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Angel Fund names first Executive Director

HIBBING — Angel Fund is excited to announce that Kelly Grinsteinner has been hired as its first executive director. She is a founding board member, Board Past President and, most recently, was the board’s inaugural Emeritus. She assumed the executive director duties on May 30. “I am humbled by the board’s trust in my skills, knowledge and experience,” said Grinsteinner. “My drive and passion to fulfill Angel Fund’s mission has grown stronger with each year, each event and each ‘thank you’ from the cancer patients...
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Midway fire totals vehicle, damages home

VIRGINIA — Virginia, Eveleth, Mountain Iron, and Hibbing firefighters were dispatched early Monday afternoon to a vehicle fire in the Midway area of Virginia, according to the Friends of the Northland FireWire Facebook page. The fire was reported around 1 p.m. on Merritt Drive and the vehicle was engulfed in flames when crews arrived with the blaze spreading to a nearby garage. Firefighters quickly knocked down the fire. The vehicle was a total loss while the garage and house had exterior damage. No injuries were reported.
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Festival of Skalds set for Angora

ANGORA — There will be archery and ax throwing, a Viking warrior, Turkish dance from the Ottoman Empire, Medieval games, lots of tasty morsels, handcrafted wares, and a chance to learn about dragon hunting. And, of course, real-life skalds will be there, too. After all, this is the Festival of Skalds. This year’s festival —...

Witnesses begin taking stand in Iron Range cold case murder trial

Three decades after a Chisholm woman’s death, her case is finally getting its day in court as witnesses began taking the stand Monday. Both the prosecution and defense delivered their opening statements in Michael Carbo Jr.’s murder trial. The now 54-year-old is charged with both first and second...

MNDOT Uses Minnesota Fair Season An Opportunity For Outreach

Summer and the living is easy. And as the season turns the corner into its second half comes the annual rite of passage: fair season. This is especially true in the Northland. From the State Fair to the smaller county and community fairs, attendees pack the grounds - looking for fun stuff to do, good stuff to eat, and chances to see and learn something new. It's those last two points that are especially important to businesses and agencies, as they use fair season as an excellent chance for outreach.

‘Hockeyland’ coming to Midwest theaters this fall

DULUTH, MN – MARCUS DULUTH 11. FARGO, ND – FARGO (SEPT. 20) IOWA CITY, IA – FILMSCENE (SEPT. 23) Greenwich Entertainment, who acquired North American distributing rights to the feature, also shared plans to expand the film further across the United States and into Canada. Around The...

Day two of Carbo Jr. trial features testimony from former Chisholm Police Chief Silvestri

HIBBING — Several pieces of evidence were entered by the prosecution during the second day of the trial of Michael Allan Carbo Jr., the man being accused of murdering Nancy Daugherty in 1986. Carbo Jr., 54, faces two counts of first-degree murder for allegedly killing the 38-year old mother of two in her Chisholm home on July 16, 1986. According to court records, when police found her she had been...

Van shortages, bus costs hit school districts

With a new school year on the horizon, Minnesota school districts are facing a bumpy ride. A shortage of new vans, shocking sticker prices for vans and school buses, and rising fuel costs, are putting a major dent in district transportation planning and budgets. “As far as the van shortage, I had seven on order and they canceled all but two,” Kay Cornelius, Independent School District No. 2142 St. Louis...