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Itasca County Deputy Back on the Job

24-year Itasca County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Bliss is back on the job- after an administrative law judge found his termination was unjustified. According to WDIO-TV, the administrator ruled Deputy Bliss did violate two […]

By |September 16th, 2016|Blog, News|Comments Off on Itasca County Deputy Back on the Job|

Grand Rapids Area Held Captive

Western Itasca County is being held captive- and its hurting businesses. Burlington Northern is the only rail road service serving western Itasca County- and the lack of competition is costing residents and businesses […]

By |September 13th, 2016|Blog, News|Comments Off on Grand Rapids Area Held Captive|

Magnetation Settles Overtime Pay

A federal judge has approved a $750,000 settlement agreement between Magnetation Executive Officers Larry and Matt Lehtinen and Magenetation employees who alleged that they were not paid in full for overtime. The payment […]

By |September 9th, 2016|Blog, News|Comments Off on Magnetation Settles Overtime Pay|

Beacon Hill Opens

Yesterday was the grand opening of Beacon Hill, a 48-unit affordable rental housing development. While this development doesn’t solve Grand Rapids affordable housing crisis, it does show how nine agencies- working together- can […]

By |August 25th, 2016|Blog, News|Comments Off on Beacon Hill Opens|

Horn Bridge Closed until Friday

Residents who use the Horn Bridge in Grand Rapids will have a slightly longer commute. The Horn Bridge is being repaired.
The intersection of 5th Street North and 1st Avenue NE (Fire […]

By |August 24th, 2016|Blog, News|Comments Off on Horn Bridge Closed until Friday|

Two Jailed In Home Invasion and Armed Robbery

According to a press release issued by the Grand Rapids Police Department, one man entered a home on northwest 17th Street and pointed a gun at female at gun point demanding to know where […]

By |August 4th, 2016|Blog, News|Comments Off on Two Jailed In Home Invasion and Armed Robbery|

Jenkins Pleads Guilty

38 year old Emery James Jenkins entered a plea of guilty to an amended charge of manslaughter in the first degree- malicious punishment of a child. According to the Itasca County Attorney’s office, […]

By |July 29th, 2016|Blog, News|Comments Off on Jenkins Pleads Guilty|

Cliffs Promises DRI Plant at Essar

Cliffs Natural Resources CEO Lourenco C. Goncalves promised the Direct Reduced Iron plant that Essar Steel Minnesota couldn’t. Tuesday, 150 people gathered at the Cloverdale Town Hall to hear Governor Mark Dayton pledge […]

By |July 13th, 2016|Blog, News|Comments Off on Cliffs Promises DRI Plant at Essar|

Deer River Hit Hard by Storm

Thousands remain without power today as severe storms hit the area. The city of Deer River was hard hit- with trees overturned and some buildings flattened. Local residents who need assistance can […]

By |July 6th, 2016|Blog, News|Comments Off on Deer River Hit Hard by Storm|

Bail Set for Grand Rapids Man Accused of Murder

Bail was set at $2 Million for a Grand Rapids man charged with second degree murder. Itasca County Attorney John J. Muhar reports on today’s date, 35 year old Joseph Christen Thoresen of […]

By |June 29th, 2016|Blog, News|Comments Off on Bail Set for Grand Rapids Man Accused of Murder|
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