Hoyt Lakes resident charged in drug bust
On November 29, 2023 members of the Lake Superior Violent Offender’s Task Force executed a search warrant on a vehicle after conducting a traffic at the Anchor Lake Rest Stop in unorganized township 56-17. The search warrant on the vehicle yielded $19,100 currency, methamphetamine, a handgun and marijuana. The driver of the vehicle was lodged at the St. Louis Co jail in Virginia on various charges. A subsequent search warrant was later executed at the individual’s residence in Hoyt Lakes. During the execution of the search warrant, marijuana, heroin, methamphetamine and schedule 4 pills were located. An additional $95,000 currency and firearms were also seized.
Culver's Restaurant Chain: A Family Legacy in Fast-Casual Dining
A common misunderstanding has arisen between the iconic 'Culver's Schoolhouse' and the renowned 'Culver's Restaurant Chain'. While the schoolhouse represents a piece of Culver's educational and mining history, the restaurant chain, founded in Sauk City, Wisconsin, is celebrated for its ButterBurgers and Frozen Custard. This confusion underscores the importance of distinguishing between the two when referencing 'Culver's'. The restaurant chain, deeply rooted in family tradition and community, is a distinct entity with its own storied past.
Today the gas price is close to $2.75 in Cotton as of 2023-12-01. 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 Friday is $3.248, a week ago the price is $3.265 , according to AAA.
'Forever Our Snow Angels'
VIRGINIA—A tile on the “Wall of Love” honors three lives lost together on one tragic day. “Forever Our Snow Angels,” it reads. Joni Williams was 37. Steph Williams, 15. Annie Finnegan, 14. A mom, her daughter, and her niece. ...
Accident injures Gilbert man
GILBERT—A 69-year-old Gilbert man suffered non-life-threatening injuries Monday morning in a one-vehicle crash on Highway 135 and Indiana Avenue in Gilbert. William Loren Hoffman’s vehicle was westbound on Highway 135 when it hit a patch of black ice, lost control, rolled and struck a sign, a Minnesota State Patrol report states. The accident was reported at 8:41 a.m. Hoffman, who was wearing a seatbelt, was transported to the Essentia-Virginia Hospital. Virginia Ambulance, Virginia Fire and Gilbert Police responded to the scene.
Hermantown boy’s basketball loses back and forth contest
The Hermantown boy’s basketball team couldn’t overcome Kasson-Mantorville on Saturday, losing 58-53 on their home court. While the Hawks held a three point lead going into the second half, they only scored 27 points in the second to the Komets 36. Abraham Souris was a bright spot for...
Rangers enter hoops season with new identity
MOUNTAIN IRON—The Mountain Iron-Buhl boys’ basketball team is looking to avoid an identity crisis. Graduating off seven seniors including leading scorers Asher Zubich, Josh Holmes and Nik Jesch, the Rangers will look quite different this year under head coach Jeff Buffetta. While they still have some experienced pieces returning, plenty of time will need to be given to players who will be making the full-time jump to the varsity level. ...
ACC Roundup - UNC’s Massive Comeback And Virginia Wins Big
Saturday was the opening day of ACC play and the games went pretty much as expected, but with one exception, they were all reasonably close. Miami beat Notre Dame 62-49, UNC took care of Notre Dame 78-70, Virginia cracked Syracuse 84-62 and NC State knocked off Syracuse 84-78. Miami-Notre Dame...
Help Needed Identifying Suspect In Recent Theft In Duluth Area
It may be the holiday season, and while that means there is a lot of holiday cheer throughout the community, it also appears we have at least one Grinch. This Grinch crept into somebody's yard in the middle of the night and took something that did not belong to them. They didn't realize that there was a camera that captured some images and hopefully, those images get them caught.
Spectral Highways: The Haunted Legends of the Blue Ridge Parkway
The Blue Ridge Parkway serves as a scenic byway to a realm of spectral legends, where ghost hunters and folklore enthusiasts seek the thrill of the unknown. Along this route, the Brookston Bridge in Prairie Township stands as a beacon for paranormal activity. Its history is woven into the fabric of the town, with the eerie whispers of the supernatural echoing across Moots Creek. The bridge's chilling reputation, fed by the town's storied past, including railway developments and historical edifices, lures those fascinated by the possibility of otherworldly encounters.
