend together but they share living quarters as well.

Four kayakers stranded, rescued in Chisholm park

Four kayakers were rescued Thursday after they were stranded at a park in Chisholm. According to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, deputies and Chisholm fire crews responded to a report of four stranded kayakers in Redhead Mountain Bike Park at around 1:20 p.m. The kayakers had been stranded...

July 4 — A Grand Tradition

Another year has gone by and here it is – time to celebrate the Fourth of July again! Do you have your flags ready and maybe even some bunting? You maybe have hot dogs and watermelon ready to enjoy. Remember that on PBS-TV “A Capital Fourth” is broadcast from Washington D.C. Whatever you enjoy doing, have a grand time celebrating. Here on the Iron Range, honoring the founding of America has a long history. As the immigrants arrived here in the north country and worked...

Thyen shines in Golden Bears’ final season

EVELETH — Coming into her senior season, Eveleth-Gilbert’s Brooke Thyen wanted to make the most of things. Starting at shortstop since the eighth grade, Thyen has been a staple of the E-G infield for years. She’s also developed into a threat at the plate, putting countless hours into her swing and working in the weight room in the offseason. No matter where she was, Thyen was always being relied upon...

Gilbert's Omar St. Lawrence: 'humbled' as grand marshal

GILBERT — Omar St. Lawrence turned 93 the first day of summer, and the day of the interview about his being named 2022 grand marshal of the 7:30 p.m. Gilbert 3rd of July parade, he had played nine holes of golf. “You have to keep active,” he said with a smile. He organizes tournaments at the Eveleth Golf Course. “I’m honored and humbled to be asked,” he said of being...

Northland bands to perform at MDC amphitheater

CHISHOLM – Two up and coming bands from the region are set to perform live this Saturday on the amphitheater stage at Minnesota Discovery Center in Chisholm. Doors open at 6 p.m. with food and beverage offered. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. with Super Siren, an eerie folk project from Duluth, followed by Wild Horses, at 8:30 p.m. The concert is set to go on rain or shine. ...

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Pictured in the Eveleth City Hall in 1967 are, seated, Joseph Buncich, city clerk; Joseph Begich, mayor; Jerome Kaner, city attorney. Back row, councilmen Clem Cossalter, Stan Kostelic, Anton Nemanick and Albert Bostrom.

Stranded kayakers rescued from mine pit

The St. Louis County Rescue Squad helped rescue four stranded kayakers from a mine pit in Chisholm. |. Four kayakers were rescued Thursday afternoon, after getting stranded on the east end of one of the mine pits. It happened around 1:15 p.m. at the Redhead Mountain Bike Park in Chisholm....
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Myrtle June Feroni

Myrtle June Feroni, 96, of Virginia passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at Edgewood Vista in Virginia. Myrtle was born on June 11, 1926 in Ely to Fredrick and Mabel Bunney where she grew up and attended school. She met Albert Feroni while she was in high school. Since that day she always said “I am going to marry that man one day”, and then waited for the love of her life to return from the war and married him on September 26, 1946. They later moved to Virginia in 1968.

MagIron Achieves Significant Milestone in its Strategy to Restart Plant 4

GILBERT, Minn., June 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- MagIron LLC ("MagIron" or the "Company) today announced that it has completed the purchase of selected assets from the receivership estate of Prairie River Minerals, LLC ("PRM") (the "Acquisition"). This follows entry of a court order approving the free and clear sale of PRM assets to MagIron by a State of Minnesota district court judge in the Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors action on May 13, 2022. Under the terms of the Acquisition, MagIron will pay total cash consideration of $2.6 million and assume $6.05 million of debt.