MAR 17 

SPRING CARNIVAL & SLUSH  St. Paddy's Day Luau!  Prizes for crowd's favorites: Best St. Paddy’s Day Costume & Best “Anything Goes”  Judging on the chalet deck Sat 4 p.m. Lots of food & drink specials Spring Carnival. Outdoor BBQ on the chalet deck with burgers, brats, jerk chicken sandwiches & steak sandwiches. Plus “The Big Ginger” and other Irish specialty drinks Two Many Banjos performing live this weekend at Mountainside Bar & Grille, 4:30-7:30

SLUSH CUP 2011-Click watch the video-It's a lot of fun!


Mar 16-17 Fri-Sat

St.Patrick/Urho Community Kinship Days A weekend of Family Fun, Antique, Vintage, & Unique snowmobile show will be held on Grant Avenue along with various other events for the whole family. Official Website:


HOAGIE'S CHILI COOK OFF-Fri 7-9 Click to enlarge       Puck Days & Eveleth Video


MAR 17 All Day! 

St. Patrick's Day Party. Corn Beef and Cabbage ,
Irish Stew
Wear green or festive attire and receive $1 off drinks between 6pm - 8pm. Prize awarded for most festive costume. Sign up at 11am for pool tourney, start at 12noon, Scotch Doubles, Draw for Teams, 150% payout, $10 entry, Double Elimination. Luck of the Irish Casino Night between 8pm - 12am with Roulette, Black Jack and Texas Hold'em .
 Top three chip winners will receive cash prizes. 20 dollar buy-in receives 500 in chips. Irish Beer Pong starting at 10:00 pm.

Mar 10 Sat 

Annual Hamburger and Fry Fundraiser for the Water Carnival  12-5 Hoyt Lakes VFW.  It is held in conjunction with the mens no check hockey tournament.

Mar 10 Sat

Mens No-check hockey tournament  Wayde West at the Hoyt Lakes arena

Mar 9 Sat  

Biwabik Park Pavilion, Main St,

SPAGHETTI FEED -All you can eat 4:00 – 8:00 pm  Tickets can be purchased at the door. $7.00 per person 

Mar 9 10 Sat Sun


See PEPSI CHALLENGE CUP website for details click image

48km free style race on the world class Nordic Trail System.  There are four companion races; 24km Laurentian Loppett, 48km Classic, 24km Classic and 10km Mini Challenge.  


 Sat Mar 10 12-5 

20TH ANNUAL ANTIQUE AND CLASSIC SNOWMOBILE RACE-Trophies, prizes, food, music, fun!  Click the image

Mar 10 Sat 10-3pm

23rd ANNUAL DOLL SALE & SHOW-GRAND RAPIDS Large estate collection of dolls

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along with many dolls coming from a former collector. Over 100 years old as well as dolls from the 50's and 60's and modern dolls & BARBIES. $2.50 for adults 50 cents for children free for Scouts and 4-H members accompanied by a parent admission fee includes a tour of the Children's Discovery Museum including Faith Wick dolls Drawings!Judy at 218-326-6447 Sawmill Inn, 2301 S. Pokegama Av PHOTOS: 

Mar 10 Sat 10-3pm

23rd ANNUAL DOLL SALE & SHOW-GRAND RAPIDS Large estate collection of dolls

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along with many dolls coming from a former collector. Over 100 years old as well as dolls from the 50's and 60's and modern dolls & BARBIES. $2.50 for adults 50 cents for children free for Scouts and 4-H members accompanied by a parent admission fee includes a tour of the Children's Discovery Museum including Faith Wick dolls Drawings!Judy at 218-326-6447 Sawmill Inn, 2301 S. Pokegama Av PHOTOS:

Mar 9 Fri 

The library has FREE TICKETS Kenya Safari Acrobats, Fri  Mar  9  at 7:30 pm in the Hibbing High School Auditorium.  "The performers will astonish everyone with their spectacular strength, speed, and agility!  Watch them move with skillful, gymnastic precision."  This program is part of the Mesabi Concert Association’s schedule.  CONTACT THE LIBRARY FOR TICKETS.

