Virginia News


09/20/2018 04:16 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Sheriff's Report 9-20-18 

A deputy received a phone call from a Meredosia, Ill., resident who reported an apparent Internet scam. The resident purchased a dog for $400 online but did not receive the dog and now the seller is not answering the phone.


09/18/2018 09:20 PM  ~~~Source~~~
'American Idol' and 'The Voice' led him on, then passed. What happens next? 

The harried troubadour's gig in Stillwater the night before-one of 160 he plays every year-had been canceled, which the 28-year-old Virginia, Minnesota, native only learned about after he arrived at the club, so he headed back to his apartment and ended up rescuing some drunk friends in Uptown in the middle of the night. Gunderson is happy to be playing, teaching, recording, and connecting.


09/18/2018 02:21 PM  ~~~Source~~~
U.S. Steelworkers authorize possible strike against ArcelorMittal 

United Steelworkers members, including those represented at a mine on the Iron Range, unanimously gave leaders authority to call a strike against ArcelorMittal should contract negotiators fail to produce results for about 15,000 workers across the nation. ArcelorMittal is the world's largest iron mining and steel producer in the world.


09/16/2018 12:20 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Virginia Community Celebrates Grand Opening of New Bridge View Park 

The City of Virginia celebrated the grand opening of a new park Saturday that offers the ultimate view of the Highway 53 bridge. The park is named after what it offers, a bridge view.


09/13/2018 11:02 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Minnesota jury finds babysitter guilty of manslaughter after infant died in fire 

VIRGINIA, Minn.-After less than two hours of deliberation Thursday, Sept. 13, a jury in State District Court in Virginia found Jesse Lee Bonacci-Koski guilty on all counts, including one charge of manslaughter/child endangerment, another of manslaughter/child neglect plus theft of a motor vehicle and possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree.


09/12/2018 05:44 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Backus Community Center announces performing arts season schedule 

On Friday, Backus Community Center will host a "members only" ice-cream social beginning at 7 p.m. with music played on the concert Steinway grand piano on stage as a launch to the 2018-2019 Performing Arts Season. Members, contributors, sponsors and those wishing to become Backus members are welcome to attend, said a press release.


09/03/2018 11:48 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Surovell: Virginia's hostility to unions is also not good for working people 

Labor Day this past Monday was a fitting reminder for us to work harder to not only honor working people in the United States and Virginia but to strengthen our economy and supports for employees. Virginia has a long way to go.


08/31/2018 01:05 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Steelworkers rally in Iron Range as labor contracts set to expire Sept. 1 

Thousands of United Steelworkers rallied Thursday on the Iron Range in support of new employment contracts that expire Sept.1 with U.S. Steel and ArcelorMittal USA. The three-year labor contracts that expire Saturday affect a combined 30,000 U.S. iron and steel workers, including more than 2,000 on Minnesota's Iron Range.


08/28/2018 09:10 PM  ~~~Source~~~
If you're wearing a Confederate flag T-shirt, you don't deserve cheese curds 

If you're wearing a Confederate flag shirt, you're wrong. If you're doing it at the State Fair, you're extra wrong.


08/27/2018 11:59 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Superior Rock Bit: Custom design for Range mining 

Tucked away in Virginia is a 12-person shop that quietly supplies most of the rock bits mining companies on the Range use to drill blast holes in iron ore. It's Superior Rock Bit Company, a third generation shop whose founder, Frank Klima, developed a patented sealed bearing rock bit to fill the demand when bits were not available during the energy crisis of the mid 1970s.