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Independent Television Festival Finds New Home in Duluth

City Announces Festival Coming Next October

DULUTH, Minn.- Big things are in store for the city of Duluth, as it’s the new home of the Independent Television, or ITV, Festival. It started in Los Angeles then moved to Vermont – and is now on its way to make Duluth a TV star. It’s also expected to pump $1.5 million into the city’s economy. This adds to…

Woman Arrested on Five Charges After Assault and Theft Incidents on Iron Range

Suspect Allegedly Assaulted 75-Year-Old Woman

IRON, Minn.-A 23-year-old woman from Virginia has been charged with five different counts after allegedly committing multiple theft and assault crimes Sunday night on the Iron Range. Lindsay Mayry was charged with first-degree aggravated robbery, fourth-degree assault on a law enforcement officer, fifth-degree assault, obstructing the legal process, and theft. Police are reporting at about 6:20 p.m. that night, a theft…

Splish Splash on the Iron Range This Weekend

The Hoyt Lakes Water Carnival is Happening Thursday, July 26 Through Sunday, July 29

HOYT LAKES, Minn. – The 63rd Annual Hoyt Lakes Water Carnival is happening Thursday, July 26 through Sunday, July 29. Organizers say you’ll have the chance to take part in family-friendly fun, games, the annual parade and fireworks display. The festival serves as the communities summer “welcome home” celebration, attracting thousands of people back to Hoyt Lakes for the weekend….

Fond Du Lac College is Helping Connect Students with Local Jobs

Officials say the expo shows students other routes their degree can take them.

CLOQUET, Minn.- One local college is helping health and nursing students get a foot in the door for jobs after graduation. Fond Du Lac Community College is hosting a Nurse and Health Sciences Expo. The event brings local organizations in the industry to show students the many job opportunities in their field locally. “It’s great to have the local job fair…

How to Become an Iron Range Tour Guide

Interested community members can take a class on April 17th

HIBBING, Minn.- The Iron Range is becoming more tourist-friendly with the help of members of the community. A certified tourism and ambassador program is being incorporated from Hibbing to Hoyt Lakes. You can become a tour guide but you need to know the must-see attractions from trails to disc golf. “Most of us have gone out to these attractions and certainly…

Iron Range Community Displays Support for Sexual Assault Victims

April is sexual violence awareness month.

IRON RANGE, Minn. During the month of April the Iron Range is decorated to honor victims of sexual violence Over 300 teal ribbons are placed around trees to honor local victims of sexual assault.Organizers hope the display brings awareness and understanding. “We live in a world where it’s hard to come forward with sexual abuse and sexual assault problems,” executive director…

10 Commandments Plaque Relocated To Commissioner’s Office in Hibbing Courthouse

Although the plaque is in a less-visible location, the Freedom From Religion Foundation remains in opposition.

HIBBING, Minn.- A plaque of the 10 Commandments hung in the County Courthouse for 60 years, but a month ago it was taken down. This happened after a local resident reported it to an advocacy group — Freedom From Religion Foundation — that threatened to sue the county for a violation of church and state if it was not taken…

Healthy Vibes Provides Nutritional Fast Food

The family owned restaurant provides community members with nutritional plans.

CHISHOLM-Minn.- Healthy Vibes is a family owned shop, giving the community nutritional help. Leo Lambert and his wife are the owners of Healthy Vibes. “People can come in and get what we call a healthy burger fries and shake,” Leo said. The most popular items on the menu, are dessert flavored smoothies packed with high nutritional value. “You can’t always…

New Studies Show Art Plays Large Impact on the Economy

Artists on the Iron Range are gathering to help further creativity.

CHISHOLM, Minn.- Artists on the Iron Range are banning together tapping into their creativity as a community. Art comes in all forms from paintings to plays, but artists on the Iron Range are discussing how creatively effects the future of the economy.  “Every community; every town, every neighborhood has artists and that this is a wonderful under tapped asset,” Springboard for…

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. Details Growth In 2017 State of the Company

EVELETH, Minn. – Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. is starting 2018 with a goal of bringing more jobs to the Iron Range and to continue expanding operations. That was the talk of Cliffs’ 2017 State of the Company event in Eveleth. From the number of new jobs Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. brought to Minnesota to its financial performance, 2017 was a memorable year for the company. The Eveleth Auditorium was a…

Former Miners Create Project to Preserve History of Erie Mining Company

Traveling Exhibit to Open at St. Louis County Historical Society

DULUTH, Minn. – Former miners on the Iron Range are working together to ensure the legacy and history of the Erie Mining Company is never forgotten. A group of Erie Mining alum is writing a book with oral history recounts and information about the company throughout the years. The book will be distributed to libraries and stores around the Northland,…

Several Northlanders Hospitalized from Possible Carbon Monoxide Exposure

Several Northlanders were hospitalized due to possible exposure, some were airlifted into Duluth.

VIRGINIA, Minn.- Seven Northlanders on the Iron Range are in the hospital after possible carbon monoxide exposure. The owner of the residence where this happened says three people live in the home and four others were visiting. Their condition has not been released Sunday. Fire Department Officials say it’s important for people to be educated about this silent killer. The…

Locals Returning Home Thanks to New Job Opportunities

The job opportunities are allowing Northlanders to stay closer to home.

VIRGINIA, Minn.- The employment opportunities on the Iron Range, are allowing more Northlanders to stay where their roots are. “Everybody is employed, it’s a great thing for us and we’ve seen that economic boom,” Virginia Mayor Larry Cuffe said. The mines are in full swing, the health care industry is also providing jobs for many workers. Mayor Cuffe said part…

Aunt of Beheading Victim Shares Message of Forgiveness

Family Shares Forgiveness Message to David Haiman's Killer

More than a year after a horrific brutal murder on the Iron Range, some family members of a Hibbing man tell us they are finally getting some closure. Back in June of 2016, 20 year old David Haiman was beaten, stabbed, and beheaded by a Grand Rapids couple, Kayleene Greniger and Joseph Thoresen. Thoresen was found guilty of first degree…

Aurora Woman Dies in Three-Vehicle Crash

BIWABIK TWP., Minn. – An Aurora woman has died as a result of a crash Wednesday night. Marilyn Kriner, 66, has been identified as the victim of the crash. Kriner was driving a 2005 Chevy Classic and heading eastbound on Highway 135. A semi, driven by 40-year-old Todd Statsman of Eveleth, and a Toyota 4 runner, driven by Mary Walker of Hibbing, were…

Mother Pleads For Answers In Unsolved Hit and Run

Scott Christensen Was Killed Seven Months Ago

Seven months after losing her son, one Iron Range mother is hoping someone out there can help her find closure. Rita Licari wants answer about what happened to her son, Scott Christensen the night he died. Investigators say Christensen was hit and killed on Highway 100 near Aurora sometime before 4 a.m. Oct. 2 of 2016, but they still don’t…