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Election 2014: Local

Gary W. Skalko: Mountain Iron mayoral candidate More...

Founded in 1955

Cook’s Thrift Shop provides valuable service in community

COOK - The Cook Area Health Care Auxiliary was founded in 1954 as an organization to support the Cook Hospital and Nursing Home through service, fundraising, and donations. More...

Tailgating isn’t just for football games, ya know?

Ask any hunter, “What’s the most fun aspect of hunting?” and you’re likely to get a myriad of answers that run the gamut from experiencing the outdoors at what, in my opinion, is the most beautiful time of the year in which to More...

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MPR Connects! presents Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis

DULUTH – Join Stephanie Curtis on Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 6 – 7 p.m. at Teatro Zuccone in Duluth as she talks about the changing state of Hollywood and how to improve your experience as a film-goer. More...

Pets  Free Access 

Road trips with your dog

Share your vacation with your best friend

Vacations are a lot more fun if you share them with your best friend! If you plan to take your dog with you, careful planning and safety precautions will make travel more enjoyable for both of you. More...

Home & Garden Tips  Free Access 

Leaf mold

The simple act of recycling valuable leaves into leaf mold creates the best soil conditioner. Only decomposing bits and pieces of leaves are used. Leaf mold improves soil texture by creating air spaces for easier root penetration. More...


Decorator Secret: Creating a room that is “off balance.” If you put all the large heavy pieces on one side of the room and the smaller pieces on the other side, the room feels off balance. How To: More...

Healthy for Life  Free Access 


Keeping you tick? the makes flow: What

Welcome to Health Page number 311! More...

Hometown Recipes  Free Access 

Chicken recipes from those with a vested interest in chicken

I’ll share a little recipe secret with my readers this week. If you want to find recipes for a particular kind of meat, visit the website of the national association that represents the companies that produce, process and markets that meat. More...

U.S. Capitol Christmas tree to make first stop at Itasca State Park

ITASCA STATE PARK – The 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas tree will make its first public appearance on its journey to Washington, D.C. on Sunday, Nov. 2, at Itasca State Park, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said. More...

Hunters can register deer through phone, Internet or in person

STATEWIDE – Hunters can register deer they harvest by making a telephone call, using the Internet, or bringing deer to a big-game registration station, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. More...

Focus On Veterans  Free Access 

The Oak Ridge Boys to address mental health issues of veterans

The American Legion announces the Oak Ridge Boys as national spokespeople

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – The American Legion and the Grammy Award-winning Oak Ridge Boys are uniting to raise awareness and support for needs of U.S. More...

Grant supports Shop, Ship and Share program

MN V4V Trust Fund approves grant to assist active duty MN Veterans

MADISON LAKE, Minn. More...

Sallyworld  Free Access 


Gray hair takes over and air fresheners replace dessert

Greetings & Sallytations! More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Ellen Elizabeth Anderson

Ellen Elizabeth Anderson (Hardy) passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 25th at 11:00 a.m. at Nashwauk Alliance Church. More...

Norman L. Holm

Norman L. Holm, 89, of Hibbing, passed away Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Guardian Angels in Hibbing. A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 25 at 1:30 p.m. More...

David W. Cuff

David W. Cuff, age 59, lifelong resident of Virginia died Saturday, October 18, 2014, at Essentia Health – St. Mary’s in Duluth. He was born June 26, 1955, in Virginia the son of Robert R. and Genevieve C. L. (Conaway) Cuff. More...

EGHS presents: Twelve Angry Jurors

Fall production is a courtroom drama with a twist

Order in the court—the Eveleth-Gilbert Senior High Drama Department is presenting another powerful play this fall! More...

MRC theatre production: Steel Magnolias

Play highlights fundamental truths about friendships

What do six women in northeastern Minnesota have in common with six fictional characters whose lives are set in Louisiana? Nothing. More...

Candidate Statements

Stacey Sundquist: Virginia School Board candidate More...

Iron On The Range

A public iron pour and sculpture show slated

Iron On The Range is a community event and exhibition that brings together the material that the Iron Range is known for and the production of contemporary art in a public setting. On Saturday, Nov. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

David W. Cuff - 2014-10-24
Martina Cot - 2014-10-24
Dorothy J. Anderson - 2014-10-24
Donald E. Heisel - 2014-10-24
Norman L. Holm - 2014-10-24
Mae Elina Wuori - 2014-10-17
Vicki Lee Skubic - 2014-10-17
Loretta Rahkola - 2014-10-17
Doris Marie Nessett - 2014-10-17
Kathleen Sternberg - 2014-10-17
Erma I. Larson - 2014-10-10
James L. Heikkila - 2014-10-10
Joseph Frank Engstrom - 2014-10-10

News Briefs  Free Access 

IRKB finishes strong at area martial arts competition

BABBITT – Iron Range Kickboxing Academy, the small martial arts school in Babbitt, made a big impression at a recent karate tournament. More...

Buhl library to host kids’ Halloween event

BUHL – A Halloween event for kids will be held at the Buhl Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. with a variety of activities, games and crafts. More...

Registration open for Mall of America bus trip

MT. IRON – MIB Community Education is offering a bus trip to the Mall of American on Saturday, Nov. 8. Cost is $37. The bus will load at Merritt Elementary in Mountain Iron at 6 a.m. and depart at 6:15 a.m. More...

Range History  Free Access 

The history of Embarrass Township

Logging, farming and lots of Finnish settlers

Dear Readers, More...

Health  Free Access 

Gas pains; teen sleep and revising early school start times

Q: Sometimes I get excruciating gas pains. They usually go away after a little flatulence or going to the bathroom. What can I do to stop the agony? It always happens at the most inconvenient times! -- Scott S., Dallas More...

Massage for Your Health  Free Access 

What type of massage is best for you?

You have many options out there for massage and it can be mind boggling at times to figure out what will benefit you most. I read that there are over 80 different types of massage available for anyone looking to get a massage. More...

Sports  Free Access 

High school alpine ski racing season begins

VIRGINIA – The Virginia Area Alpine Ski Team (VAAST) reminds all area high school alpine skiers that the 2014-15 ski season begins November 10. More...

Business  Free Access 

TV First Job Training Pilot Program grants awarded

ST. PAUL – Three manufacturers in Greater Minnesota received worker-training grants totaling $144,000 from the Job Training 499 Incentive Pilot Program. More...

Messiah to celebrate ministry of Lay Pastoral Associate Dean Johnson

Messiah Lutheran Church is located at 8590 Enterprise Drive South in Mountain Iron on the Highway 169 corridor. Messiah is part of the Northeastern Minnesota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. More...

Ely Rotary Club is leading large, multi-club clean water project in Haiti

ELY – The Ely Rotary Club recently received a $40,375 grant from The Rotary Foundation and will now proceed, in partnership with 12 other Rotary Clubs from Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin, to install water filtration systems in 1,200 home More...

Guest Columnists  Free Access 

Barbara Bain’s many missions

Two decades ago, Barbara Bain embarked on a mission many might have considered impossible: to convince children that books and reading could be fun. More...

Understanding networking basics

Networking is the sharing of the information and devices of two or more computers. It makes it easier for people to work together. More...


SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Don’t accept halfway explanations for a situation that requires full disclosure. The more you know now, the better able you will be to handle any complications that might arise. More...

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