July 22, 2016 RSS feed / Features

John Bachman honored with donations

Olcott Fountain Restoration Project report

VIRGINIA – As the fountain restoration committee works toward their ultimate goal of achieving $400,000 in private contributions, they are very encouraged by the support received in the first 10 months of fundraising. More...

Minnesotans encouraged to stay cool this week, avoid heat-related illness

While storms and floods may get more attention, in a typical year extreme heat kills more people in the U.S. than any other weather phenomenon. More...

University of Minnesota honors farm families: Maple syrup, apples, berries and beef

Eighty-one Minnesota families are being honored as 2016 Farm Family of the Year by the University of Minnesota. The farm families will be recognized in ceremonies beginning at 1:15 p.m., Thursday, Aug. More...

Q. and A. with Jenni Smith of Smith’s Infusion

Q.: Please tell me a little about your background. More...

University of Minnesota to test prototype greenhouse for year-round crop production

GRAND RAPIDS – The University of Minnesota Extension Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships (RSDP), along with the Center for Sustainable Building Research (CSBR) at the University of Minnesota College of Design will partner with Organic More...

In Ely, the winter (festival) never stops!

ELY – Just because we’re busy mowing and weeding instead of shoveling snow doesn’t mean we aren’t thinking about winter and the upcoming 2017 Ely Winter Festival. We started work on it in April. More...

BayView Lodge: Boats, brunch, and Bloody Marys

TOWER – The BayView Lodge bar and restaurant on Lake Vermilion reopened earlier this summer after a two-year hiatus, much to the delight of local and visiting patrons. More...

My Tattoo

This tattoo belongs to Karl Reichel of Cook to celebrate the birth of his son, Konnor. It runs down the side of his rib cage and has Konnor’s name and birth date spelled out in the blocks. More...

Pickleball popularity is growing on the Range, free instruction offered

IRON RANGE – In 2008 pickleball was introduced on the Iron Range. Since then many areas have caught the “bug” and the sport continues to grow. More...

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Great soil fixes

Compost, compost tea, and grass clippings are readily available soil amendments. Chop leaves with the mower and let them sit for a year. Use wood ash and sawdust from non-treated sources. More...


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Remembering northside Virginia

“Puppy love” epilogue: 59 years later

This Week in Range History EDITOR’S NOTE: Today we share an epilogue for Randy Lanquist’s piece More...

Massage for Your Health  Free Access 

What is Swedish massage all about?

I recently had a conversation with someone about Swedish massage. They believed it was only good for relaxation and they were looking for therapeutic bodywork. More...

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Essar Steel Minnesota names new CEO, change effective immediately

Essar Steel Minnesota LLC (ESML) announced last week that it has named Matthew Stock as its new CEO, effective immediately. More...

Rain damage versus flood damage: It matters for your insurance coverage

Recent storms in many parts of Minnesota have caused dangerous flash flooding and damage to property from heavy rains. More...

Electrical substations may be on ‘Pokémon Go’ game app

Lake Country Power and other electric companies are urging everyone to be cautious when using the new "Pokémon Go" app and to stay away from all electrical facilities. The app uses buildings and landmarks as gathering sites for players. More...

Outdoors by Jerry McCormick  Free Access 

The drama of dragonflies

They are the insects that rule the sky! Dragonflies! They are fast! They can turn on a dime. They can hover. They have lightning fast reflexes and nearly 360-degree vision. If you do not believe it, just try to catch one with a net! More...

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LEO (July 23 to August 22) Aspects favor spending time with loved ones. On the job, new ideas are generally welcomed. But some demands for changes could cause problems. Be ready to defend your choices. More...

The Natural Traveler: Spa day, art fair, triathlon and Wild Rice Festival

GRAND RAPIDS – This week was an exciting week for me. There were a lot of things happening and I can’t wait to tell you about it! More...

Minnesota establishes new Office of Enterprise Sustainability

Demonstrating the State of Minnesota’s continued commitment to tackling climate change, Lt. Governor Tina Smith announced Wednesday the creation of the new Office of Enterprise Sustainability. More...

The Long Line

The Blueberry Picking Club

There is a joke that goes like this: In Alaska they say you know you are in grizzly territory because you can find their scat with bits of bells and whistles in it! More...

Rom and Val Amistadi, 60 years

A surprise wedding anniversary celebration

CHISHOLM – Some might think it’s hard to be married for six decades. In the case of Rom and Val Amistadi of Chisholm, the hard part was throwing a surprise celebration in honor of their 60th wedding anniversary. More...

Water wells affected by floods should be tested

After heavy rains and flooding impacted communities in parts of the state, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is urging Minnesotans to test their private drinking water wells if the wells may have been impacted by flood waters. More...

What is Smith’s Infusion?

