February 5, 2016 RSS feed / Features

Minnesota’s Gangster Past free program at area libraries

IRON RANGE – The Arrowhead Library System is presenting Chad Lewis – Minnesota’s Gangster Past, a free program being offered at the following dates and area locations. Week of Feb. 8: • Tuesday, Feb. More...

The Electoral College, explained

The Electoral College is not really a college at all. Instead, it is the important and often controversial process by which the United States selects the President of the United States every four years. More...

Northland Foundation awards 51 grants totaling $410, 157

The Northland Foundation Board of Trustees and staff approved 51 grants during the last quarter of 2015, awarding a total of $410,157 within the foundation’s priorities of Aging With Independence; Children, Youth and Families; Opportunities for More...

United Way receives support from CN

CHISHOLM – CN recently made a $10,000 corporate contribution to support United Way of Northeastern Minnesota (UWNEMN) through their CN Stronger Communities Fund. More...

Moose tracking film airs on WDSE/WRPT

Moose: Life of a Twig Eater airs Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). After the broadcast, the episode will be available for online streaming at pbs.org/nature. It includes two segments filmed in Grand Portage, MN. More...

Sponsors sought for Summer Food Service Program

During the school year, many Minnesota families depend on free or reduced-price meals their children get at school to provide nourishment. More...

Nolan’s office helped more than 1,200 constituents

In 2015, U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan’s office assisted more than 1,200 constituents in the Eighth District with navigating the federal government, correcting records, obtaining earned benefits, and getting the services they deserve. More...

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Safer salt substitutes

Living in NE Minnesota with freezing rain means coping with dangerously icy stairs and walkways. Most of us don’t keep plain sand, ashes, sawdust or catbox filler on hand to reduce those hazardous icy patches. More...

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Decorator Secret: Using color to set the mood! Let’s start with green… How To: More...

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Addressing physical and emotional overstress; surgical guidelines for the elderly

Q: I hear that too much stress can change your cells so you develop serious health problems. How does that work, and how do I avoid it? -- Chris V., Manchester, New Hampshire More...

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Fun and sun in February

What a gracious ending to January filled up some good doses of sunshine and vitamin D! After taking a winter’s day hike I decided to sprawl out on the deck - in my down jacket of course. More...

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Game Day Appetizers and Snacks

Super Bowl weekend is upon us and, while the game supposedly takes center stage, it’s more likely that the advertisements, half-time entertainment, the beverages and, of course, the food provided, will be more memorable than the game itself. More...

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A Britt man’s heartwarming trek to Arlington National Cemetery

Kenneth “Butch” Panula of Britt felt honored and privileged to participate in the 2015 Wreaths Across America event. More...

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SALLYWORLD: WEEK 278

Nicknames, paper towel trauma, and spuds for Super Bowl

Greetings and Sallytations! More...

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SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) It’s a love fest for Leos and Leonas this week. Paired Cats might expect to be purrfectly in sync. More...

The night I almost died on the job

My first job out of college was as a reporter and photographer for a weekly newspaper in Morenci, Michigan, pop. 2000-something. Employees were the owner (who was also the editor), a secretary, and me. More...

Sweeping my way to…beer-tasting in Belgium!

ORR - There are lots of hobbies out there and little did I think that entering sweepstakes, or “sweeping,” as it is called, would become one of mine. I had my first win when I was about nine years old. More...

March 1 is caucus day in Minnesota

What are precinct caucuses, anyway?

I take my right (and responsibility) to vote seriously. I have a friend who adamantly says his vote doesn’t matter. More...

Three times the joy and an Iron Range connection

My husband became a great-great-uncle to triplets in January! The babies had been eagerly awaited by many, including their parents, grandparents, great grandparents, other relatives and many friends. More...

Country super-group Hitchville returns to HCC on Feb. 18

HIBBING – With bootstomping, toe-tapping songs and warm-hearted stories, country super-group Hitchville wowed Hibbing Community College audiences on their last visit. HCC is pleased to announce their return on Thursday, Feb, 18, at 7 p.m. More...

Health expo at HCC on Feb. 20

HIBBING – Fairview Range and Hibbing Community College (HCC) have teamed up again to host a second annual community health expo on Saturday, Feb. 20, at HCC from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Admission is free. More...

Snowmobile rides, runs and expo – vintage style!

Vintage snowmobile rides and events are a fun way for collectors and enthusiasts to show off their projects and get the chance to see what interesting ideas others who have antique sleds have come up with to make theirs unique. More...

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Caroline Jean Falcone - 2016-02-12
Stanley Horton - 2016-02-12
Stacy Lea Cowling - 2016-02-12
Ina Erickson - 2016-02-05
Duane A. Palmer - 2016-02-05
Jeanne Franson - 2016-02-05
Ruth C. Jacobson - 2016-01-29
Dennis L. Winger - 2016-01-29
Kenneth Arthur Olsen - 2016-01-29
Hanna M. Benoit - 2016-01-29
Helmi Koski - 2016-01-29

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Precious Paws appoints volunteer shelter manager

CHISHOLM – Precious Paws Humane Society of Chisholm has appointed Karen Marino as the new volunteer shelter manager. A retired registered nurse, Marino has been a lifelong resident of Chisholm and a lifelong lover of animals. More...

ASPCA’s winter weather pet safety tips

The ASPCA would like to remind pet parents that cold weather conditions can be particularly dangerous for pets. Below are safety tips pet parents should keep in mind as the temperature drops and the snow piles up: More...

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THIS WEEK IN RANGE HISTORY

On a snowy winter afternoon in late January, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Joyce (Rajala) Wrobleski and she shared with me what life was like growing up in a mining location northeast of Virginia known as Minorca. More...

Tales from northside:

A lesson in trespassing and the art of swearing

So, I’ve been married now to the beautiful, brilliant Hometown Focus editor for over three years and I’ve yet to write a story for her readership. More...

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Chair massage at pool tournaments

Oh my, seriously! It turns out that offering chair massages at pool tournaments is a perfect way to offer relaxation and help the players increase their game productivity! More...

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Essentia Health-International Falls Clinic offers new services

INTERNATIONAL FALLS – Doctors use a wide range of diagnostic imaging, including CT and MRI scans, to look inside the body for clues about medical conditions. More...

Gallup ranks Minnesota first in the nation in job creation index

Minnesota ranks first in the nation in job creation, according to the 2015 Job Creation Index report just released by the Gallup Inc. polling company. More...

Sherry Rodriguez re-affirmed as SLC Veterans Service Officer

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – St. Louis County Commissioners recently unanimously approved the re-appointment of Sherry Rodriguez as the county's Veterans Service Officer. Rodriguez has served in that role since 2012. More...

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