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By Mary Lou AurellGains and sacrifices mark the Enbridge Pipeline Company’s construction of a 1,000-mile crude oil conduit between Alberta, Canada and Superior, Wisconsin. The company and the 13 northern counties it passes through are winners.Enbridge Pipeline should make Enbridge Partners’ ...

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Pequot Lakes Back to School Open Houses Welcome Community Exhibits

Community groups and organizations that serve students or their families are welcome to set up an exhibit table at each of the Back to School Open Houses in the Pequot Lakes school buildings. Call Pequot Lakes community education at (218) 568-9200 to reserve a table at the Middle School / High ...

2009 Lake Bemidji Concert Series

Headwaters School of Music & Arts in collaboration with the Lake Bemidji State Park is proud to announce the upcoming performers at the amphitheater in Lake Bemidji State Park on August 29 and 30th. Come by bike, come by boat or come by car.Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.: Bluebird will ...


The Region 2 Arts Council invites individuals and organizations from our five-county area (Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods and Mahnomen Counties) to propose workshop ideas to R2AC for direct funding. The workshop is funded with no financial risk to you.The workshop must focus on ...

Region 2 Arts Council Seeks Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Council Members

Region 2 Arts Council is currently seeking AAI Council members to fill vacancies beginning November 1, 2009. Members must live in the Region 2 service area, which includes Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen counties and the nearby counties of Becker, Cass, Itasca and ...

Unexpected Discovery along the Soo Bike Line Trail

by Kari FrischRecently I set out on the sunny afternoon to bike a portion of the Soo Bike Line, a bike trail that is accessible off of Highway 10 just south of Little Falls. Last summer I had biked 25 miles of the trail. Although I wasn't expecting to go that far, I was certainly thinking I'd get ...

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Magnetation LLC files bankruptcy

GRAND RAPIDS — Magnetation, LLC has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to restructure financially amid a tough global iron ore and steel marketplace. ...


Worker layoffs reduced to 400 at US Steel's Minntac facility - Northland's NewsCenter

Northland's NewsCenterWorker layoffs reduced to 400 at US Steel's Minntac facilityNorthland's NewsCenterMountain Iron, MN ( -- The number of layoffs at US Steel's Minntac facility will be reduced to about 400, down from the original 700, according to USW local 1938. ...


Titan girls 3rd at home invite

The Greenway/Nashwauk-Keewatin girls track and field team placed third at the Mullins-Kohlhoff Invite in Nashwauk Friday. The Titans had a team score o ...


Text of the four Chief Bemidji Statue plaques - Bemidji Pioneer

Text of the four Chief Bemidji Statue plaquesBemidji PioneerShaynowishkung was born about 1834 near Inger, MN. His name in Ojibwemowin means "He Who Ra ...

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Spring Arrivals

Trailing Arbutus Up north, one of the earliest flowers to bloom in the spring is the Trailing Arbutus. They have a lovely aroma, but you have to get down close to smell the light fragrance. Trailing Arbutus, not snow! Birds are trickling back into the area. ...


The measure of a student

Data driven decision-making is a guiding principle of the Itasca Area Initiative for Student Success and for similar large-scale initiatives that are members of the Strive National Network. ...


Blandin Broadband eNews: May 2015: All about the MN Legislature

News from the Blandin on Broadband Blog Are you a Provider? We have a favor to ask. Please consider taking our brief survey about offering reduced rates for service to low income households. Broadband Funding at the Minnesota Legislature At time of publication, both the House and Senate have broadband and the Office of Broadband Development in their budgets at a much lower rate than recommended by the Minnesota Broadband Task Force. ...


From the Ground Up: Cultivating Creative People and Places

If you are interested in meeting up with other rural artists, makers, and innovators from around the Midwest and the United States, please consider at ...

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