Virginia Fire Calls
November 19—25 The crews at the Virginia Fire Department responded to ninety-five calls this last week. Seventy-nine were medical related, and sixteen were fire. The fire calls varied from multiple motor vehicle accidents, multiple carbon monoxide alarms, multiple commercial alarm panel activations and multiple building fires. The 911 calls brought us to the majority of our surrounding communities, with the majority being in our city. Our crews performed one-hundred and twenty-four medical procedures, one-hundred and thirty-three treatments and administered ninety-five medications. ...
Giants growing, eying more competitive season
AURORA—As a third-year head coach for the Mesabi East boys’ basketball team, Erik Skelton has reason to be excited about his program. For the second year in a row, the Giants program is seeing an influx in varsity and JV numbers. Skelton knows that building a fun environment to attract players is just the first step in creating a competitive basketball team. Doing it for two years in a row now all while returning nearly the same starting lineup from last year, the Giants coach...
Norse retooling after Region 13 championship game run
VIRGINIA—With a large number of sophomores finishing their time at Minnesota North-Mesabi Range by the end of last season, the Norse will need to retool and use a handful of sophomores and a fresh crop of recruits if they hope to compete after last year’s strong finish. Making it all the way to the Region 13 championship game before eventually falling to Rochester 79-69, Mesabi Range has continued its upward trend under the guidance of head coach Tamara Moore. Moore knows things look quite a...
Proctor Hotel Evacuated For Chlorine Gas Issue
PROCTOR, MN (KDAL) – The Proctor Fire Department called for mutual aid from the Duluth Fire Department’s Hazardous Materials Response Team in responding to a chlorine gas issue at the AmericInn on Highway 2 in Proctor. The gas leak, reported just after 11 a-m Wednesday, apparently originated from...
Cotton, MN: Gateway to the Mesabi Trail's Natural and Historical Splendor
Cotton, MN, serves as an idyllic point of entry to the Mesabi Trail, a celebrated cycling route that carves through the verdant wilderness of northern Minnesota. This expansive 135-mile pathway is a haven for bikers, hikers, and nature aficionados, offering sweeping views of the state's natural grandeur while narrating a story rich in local history. As the trail weaves through varying landscapes, from rolling hills to tranquil plateaus, it reveals the legacies of mining and logging that have sculpted the region. Cotton stands as a quaint respite for those journeying along the trail, which is foreseen to be one of the longest paved routes in the nation upon its completion.
City by City: Eveleth, Hill City, Kettle River
Eveleth, MN- The Eveleth Elks Lodge, Scenic Rivers Clinic and other local businesses are encouraging community members to “Stuff the Ambulance” on Friday, Dec. 1. New unwrapped toys can be donated and cash donations are welcome. The Salvation Army will then distribute these gifts back to children in the community. Santa and the Grinch will be in attendance. There will also be live music and some furry friends from Cook’s Country Connection. The ambulance will be located on the corner of Grant Ave. and Jones St. from 12-6 p.m.
Minnesota judge recommends denying mining permit at proposed NorthMet copper-nickel mine
HOYT LAKES, MN. (Northern News Now) - A proposed copper-nickel mine on the Iron Range has hit another setback. On Tuesday, a Minnesota state judge recommended the Minnesota DNR deny the key mining permit for the NorthMet copper-nickel mine in Hoyt Lakes, which is what the facility needs to operate.
Celebrating Heritage and Resilience: Lumberjack Days in Minnesota
Cloquet, Minnesota, stands as a beacon of resilience, with a history deeply entrenched in the lumber industry. The annual Cloquet Lumberjack Days festival is a vibrant celebration of this heritage. Held from July 14-16, the event draws the community together with a parade, live music, lumberjack demonstrations, and myriad activities for family fun. It's a nod to the past, honoring the hardworking lumberjacks who were the backbone of the region's development, and a testament to the city's ongoing commitment to preserving its rich traditions and history.
Native American’s Flag Design is a Finalist for New Minnesota Flag
CLOQUET, Minn. –The days are numbered for the current Minnesota state flag that’s been in place since 1957. The State Emblems Redesign Commission has narrowed the choice for a new state flag to six designs from the more than 2,600 hundred designs submitted. One of the final designs...
Virginia Holds Off Bison Comeback In Dual
FARGO, N.D. – North Dakota State wrestling's comeback against Virginia fell short as the Bison dropped a 21-18 dual to the Cavaliers on Saturday, Dec. 2, inside the Scheels Center. After the Bison picked up a win from Carlos Negrete Jr. in the opening match, Virginia won the next...