Iron Range

Iron Ore Train Derailment Near Mt. Iron
The St. Louis County Sheriff's Department has released details about a minor trail derailment on the Iron Range this morning, concerning a train carrying iron ore. According to the release, three cars on a CN train near Mt. Iron left the track around 8:20 AM this morning.
Aldi To Open Location In Cloquet
Three years ago there were no Aldi locations in the Northland. Now - with the news that they're getting set to open a location in Cloquet near the end of 2018, the arrowhead region will boast 4 officials stores - with a fifth rumored and unconfirmed.
Local Students To Sleep Outside To Spotlight Homelessness
Similar to an event they did the last few years, a group of local students will spend a night out in a cardboard box to help raise awareness of homelessness in our area. Kids from Youth In Action will spend the night outside, November 15 at the Biwabik Pavilion - starting at 5:00 PM.
Iron Range Roundabout Stimulates Rumors
Change is hard. The roundabout at Highway 169 and Highway 37 in Hibbing - one of two new Iron Range roundabouts to open within the past month or so - has stimulated some of the same rumors that the intersection-method created here in the Twin Ports.
Highway 53 Bridge Video
The Highway 53 relocation project is just about finished. Minnesota's tallest bridge opened overnight, and this morning we took our first drive across. I had my wife video the drive starting from where the route change begins heading south out of Virginia, MN.
Highway 73 Roundabout Project Starts August 14
A major road project kicks off on Monday, August 14 in Chisholm, Minnesota.  Work crews with St. Louis County will begin the process of constructing a roundabout on the south end of town where Highway 73 meets up with the new route of Highway 5.  A detour will be in place during the two-mo…
Name The New HWY 53 Bridge
Back in June we reported that Explore Minnesota was having a contest to solicit names for the soon-to-open bridge east of Virginia - part of the Highway 53 Relocation Project.  While the winner wasn't guaranteed that their submission would be the final name chosen by state authorities, they would wi…
Highway 169 Temporary Lane Closures Begin July 17
Summer is the season of road construction!  As we near the half-way point to the summer construction season, officials with the Minnesota Department of Transportation are alerting drivers to some work that will require temporary lane closures well into fall.

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