Mar 10 Sat-9-1pm


FREE CLOTHES TO WOMEN & GIRLS-Soroptimist "Women's Closet" For those entering the work force
needing working attire. West parking lot entrance. Carma at 750-2421
First Methodist Church 3rd St. S & 9th Ave. South

Mar 3 Sat 8 am


Voyageur Country Information Voyagaire Lodge Web cam
click the photo for real time webcam images of Crane lake at Voyagaire House Boats 


 "The Big Boys" Race! Hundreds of Racers" 

see this website for details

Fun for Everyone!


Hibbing Mar 2 Fri 7-10    

DANCE FOR THE DOGS & CATS!“Dance your paws away” 8th-10th graders!.



$5.00, pop available to purchase. All money donated to Precious Paws . For questions or more information, please call Precious Paw 218-254-3300 Hibbing High School former boy’s gym Precious Paws Humane Society of Chisholm

Mar 3 Sat 


Vintage Snomobile Aurora Fire Department Fun Run & Spaghetti Feed 

$10.00 RegistrationAurora Fire Hall Start 10-12pm  The ride will cross Whitewater Lake, circle into Hoyt Lakes VFW for the judging  of the crowd favorite sled. Junkyard Dog sled, Best Original sled judging at 5:00 at the American Legion in Aurora. Can Coozies will be for sale all day and will include an entry into the raffle drawing also at 5:00. Spaghetti Dinner following the run (price included in registration or $7.00 for non-riders) from 4:00 until 7:00.  Non-Riders and newer sleds welcome, must be 1980 and older to qualify for awards. Please help us get this awesome event going and invite your friends!
VINTAGE FANS Great vintage website, click image


Mar 4 Sun    

Pulse of the Landscape


'TASCA TWIRLERS SQUARE DANCERS & DANCE‘March Cabin Fever'. Mainstream dance 2-4 pm, dance at 1:30 pm. Royce Nelson is calling. Chocolate and munchies served. Public are invited to observe and/or join in the fun. Gary Hagen for information, directions, and/or lessons at 245-1764. Lawrence Lake Township Hall

Mar 3 Sat-7pm Mar 4-Sat-2 pm


Presented by the Greenway Emerald Ice Figure Skating Club Hodgins Berardo Arena For more information call Diane at 218-360-3338.Photo from Grand Rapids Herald Mar 2010

Feb 28

MUSIC-SCIENCE-Exploring the connection between sound and science with items like a tuning fork, slinky, and a beaker of water. Hands-on demonstrations, computer animations, and a live music show. Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra’s (DSSO) Flute & Violin Duo  Hibbing Library 2:30 - 3:20

Feb 25 Sat

Kids 8-15 Ice Fishiing in the comfort of a fishing house.  Food and beverages provided.  10:30-3:30 McKinnley Point Camp Grounds Lake Vermilion League Guide Phil Bakken 780-3305

Feb 25 Sat


Have fun, dance, get prizes

Birchdale (W of the FALLS)

Feb 23 Thur  Indus School Fine Arts Night on Thursday, Feb. 23: Spaghetti Dinner at 5:30 pm. $5/person, One Act Play at 6:15 pm., Speeches, Music and Art Displays

Feb 25-26 Sat Sun

ISOC MN Regional Snowmobile Race  Quadna Mountain Park  $15 per day adult  $25 per weekend adult  $5 – Ages 6-16  Free – 5 & Under  Pit pass included in admission 
"Make sure to come out and watch the high flying racing action! First race of it's kind featuring top Snocross and Hill Cross racers. Racing starts at 9am on Saturday, don't miss any of the action" click the flyer

Feb 26 Sun

Two Big Weeks All Indoors 50+ Vintage sleds Expo. Bring your sleds to display for one week or two weeks. Hang out in the hospitality room and watch vintage videos of the pioneering days of snowmobiling and racing, which are always on. Take in the vintage memorabilia and clothing and bring in some of your own to display in secure showroom. Trophies will be awarded for various classes on the final day of the Expo. No entry fees. For more information contact Steve Pierce at 1-218-328-5133 Central Square Mall Grand Rapids Begins 9 AM

Feb 25 Sat 

Wellness & Lifestyle Expo for Women and Girls click for list of  Home Vendors, business displays, Classes, Keynote Speaker Itasca Community College 8:30-3:30 See Schedule of Events

Feb 26 Sun  

Chmielewski Funtime To Perform  Everyone welcome  Lunch for a small fee   1- 4 pm    $6 per person.  VFW

Feb 25 Sat

  Fundraiser  & Mobile Adoption *Animals available!

