Take a drive through the new Highway 53

Contributor Floyd Luomanen (Above the Range LLC) shot a video from his dash cam of a drive through the (nearly-completed) Highway 53 relocation project. He includes descriptions of various landmarks along the route. Check back for a drone video of the competed project in the near future.

November 10, 2017 RSS feed / Features

Wildland Fabrics brings options and fabric selection to local market

GRAND RAPIDS – When her eldest child was a toddler, Megan Brekke began sewing in earnest. Later she began selling the things she made for toddlers and babies in an Etsy store. More...

Wall-hanging by Cindy Lind now on display at Virginia Public Library

VIRGINIA – The November quilt selection on display at the Virginia Public Library was created by Cindy Lind of the Going to Pieces Quilt Guild. More...

Bradsgiving music event in Virginia to kick off the Thanksgiving holiday

VIRGINIA – The Friends of Brad Memorial Foundation (FOBMF) is holding a festive pre- Thanksgiving celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 22, from 6 – 10 p.m. at the Shop Coffeehouse and 218 Taphouse in Virginia. More...

Mesabi UU Church program notice

VIRGINIA – Kathleen McQuillan will speak at Mesabi Unitarian Universalist Church in Virginia on Sunday, Nov. 26, at 10:30 a.m. More...

Parents should know the ABCs of safe sleep for infants

New data show unsafe sleep environments account for nearly all unexpected infant deaths in Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Department of Human Services are marked Infant Safe Sleep Week (Nov. More...

Eveleth - Gilbert Junior High School HONOR ROLL QUARTER 1

7TH GRADE EXEMPLARY 4.0  Amanda Johnson, Maggie Koskela, Avah Kraushaar, Kylie Kunnari, Brennan Muhich, Blair Noyes, Katelyn Torrel  7TH GRADE “A” HONOR ROLL 3.6 – 3.999   More...

First Friday Foreign Films begins Dec. 1

HCC to host free film showings at the Planetarium

HIBBING – Hibbing Community College (HCC) invites the public to the first of the First Friday Foreign Films, “Amnesia,” to be shown at Hibbing Community College Planetarium on Friday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. More...

2017 Holiday Events

Festival of Trees  Welcome to Northwoods Partners 15th Annual Festival of Trees, where beautifully decorated trees and wreaths transform the lobby of the Grand Ely Lodge into a winter wonderland for a silent auction from Nov. 23 - Dec. 3. More...

A winter poem cyanotype

This is a scan of a cyanotype photograph of a poem written by Mike Kalibabky that expresses a sentiment of the winter season. More...

MnDOT District 1 wins award for Hwy 1 in St. Louis County

ELY – The Minnesota Department of Transportation, District 1, will receive a merit award at the 2017 annual Grading and Base Forum, for work on Hwy. 1 in St. Louis County. More...

My Tattoo

This tattoo belongs to Glen Economy of Cook. It is an image of a longhorn bull skull that has references to a Native American shaman totem. More...

Car club donates to Care Partners

The Dream Machines Car Club of the Iron Range donated $3,000 to Care Partners to be used for Iron Rangers facing multiple sclerosis. More...

New 69 kV transmission line planned for Hwy. 7 Scenic area

ITASCA COUNTY – Great River Energy plans to build a 14 mile, $5.5 million transmission line connecting the North Itasca Electric Cooperative (NIECI) Bigfork Substation to a new substation serving the Scenic area along and east of Highway 7. More...

Obituaries

Home & Garden Tips

The busy holiday season is approaching

Now is the time to plan for show stopping displays of blooms for the holiday season. Lusciously large amaryllis blooms are available in a most reds, pinks, and white for knock-out holiday bursts for tabletops or mantels. More...

Cooking at home offers many benefits

Dining out can be a special treat after a busy week, a way to celebrate special occasions or a means to socialize with friends. More...

Healthy for Life

Healthy for Life

Moving on a wing with prayers and paper clips from heaven

Hi everyone! It’s good to be back writing after a month-long hiatus while dealing with some health issues and moving out of our family home of almost 40 years. More...

Hometown Recipes

Bean dips can be a great, healthy

It is fall and football season. Gathering to attend a game or watch one on television is part of life in the Northland.  Food and football usually bring out pizza, potlucks and snacks. More...

Business

Daniel Lemm joins Blandin Foundation leadership as director of finance

GRAND RAPIDS – Daniel Lemm joined the Blandin Foundation senior leadership team as director of finance beginning Nov. 13. In this role, Lemm will be responsible for Blandin Foundation’s overall financial management. More...

Virginia Carefree Living community hires life enrichment coordinator

VIRGINIA – Virginia Carefree Living announced that they have hired Catherine Clark as a life enrichment coordinator. Clark is an experienced certified therapeutic recreation specialist with a degree from Springfield College in Massachusetts. More...

ALLETE Clean Energy earns Yellow Ribbon designation

Company recognized for supporting veterans, service members, their families

DULUTH – ALLETE Clean Energy, an ALLETE Inc. company, announced that it has earned a Yellow Ribbon designation from the state of Minnesota.  More...

