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Floodwood Rollover

A 49 year old Plymouth man was injured in a one car rollover early Sunday morning on Highway 73 near Adams Road. Joseph Rose of Plymouth received non-life threatening injuries when his vehicle lost control and rolled into the ditch, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. He was transported to the Hibbing hospital with non-life threatening injures. The Floodwood police department assisted the State Patrol.

By |May 5th, 2014|Blog, News|Comments Off|

Two Die in a Cass Lake Car Accident

Two people died in a two car accident on County Road 75- near Leech Lake Route 438 in Cass County on Friday night.
27 year old Michael Stangle of Cass Lake was northbound on County Road 75 when he swerved into the northbound lane in a no-passing zone and forced one vehicle off the road, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Stangle then hit a vehicle driven by 47 year old Lisa Collins of Cass Lake head-on. Collins, and her passenger, 46 year old Timothy Collins, were killed. Stangle’s passenger, 47 year old Stacy Stangle, of Longville, was seriously injured. Stangle was also seriously injured in the accident.

By |May 5th, 2014|Blog, News|Comments Off|

Accident on Highway 169-Midway Road

Two people were injured Sunday afternoon when a teenager rear-ended a truck on Highway 169, north of Grand Rapids. Sixteen year old Katrina Meza of Nashwauk was driving southbound in a Pontiac Grand Prix when she rear-ended a 2014 Volvo VHD truck, driven by 53 year old David Pettis of Grand Rapids, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Meza and her passenger, 19 year old Alexa Johnson of Bovey both sustained non-life threatening injuries.

By |May 5th, 2014|Blog, News|Comments Off|

Future Workers Program

Up to 600 sophomore high school students from surrounding areas took part in yesterday’s Future Workers program. The program paired students with possible career tracks- and let them experience a job in that field for part of the day. The event was sponsored by the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development Committee & the Blandin Foundation

By |April 30th, 2014|Blog, News|Comments Off|

Roundabout Construction Project Awarded

The Crystal Lake Boulevard Reconstruction Project was awarded to a local contractor last night by the Grand Rapids City Council. The project was awarded to Casper Construction for the amount of $1.8 million. The bid was under the city’s estimated two million dollar budget.
Also at last night’s Grand Rapids City Council meeting, the board authorized the Grand Rapids Police Department to apply for a special deer hunt permit for the 2014 deer hunting season. The special zoned hunting areas will not change from last year’s special deer hunt in the city limits.
The Pokegama Golf Course is open for the season, and was in excellent condition after a harsh winter according to Bob Cahill’s Department Head Report.

By |April 29th, 2014|Blog, News|Comments Off|

Power Outages

Lake Country Power crews made progress last night as they continue working to restore electric service. As of 9:30pm, 530 members were without power and this was primarily off the Clear Lake and Winton A&B Substations in the northern part of Lake Country Power’s service area. Many of the outages were in remote or cabin areas. Eight line crews were out last night. According to Lake Country Power’s web site, the Pine Island area is the only area still without power.

Minnesota Power is reporting multiple power outages in the Duluth area, Cloquet, and Fort Francis.

By |April 29th, 2014|Blog, News|Comments Off|

Missing Man Found

The body of a missing Itasca County man has been found. Gregory Arthur Thurston, 51, was found in a wooded area about a half mile from his residence. The search for Thurston was conducted by the Itasca County Sheriff’s office with assistance from other departments.

By |April 25th, 2014|Blog, News|Comments Off|

Missing Man near Bigfork

Itasca County authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating a 51-year-old man with medical issues who has gone missing. The Itasca County Sheriff’s Office reported that Gregory Arthur Thurston
Thurston is described as 6 feet tall, weighing 180 pounds, with sandy, shoulder-length hair, blue eyes and a thin mustache. He was last seen wearing tan Carhartt bibs and a jacket, black boots, a blue cross necklace and thin-wire rimmed glasses.
He may be suffering from medical issues and paranoia, and had not taken his medications before leaving, authorities reported.
If you encounter Thurston, call 911 and do not approach him.

By |April 25th, 2014|Blog, News|Comments Off|

Three Injured in Car Accident

Three people were injured in a two car accident in Coleraine on Thursday. 71 year old Robert Murray of Penguilly was driving west-bound on Highway 169 when a vehicle driven by 22 year old Jacob Rabold failed to yield at the intersection of Highway 169 and McLean Avenue. Murray’s vehicle hit Rabold’s vehicle in the passenger side.
Injured in the accident were a passenger o Murray, identified by the Minnesota State Patrol as 66 year old Mary Jo Murray of Penguilly. Also injured in the accident were passengers in the Rabold vehicle, identified as 37 year old Michael Corwin of Grand Rapids and 19 year old Brittany Kislenger of Bovey. Injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Roads were wet at the time.

By |April 25th, 2014|Blog, News|Comments Off|

Father Tom Radaich Passes Away

Funeral services for Father THOMAS M. RADAICH, formerly of Saint Joseph’s Catholic church in Grand Rapids, will be held Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Michaels Catholic Church, 4901 E. Superior St., Duluth.
Fr. Thomas M. Radaich, 70, died Monday, April 21, 2014 at Essentia Health St. Marys Medical Center in Duluth.
Father Tom served at St. Joseph, Chisholm; Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, Duluth; St. Alice, Pequot Lakes; St. Charles, Nisswa; Our Lady of Lourdes, Pine River; St. Leo, Hibbing; Our Lady of Snows, Bigfork; St. Augustine, Cohasset; St. Joseph, Grand Rapids and St. Michael Church in Duluth.
VISITATION: 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 24, with wake prayers at 7 p.m. in St. Michaels Catholic Church. Visitation continues on Friday, April 25. from 9:30 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Michaels Catholic Church, 4901 E. Superior St., Duluth. Burial will take place at 5 p.m. Friday at Itasca Calvary Cemetery in Grand Rapids, Minn. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred and may be directed to CHUM (Churches United In Ministry), or United Catholic Appeal. Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home, Duluth, 218-727-3555.

By |April 24th, 2014|Blog, News|Comments Off|