Virginia News

03/15/2018 11:14 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Virginia Man in Custody After Allegedly Stealing Vehicle from Hibbing Armory 

Hibbing Police say a Virginia man is in custody after allegedly stealing a vehicle from the Hibbing Minnesota National Guard Armory around 1:00 on Wednesday afternoon. Officers caught up with the stolen Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck wrecker that was pulling a PLS trailer on Hwy 37. The police department says the vehicle was pulled over, and the driver was taken into custody.

03/12/2018 05:05 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Virginia's electric utility overhaul paves way for cleaner, more efficient energy 

Jeremy Gilbert works to repair a power line after a storm passed through Lynchburg, Va., on March 3. The sweeping energy regulatory legislation in Virginia that Gov. Ralph Northam rightly stepped in to improve and recently signed deserves celebrating. Whether you're an environmentalist concerned about the affects of climate change, a business trying to keep operating costs low or a consumer advocate looking out for low-income customers, this is a historic win that will generate economic and environmental benefits for years to come.

03/08/2018 12:37 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Hainey announces bid for Metsa's House seat 

A rural Virginia resident is the first person to announce his candidacy for the Minnesota House District 6B seat currently held by Jason Metsa, DFL-Virginia.

03/08/2018 12:59 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Virginia Attorney General sues companies for pension loans targeting veterans 

A disabled military veteran took out a pension loan for $5,500, but was required to pay back more than $40,000, according to a lawsuit filed by Attorney General Mark Herring. Herring filed the lawsuit against Future Income Payments, LLC, FIP, LLC, and their owner Scott Kohn, accusing the companies of giving out illegal loans that carried interest rates as high as 183% to at least 650 people in Virginia.

03/04/2018 04:25 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Buck' naked barley: food, feed, brew 

Researchers at Oregon State University are giving an ancient grain a new life: this barley is naked, but not in an indecent way. Most barley grains are covered rather than naked.

03/01/2018 04:13 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Mark W. Breneman 

A Celebration of Life for Mark W. Breneman will be held from 2:00-5:00 pm, Saturday, March 3rd at the Byron Funeral Home . Mark passed away at 12:40 pm on Tuesday, February 27th at Methodist hospital in Rochester while undergoing treatment for Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia.

03/01/2018 04:25 AM  ~~~Source~~~
New Barrels 

Coopers continue to design new barrels to provide structure with less new oak impact. American oak suppliers also are offering more high-quality barrels built with staves that have undergone several years of seasoning and are sourced from specific forests.

02/28/2018 09:29 PM  ~~~Source~~~
County bond sale to fund projects in Cook, Virginia 

St. Louis County has purchased the former Disability Specialists building near Cook for conversion to a county office building and public works center.

02/28/2018 04:37 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Man Arrested After Shots Fired Incident and Standoff in Eveleth 

A 41-year-old man is in custody after a shots fired incident and standoff with law enforcement in Eveleth. According to a statement from Police Chief Tim Koivunen, homeowners reported a possible bullet shot into their residence, which is at 618 Adams Avenue.

02/25/2018 08:25 PM  ~~~Source~~~
An Above Average Week - Highs In The 30s & 40s With Lots of Melting Snow 

This is what all the fresh, new snow looked like on the North Shore of Lake Superior south of Two Harbors Sunday morning. Thanks to friend and colleague Todd Nelson for the photo! Of course, we had a round of heavy snow across the state Saturday into early Sunday.

02/21/2018 02:58 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Kaine Joins Colleagues to Introduce Bill that Expands Funding for Fighting Opioids 

WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Tammy Baldwin to introduce the Opioid Response Enhancement Act to help states better fight the opioid epidemic that has put a strain on communities in Virginia and across the country. This bill would expand a grant program that was created as part of the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act of 2017 and ensure states have access to additional funding for the next five years under this program.