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Itasca County VSO Quinn Resigns

Itasca County Veteran’s Service Officer Hugh Quinn submitted his resignation to the county board during last week’s board works session. Quinn said his immediate plans are, “to go to work.” Quinn submitted an […]

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IRA Civic Center Improvements

The city of Grand Rapids held a public meeting last night at the IRA Civic Center regarding an expansion and renovation project. City Administrator Tom Pagel introduced the architects behind the proposed renovations. They […]

By |November 10th, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on IRA Civic Center Improvements|

UPM Blandin to Close Plant 5

UPM Blandin plans to permanently close paper machine 5, eliminating approximately 150 people. According to a press release this morning, the decision was made in light of the global market situation for graphic […]

By |October 24th, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on UPM Blandin to Close Plant 5|

Greniger Sentenced

Kayleene Danielle Greniger was sentenced Monday in Itasca District court to over 30 years in prison. Greniger pleaded guilty in February to one count of murder in the second degree in the death […]

By |October 18th, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on Greniger Sentenced|

Two Vehicle Accident Seriously Injures Deer River Man

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a Silverado pickup truck driven by 55 year old Timothy Dwyer of Grand Rapids was driving east bound on Highway 169. A Grand Prix, driven by 36 year […]

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Highway 2 Issues Complicated

Tuesday night, Grand Rapids City Engineer Matt Wegworth held a public listening session regarding access issues on State Highway 2, specifically the area between Cohasset and Grand Rapids. Some of the ideas included reducing […]

By |October 4th, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on Highway 2 Issues Complicated|

Itasca County Commissioner Primary

Unofficial results are in for the primary race for Itasca County Commissioner for District 5.
Ben DeNucci received 757 votes. Casey Venema earned 449. Roger Weber received 142 votes.
DeNucci […]

By |October 4th, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on Itasca County Commissioner Primary|

Grand Rapids Highway 2 Issues

Grand Rapids City Engineer Matt Wegworth will host a public meeting to discuss access issues on Highway 2.
The meeting will be tonight at 6pm in the Grand Rapids City Hall Council chambers. […]

By |October 3rd, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on Grand Rapids Highway 2 Issues|

Itasca Commissioner Primary Race

Today is primary election day in Itasca County District 5. Three candidates filed to fill the vacancy of Mark Mandich, who resigned his position for medical reasons.
Residents will narrow the field […]

By |October 3rd, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on Itasca Commissioner Primary Race|

Wellness Court Work

Wellness courts work. Ninth Judicial Disctict Court Judge the Honorable Kory Wahwasuck spoke to the Itasca Couty Board of Commissioner Tuesday during the regularly scheduled board meeting about the Wellness court.
Nationwide, 75% of […]

By |September 28th, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on Wellness Court Work|

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It's Monday and that means another Shellac Attack on KOZY! After 7:30 this morning we'll be spinning this one. A great 78 I inherited from my Grandparents. Be listening to hear the story behind the record. Before vinyl there was Shellac! ... See MoreSee Less

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Skol, Vikings! The Vikings beat the Saints Sunday evening, 29-24. The Vikings take on the Eagles next Sunday night. You can hear that game on 96.9, KMFY! ... See MoreSee Less

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Grand Rapids vs Dul East hockey scheduled for 01/11 has been postponed. ... See MoreSee Less

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Itasca County's new Veteran's Service Officer is Jake St. Germain. Thirty-eight applications were submitted. Eight candidates completed interviews. St. Germain will be offered the position. ... See MoreSee Less

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**The Grand Rapids Public Works Department will be plowing Thursday morning, January 11th, starting at 4:00 am.** In accordance with our Winter Parking Ordinance, no on street parking will be allowed starting at 4:00 am Thursday morning until the completion of plowing the street. Once street is plowed cars can park on the street until the next snow plowing event.

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