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Chisholm Native Races In The Iditarod; Nathan Schroeder Building On Beargrease Win

After a first place finish at the 2014 John Beargrease Sled Dog Race, Nathan Schroeder is pursuing his dream to complete the Iditarod in Alaska - the 1,049 mile race that tests the endurance of both dog and man.

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(Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
(Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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Chisholm’s Coach Bob McDonald Finishes Out Final Year In Style

More years ago than I care to admit to, I had Bob McDonald as a teacher for World History.  He was also someone that I knew as a classmate of my dads in high school and of course I was aware of his basketball career - even though I never played sports in school.

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Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images
Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images
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Bob McDonald Takes Home 1,000th Win; Chisholm Coach Reaches Milestone Victory In Final Season

With no offense to Walker-Hackensack-Akelyy, all eyes were on Chisholm and Bob McDonald last night, as the infamous basketball coach achieved his 1,000 career victory in his final season before retirement.

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(Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
(Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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Chisholm’s Coach Bob McDonald To Retire At The End Of This Basketball Season

To me - he'll always be my dad's classmate and my high school World History teacher.  But to many, Bob McDonald is Minnesota's basketball coach with the most wins - 994 to be exact.  This week, McDonald announced that he will step down at the end of this upcoming basketball season.

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Source:  Chisholm Police Department
Source: Chisholm Police Department
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Chisholm Police Search For Missing Woman

The Chisholm Police Department is asking for your help as they search for a missing woman.

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(Photo by Gaye Gerard/Getty Images)
(Photo by Gaye Gerard/Getty Images)
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Marge Simpson Was An Iron Ranger; Simpson Creator Matt Groening’s Mother Passes Away – Obituary Details That She Was Born In Chisholm

Confession time:  I have never watched The Simpsons.  But - being that the iconic cartoon has been around for decades, I am aware of the show and the character names.  But I didn't know that one of the principal characters - Homer's wife Marge - was from Chisholm.  Well, maybe not her ink-drawn self  - but her namesake - the mother of creator Matt Groening.  Margaret Groening passed away April 22nd in Portland Oregon at the age of 94.

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(Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images for Haute Living)
(Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images for Haute Living)
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Chisholm Native Phil Falcone Buys Fredericks Of Hollywood

Even though he was born and raised in Chisholm, Minnesota - a lot of folks in the Northland might not recognize the name Phil Falcone;  But on Wall Street and in New York, he's made quite a name for himself.  As one of the nation's most-powerful investment bankers, Falcone is the founder of Harbinger Capitol and LightSquared - the company that got involved in Obama's solar-subsidies.  He also owns 40% of the Minnesota Wild hockey team.  As far as personal finances go, Falcone is ranked as the U.S.'s 188th richest person - with a personal net worth of $2.2 billion.

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NCMEC Releases Age Advanced Photo Of Leeanna Warner

It's a story that perhaps hit closer to home than many of us wanted to think about:  June 14th 2003 was the date that Leeanna Warner went missing from her home in Chisholm, Minnesota.

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Source:  Sun Dazed via flickr
Source: Sun Dazed via flickr
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Ten-Year Lithium-Battery Smoke Detectors To Be Distributed For Free In January

A program to distribute free smoke detectors will start on January 2, 2013 - according to the Northland Chapter of the American Red Cross.  A generous donation by Arcelor-Mittal will provide 100 Kidde smoke detectors that are equipped with 10-year sealed lithium batteries, available on a first come-first served basis.

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