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Senators Visit Area

The Senate Capital Investment Committee made stops in Cohasset and Grand Rapids on Tuesday afternoon.
Chair Senator Dave Senjem and a committee group of about 8 listened to presentations from Max Peters, Cohasset Administrator and […]

By |January 31st, 2018|Blog, News|Comments Off on Senators Visit Area|

Missing Person

G.R. P.D

[Grand Rapids, MN] The Grand Rapids Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a 30 year old Grand Rapids woman, Tawhna Pringle. She is 5’2” 135 lbs and […]

By |January 29th, 2018|Blog, News|Comments Off on Missing Person|

IRRRB Grant Lowers Referendum Numbers for 318

Independent School District 318 was awarded $4.7 million dollars by the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board on Wednesday.
The $74 million building plan will create two elementary schools in Grand Rapids and […]

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Project Labor Agreements Before Board

Itasca County’s transportation department has 14 projects planned for 2018. Tuesday, the Itasca County Board split in its decision to NOT use Project Labor Agreements for those projects. Not all projects need […]

By |January 24th, 2018|Blog, News|Comments Off on Project Labor Agreements Before Board|

ISD 318 Approves Referendum Amount

In April, voters of Independent School District 318 will head to the polls to vote on two new elementary schools and more. Monday, the school board approved the amount of the referendum for […]

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State Trooper Recognized

[Grand Rapids, MN] On January 19th Minnesota State Trooper Tesa McCleod was recognized by the United States Police K-9 Association for her actions several months ago that led to the recovery of a […]

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Highway 2 Car/Bus Accident Update

Highway 2 (between Grand Rapids and Cohasset) was shut down for an hour or so this morning after a car/bus accident. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a Subaru Legacy driven by 61 year […]

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Two Vehicle Accident Shuts Down Highway 2

Highway 2 (between Grand Rapids and Cohasset) was shut down for an hour or so this morning. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the Subaru Legacy was southbound on Foxtail Lane and the […]

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Carbon Monoxide Death

A 46 year old Saginaw man and his dog were found dead in their cabin Saturday afternoon. The preliminary cause of death, according to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, is carbon monoxide […]

By |December 18th, 2017|Blog, News|Comments Off on Carbon Monoxide Death|

Woman Killed in Snowmobile Accident

An 18 year old Eveleth woman was killed in a snowmobile accident Sunday morning on Lost River Road. Kirja Mae Kishel of Eveleth was riding a snowmobile with 21 year old Nathan James […]

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At 2:47 Wednesday morning, neighbors at the north end of Pokegama Avenue awoke to the sound of a car accelerating at a high rate of speed north on Pokegama Avenue. At the “T “intersection with Crystal Lake Boulevard the vehicle went straight, landing in Crystal Lake. A female passenger was able to get out of the vehicle and was helped ashore by residents.

Grand Rapids Police Sergeant Heath Smith, Officer Troy Scott and Coleraine Police Officer Pete Hussman arrived at the scene within three minutes of the 9-1-1 call. They swam out to the vehicle to try to rescue the male driver. They were unsuccessful. The Grand Rapids Fire Department and The Itasca County Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue Dive Team responded to the scene. The driver was found in the car, deceased.

The female passenger is being treated at the Grand Itasca Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The incident is being investigated by the Grand Rapids Police Department, Itasca County Sheriff’s Department and the Minnesota State Patrol.

The Grand Rapids Police Department and State Patrol have jurisdiction with regard to the motor vehicle crash. The Sheriff’s Department has jurisdiction with regard to all water incidents. A State Patrol Accident Reconstructionist was called to the scene. This is an on-going joint investigation by these agencies.

The names of those involved in the crash are not being released at this time.
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Katie Smith of Young at Art will be a special guest on "Today's Topic" at 8:35am on KOZY this morning. ... See MoreSee Less

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Five local residents appointed to the Governor's Task Force on Wild Rice.

The Governor’s Task Force on Wild Rice is a nonpartisan group of experts and key stakeholders who are committed to finding a compromise solution to wild rice restoration and protection in Minnesota. The Task Force, appointed by Governor Dayton, is comprised of representatives from Tribal Nations, industry, environmental advocacy groups, scientists, state government agencies, and other stakeholders.

Over the coming months, the Task Force will work to review existing peer-reviewed scientific literature and existing wild rice conditions. The Task Force will also help develop recommendations on funding for additional data collection, best management practices for protecting and restoring wild rice, sulfate minimization plans, and the development and installation of cost-effective sulfate treatment technologies.

By December 15, 2018, the Governor’s Task Force on Wild Rice will recommend specific policy proposals and actions that can be taken by the Executive and Legislative branches of state government and the private sector to protect wild rice in Minnesota, while supporting continued economic development and job creation across the state.

Appointed were: Chrissy Bartovich – Mountain Iron, MN
Kurt Anderson – Brookston, MN
Norman Miranda – Deer River, MN
John Rebrovich – Eveleth, MN
Al Pemberton – Red Lake, MN
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2 weeks ago


Motorcyclist Identified:
St. Louis County Sheriff's Office:
Incident Summary: On September 6th, 2018, at approximately 7:29 PM the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office along with the Chisholm Police Department, MN State Patrol, Chisholm Fire and Ambulance Service, and North Memorial Air Care responded to the 5500 block of McNiven Rd. in Chisholm, MN in Balkan Township for a motorcycle accident with injuries. A 29 year old Chisholm man was driving alone on his motorcycle traveling westbound on McNiven Rd. when he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed. The male was treated on scene by members of the Chisholm Ambulance Service and then airlifted by North Memorial Air Care to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, MN. Speed is believed to be a cause of the accident. The accident is under investigation by the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office.
28 year old Kenny Forsman of Chisholm is being treated for his injuries.
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