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Allergic to exercise? This woman is – for real!

DULUTH - When 40 year-old Elaine Holmberg of Superior, WI, took up running as a way to stay healthy, she had no idea she’d become one of a very rare number of people in the world allergic to exercise. More...

Heart transplant patient pleased

An emergency room visit in Hibbing gets accolades

Bob Aronson is no stranger to hospitals. The 75-year-old Chisholm native built his career as a communications consultant for many hospitals and clinics, including Mayo. He also had a heart transplant at Mayo Clinic in 2007. More...

Where lives are saved: Essentia’s award-winning Cath Lab

During a heart attack, you’re rushed to the hospital’s emergency department. But what television dramas like Grey’s Anatomy and Chicago Fire don’t show, is that from the ER, you’re rushed to the cath lab. More...

“Bone cement” offers immediate relief to back pain sufferers

DULUTH - A unique technology to treat patients suffering from back pain caused by osteoporosis, compression fractures or spinal bone cancer is now being offered by Essentia Health- St. Mary’s Medical Center. More...

Cataracts—what are they, and what causes them?

....VIRGINIA - The most common cause of loss of vision in people over the age of 40 is cataracts. In fact, according to Prevent Blindness America (PBA) over half of all Americans will have cataracts by the time they are 80 years old. More...

 

Obituaries  Free Access 

Evelyn Marie Arntz - 2014-07-25
Thomas R. Holmes - 2014-07-25
Gordon John Poirier - 2014-07-18
Gene Olan Rodberg - 2014-07-18
E. Lee Marconett - 2014-07-18

 

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MS Burger Night monthly event begins

HIBBING – An information, social get-together for individuals with multiple sclerosis, their families, caregivers and anyone interested in learning more about MS will be held on Thursday, Aug. 7, at 6 p.m. More...

Biwabik outdoor market opens Aug. 9th

BIWABIK – Local growers, crafters, hobbyists and flea sellers are invited to vend their wares at the Open Air Market in Biwabik this summer. The Biwabik City Parks Committee will open the 5th season of the summer market on Saturday, Aug. More...

Outdoor Pickleball Courts are ready

VIRGINIA – An open house at Southside Tennis/Pickleball Outside Courts, Court 6 in Virginia will be held on Tuesday, July 29, from 6 – 8 p.m. The public is invited to come for an introduction to the sport or to play the game. More...

Range History  Free Access 

Midwifery and the immigrant cultures of the Iron Range

Dear Readers, History This Week in Range we are reprinting an article that was published in Range History, The Mesabi Perspective (a quarterly publication of the Iron Range in Gilber t) in the More...

Healthy for Life  Free Access 

HEALTHY4LIFE

Faith + love = healing

Good (relationship) vibes! To keep your relationships in a healthy groove here are a few checkpoints to keep on hand and in your mind: More...

Hometown Recipes  Free Access 

Blueberry season! Enjoy the fruits of your (or someone else's labor

’Tis the season for blueberry pickin’! Since this is our Health Edition, I thought I’d focus on blueberries since they are very good for you. More...

Focus On Veterans  Free Access 

United Way of NE MN’s record-breaking Ride the Range raised $19,063

CHISHOLM – The United Way of Northeastern Minnesota’s 17th annual Ride the Range took place on Saturday, July 12. More...

Rampage at the Ridge coming August 23

Unleash your inner giant. Get ready Rampage at the Ridge, a new, extreme obstacle course challenge coming on CombineCookout”your strength, endurance,August 20 courage and- 5determination to participate in PMRampage at the Ridge. This new More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Sherri “SherBear” J. Diede

Sherri “SherBear” J. Diede, 59, of Virginia, died Saturday, July 19, 2014. Memorial Services will be held Friday, July 25, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Range Funeral Home in Virginia. Burial will take place at Eveleth Cemetery. Memorials are preferred. More...

Evelyn Marie Arntz

Evelyn Marie Arntz bravely and thoughtfully said good-bye to her children and grandchildren and died peacefully on Friday, July 18, 2014, at Essentia Health – Virginia following a battle with respiratory illness. More...

Thomas R. Holmes

Thomas R. Holmes, age 57, longtime resident of Virginia and formerly of Duluth and Minneapolis died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Essentia Health – St. Mary’s in Duluth.  He was born July 11, 1957, in Virginia the son of Allen E. and Marian B. More...

UV Protection and Skin Cancer Awareness Month

I remember when (late 1960s, early 70s) my sisters and I would put on our bathing suits, slather our bodies with Johnson’s Baby Oil, grab a book and some lemonade, and lie on a blanket in the back yard on a sunny summer day – for hours. More...

Vitamin D:

Should I or shouldn’t I?

I recently had my annual check-up. It had been 1.5 years since my last one. “Annual” always seems an arbitrary requirement, particularly when I’m feeling fine and nothing seems amiss. Nevertheless, I bucked up and did my duty. More...

Side Lake resident is a 40-year blood donor

ST. PAUL – “I’ll keep donating as long as I’m eligible. It’s a painless way to help others!” Loyal blood donor Larry Olson of Side Lake, MN, is committed to saving lives one blood donation at a time. More...

DEED kicks off statewide broadband tour

ST. PAUL – The Office of Broadband Development, located in the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, has scheduled information meetings throughout the state on the $20 million border-to-border Broadband Grant Program. More...

Minnesota officials investigating 13 cases of E. coli

ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is investigating 13 cases of foodborne illness associated with a type of E. coli bacteria known as E. coli O111. This form of E. coli is in the same family as the more well-known E. More...

Edgewood Vista of Virginia receives National Quality Award

VIRGINIA - Edgewood Vista in Virginia, MN has been recognized as a 2014 recipient of the Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award for its dedication to improving the lives of residents through quality care. More...

Rebirth of the birthplace at St. Mary’s Medical Center

Across the country, expectant moms are expecting more from their maternity wards, and Essentia Health-St. Mary’s is meeting that demand with a new and beautifully remodeled space – The Birthplace at St. Mary’s. More...

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Pets  Free Access 

Boating with your pet starts with proper planning

With boating season in high gear it’s a good time for a little refresher on pet-friendly boating to ensure your little one is safe. More...

Home & Garden Tips  Free Access 

SpaceLIFT

Decorator Secret: Room Sizes How To: More...

Cutworm collars

The best way to avoid the devastation caused by cutworms is to plan ahead before they decimate your newly transplanted seedlings. Simply poking in several toothpicks to surround the stem will thwart those voracious pests. More...

Health  Free Access 

Too hot for your health: Beware of the dangers of hyperthermia

BETHESDA, Maryland – During the summer, it is important for everyone, especially older adults and people with chronic medical conditions, to be aware of the dangers of hyperthermia. More...

New treatment offers relief for dry eyes

DULUTH - For millions of Americans suffering from evaporative dry eye, the main solutions were continuing to suffer, or use drops excessively, until now. More...

Hypnosis and anxiety: Taking control

I have been practicing hypnotherapy now for about a year and a half, and I often get asked what is the most often requested issue to work on. The answer turns out to be anxiety and stress management. More...

Sallyworld  Free Access 

SALLYWORLD: WEEK 198

Mourning James Garner; life with a history buff

Greetings & Sallytations! More...

Guest Columnists  Free Access 

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Another chance to shine (something always dear to the Lion’s heart) might be resented by others. But you earned it, so enjoy it. The weekend brings news about a family member. More...

Lessons from turtles:

What can we learn from a plastic toy turtle? The lessons we can learn from plastic toy turtles have little to do with turtles, but a lot about human nature, and it is not all good. More...



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