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Hibbing High School Remodel Reveals Unexpected Messages From The Past

A summer remodeling project at the Hibbing High School offered an unexpected look back to the world in 1973 - when workers uncovered letters hidden behind a blackboard.

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Where Can I Find Historical Markers In The Duluth-Superior Area?

Our country is full of history - and so is the Northland!  Just like the natural beauty that we get used to seeing everyday, it's easy to overlook the historical importance of our region.

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Highway 53 Roadwork Ramps Up Near Relocation Project

Drivers who use Highway 53 near the relocation project will want to heed the advice of the Minnesota Department of Transportation and use caution as work ramps up in the next few weeks.

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Relocation Project Closes Highway 136 Near Chisholm; Hibbing Taconite Expansion Prompts Work

Mining expansion is the cause of two highways being moved on the Iron Range.  While the Highway 53 relocation project is getting most of the press due to it's expense and the large bridge involved, a second project is underway near Chisholm.

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Lake Vermilion At The Center Of Intensive Aquatic Invasive Species Fight

Lake Vermilion looms large both on the map of Northern Minnesota and in the hearts and minds of many northland anglers;  the large lake is a favorite destination of fishermen trying their luck at catching a keeper.  In order to keep the waterway clear of Aquatic Invasive Species, the North St. Louis County Soil and Water Conservation District has taken an aggressive, proactive tract.

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Resurfacing Work To Affect Traffic On Highway 53 Near Eveleth/Virginia

Multiple work zones will affect drivers in the Eveleth-Virginia area on Highway 53 for the next month or so as crews with the Minnesota Department of Transportation make improvements to the roadway.

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Warrant Workout Event Happens May 13; Minnesota Judicial Branch Offers Opportunity To Resolve Cases

Officials with the 6th Judicial District are offering persons who may have outstanding warrants the opportunity to work through them at a special event that is happening Friday, May 13.  Deemed "Warrant Workout Day", the event allows a clearinghouse situation to people who have lesser charges against them.

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Highway 53 Resurfacing Project Commences Near Cotton

Divers who utilize Highway 53 between the Twin Ports and the Iron Range will encounter a resurfacing project near Cotton.

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Hibbing Taconite To Displace Historic Hull Rust Mine View

Even as the economy is sluggish on the Iron Range, Taconite mines are on the move!  On the East Range, efforts by Eveleth Tac to continue their mining operations have forced the move of Highway 53 and the Mineview In The Sky overlook at the south-east side of Virginia.  Now it appears that a second Range mine-view site will be moved as well.

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Highway 169 Eagles Nest Lake Reconstruction Project Public Meeting To Be Held April 26

An important road project near Ely that is planned for this fall will have a Project Status Meeting on Tuesday, April 26.  Officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation will communicate the latest.

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Culvert Work Closes Arkula Road/County Highway 52 Along Highway 53 For 15 Days

I encountered the orange road signs for this project over the weekend and noticed that it looks like a rather long detour.  Officials with St. Louis County have alerted the public that a culvert replacement project on Arkula Road/County Highway 52 will close to traffic for about 15 days.

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Highway 53 Relocation Expected To Exceed $160 Million Budget; Range Lawmakers Seek An Additional $3.4 Million To Move Utility Lines

It should be no surprise that a project that's already been billed as one of Minnesota's biggest highway jobs is expected to overrun its projected budget.  As the move and bridgework inches towards its November 2017 completion date, I have the feeling that we'll see the need for additional funds to cover oversights.

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