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Orchestra makes the rounds

Orchestra makes the rounds


The Crescendo Youth Orchestra performs at Realife Cooperative of Hibbing South Thursday as part of a four-stop tour around the city.

Keewatin brainstorms housing options


KEEWATIN — Tough decisions on housing await the city of Keewatin.

Man convicted of stealing motorcycles


HIBBING — The man charged with motor vehicle theft after alledgedly test driving, then stealing motorcycles in the area, including two in Hibb…

Filling both a bowl and a need


What: Empty Bowl fundraiser

Sock hoppin'

Sock hoppin'


Students at Greenhaven Elementary boogie down Friday as part of the school’s sock hop festivities to finish off I Love to Read Month.

Senate Democrats target education in budget reserve


ST. PAUL — Senate DFL leaders have announced budget targets for the budget reserve, Senate Tax Committee, and Finance Budget Divisions, mappin…

Grand Rapids council approves trail license agreements


GRAND RAPIDS — The Mesabi Trail is getting some attention.


play Slush Cup '15

Slush Cup '15


Nearly 1000 people turned out for the annual Slush Cup at Giants Ridge Golf and Ski Resort in Biwabik. The event was part of the Pirates Spring Carnival on March 14, 2015.

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Pepsi Challenge 2015


The 31st annual Pepsi Challenge Cup Cross-Country Ski Race was held at Giants Ridge Golf and Ski Resort in Biwabik on Saturday, March 7, 2015.

play Cherry School Ice Fishing

Cherry School Ice Fishing


Fourth and fifth graders from Cherry School take to Long Lake in Eveleth for an ice fishing field trip.

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Arctic Splash


The United Way of Northeast Minnesota's annual Arctic Splash on Lake Vermilion took place on Feb. 14.

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Tubing at the Ridge


Snow tubers take advantage of nice weather and slick hills at Giants Ridge Golf and Ski Resort in Biwabik. Hours - Through March 15: Friday: 3 - 7 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; February 16 (President's Day): 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. March 16 to close of season: Friday: 3 - 6 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

play MINE VI



MINE VI will be published on Wednesday, Feb. 25, in the Mesabi Daily News, Hibbing Daily Tribune, Grand Rapids Herald Review and the Chisholm Tribune Press. MDN Executive Editor Bill Hanna previews the special section.

Upcoming events

  • Today, March 28, 2015
  • ‘Spring Fling’ bazaar set

    CHISHOLM — The Chisholm United Methodist Church, 307 First Ave. S.W., will hold its annual “Spring Fling” bazaar from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28. There will be baked goods for sale, crafts, quilts, and an assortment of table linens and seasonal boutique items. The luncheon will include sandwich loaf, dessert and beverage. At 1 p.m., there will be a quilt drawing for a small donation.

  • Seventh-Day Adventist Church Service

    Virginia Seventh-Day Adventist Church,  Is being held at the Virginia Senior Center, 511 Chestnut Street,  Virginia MN 55792  Every Saturday at 3:30 pm with a vegetarian meal after the service.  Call Jim Blais 218-341-8263 for more information.

  • Al-Anon group to hold open meeting on Saturday

    HIBBING — The public is invited to an open meeting hosted by the Hibbing Monday Night Al-Anon Family Group on Saturday, March 28, at First Lutheran Church, 2201 E. Third Ave. in Hibbing (use Third Avenue entrance). AA and Al-Anon speakers will begin at 7 p.m. Coffee and snacks will be provided.

  • Sunday, March 29, 2015
  • Boy Scout Troop 17 Pancake Breakfast

    Sunday, March 29, 2015. Troop 17 of Hibbing is holding a Pancake Breakfast at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Hibbing from 7 a.m. to noon.  Tickets are $6 for a single breakfast or $15 for a family.  Take outs are available.

  • KCs breakfast fundraiser

    CHISHOLM — Knights of Columbus Chisholm Council 3539 will have a pancake breakfast fundraiser from 10:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, March 29. The cost is $5/person or $20/family. Come enjoy breakfast and fellowship after Mass.

  • Pancake Breakfast

    Knights of Columbus Chisholm Council 3539 will have a pancake breakfast fundraiser from 10:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, March 29th. The cost is $5/person or $20/family.

  • Monday, March 30, 2015
  • Defensive Driving Refresher

    HIBBING — The Minnesota Highway Safety & Research Center (MHSRC) is presenting a Defensive Driving Refresher from 1:15 to 5:15 p.m. Monday, March 30, at the Hibbing Tourist Senior Citizens Center, 1202 E. Howard St. Drivers age 55+ can save up to $300 on auto insurance. Call 1-888-234-1294 to register for this $20 class. Come for the noon lunch of chili and grilled cheese sandwiches. Cost is $6 members, $7 nonmembers. Lunch reservations required. Call 262-4166 to sign up for lunch.

  • Monday Night Parenting LifeGroup meetings continue in Chisholm

    CHISHOLM — All parents of children are invited to attend “Shepherding A Child’s Heart.” The LifeGroup study that teaches us God’s ways to raise your kids will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday nights in the Hospitality Room at Chisholm Assembly of God Church, 430 Iron Dr.

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015
  • Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group

    An Alzheimer’s Association support group is a safe place to learn, offer and receive helpful tips, and meet others coping with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. Alzheimer’s Association support groups are facilitated by trained professionals and community members.

  • Thursday, April 2, 2015
  • Weekly meditation planned

    HIBBING — Guided Healing Meditation is held every Thursday at the Kind Mind Meditation Center, 3105 E. Beltline Highway (Houghton building). The Well Being Center’s Maria Madelina presents a guided healing medictation called The Mystical Magical Carpet Ride. Learn to use your meditation to heal yourself. All are welcome.  A meet and greet will be held from 5:30 to 6 p.m., with  healing meditation at 6 p.m.

Most Popular

  • Sueann Marie Wickstrom

    Sueann Marie Wickstrom

    Sueann Marie Wickstrom, 31, of Chicago, Ill., passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2015, in her home.

  • High-speed chase results in serious injury

    HIBBING — A Pinewood, Minn. woman was seriously injured during a two-vehicle crash around 8:45 a.m. Saturday on Highway 37 near Range Regional Airport in Hibbing.

  • Daniel ‘Dan’ Lastovich Jr.

    Daniel “Dan” Lastovich Jr., 84, a lifelong resident of Hibbing, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 21, 2015, in the Essentia St. Mary’s Medical Center after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.

  • Policing request from neighbors to the east

    CHISHOLM — The Chisholm City Council is considering a request from the City of Buhl to provide police services for its community.

  • Carmen Elaine Bodle

    Carmen Elaine Bodle, 56, longtime resident of Keewatin and formerly of Iowa, died Friday, March 20, 2015, at Fairview Range Medical Center in Hibbing.

  • William ‘Bill’ F.  Forsline

    William ‘Bill’ F. Forsline

    William “Bill” F. Forsline, 80, of Chisholm, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at home, with his loving family at his side.

  • Violet R. Stimac

    Violet R. Stimac, 91, long-term resident of Hibbing, died Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Franciscan Health Center in Duluth.

  • Donald Wallace LaLonde Jr.

    Donald Wallace LaLonde Jr.

    Donald W. LaLonde Jr., a resident of the Iron Range area for the past 50 years, died Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Essentia St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth.

  • Dolores Mae Martin

    Dolores Mae Martin

    Dolores “Grandma Dee” Mae Martin (nee Weinhandl), 89, of St. Paul and formerly of Hibbing, passed away March 16, 2015.


    The following convictions were taken from the St. Louis County District Court Citation Disposition Bulletin.