• Rollerblade for cancer aid 2018: On Saturday, Aug. 4, Phil Hermel will attempt to in-line skate 100 miles across Minnesota to raise funds for families battling cancer. Starting in Littlefork and ending on the stage at the Tall Timber Days festival in Grand Rapids by 7 p.m., Phil has 24 hours to complete the journey or return all the funds raised to date. All funds will be restricted to the Itasca Area Cancer Crisis Fund, which helps people by providing small crisis grants to support families and individuals dealing with cancer. For more information and/or to make a donation, go to

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• Lake Superior College Foundation Golf Outing: Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the Nemadji Golf Course, 5 N. 58th St. in Superior. Golf registration begins at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon. Helicopter ball drop, provided by our partner organization Lake Superior Helicopters, will take place at 4:45 p.m., followed by a casual steak dinner, awards and a short program. All proceeds from this event help fund scholarship opportunities for Lake Superior College students and our community's future workforce. To register for the golf outing or for more information on sponsorship opportunities, visit or call (218) 733-7707.

• Memorial Blood Centers will offer the following blood drives across the Northland. Call (888) GIVE-BLD (448-3253) or go to for eligibility guidelines and to schedule an appointment.

Monday: 8 a.m. to noon, Enbridge Energy - Superior City Center, 1409 Hammond Ave., second floor.

Monday: 9-11:30 a.m., Chisholm Range Center, 1001 N.W. Eighth Ave.

Monday: Noon to 8 p.m., Knights of Columbus/St. Lawrence Church, 2410 Morris Thomas Road, Duluth.

Monday: 2-4:30 p.m., NHS, Northstar Specialized Services, 227 W. Lake St., Chisholm.

Tuesday: 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Walgreens, 215 Doddridge Ave., Cloquet.

Wednesday: 2-6 p.m., Goodall Resource Center, 1006 Comstock Drive, Deer River. Sponsored by the Deer River community.

Thursday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., United Piping, 4510 Airport Road, Duluth.

Thursday: 9-11:30 a.m., 420 N. Pokegama Ave. Sponsored by the city of Grand Rapids.

Thursday: 2-6 p.m., Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 35568 Foxtail Lane, Cohasset.

Thursday: 3-7 p.m., St. Benedict's Catholic Church, 1419 St. Benedict St., Duluth.

Friday: 8-11 a.m., Grand Itasca Volunteer Services, 1601 Golf Course Road, Grand Rapids.

Friday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., White Community Hospital Foundation, Aurora Community Center, 15 W. First St. N.