Sat Feb 25  11-4 The Lakes Inn 1300 E Us Highway 169,  A fun event for everyone of all ages. Many Home Vendors like with new products to our area.  Baked goods  handmade items,  raffle, and our Mobile Adoption! There will be animals present for adoption.  Crystal/McKinney 4H group will have a kids activity booth

Feb 26 Sun 

2nd Annual Blessed Sacrament Family Funspiel - Feb 26   Here's the flyer!

Feb  25  Sat


 the Antique Snowmobile Society is holding the first annual Randy Bailey Memorial Antique Snowmobile Ride.   An open invitation is extended to ride with them beginning, and hopefully ending at the Wendigo Lodge Saturday at 11am


 Feb 24 25 Fri Sat

Itasca County Snowmobile Alliance Winter Festival @ Wendigo Lodge. Groomer demonstrations, on-the-trail hospitality @ Driftskipper shelter, 11a vintage snowmobile ride departs from Wendigo. More on the website Free

Feb 25 Sat

"Music of Olympic Proportions! Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet  The “Go For the Gold” performance features DSSO brass musicians Earl Salemink, Tom Pfotenhauer, Jill Pospisil, Larry Zimmerman, and Steve Grove exploring the unique qualities of the trumpet, french horn, trombone, and tuba individually and combined. At the Public Library 3-3:50

Feb 25 Sat 


8th Annual Riders-In-Cahoots Sleigh & Cutter Rally, 12p @ Blackberry Show Grounds.  10:00a registration, 11:00a hook up, noon judging. Antique horse drawn sleighs - public viewing welcome. Sleigh rides No cost to spectators.


Feb 25-26 Sat Sun

USASA Snowboarder X Event

Giants Ridge Terrain Park

See some footage of Giant's Ridge Snowboarders on YouTube below

Feb 21 Tues

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Meal
donations only, proceeds go toward vacation bible school
St.James Presbyterian Church   fb

Feb 22  Wed 
New Moon Snowshoe Hike
Feb 22nd  6:30 A limited number of snowshoes are available. Please call 218-753-2245 to reserve lasts approximately 2 hours. James Pointer, MN DNR

Feb 18 19 Sat Sun 

 Radar Runs at the Bayview Lodge
    SAT 10-4 
LIVE MUSIC by NIXON Fri & Sat Night!!
Outdoor BBQ Specials.
INFO  218-753-2500  Click the  image

Feb 18 Sat

Weekend President's Day Celebration!

6th Annual Pelican Lake President's Day Weekend Ice Fishing Tournament
 Feb 18, Sat, Registration starts at 9 am at Orr American Legion  Tournament is from 12-3 pm on Pelican Lake- Orr Bay Check the Chamber of Commerce website for official rules.

FIREWORKS DISPLAY after the tournament on the Orr Bay.

Live music with Alan Phillips  6:30-10:30 American Legion.

Fireworks Donations-Orr Donations for the February 18th Fireworks display are still needed and can be mailed to P.O. Box 64  Orr MN 55771 or dropped off at Orr City Hall

Feb 18 19 Sat Sun 

25th Annual 8 Ball Shoot Out Ron Marohnic Memorial  Click the Flyer

Hearts for Hounds

Feb 18 Sat 

Fundraiser for Range Regional Animal Rescue website

Hibbing Crown Ballroom

     Chili Feed Everyone Welcome  11-2 pm beverage, breadsticks, eat in or take out

Dancing-3 Bands 4-1 pm     

Feb 13 Mon

Shirley Woods Valentine’s Tea for Ladies! We will be making Valentine memories at 'My Swedish Kitchen'; a delicious and creative experience awaits you! Pre-register by February 7 call Shirley at 666-2417 Monday, February 13 at 2:00 pm; 8343 East Leander Lane $3.00 to Community Ed $11 supply fee to Shirley at the class.