VIRGINIA - What is Smith’s Infusion? I’ve heard that question a few times within our first month of being open. We are a boutique that sells only handmade art and craft made by Minnesota artists, as well as vintage finds and furniture. More...

$10,000 Grand Prize at stake for MN State Fair Amateur Talent Contest

The Minnesota State Fair’s Amateur Talent Contest showcases Minnesota’s top talent and most outstanding performers. The deadline to register for auditions is 4 p.m. Monday, July 25. More...

Snowmobile H2O racing in Ely: A wild and wet weekend

ELY/WINTON – The International Watercross Association is coming to Ely on August 13 – 14. The IWA is a non-profit racing organization founded by, and owned by its membership. More...

We Support Mining rally held in Ely; Twin Metals leases discussed

ELY – The U.S. Forest Service hosted a public listening session in Ely on Tuesday, July 19, and a We Support Mining rally was held in conjunction with that listening session. A pre-event gathering took place at Whiteside Park. More...

Meet Diane Netzloff: Beading on the Iron Range

CHERRY – Diane Netzloff is one of those people you look forward to meeting at craft fairs. With her friendly smile and easy style, she happily shares her knowledge. More...

Matt LaMourea claimed 3rd place on Pro motocross track in Michigan

EVELETH – Matt LaMourea, age 12 of Eveleth, raced the Redbud National motocross event in Buchanan, Michigan on Sunday, July 3, 2016, the amateur day on the track. He raced the 85cc Junior and 85cc Open classes. More...

Virginia Fire Department

Run Report: July 11 – July 17

VIRGINIA – During the week of July 11 – 17, the Virginia Fire Department responded to a total of 65 incidents: seven fire calls, 20 transfers, and 38 EMS 9-1-1 calls. More...

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Obituaries  Free Access 

Vernon "Poncho" Palach - 2016-07-22
Reynold Samuel Rahko - 2016-07-22
Gene MacGregor Davey - 2016-07-22
Amy Marie Belluzzo - 2016-07-22
Robert D. Baldrica - 2016-07-22
Gale F. Edeen - 2016-07-22
Irene Violet Hilde - 2016-07-22
Alverna Joy Lehman - 2016-07-22
Axel John Saukko - 2016-07-15
Muriel Eleanor Salo - 2016-07-15
Michael Jay Stanaway - 2016-07-15
Brian D. Carlson - 2016-07-15
Clifford Allen Johnson - 2016-07-15
Reynold Samuel Rahko - 2016-07-15
Jeremy D. Luecken - 2016-07-08
Michael Louis Korpela - 2016-07-08
Karen A. Chrisco - 2016-07-08
Mathew Daniel Wudinich - 2016-07-08
Lorraine Mabel Olson - 2016-07-08
Raymond Elais Beckman - 2016-07-08
Edwin Kustaa Lahti - 2016-07-08
Herbert Eugene Young - 2016-07-08
Diana May Silcox - 2016-07-08

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Pets  Free Access 

Keep pets cool, comfortable and safe during hot weather

Summer may be a time for vacations and recreational activities for human beings, but pets may not be privy to the same luxuries. More...

Host a Responsible Dog Ownership Day event

The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) is gearing up for the 14th annual AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Days (AKC RDO Days) this summer and fall when hundreds of clubs and dog organizations around the country will host free events to educate the public abou More...

Precious Paws people and pets say THANK YOU!

CHISHOLM – Maxwell DuChene, Abby DuChene, and Kaelana Robertson wanted to help animals after watching a sad commercial about abandoned and abused animals. More...

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Healthy For Life

What’s sup?

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Hometown Recipes  Free Access 

Blueberries in muffins, salads, sandwiches, and, nachos

ELY- With the 36th annual Blueberry Festival in Ely kicking off at Whiteside Park at noon on Friday, July 29, it seems appropriate to have a blueberry-themed recipe column to celebrate all things blueberry. More...

Focus On Veterans  Free Access 

Improvements made; more work needs to be done

VA schedules 2 million appointments using Veterans Choice Program

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Veterans Choice Program (VCP) has reached a key milestone in improving access to health care for veterans. More than two million appointments have been scheduled through the program. More...

Statewide Veterans Conference

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities will be hosting a Statewide Veterans Conference on Friday, Oct. 7. More...

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Distracted driving with tacos and advice for worriers

Greetings and Sallytations! Taco Tales. Each weekend when I travel back and forth from Virginia to Leech Lake, I make a pit stop at a fast food place More...

Help teens get more sleep; better dieting (and dining) with bugs

Q: On school days, the bus picks up my 15-year-old at 6:30 a.m., and with afterschool activities and homework, he’s sometimes up until midnight. Then, on the weekends he sleeps until noon. What can I do to get him on a better schedule? More...

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