Ironton News

10/27/2017 06:23 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Small town, big wheels: How mountain biking saved a Minnesota mining town 

Barb Grove: "Everyone had to change their minds about what these mine pits were and what they could become." Gregg Aamot / MinnPost Last year an estimated 185,000 people visited the recreation area, including Huntington Mine Lake above more than double the number of visitors eight years earlier, before the trails had opened.

10/24/2017 06:40 PM  ~~~Source~~~
County board approves handicapped-accessible plan 

Jenny Fields, a business analyst with the Crow Wing County Highway Department, and Assistant County Engineer Rob Hall talk about the department's Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan at the Crow Wing County Board meeting on Tuesday. Frank Lee / Brainerd Dispatch It will be easier for residents with physical challenges to get around Crow Wing County after the county board approved Tuesday a plan for making county highway projects more accessible.

10/20/2017 07:58 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Brainerd in fire danger, but rain on its way 

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and Crosby Fire Department respond to a grass fire Thursday on Wood Land Road in Ironton. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch The Brainerd lakes area has seen its share of rainfall these past few months, but this past week the region has been dry and in a high fire danger warning Things dried up after a wet spring and summer, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reported, and a good portion of northwestern and central Minnesota were in an elevated fire danger due to sparse rain, high winds and lack of humidity.

10/11/2017 09:56 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Initiative Foundation awards $750,000 in grants 

The grants support organizations and projects primarily in the 14-county region of central Minnesota. Several local organizations were among those selected for grant funding: a Morrison County United Way, Imagination Library Program: $3,000 to support the distribution of Imagination Library books to children from birth to age 5. The goal of this project is to support school readiness by encouraging families to read with their young children.

10/06/2017 08:50 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Judge orders media gag on attorneys in Hunter case 

If the defense or prosecution attorneys in the criminal case against former Crosby Mayor Jim Hunter want to speak to the media, they'll have to ask the judge first. Crow Wing County Judge Earl E. Maus issued an order last week limiting media contact in response to a request from Assistant County Attorney Candace Prigge, representing the state in a case in which Hunter faces multiple felony charges.