GILBERT — The old, better-quality Gilbert orange garbage bags are back, as the City Council voted at its Tuesday meeting to fix the problem with the less-than-quality bags the previous council had ordered.
HIBBING — A jury trial for a suspect in the death of Joshua Robert Lavalley, a 33-year-old Aurora man who was gunned down on the Mesabi Trail in Hibbing, is being postponed for more than a month as attorneys continue to review evidence.
GILBERT — The city of Gilbert has several pieces of surplus equipment — from a garbage truck to tires to welders — that operations director Sam Lautigar recommended at last Tuesday’s council meeting be put up for sale.
HIBBING — PROject Heartbeat, a new pro-life group recently formed by Hibbing and area residents, held an adoption seminar Wednesday as part of its broader mission to protect life in Minnesota.
When Gov. Tim Walz met last week with business leaders trying to build Minnesota’s first copper-nickel mine, he was reminded of his initial visit to the Iron Range during the 2018 primary campaign, when the PolyMet project was still a simmering issue among members of the DFL party.
ST. PAUL — The state shouldn’t look to the Legislature to help it pay a $25 million bill to the federal government, the chair of a key committee said Tuesday, Aug. 13.
EVELETH — Joseph R. “Joe” Begich, who combined a deep love of the Iron Range with a long public career in politics as a city mayor and state representative, died Saturday morning in Eveleth. He was 89.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Monday, Aug. 12, announced his pick to lead the Department of Human Services following top-level turnover there in recent weeks.
Retired DFL state Rep. Joe Begich, who died on Saturday at 89, is being remembered by a newspaperman, by a fellow legislator and by his wife of more than six decades as a loyal champion of the people and a man of his word.
ST. PAUL (FNS) — The trade organization representing farmers, processors, distributors and others in the hemp industry on Monday, Aug. 12, announced that Joe Radinovich would become the group's executive director.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said he'll continue to push for the passage of gun control legislation but won't call back lawmakers for a special legislative session until he knows there's consensus on the proposals.
It was an incredible experience,” said Kate Barnes who sat down to tell about her recent volunteering experience in Tanzania. “I don’t have words to describe it.”
ELY LAKE — Joanne Barrows' mother told her to remember three words to cover all that may happen in life — faith, family and friends. Tragedy has twice visited Barrows, still she holds fast to those values and has told her story in a book published this year, "Catcher of Dreams."
HOYT LAKES — The Erie Mining Company History Project team is making a last call for those interested in recognizing someone associated with the historic Erie/LTV Steel Mining Co., plant.
ELY — People sometimes get mixed up on the order of critters in the name of the eatery on the corner of Sheridan Street and Central Avenue in Ely.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will not reconsider two permits issued last year to PolyMet’s planned copper-nickel mine, despite formal requests from environmental groups and tribal leaders.
Mike and Frank of the History Channel’s “American Pickers” ascended on the tiny northwestern Minnesota town of Climax, population 267 as of the 2010 census, in early November 2017 to “pick” John Vraa’s curious collection of “junk.”
GILBERT — Mel Annala’s skill with the acoustic six- and 12-string guitar and as a singer of American folk music have even earned praise from a British singer-songwriter across the pond.
CANOSIA TOWNSHIP — The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Priscilla Joy Sohm, a 25-year-old Native American woman who left the At Home Living group home facility in Canosia Township on Juluy 21.
MOUNTAIN IRON — The Plaza 53 West strip mall along Highway 53 in Mountain Iron has been sold to a Texas developer, who will hire a St. Paul firm to manage it.
The Minnesota Court of Appeal unanimously upheld the state’s rules governing nonferrous mining in Minnesota, delivering another blow to environmental groups seeking to overturn critical permits issued to PolyMet.
ST. PAUL — At the height of the opioid epidemic, enough prescription painkillers were distributed to Minnesota pharmacies for every state resident to have 156 pills, according to new government data made available by the Washington Post.
ST. PAUL — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said he'd call on lawmakers to take up gun control measures next week when they return to the capital to discuss turnover at the Department of Human Services.
CHISHOLM — Ellen Pierce picks up a young sheep named Buttercup at the St. Louis County Fairgrounds, and soon children gather around the pen to pet the woolly creature.
VIRGINIA — Dr. Dave Brenner will always have a soft spot for the Virginia community, the patients he served there, and for the lakes and woods of northeastern Minnesota.
CHISHOLM — If you’ve attended Iron Range festivals, events or parades this summer — or, well, really any summer for the past many decades — you’re sure to have come across Barb’s Fried Bread stand.
EVELETH — John Baxter, long associated with labor relations at the former Erie Mining Company and now with Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. at United Taconite in Eveleth, has received the Minnesota 2019 Business Partner award for his dedicated work in promoting the Range's mining industry and acquainti…
VIRGINIA — A phone threat placed to Mesabi Range College late Friday morning resulted in a Grand Rapids person being detained by police.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota residents and lawmakers are praising and questioning the Trump administration's plan to allow the importation of cheaper prescription drugs from Canada, signaling a continuing divide over high prices for life-sustaining medications.