Sallyworld

SALLYWORLD: WEEK 365

Is lefse really worth all the hard work?

Greetings and Sallytations! ‘Tis the holiday season. It's all about foods, and especially on the Iron Range, it's about ethnic foods. The food that I just don't understand, value, or appreciate is... lefse. More...

Envisioning the future of education

Virginia Public Schools superintendent sees a changing world

VIRGINIA – As a relative newcomer to the Iron Range and specifically, to the Virginia Public Schools, where I currently am the superintendent of schools, I am struck by how quickly the face of education is changing around the world and curious More...

Quad City Food Shelf seeks help to continue mission

GILBERT – The Quad City Food Shelf invites residents, businesses and organizations to help sustain its mission of providing food to neighbors in need by considering a donation to help defray the cost of relocation. More...

Virginia schools plan choir concerts; host annual spaghetti feed Dec. 10

VIRGINIA – The Virginia Junior High (grades 7 and 8) choirs will be presenting their winter program on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. in Goodman Auditorium.  More...

Reminiscing about growing up: It was the best of times

MEADOWLANDS – It was the funeral of an old friend. A member of a family with whom I grew up on a gravel road in the country. The church was full of family and many friends of the deceased. More...

E-G students sew for a good cause

EVELETH/GILBERT – For the last several years, Eveleth-Gilbert students in grades 5 – 8 have been doing a project called Operation Holiday Stocking. Mrs. More...

Dictionary project supports education VA Rotary Club delivers dictionaries to third graders

VIRGINIA – The Virginia Rotary Club is celebrating its 10th year of presenting Dictionaries to Third Graders—a total of 2,856 dictionaries to five local schools. More...

Ely Chamber of Commerce to hold Mrs. Claus party; other events upcoming

ELY - The Ely Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the annual Mrs. Claus Party on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Amici's Event Center. Mrs. Claus and Santa will be present to greet Ely area youth. More...

Maria Isley hired by MN Public Radio

DULUTH – Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) has hired Maria Isley as regional manager. More...

Minnesota workplace injury rate stays at all-time low level

Minnesota's estimated workplace injury and illness rate for 2016 is at its lowest rate since the measurement started in 1973. More...

MnDOT honored with National Roadway Safety Award

The Minnesota Department of Transportation received national honors Wednesday, Nov. 15, for the success of its “Implementation of Data Driven Safety Solutions” program to reduce fatal crashes on county roads.  More...

Giants Ridge invests in high speed ski lifts, more seating

BIWABIK – After receiving $5.7 million in funding from the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board last year, Giants Ridge is adding two new ski lifts for the coming winter recreation season.  More...

Elsa Ellerbroek, age 9, of Ely has winning recipe Super Bowl Host Committee announces 52 Super Snack Challenge Winners

The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee (MNSBHC) asked and Minnesotans across the state delivered! More...

Eveleth-Gilbert students take part in VFW Voice of Democracy essay contest

EVELETH/GILBERT – The theme of the VFW’s 2017-18 Voice of Democracy essay contest for high school students was “American History: Our Hope for the Future.” Eveleth-Gilbert had 101 entries submitted to the local VFW this year a More...

Pets

Pet obesity becoming a significant problem

Many pet owners would never intentionally harm their companion animals. In fact, pet owners often go above and beyond to ensure their animals are well cared for and content. More...

Range History

Arrow Company: Four factories on the Range

HISTORY OF A BUILDING

THIS WEEK IN RANGE HISTORY | Part 3 More...

Health

Use Thanksgiving to talk about more than just turkey

Thanksgiving is more than just turkey and pumpkin pie. It’s a time for many people to get together with their dearest family and friends. More...

What to do when you don’t feel like making healthy choices

It’s easy to feel motivated to exercise and eat well at certain times of the year, such as two weeks before a beach vacation or a milestone birthday. More...

Contrast therapy for aches and sprains; are gun laws a public health or Second Amendment issue?

Q: I sprained my ankle and put an ice pack on it right away. Then my massage therapist said to put heat on it later so it wouldn't get stiff. I thought that would just inflame it. Which is it, heat or ice, that helps a sprain heal? More...

Focus On Veterans

Holocaust survivor donates $500,000 to help U.S. veterans

JACKSONVILLE, FL – At age 83, Parisborn Bernard Darty feels fortunate to enjoy time with his family and spend winters in Miami Beach nearly three-quarters of a century after escaping Nazi invaders in France as a child. More...

VA prioritizes improving access to pro bono legal services

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), together with the American Bar Association, The Veterans Consortium and National Law School Veterans Clinic Consortium, signed a memorandum of agreement aimed at improving veterans’ ac More...

Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

“The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.” – John Wooden

Who am I when no one is looking?  More...

Guest Columnists

WALKING UNDAUNTED

Attracting, surrounding yourself with the right people

I have found one of the most essential aspects in life is who you surround yourself with. Lord knows the only thing keeping me from spiraling into insanity is the friends I have cheering me on through this crazy life. More...

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Enjoy basking in the warm love of family and close friends. But don’t fall into a prolonged catnap yet. There’s still much to do before you can put up your paws and relax.   More...

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