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Source:  Massachusetts Dept Of Environmental Protection via flickr
Source: Massachusetts Dept Of Environmental Protection via flickr
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Semi Rolls Over Near Hibbing; Manifest Contains Highly Explosive Chemical

Our news partners with the Northland's Newscenter are reporting:

A semi truck containing 45,000 pounds of Aluminum Nitrate has rolled over near Hibbing Taconite on Highway 5.  At this point, none of the chemical manifest is leaking;  Officials are reporting the only leak to be hydraulic fluid

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Source:  pmarkham via flickr
Source: pmarkham via flickr
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HIbbing Jubilee Happens Saturday July 13th

It used be called the Mines and Pines Festival.  But a couple of years ago, the former summer celebration underwent a "re-boot", and came back as the Hibbing Jubilee.  Call it what you want, but it represents a fun time in mid-summer on the Iron Range.

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Source: MN Photos via flickr
Source: MN Photos via flickr
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Highway 169 Detour Between Virginia And Tower

Work has begun on a road construction project on Highway 169 between Virginia and Tower that will cause delays due to a detour.

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Source:  Reuin Raider 2 via flickr
Source: Reuin Raider 2 via flickr
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Highway 65 Project Near Mora Will Repair Road Surface

Drivers who use Highway 65 will need to be advised about a 15-mile project that will cause delays and lane closures.

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Source:  Mary Wardell via flickr
Source: Mary Wardell via flickr
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Highway 65 Traffic Detour Begins June 21st Near Bigfork

A northland highway is set for road construction this summer;  With the project comes a detour - on Highway 65 near Littlefork - beginning Friday, June 21st.

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Source:  Mcmorgan08 via flickr
Source: Mcmorgan08 via flickr
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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
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
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
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
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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Source:  Reuin Raider 2 via flickr
Source: Reuin Raider 2 via flickr
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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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