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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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Source:  gsbrown99 via flickr
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
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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Source:  Sportsmanscafe.com website
Source: Sportsmanscafe.com website
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Red Cross Aids Victims Of Fire At Sportsmans Cafe In Hibbing

A mid-morning fire at an Iron Range landmark has affected residents of the upper-level apartments.  Officials with the Northland Chapter of the American Red Cross are at the scene at the Sportsman's Cafe - on Howard Street in downtown Hibbing.

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Source:  J Stephen Conn
Source: J Stephen Conn
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Grand Rapids Minnesota Schools Offer Fast Response After Caller Threatens Suicide Nearby

Officials with the Grand Rapids Public Schools acted swiftly when law enforcement contacted them regarding a "suicidal" caller that had called a local crisis center in the community. The caller was not calling from school property, but his calls had been tracked to areas nearby

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Source:  Sun Dazed via flickr
Source: Sun Dazed via flickr
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Ten-Year Lithium-Battery Smoke Detectors To Be Distributed For Free In January

A program to distribute free smoke detectors will start on January 2, 2013 - according to the Northland Chapter of the American Red Cross.  A generous donation by Arcelor-Mittal will provide 100 Kidde smoke detectors that are equipped with 10-year sealed lithium batteries, available on a first come-first served basis.

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Source:  The Eggplant via flickr
Source: The Eggplant via flickr
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Northland Chapter Of The American Red Cross To Hold Babysitter Boot Camps For Northland Kids

Thanks to a generous gift from the Arcelor-Mittal-Minorca mining company, Iron Range youngsters will get a big break on Red Cross Babysitter Training.  A $7,500 grant will underwrite the entire registration fee for what is being called Babysitter Boot Camp.

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Source: gitsul via flickr
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Get A Sneak Peek At The Options For The Highway 53 Re-Route Project

Minnesota Department of Transportation officials are keeping the public informed of it's plans to re-route Highway 53 - near Virginia.  An Open House will be held on Thursday, November 15th - from 4PM to 7PM - at the Mountain Iron Community Center, during which the latest alternate routes will be presented.

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