Feb 12 Sun

Feb 12 Sunday 10-4  Mr. Roberts Supper Club Swan Lake Pengilly


Feb 11 Sat

5th Annual SADD Lake Vermilion Ice Fishing Contest prizes, Professional fishing guides onsite, concession, Sleigh rides, and more.
Saturday February 11, 12:- 4:00 PM

Sponsored by SADD and Lake Vermilion Guide League Lake Vermillion Pederson Landing


Feb 11 Sat

Ice Fishing Contest by Vermilion Community College Law Enforcement Club Shagawa Lake Sandy Point $5.00   218-230-0367 Feb 11 Sat  8am-2pm  Tickets available at the event or in advance from any VCC Law Enforcement Student   Raffle tickets also available rules

Feb 11 Sat

Igloo-Creek Ridge Second Annual Radar Run  Meet at Creek Ridge Lodge on White Iron Lake to race   Registration starts at 9:00 open all day. Awards at 5:00 P.M. 218-365-2500 see details here

Feb 11 Sat

Outward Bound snowshoe trek Hegman Pictographs no cost limited to 30 participants  call to reserve 218-365-5761 x 4040 or 1-866-669-2362 x 4040

 Feb 11 Sat

Benefit Jack Jablonski and Jenna Privette  Sat February 11, 3:30-9:00pm Eveleth Elks Club  Silent Auction (enter your final bids at 8:30p.m.) Raffle prizes Great Prizes from: Giants Ridge, Ritchies Machine, P&H Mine Pro, Lake of the Woods, Minnesota Twins and Much more! fb 

Jan 28-Feb 11 Sat

Hibbing Winter Frolic Festival-See the website for events schedule, details and king and queen candidates.  The events begin January 28 through February 11th


Feb 11 Sat

 Feb 11  Sat

CALLING ALL AREA KIDS! & Dads!        Semi-Formal Dance Party & Pool Tourney " 8-10pm & "Valentine's Father Daughter Dance  4-6pm
RSVP  263-5543

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Co-sponsored by the LiaBraatens

Feb 11 Sat


"Sweetie Pie Social & Bake Sale" Feb 11  Sat 1-3pm Lone Pine Town Hall  Assortment of Home made pies  Donations to East Side Neighbors Scholarship Fund  "Treat Your Sweetheart!"


Feb 11  Sat

3rd Annual YMCA Fishin' Frenzy

Saturday, February 11 • 9am – 2pm
Whitewater Lake  Cash prizes, drawings for prizes.  All ages $20 Adult  includes Vexilar FL-18 raffle drawing $10-Under 18 Child ticket  includes entry into contest for special kids prizes All participants can fish two holes with each ticket purchased.  Shelters and electronics are allowed.  Contest area is the entire lake.Tickets at the Sponsor's Mesabi Family YMCA in Virginia

Mt Iron
Feb 11 Sat

"BACKROADS" (leon baasi,vince little,jim watson,carlie kemp,jim currie,and josh kempa)
they will also be bringing some friends to the stage,such as,melissa kubasta,aleana leismaki,jesse hill,and briona currie Saturday, February 11,  6:30-9:30pm
 Merrit Elementary School

All Voluteer....All Proceeds Go To The Childrens School Music Programs in Our Local Schools
....We Give $1000 Per Show To Our Own Schools fb


Feb 10 Fri

Billy's Bar/Jack Frahm Memorial Bonspiel Friday, February 10, 11:30pm until 2:30am.. Buhl Curling Club

Feb  10 Fri


Forget-Me-Not Foundation Fund Raiser-all proceeds go o the benefit of riders with disabilities.  Ham Dinner Benefit $9 Adults $6 kids under 10, Hibbing VFW  Horse Drawn Wagon Rides! $2

deer river

 Feb 10 Fri 

Bullhead Feed!


Feb 9 Thur

"The Okee Dokee Brothers" in concert


 Thursday, February 9, 7:00-8:00pm
 a concert for the young and young at heart. It's free--bring your friends!
Aurora Public Library 14 W 2nd Ave N

Feb 10 Fri

New Members Welcome! click-to- enlarge


Thur  5-8 pm

Free Appetizers, cheap cocktails  Sponsoring the Gold Guys     & Home and Craft Vendors Free Appetizers, cheap cocktails, fun shopping! Free prizes and cheap drink Drawings every hour 14 vendors-bring in your old jewelry ==> get cash" 218-666-0100 map   fb


Feb 6  Mon

Virginia Band Boosters Bingo Fundraiser Pies,coffee, beverage & snacks will be sold
Mon, 02/06/2012 - 6:30pm
$4 for 15 games 
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
306 2nd Street South



Feb 4 Fri


Jam Session and Potluck dinner Feb 4 6pm, Willow Valley Tow Hall map

International falls

Jan 30 Mon-Feb 1  Wed

Minnesota Extreme Event!



