Iron Range

Local Students To Sleep Outside To Spotlight Homelessness
Similar to an event they did the last few years, a group of local students will spend a night out in a cardboard box to help raise awareness of homelessness in our area. Kids from Youth In Action will spend the night outside, November 15 at the Biwabik Pavilion - starting at 5:00 PM.
Iron Range Roundabout Stimulates Rumors
Change is hard. The roundabout at Highway 169 and Highway 37 in Hibbing - one of two new Iron Range roundabouts to open within the past month or so - has stimulated some of the same rumors that the intersection-method created here in the Twin Ports.
Highway 73 Roundabout Project Starts August 14
A major road project kicks off on Monday, August 14 in Chisholm, Minnesota.  Work crews with St. Louis County will begin the process of constructing a roundabout on the south end of town where Highway 73 meets up with the new route of Highway 5.  A detour will be in place during the two-mo…
What Are The Top Five Suggested Names For The New Highway 53 Bridge?
Back in June we reported that Explore Minnesota was having a contest to solicit names for the soon-to-open bridge east of Virginia - part of the Highway 53 Relocation Project.  While the winner wasn't guaranteed that their submission would be the final name chosen by state authorities, they would wi…
Highway 169 Temporary Lane Closures Begin July 17
Summer is the season of road construction!  As we near the half-way point to the summer construction season, officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation are alerting drivers to some work that will require temporary lane closures well into fall.
Review Of HooDoo Point Campground In Tower, MN
I recently officiated a wedding at Fortune Bay Casino. That's about 2 hours from our home in Duluth, so we decided to stay at a campground nearby and chose the HooDoo Point Campground.  We had driven through it the year before and liked the sites right on the lake. After staying there for …
Highway 73 Roundabout Public Meeting Scheduled For June 28
Residents on the Iron Range will get an update about one of two roundabouts under construction right now.  The roundabout in Chisholm - where Highway 73 and County Road 5 intersect - will be the focus of a meeting to be held on Wednesday, June 28 at the Chisholm Senior Center.  The meeting…
You Could Name The New Highway 53 Bridge On The Iron Range
Construction continues on the new 1,100-foot  bridge that spans the Rouchleau Pit east of Virginia as part of the Highway 53 Relocation Project.  Work began in 2015 and is expected to wrap up this fall - ushering in a new route for the arterial roadways that cuts its way through the Iron R…
What Will The New Highway 53 Bridge Look Like? [Video]
If you've been following the Highway 53 Relocation Project on the Iron Range, you've no doubt heard about the bridge they're building that will cross Rouchleau Pit - just to the east of the City of Virginia. When it's done and the new highway is open, that bridge will be the tall…

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