November 28, 2014 RSS feed / Features

ISOC, ACSS announce deal with CBS Sports Network

NORTH BRANCH, Minn. More...

The intricacies of ringing handbells: Who knew?

Editor’s note: While Madeline and Meghan emphasized that anyone may play in a handbell choir without musical training, the ringing of a handbell can indeed become quite a sophisticated talent. More...

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MRC presents Keith Secola in concert Dec. 4

VIRGINIA – Mesabi Range College will present alumni Keith Secola in concert on Thursday, Dec. 4, at noon in the Theatre. The concert is free and open to the public. More...

Pets  Free Access 

Cold weather pet safety tips from the AVMA

You’re probably already aware of the risks posed by warm weather and leaving pets in hot cars, but did you know that cold weather also poses serious threats to your pets’ health? More...

Home & Garden Tips  Free Access 

Giving Thanks

Gardeners know the importance of the bountiful produce brought in from the backyard. That produce will help sustain them for another year. The hours spent cultivating and harvesting those precious items are multiplied when shared with others. More...


Decorator Secret: Choosing bath linens Choices: More...

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Healthy for Life

Glistening into December

Well kids, the month you have been waiting for is finally here! Despite any unwelcoming weather or circumstances it’s a perfect time to be prepared and organized to face those challenges head on. More...

Business  Free Access 

E-2 alternative recommended for Hwy. 53 relocation

VIRGINIA – MnDOT Commissioner Charles Zelle announced MnDOT's recommendation for the rerouting of Hwy. 53 at a public meeting in Virginia last week. More...

Lions Club to collect food

MT. IRON – The Mt. Iron Lions Club will have a Holiday Food Shelf Drive collection box at Floor to Ceiling in Mt. Iron-Virginia from Monday, Dec. 1 through Monday, Dec. 15. More...

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A re-purposed treadmill, shopping on Turkey Day, and football frustrations

Greetings & Sallytations! More...

Scheuring Speed Sports and Planet X

Small town ISOC team is a player in the big leagues of Snocross racing

AURORA – The water tower in Aurora stands over an unassuming building in the city’s industrial park. Inside the building is the stuff that dreams are made of. More...

Young racers practice at Planet X too

AURORA – It wasn’t all professional Snocross racers on the track at Planet X this past weekend. Also working the track were Matt LaMourea, age 10, of Eveleth and 11-year-old Makenna Kleiman of Duluth. More...

Advent Concert to feature Strikepoint

Handbell music hits “sweet spot” with local students

MT. IRON - I first heard a handbell ensemble years ago during the holiday season, and thought it was beautiful. I don’t remember what group it was, but the memory stuck with me. When Pastor Kristin Foster of Messiah Lutheran Church in Mt. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Glenda Kaye Hokkanen - 2014-11-21
Mary E. Krall - 2014-11-21
Donald E. Murray - 2014-11-21
John A. Trenti - 2014-11-21
Ronald Lang - 2014-11-14
Louis Begich - 2014-11-14
Doris Anna Lehman - 2014-11-14

News Briefs  Free Access 

Fortune Bay to host free Kids Safari Christmas party on Dec. 7

TOWER— Fortune Bay Resort Casino is once again providing a free Kids Christmas Party to area children. More...

DNR auction in Grand Rapids set for Dec. 6

GRAND RAPIDS – The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will hold a public auction of surplus equipment Saturday, Dec. 6, at 9:30 a.m. in Grand Rapids at the DNR northeast regional office, 1201 East Highway 2, Grand Rapids. More...

Range Fiberart Guild meeting announcement Habitat for Humanity seeks help with direct mail

VIRGINIA – The Range Fiberart Guild will meet on Thursday, Dec. 4, at 6 p.m. in the youth room (first floor) of Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Virginia. More...

Range History  Free Access 

John Strauss: The St. Paul Craftsman of Ice Skates

Dear Readers, This week we share some entries from Minnesota Historical Societies’ Minnesota Encyclopedia (, a great place for brief profiles of interesting topics of historical interest. More...

Health  Free Access 

Undescended testes in infants; autism and pesticides connection

Q: Our neighbor’s son just underwent a procedure for an undescended testicle. He’s only 10 months old. That seems like a lot to put him through. Was that really necessary? -- Talia P., Sacramento, California More...

Hometown Recipes  Free Access 

Turkey transformations

Deliciously unique leftover ideas

We got our turkey this year from Mark’s Country Market in Angora, MN. Their turkeys are free-ranging and don’t have any nasty additives in them. Yay! More...

Focus On Veterans  Free Access 

Focus Veteranson

An open letter to America’s Veterans from the VA secretary

At the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), we have one of the most noble and inspiring missions in Government. More...

Guest Columnists  Free Access 

Tradition, Schism, and Continuity in Minnesota’s Communities of Faith

Photograph taken on December 27, 1889 of the interior of the second Cathedral of St. Paul decorated for the consecration of three bishops: Father John Shanley, Father Joseph Cotter, and Father James McGolrick. More...


SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Take some time out to give more attention to a personal relationship that seems to be suffering from a sense of emotional neglect. Provide that much-needed reassurance. More...

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