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1 hr ago | Star Tribune

The creeping hyperbole of Iron Range mining politics

Aaron J. Brown is an author and radio producer who teaches at Hibbing Community College.

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Related Topix: Hibbing, MN, US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Minnesota

5 hrs ago | WDIO

Grand Rapids Teen Accused of Kidnapping Friend, Ex-Girlfriend

A Grand Rapids 18-year-old faces seven felony charges after allegedly forcing a friend to drive him to the home of an ex-girlfriend with whom he has a three-month-old child, and then kidnapping and choking the ex-girlfriend.

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Related Topix: Grand Rapids, MN

5 hrs ago | KSTP

Prosecutors: Itasca Co. Kidnapper Wanted to Talk with Ex about 'Being a Good Parent'

A Grand Rapids man accused of kidnapping multiple people and leading police on a chase in Itasca County made a court appearance Monday.

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5 hrs ago | NorthlandsNewscenter.com

Pedestrian struck in middle of roadway by vehicle

Around 9 a.m. Tuesday morning a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in the middle of the roadway in Itasca County.

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Related Topix: Deer River, MN, Duluth, MN

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Business North

Fiscal disparities generates Iron Range discord

According to documents from the state of Minnesota, the program was established on the Iron Range in 1996 using a model in place in the seven-county metro area since 1971.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Taconite, MN, Aitkin, MN, Cohasset, MN

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Minnesota Council on Foundations

Blandin Foundation Awards $4.4 Million in Grants

Blandin Foundation trustees approved during their June quarterly meeting 52 grants totaling $4.4 million that strengthen rural Minnesota communities.

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Related Topix: Minnesota Government, Minnesota

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Star Tribune

Oh, the things you'll see at an Iron Range Fourth of July

Aaron J. Brown is an author and radio producer who teaches at Hibbing Community College.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, 4th of July, Hibbing, MN

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Star Tribune

Hibbing veterans unload on VA officials

One in a series of forums on veterans issues turned contentious on Wednesday for U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan as vets stepped forward to complain about local treatment at a Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic that has been the subject of criticism for long wait times and poor treatment.

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Related Topix: Hibbing, MN, Representative Rick Nolan, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Mon Jun 30, 2014

City Pages

'Spice' bust in northern Minnesota town produces $4,000 in drugs, two epic mugshots

A June 26 synthetic drug bust in the small Iron Range town of Taconite resulted in the seizure of four pounds of "suspected synthetic marijuana 'Spice,'" as Itasca County officials put it.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Taconite, MN

Sun Jun 29, 2014

Star Tribune

Blandin fuels early-ed momentum

Although we may hear a lot these days about division within our state, there is at least one issue that historically unites us: a shared belief in the value of quality education for all children, beginning in their earliest years.

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Related Topix: Opinion

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