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Demand for vaccines increases in Itasca Co.

Itasca County saw hopeful signs this week after three months of climbing rates of COVID-19 spread and last week’s news of the Brazil varian… Read more

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‘Colored Lines: Diversity in Itasca’: Locally-produced film aims to show what life is like for friends of color

Local volunteers, Myrna Peterson and Carolyn Eck, are a part of the Grand Rapids-based Community Action Team (CAT). The group has been host… Read more

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Untangling a knotty problem

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. So does a journey of 9 million miles! That’s how much fishing line has been recycl… Read more

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IEDC announces formation of Innovate 218 program

Itasca Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) announced the formation of Innovate 218, a regional Launch Minnesota Hub designed to support… Read more

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Itasca Symphony Orchestra to perform live

After cancelled shows and virtual performances, May 22 marks first live performance using socially-distanced seating at the Reif Center Read more

Jack the Horse Lake Road temporary closure for Rice River Bridge Rehabilitation Project

The Chippewa National Forest has announced the final phase of the Rice River Bridge Rehabilitation project will be starting on May 27, 2021… Read more

Mississippi Headwaters Board approves plan to protect Mississippi River

The Mississippi Headwaters Board (MHB) was created in 1980 to protect the first 400 miles of the Mississippi river through regulatory and v… Read more

Ruby’s Pantry food distribution

Ruby's Pantry will hold a drive thru distribution Tuesday May 18 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 35568 Foxtail Lane Cohasset, Minn. Distri… Read more

Spring Thaw fundraiser

St. Joseph’s School will host its largest fundraiser of the year, Spring Thaw, on Friday, May 21, 5:30 - 9 p.m. at the IRA Civic Center. Th… Read more

Free food distribution

There will be a free food distribution on Thursday, May 20, at 12:30 p.m. at the Keewatin Community Center (215 N First Street, Keewatin). Read more

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Sports

E-G/ME, V/MI-B boys hockey teams scheduled to combine

VIRGINIA — Eveleth-Gilbert/Mesabi East and Virginia/Mountain Iron-Buhl have played their last hockey game against each other. Read more

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Gernander fires no-hitter vs. Fridley

GRAND RAPIDS — Following are results and information concerning sporting events in the area: Read more

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Pure Energy Dance takes impressive awards

FARGO, N.D. — Dancers from Pure Energy Dance in Grand Rapids took some impressive awards recently during the Masquerade Dance Competition t… Read more

T’Hawks have a good number of champs

CLOQUET — The Grand Rapids High School boys track and field team placed second in the Lake Superior Conference Track and Field Championship… Read more

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McDonald is top boys cage player

HIBBING — Ayden McDonald had a lot on his mind. Read more

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GRGA wraps up competitive season

BETTENDORF, Iowa — The Grand Rapids Gymnastics Academy (GRGA) wrapped up its competitive season at the 2021 Region IV Gymnastics Championsh… Read more

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Hanttula, relay capture titles

CLOQUET — The Grand Rapids High School girls track and field team placed second in the Lake Superior Conference Track and Field Championshi… Read more

Business

IEDC announces formation of Innovate 218 program

Itasca Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) announced the formation of Innovate 218, a regional Launch Minnesota Hub designed to support… Read more

ASV strengthens lineup with MAX-Series skid steers

ASV Holdings Inc., a manufacturer specializing in all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skid steers, expands the new MAX-Ser… Read more

Opinion

Real election integrity

This letter is in response to and is an open letter to Senator Justin Eichorn’s letter published in the Herald-Review on May 5, 2021 titled… Read more

Questions about the VFW fire

What were the findings from the investigation of the cause of the fire at the Grand Rapids VFW and Lakeview Behavioral Health buildings? I … Read more

Don’t ignore what our state, country, people need to live, breathe and work everyday

A recent letter to the editor in the Stillwater Gazette stated exactly what is wrong with Line 3 pipeline opponents’ positions. Read more

Eat what you want - just make sure you don’t waste it

Last week, Griffin Reinhardt wrote a letter urging families to stop buying meat to save the planet from climate change. The author suggeste… Read more

Kudos to Southwest parents

After reading the police column in the Wednesday, May 5 paper I feel compelled to respond to the article on the youth that damaged Grussend… Read more

North of Two: Kids combo

This old adventurer along with his long-term bride and best friend prepped and warmed the Idaho Avenue cabin on Big Bass Lake, made ready f… Read more

Can it really be the end already?

The end of the school year is always so bitter sweet. It’s such an exciting time, that it can feel like one day there are six weeks left an… Read more

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