Iron Range

  • Minn House passes "DWI Immunity" bill

    St. Paul, MN ( - In a 115 to 13 vote Wednesday night, Minnesota Representatives approved a measure making it clear lawmakers are not immune to arrest or prosecution for any crime.

  • Minn Republican lawmaker introduces medical marijuana amendment

    St. Paul, MN ( - Republican Representative Pat Garofalo introduced an amendment Tuesday that would add medical marijuana to a broader health policy bill. The proposal would prohibit smoke and home cultivation of medical marijuana.

  • Giant's Ridge, Iron Range construction crews have high hopes from bonding bill

    Biwabik, MN ( - While the Range Regional Airport in Hibbing fights for state bonding dollars to aid in major renovations, Giants Ridge Ski Resort in Biwabik is doing the same thing. Resort officials say the $10 million project is needed to keep the facility up to par with other state resorts. The Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board says the project's benefits go far beyond that.

  • Mom, daughter advocate for tanning bed ban for teens

    St. Paul, MN ( - This winter's non stop snow and cold has forced many of us to stay cooped up inside. Some, longing for the sun, turned to tanning beds to get that "healthy glow," but experts say there's nothing healthy about it.

  • Range lawmakers stress importance of Range Regional Airport renovations, bonding bill

    Hibbing, MN ( - Of the $850 million included in the Minnesota House's bonding bill this session, $6.5 million has been set aside for the Range Regional Airport, in Hibbing. While Senate lawmakers prepare to tackle their version of the bonding bill, Iron Range leaders are reminding people what's at stake if the transportation hub fails to obtain funding, yet again.

  • MN House lawmakers unanimously approve $103M in tax cuts

    St. Paul, MN ( - The Minnesota House of Representatives approved a second tax bill Friday offering $103M in tax cuts for homeowners, renters and businesses.

  • Former Meyer Teleservices employee says business closing is sign of changing economy

    Eveleth, MN ( - The Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board says they're hopeful that the job opportunities in the Quad City area will be an answer for the 104 employees who lost their jobs at Meyer Teleservices this week. Meanwhile for one former employee, this wasn't the first time a change in economic times meant he was out of a job.

  • Medical marijuana supporters urge Gov. Dayton to change his mind

    St. Paul, MN ( - Supporters of medical marijuana delivered a petition to Governor Dayton's office with more than 5,000 signatures, urging him to change his mind.

  • MN Senate approves anti-bullying bill in 36-31 vote

    St. Paul, MN ( - Bullies, beware. After nearly six hours and more than a dozen amendments, the Minnesota Senate approved a controversial bill strengthening the state's anti-bullying laws.

  • MN House approves $332M supplemental budget

    St. Paul, MN ( - After ten hours of debate, Minnesota House lawmakers approved a supplemental budget Thursday night offering $332-million dollars in investments across the state.

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