Two people died in a home explosion in northern Itasca County on Thursday morning. 92-year-old Roy Earl Halverson and his daughter, 62-year-old Christie Lee Kurtz of Milaca, were found dead at the scene on Turtle Lake near Bigfork.
On Tuesday afternoon in Hibbing, Northlanders had the chance to weigh in on six proposed firearm bills that are being considered by a Senate committee. The bill that got the most attention was one that would expand background checks for everyone.
The union representing St. Louis County plow drivers officially began their strike on Wednesday morning. Besides pickets at each public works location around the county, the union says it will send out "mobile pickets" to follow public works vehicles not driven by union members.
Life 97.3 radio station and St. Luke’s are giving back to families in need across the Twin Ports with the Northland’s Largest Baby Shower effort. Diapers, baby wipes, baby clothing can be dropped off at a number of locations throughout the month.