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Highway 53 Relocation Meeting Scheduled For June 19th; Plan E1 To Be On Agenda

The next community meeting for the Highway 53 re-route project is scheduled for Wednesday, June 19th, 10AM;  On  the agenda is the presentation of a new proposed route:  E1.

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Source: Matti Mattila via flickr
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Highway 53 Relocation May Have A New Alternative Route; Next Coffee And Conversation Meeting Set For June 12

It's a project that's sure to affect thousands of northlanders that travel on Highway 53 on the Iron Range, south of Virginia, Minnesota.  The planning stage of the Highway 53 Relocation Project marches on with another informational meeting set for June 12th.

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Source: Keeva999 via flickr
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Striping And Landscaping Road Work On Highway 1 Near Ely Rescheduled

The project that was scheduled to start on May 20th just south of Ely has been postponed.  Workers had hoped to start a striping and landscaping project that would have put the finishing touches on a job that started last year.

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Source: Gitsul via flickr
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Get Health, Safety, And Wellness Information For The Workplace; May 22nd Seminar Provides Vital Information For Business Professionals

Business leaders and professionals are encouraged to attend a seminar presented by the Arrowhead Human Resources Association (AHRA) - Wednesday, May 22nd at the Mesabi Range College.  Entitled "Health, Safety & Wellness In The Workplace", this seminar seeks to provide vital information for Human Resources professionals, business managers, business owners, teachers, attorneys, students, and others interested. in HR issues.

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Source: Keeva999 via flickr
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Highway 1 Near Ely To See Roadwork Starting May 20th

Northlanders driving near Ely should be aware of a road construction project that is slated to begin Monday, May 20th.

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Learn More About The Upcoming Highway 53 Relocation At A Coffee And Conversation Event On Tuesday May 14th

Northland residents and motorists will get another opportunity to learn about the Highway 53 Relocation Project at a Coffee And Conversation Event, Tuesday May 14th at the MnDOT office in Virginia.

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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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Source: gsbrown99 via flickr
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Minnesota Power Seeks Public Input On Great Northern Transmission Line Route; Line Will Link Duluth And Iron Range To Canada

A series of meetings to allow public input on the proposed route for the Great Northern Transmission Line is happening April 23rd and 24th.

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Source: Tourismguy via flickr
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Highway 53 Relocation Project Open House To Be Held Monday April 22nd

Arrowhead residents can learn more about the ongoing Highway 53 relocation project - which is expected to move the roadway from it's present site, in the area just south of Virginia - on Monday, April 22nd.  An open house will be held at the Mountain Iron Community Center from 4-7 PM.

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McMorgan08 via flickr
McMorgan08 via flickr
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Approved Highway 53 Re-Route Plan Scrapped; MNDot Going Back To The Drawing Board

The HIghway 53 relocation project near Eveleth and Virginia has added another twist to the timeline as officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation are scrapping the recently-announced route in favor of going back to the general public for input.

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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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