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Soldier who battled PTSD honored by Minnesota lawmakers

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Family and friends gathered for a special ceremony at the Gilbert VFW on Wednesday, the 10th anniversary of Army Specialist Noah Pierce's death. 

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Iron Range attorney appointed to judicial district vacancy

Michelle Anderson currently supervises attorneys and criminal caseloads in both the Hibbing and Virginia offices.

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Ford recalling 117,000 vehicles for safety defect

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Ford Motor Co. is recalling nearly 117,000 vehicles because the bolts in the seat, seat belt or seat belt buckle may fracture.

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Legislature's dispute with Dayton heads for Supreme Court

The legal battle between Gov. Mark Dayton and the Legislature is on a fast track to the Minnesota Supreme Court.

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Federal agencies hold final public hearing for mineral withdrawal proposal Video included

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Minnesotans had a chance to publicly voice their opinion on a proposal that would determine the future of mining on land near the Boundary Waters.

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Burnes named new editor of Mesabi Daily News Video included

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There's a new leader at the helm of one of the Iron Range's largest newspapers.   

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Iron Range to host final hearing on proposed mineral withdrawal Video included

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Tuesday's hearing will be held on the Iron Range, where both supporters of copper-nickel mining and people concerned about the environment are sure to come out in force.

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Two Bovey City Councilors face felony charges, city leaders respond Video included

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On the Iron Range, two city councilors face felony charges. Both are accused of theft in separate incidents. 

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Former GOP party chair Downey enters 2018 race for governor

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Minnesota's former Republican party chairman is running for governor.

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Speed limits to increase on various highways in Northeastern Minnesota

The speed limit will increase from 55 to 60 mph within the next two or three weeks on some highways in Aitkin, Carlton, Pine and St. Louis counties. 

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Iron Range offers resources for addiction and mental health Video included

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There were numerous booths with information on programs such as outpatient therapy, addiction recovery, mental health therapy, and prevention programs. 

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Judge rejects Dayton veto of Legislature funding

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A Ramsey County judge has ruled in favor of the Minnesota House and Senate in a lawsuit against Governor Mark Dayton.

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Haze from British Columbia wildfires settles over Minnesota Video included

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A rough wildfire season in British Columbia has led to the evacuation of 40,000 residents, and left dozens of homes destroyed. 

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Iron Range stays home as St. Paul hosts hearing on proposed land withdrawal Video included

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While many people were in St. Paul Tuesday evening to express their concerns over the federally proposed land withdrawal, many Iron Rangers, most of them staunch mining supporters, decided to boycott the hearing. 

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Public's help needed in solving Hibbing homicide

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Investigators want to speak with anyone who may have had any contact with Brian Nelson, the victim in the homicide between the Saturday night of July 8th through Monday July 10th. 

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Health department temporarily funding suicide hotline

The Minnesota Department of Health will provide temporary funding to maintain a suicide prevention hotline that was expected to shut down.

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Northland drug epidemic on the rise, upcoming community forum used to continue combat issue Video included

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Northern St. Louis County is battling a drug epidemic with the number of drug-related arrests on the rise. KBJR 6 spoke with police about the concern.

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Hibbing teen sentenced to probation after making threats to high school

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 A St. Louis County judge has sentenced Ledell Nash to three years of probation with conditions for posting a photo of himself on the app Snapchat holding an air-soft pistol with a caption indicating that he was going to shoot up the high school.

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Level three offender to be released in Virginia

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The 54-year-old  has a history of possessing child pornography, and has sexual contact with multiple female victims who were under the age of ten. 

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