Virginia News


01/14/2018 11:25 AM  ~~~Source~~~
2 Iron Range stores with same owner sell big Powerball payouts in same drawing 

Two stores on the Iron Range with the same owner each sold tickets worth $250,000 for a Powerball drawing last week, lottery officials announced. The winning tickets were sold at Short Stop convenience stores about 70 miles apart at 1815 E. Sheridan St. in Ely and at 1121 E. Howard St. in Hibbing.


01/12/2018 12:54 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Dayton says he's confident about northern Minnesota mining projects 

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said he's confident Chippewa Capital Partners will meet the settlement agreement with the state and launch the former Essar Steel Minnesota project. Dayton expressed his optimism to Iron Range mayors Wednesday afternoon and again while addressing the annual meeting of the Range Association of Municipalities and Schools later in the day.


01/11/2018 08:18 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Judge: Reject MPCA's wild rice rule 

At an October rally in Virginia, representatives of unions, business, municipalities and state government voiced opposition to the MPCA's wild rice proposal. At an October rally in Virginia, representatives of unions, business, municipalities and state government voiced opposition to the MPCA's wild rice proposal.


01/10/2018 11:00 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Mine supporters sue to void Dayton order against Twin Metals 

IAZ008>011-018-019-029-030-MNZ086-087-094>096-WIZ054-055-061- 101700- /O.CON.KARX.FG.Y.0001.000000T0000Z-180110T1700Z/ Mitchell-Howard-Winneshiek-Allamakee-Floyd-Chickasaw-Fayette- Clayton-Dodge-Olmsted-Mower-Fillmore-Houston-Crawford-Richland- Grant- Including the cities of Osage, Cresco, Decorah, Waukon, Charles City, New Hampton, Oelwein, Elkader, Dodge Center, Rochester, Austin, Preston, Caledonia, Prairie Du Chien, Richland Center, and Platteville 721 AM CST Wed Jan 10 2018 ...DENSE FOG ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM CST THIS MORNING... * VISIBILITY...a half mile or less. Slow improvements will occur through the rest of the morning.


01/09/2018 11:19 PM  ~~~Source~~~
St. Louis County Board Approves $46 Million Capital Improvement Plan 

The St. Louis County Board unanimously approved a $46 million Capital Improvement Plan on Tuesday that will allow for two new facilities to be built. The plan identifies priority projects from 2018-2022.


12/24/2017 09:41 PM  ~~~Source~~~
The Loop: The Magic of Bowl Haiku 2017 

Mr. Cusick, as he is called by his friends, has been a Pioneer Press staffer since latter days of Reagan administration . Born on the mean streets of Brooklyn, raised on the mean streets of the Iron Range, educated on the mean streets of Northwestern's campus and now living on the mean streets of Woodbury.


12/22/2017 10:30 PM  ~~~Source~~~
One person dead, deputy wounded in northern Minn. shootout 

Law enforcement officers take a woman into custody following a shooting on the 100 block of Michigan Avenue in Gilbert Friday afternoon. One person died and a St. Louis County deputy was injured in the incident.


12/19/2017 01:48 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Search Continues for Missing Virginia Man 

Authorities are asking for the publics help in finding a missing Virginia man. of Virginia.


12/18/2017 11:54 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Camp Esquagama investment spurs accreditation 

Camp Esquagama, which is owned by St. Louis County, has added five winterized camper cabins in recent years, opening the camp near Biwabik, Minn., to year-round use. Photo courtesy Camp Esquagama.


12/18/2017 07:17 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Smoke Detector Alerts Sleeping Woman to Fire 

Fire crews credit a smoke alarm to waking a woman up and letting her know her kitchen was on fire. They responded to 33 Merritt Drive in Virginia at 10:30am on Monday.


12/18/2017 12:17 PM  ~~~Source~~~
One killed, another injured in snowmobile accident 

An 18-year-old Eveleth woman was killed and a 21-year-old Gilbert man injured when their snowmobile struck a forestry road gate at nearly 7 a.m. Sunday about seven miles northwest of Orr. The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office responded to the accident at the intersection of Lost River Road and Ash Lake Camp Road.