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VIRGINIA — Four students held up signs: “VI,” “RG,” “IN,” “IA,” as the group kids in the gym shouted the letters aloud.

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GRAND RAPIDS — With the exception of island locations or water access sites, Lake Country Power has restored all power outages from last Friday’s winter storm, the cooperative said late Monday.

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During the week of November 7th–November 13th the Virginia Fire Department was called for service seventy-eight times; fifty 9-1-1 calls, twenty-one transfers, and seven fire calls. The fire calls ranged from the rescue truck responding to vehicle accidents, a gas lead, a carbon monoxide det…

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VIRGINIA — Ida Renzaglia, born Oct. 23, 1916, smiles when she thinks about turning 100 this weekend. “The good Lord doesn’t want me,” she said in an interview at St. Michael’s Health and Rehab Center.

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VIRGINIA — The Highway 53 bridge and relocation project hit a milestone Sept. 23 when it reached the halfway point.

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MOUNTAIN IRON – New Mountain Iron-Buhl High School Principal James Jotter says he wants to inspire the teachers in the district by his words and prepare the student body to be successful 21st Century learners.

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VIRGINIA – The annual Chili Cook-off sponsored by St. Michael’s Health and Rehabilitation Center each September was a grand success, with more than 600 people attending to sample the area’s finest.

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This September the Second Harvest North Central Food Bank, together with the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks, will mobilize across all 50 states in an effort to bring an end to hunger. Hunger Action Month is designed to inspire people to take action and raise awareness of th…

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ELY — U.S. Forest Service “listening session” No. 2 on a renewal of federal leases for mining exploration will be held Tuesday in Ely — the ground zero for an issue that has drawn sharp divisions among supporters and opponents of a proposed Twin Metals project.

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VIRGINIA — The city is all but assured to get $3.4 million to fill a Highway 53 relocation project funding gap to move utilities if a bonding bill is approved in a likely August special session.

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VIRGINIA — When Suzanne’s Jewelry closed at the Thunderbird Mall in March, a void was created.

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VIRGINIA — A total of 2,195 pounds have been shed by participants heading into this week’s culmination of the Mesabi Meltdown.

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GILBERT — Denise Auel Hillstrom doesn’t give up when obstacles come her way. She showed that when she became a carpenter 34 years ago even though her instructor told her she’d never make the course. Now the 57-year-old Hillstrom is facing another obstacle — cancer in her lungs, spine, breast…

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ST. PAUL — Iron Range mining layoffs, expected to climb to about 1,000 this month, are starting to register in the state’s jobless rate.

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VIRGINIA — The Angel of Hope Children’s Memorial Park is a place of comfort for many.

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VIRGINIA — The 30th Annual Co-op Scholarship awards for the 2014-2015 school year were recently announced. The scholarships are given jointly by Range Cooperatives, Inc. and the Virginia Co-op Credit Union. The winners are:

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VIRGINIA — People with an intense interest in Finnish heritage will gather at the Coates Plaza Hotel in Virginia June 25-28 for the 55th International Knights and Ladies of Kaleva Grand Lodge Convention, with the men and women of the Virginia and Eveleth Kaleva lodges hosting the event. Alon…

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“You don’t have to be Popeye!” Yes, you don’t have to be Popeye to like spinach. Its great health value encourages us to eat spinach. Spinach is an edible flowing plant native to ancient Persia. This popular vegetable traveled across the countries to England and France by the 14th century. I…

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Fifteen Iron Range Residents were recently charged in St. Louis County District Court with drug-related felonies.

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SIDE LAKE — Being selected Lake Country Power Youth Tour representative was a dream come true for Hibbing High School senior Michelle Ozanich.

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MOUNTAIN IRON — The new Wellness Center at the Mesabi Family YMCA will celebrate with a grand opening Wednesday.

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MARKHAM — Visitors will have an opportunity to “experience old world serenity” at the Wirtanen Farm Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Eli Wirtanen Finnish farmstead in Markham.

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EVELETH — When Iron Range communities apply to the IRRRB for grants next fiscal year, there will be another important hurdle for them to clear before the money flows for public works projects — they will need an updated comprehensive plan.

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EVELETH — Last year, St. Raphael’s Health and Rehabilitation Center resident Steve Korpi had finally bugged the staff enough about his fund-raising concept for the St. Raphael Foundation that they finally caved in. Korpi’s idea for a golf scramble was a success.