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Representative Sandy Layman, R-Cohasset, has announced that she will seek re-election this fall for a second term in the Minnesota House of Representatives. She represents House District 5B which includes a portion of Cass County and the majority of Itasca County.  Layman was endorsed Saturd…

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The Itasca County Sheriff’s Office is looking for assistance in locating Gregory Peterson, 57, of Effie, MN. He was last seen at his residence in Effie around 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 15. Gregory has serious health issues and authorities are concerned for his welfare. Peterson is driving…


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Star of the North skating club will present “The Wizard of Oz On Ice” in two performances Friday, March 23 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 24 at 11 a.m., at the IRA Civic Center. Pictured, from left, are Ally D. as Lion, Lexi Z. as wicked witch, Julie A. as Dorothy, Alia K. as good witch, Bail…


AURORA — Headlines seen in the Mesabi Daily News over the years, dating back about two decades, document the sometimes-turbulent progress of PolyMet. As early up and downs of the NorthMet project mirrored the cyclical mining industry, few thought it would take this long to get to this point.


Janice Schottle, age 80, of Grand Rapids, MN died Tuesday, Mar…


  • By Amy Dettmer Assistant Library Director
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Hasn’t it been fun watching the Olympics? I spent quite a few hours plopped in front of the TV and computer. I was so psyched to see the U.S. women win the first gold medal in cross country skiing and the men’s curling team take gold! In a previous life, I spent a fair amount of time at the …

  • By Greg Spahn GRHS teacher, football coach
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I have the great honor and privilege to hold multiple titles in my personal and professional life-husband, father, teacher, coach-all of which are incredibly fulfilling and incredibly important. I, like many others in our community, understand that importance and intersection that each holds…


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