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Car Crushed by Tree
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Tree Clearing Project On Highway 169 To Delay Traffic Near Ely

Minnesota might be the "land of 10,000 lakes" - but there are probably millions of trees to go along with them - especially up in our neck of the woods.  But, a multi-month project to make way for the Highway 1/169 Eagles Nest Lake Area Project will see a lot of them going away.

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Sherry Rodriguez Re-Appointed St. Louis County’s Veterans Service Officer

With a unanimous vote, St. Louis County Commissioners approved the re-appointment of Sherry Rodriguez as the county's Veterans Service Officer.  The position is an important one in the northland, overseeing the staff that serves veterans out of offices in Duluth, Virginia, Hibbing, and Ely.  As their point of contact, the Veterans Service Officer assists veterans in navigating the necessary paperwork to receive the benefits they've earned.

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Does The Proposed Roundabout For Hibbing’s Highway 169/37 Intersection Foreshadow The Future?

Superior has one.  Highway 2 near Ashland has one.  Grand Rapids does, too.  What does the proposal to install a roundabout at the busy Iron Range intersection of Highway 169 and 37 in Hibbing mean to Northlanders?

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St Louis County To Provide Details About Highway 5 Relocation At Public Meeting On January 25

The Highway 53 Relocation Project has been big news the last three years or so.  Perhaps that's the reason why a lot of people aren't aware that a second highway on the Iron Range is scheduled to be relocated to make room for mining expansion.

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Hurricane Katrina Aftermath - Day 17
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Greyhound Bus Lines Roots Remain In A High-Tech Way

There's an old adage that goes something along the lines of "you can take the person out of their birthplace, but you can't take that birthplace out of the person".  I'm paraphrasing, but the general idea is that a persons origins remain a big part of the person they become - no matter how far away they might travel in life.

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St. Louis County Making Intersections Safer; Dynamic Warning System Being Installed at Seven Rural Crossroads

Drivers in rural Saint Louis County will be a little safer at the end of next summer;  Officials with the county are spending $392,000 to install Dynamic Warning Systems at seven high-risk intersections.

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Iron Range Youth Stage A Cardboard City To Raise Money And Awareness For Homeless

Thirty six students from four different schools on the Iron Range spent the overnight of November 21-22 outside in an effort to raise awareness and funds for the homeless population.  The students from Mesabi East, Cherry, South Ridge, and Virginia had only a cardboard box to shelter them from the elements.

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How To Locally-Source Your Thanksgiving Meal; Duluth-Superior Offers A Surprising Number Of Options

Forget the fact that locally-sourced meals have become all the rage;  truth be told - food is just simply better tasting and better for you when it comes from a local farm.  The carrot that comes from the ground in Lakewood Township trumps the one that spent two weeks on a train coming from Argentina.  Add in the fact that there are (usually) less preservatives and the question about whether or not to serve locally is moot.

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Steve Tanko
Steve Tanko
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Two Highways, Two Mines, And An Uncertain Future For The Iron Range

As the Highway 53 relocation project moves forward towards its fall 2017 completion date, a new road story is developing in the central part of the Iron Range;  Officials with Hibbing Taconite have put Saint Louis County on alert that it plans on mining the property near Chisholm where County Highway 5 currently resides.  The announcement means that a second highway on the Iron Range will need to move in order to make way for mine expansions.

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Nick Cooper-TSM
Nick Cooper-TSM
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When Do The Next Round Of Kwik Trips Open In The Twin Ports? Six New Locations Join Kwik Trips Growing Twin Ports Footprint

It's hard to believe that a little over a year ago there were no Kwik Trips in the Twin Ports area.  The Wisconsin-based chain opened nine locations in late 2014 and early 2015 - in Superior, Duluth, Hermantown, Cloquet, and Scanlon.  Now store officials are gearing up to launch six additional locations - with the promise of more to come.

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Surface Repairs To Close Highway 169 Ramps September 16 & 17; Work To Affect Hibbing-Area Roadway

Drivers who find themselves on the Iron Range the next few days will want to know about a temporary ramp closure that could affect their route.

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St Louis County
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Highway 100 Renamed To Honor Saint Louis County Sheriff Deputy Bradley Anderson

Family, friends, and colleagues gathered on Wednesday, September 2 to unveil a permanent memorial to St. Louis County Sheriff's Deputy Bradley Anderson;  Highway 100 in White Township just south of Aurora will now bear the name Deputy Sheriff Bradley Anderson Memorial Highway.

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