Arrowhead Ultra: 135 Miles Marathon              

International Falls to Fortune Bay, Tower!   January . 30th, Monday at 7am, START:  Kerry Arena center of City of International Falls near Arrowhead/Blue Ox trailhead behind Outdoorsman.
FINISH cut off Feb 1st, 7pm.


Click to take a look at the mapping trail See the official website for check points along the route and a lot more information.Official Website:

See 2011 photos by

Quoting from the website: ". . . deep winter northern Minnesota's Superior National Forest, all scenic, rugged Arrowhead State Snowmobile Trail from AMERICA'S FRIENDLY ICEBOX:  I-Falls to Fortune Bay Casino near Tower pick mode of transport at start: foot, ski, bicycle.  Growing from ten crazy racers 7 yrs ago to 135 entries 2012, our 8th year.


Feb 4 Sat -Sun
75th! Laskiainen Finnish Sliding Festival
January 28 Queen Coronation   February 4th - 5th the Festival!

Click for Larger Flyer

Watch YouTube Videos Here  Click the Photo
Laskiainen Finnish Sliding Festival and MUCH MORE!  celebrating the ethnic heritage of customs, carriage rides, crafts, music, sports marketplace foods and of course sliding! A true family event.
Feb 4th - 5th Loon Lake Community Center (map) 10 miles south of Aurora, in Palo, on Hwy 100 or 1.4 miles north of Hwy 4.For More Information: 218-638-2551

Music at the Loon Lake Community Center-A-capella group Tonic Sol Fa.  $6 in advance, $8 at the door.  February 5, Sat, 1:30 Order and pay by check by Jan 28: Vivian Williams, 3749 Vermilion Trail, Aurora, 55705.  website for the group

Feb 4 Sat

Boathouse Winter Classic Triathlon.  February 4th.  Click the image for brochure

Feb 4 Sat

The Grand Rapids Rotary Clubs/Bridges Kinship Mentoring "Chili Bowl for Mentoring"

Saturday, February 4, 2012 at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church from 11 AM - 2 PM.  Tickets are $6 per person, kids 5 and under are free. Take out as well as delivery is available.   To arrange for delivery, call 326-4700.  The event will also feature great raffles and a bake sale.  Purchase tickets in advance by calling 326-4700 or purchase at the door

Feb 4 Sat


February 4th 10am Public Library Build your Snow Folk on the Library grounds and then come inside to warm up (with cookies and cocoa, of course) and create snowflakes with artists from the Creativity Tank.

Feb 5 Sun 

Knights of Columbus Community Breakfast For Habitat For Humanity St. Joseph’s Catholic Church  February 5. Sunday 8:30-12pm pancakes, French toast, sausage, juice and coffee. Donations


Feb 3-4-5  Fri  Sat  Sun

The Annual Used Book Sale by AAUW
  American Association of University Women February 3, 4 & 5  at the Hibbing Iron Gate Mall. The store is across the hall from Peebles.  Approximately 40,000 books will be sorted into categories for sale.
 Friday, Feb. 3, 10- 8  $1.00/book   Bestsellers $2/book                                    
Saturday, Feb. 4, 10- 5  $.50/book  Bestsellers $2/book                                  
Sunday, Feb. 5, 12-3  $1.50/bag  
Please make your donations by January 31.   Books can be dropped off outside our store .  Irongate Mall on Highway 169   Please call 263-8443 with questions

Feb 4 Sat 

5th Annual Community Recreation and Youth Center Chili Cook Off

will be held at Waschke Family Chevrolet of Cook Feb. 4th 11-3:00 Come and register at the dealership watch the paper for the rules!!!  Come for chili with friends and familly, donate to the Rec Center 5
Sponsored by Friends of the Parks

See dec 2011 most Jan 2012 archives c e -2