'In a way, he is still helping people'
HIBBING—Tony Trujillo was only 11 years old. Even at that tender age, he’d already set a trajectory for his life. “Hockey was his dream,” said his mom, Cindy Trujillo, of Palmdale, California. “He almost made it.” Tony almost made it to Hibbing to live out a week of fulfilling a bit of his dream. He was to play hockey in northeastern Minnesota, where his great-aunt and great-uncle, Eleanor and Jerry...
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.
Virginia City Council
VIRGINIA—Residents filled the Virginia City Council chambers Tuesday night, venting their concerns about the proposed 21% preliminary tax levy increase. Combined with property values continuing to rise and county and school taxes increasing, many said they were being forced to consider moving outside Virginia. “Believe me, I feel your pain,’’ said Dennis Jorgensen, a former city councilor. “I was alarmed when I saw this county (property tax) notice’’ that showed...
Alborn Township: A Testament to Norwegian Settlers and Railway Expansion
Deep within the fabric of St. Louis County, Minnesota, Alborn Township stands as a beacon of the past, encapsulating the stories of Norwegian settlers and the transformative power of the railway. Established in 1892, Alborn's origins are inextricably linked to the pioneering spirit of these immigrants. The township's name and the Chase family's influence through the Duluth, Missabe and Northern Railway are enduring symbols of this formative time, with historical structures like the repurposed schoolhouse community center serving as physical reminders of its robust beginnings.
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Cats Up for Adoption in virginia, MN
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of virginia..
Today the gas price is close to $3.19 in Eveleth 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.
IRRR awards Biwabik, Coleraine $30,000 each in grants
The cities of Biwabik and Coleraine will both receive $30,000 grants from the Minnesota Department of Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation. The grants are intended to support tourism and recreational activities. Biwabik will use the funds to replace and upgrade the outdated and insufficient electrical service at Vermilion Trail Campground....
Choralaires singing 30-plus years
VIRGINIA—The Choralaires have been singing more than 30 years across the Iron Range, and as longtime member Tom Noll said, “It’s the camaraderie that keeps the Choralaires going.” The men’s vocal group will sing two Christmas concerts in Virginia: This evening, December 1, at 7 p.m. at Gethsemane Lutheran Church and at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 3, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. A free-will offering will benefit local churches, community projects, and music needs. ...
DECA students address local city councils
To end November, which is national DECA month, Rock Ridge DECA members Kendall Collie and Bella Davis wrote a letter to the local city councils requesting a “DECA Day” proclamation to promote community outreach. On Tuesday, November 28, Rock Ridge DECA students spoke at the Virginia and Gilbert city council meetings and received the proclamations. November 28th, 2023 was officially recognized as DECA Day in both Virginia and Gilbert. “DECA is a competitive student organization with more than 225,000 members nationwide. Students are tested on their expertise in marketing career areas and their poise, professionalism, and ability to handle difficult marketing and HR situations. Competitors develop marketing proposals, advertising campaigns, and business plans. This is a great opportunity for students to learn about real life business scenarios and help them prepare for life, even if they don’t go down that route it still teaches those vital life skills.
SSBF donates to Carey Lake Classic
On Wednesday, the Security State Bank Foundation made a $500 donation for the 3rd annual Carey Lake Classic Ski Challenge. The Carey Lake Classic Ski Challenge will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2024. The Carey Lake Recreation Area provides several miles of ski trails for the community to enjoy. The main intentions of the Carey Lake Classic Ski Challenge are to bring people together, make connections, introduce people to our area, promote Hibbing businesses and provide a fun, family-oriented event for the community and beyond. Pictured are Karlee Persons, Kim Thomas, from the Carey Lake Classic Ski Challenge Cindy Hyduke, Lisa Donlinich and Bethany Jones, EJ Hanson and Chris Westin.
St. Louis County's Own Nadine Wells Appointed as New Director of Veterans Service Office
Nadine Wells has been named the new Director of the St. Louis County Veterans Service Office. Her appointment was approved by the County Board on November 28, 2023. Wells has worked as a Veterans Service Officer for the county since 2017. She has extensive experience from her 10-year service in the United States Army and five years as a civilian contractor in a Military Family Assistant Specialist role.
Wrestling Hosts Virginia in Non-Conference Dual
FARGO, N.D. - After a week off over Thanksgiving Break, North Dakota State wrestling jumps back into action and returns to the Scheels Center for a dual against Virginia on Saturday, Dec. 2. The dual with the Cavaliers is set for a 7 p.m. start and will be televised live on WDAY Xtra.
Overnight Chisholm fire displaces residents
Monday night, firefighters in Chisholm responded to a fire on the 200th block of Central Avenue South. When they arrived they saw a home on fire at around midnight. Crews were then able to contain the fire to the attic area of the two story home. No injuries were reported...
Angora, Minnesota: A Historical Haven in the Heart of the North Star State
Nestled amidst the verdant expanses of St. Louis County, the unincorporated community of Angora, established in 1908, serves as a testament to the early settlement era of Minnesota. Named after a region in Turkey, the township's origins are deeply entwined with the state's developmental history, evidenced by its longstanding post office since 1903. With the Rice River flowing nearby, Angora's serene landscape belies a past that was once abuzz with the activities of its early settlers, making it a poignant destination for history buffs.
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.
Buhl Community Water Company: A Beacon of Purity, History, and Progress
The iconic Buhl Water Tower, erected in 1920 in Northern Minnesota, is not only an emblem of the city's heritage but also a testament to the exceptional quality of its water. Sourced from a glacial aquifer deep underground, Buhl's water has been celebrated for its purity since 1901, earning the city the title of 'The Finest Water in America.' The tower's historic value was recognized nationally when it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011, symbolizing the city's dedication to maintaining its pristine water source for generations.
AEOA Senior Dining
AEOA Hibbing LEE Center menu Dec. 4-8 Monday: Sweet & sour pork, fruited Jello w/topping Tuesday: Hashbrown egg bake, blueberry muffin Wednesday: Special of the day, call the kitchen nearest you ...
Event to honor and remember the lives lost 30 years ago during plane crash in Hibbing
Friday will mark the 30th anniversary of a plane crash in Hibbing that claimed 18 lives. Steve Breitbarth, a retired pastor and current member of the St. Louis County Law Enforcement Chaplaincy, remembers getting the call that night. “I went to the Catholic church, because that’s where families were meeting....
Angel of Hope — Children’s Memorial Park Candlelight Service slated
VIRGINIA—The Angel of Hope—Children’s Memorial Park will be holding its 15th Annual Candlelight Service to honor the memory of children who have died, regardless of age or reason on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023 • Please note earlier time for outside gathering. Those taking part will gather between 5:45 p.m.—6:00 p.m. at the Peace United Methodist Church at 303 South 9th Avenue, Virginia and proceed to the Angel of Hope Children’s...
MnDOT rolls out 2024 area projects
Those potholes, cracks and irregular surfaces along Highway 53 in Virginia, will soon be smoothed out. A $7.5 million project next summer will resurface the highway and repair culverts along the heavily-traveled highway that passes around the south and west side of Virginia. “Overall, it’s just based off the service life,” Alex Peritz, Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) manager of the project said. “We analyze the pavement on a yearly...