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How to purchase NLMF tickets

IN ADVANCE AURORA: Bradach's Lumber, 216 W 3rd Ave. N. VIRGINIA: Schmitt's Music, 325 Chestnut St. CHISHOLM: Valentini's Supper Club, 31 W. Lake St. ELY: Kess Gallery More...

Gardening and recycling at Mesabi East

Moving forward thanks to kindness, community and connections

AURORA – With all the craziness and sadness happening in this world sometimes it is nice to focus our energy onto something smaller at a local level, something good that involves many people and many businesses. More...

Health officials warn of disease risk from handling newly hatched poultry

Nine people in Minnesota have become ill after handling baby chicks or other newly hatched poultry, such as ducks, turkeys or pheasants, prompting a warning from health officials to wash hands and take other precautions after handling young poultry. More...

HTF wants to share your state park stories and photos

State parks are special places and Minnesota has lots of them. More...

Register now for Take A Kid Fishing event

TOWER – Time is running out to register for the 7th Annual Let’s Take A Kid Fishing event on Lake Vermilion. The event, which is free to all participants, is slated for Wednesday, July 20. More...

Small businesses can raise capital with MNvest

STATEWIDE – Beginning June 20, Minnesota small businesses have a new way to seek investment funding from a broad range of Minnesotans, thanks to the state’s MNvest law with new rules for equity crowdfunding through the Internet. More...

Aurora is alive: New businesses are reason to be hopeful

AURORA – We were all saddened by the loss of the Aurora Drug & Variety store and Zup’s Food Market and although we still feel the loss of them, we do have reason to be hopeful with the addition of two new businesses and one, Northern More...

Doris Kopp retiring from NRCCU after 15 years

HOYT LAKES – NorthRidge Community Credit Union will be hosting an open house on Thursday, June 30, in honor of the retirement of Doris Kopp, at 15-year employee at NorthRidge Community Credit Union (NRCCU). More...

Stage 2 firms could be key for diversification of Iron Range economy

IRON RANGE – Minnesota’s Iron Range is no stranger to up and down economic cycles. More...

Virginia Fire Department

Run Report: June 13 – June 19

VIRGINIA – During the week of June 13 – 19, the Virginia Fire Department responded to a total of 50 calls with 43 of them being medical in nature and seven being traumatic injuries. Of the fifty 9-1-1 calls, 16 were transfers. More...

Better Business Bureau warning to consumers: Top five summer scams

Summer is a great time to take that longoverdue vacation or make much-needed home repairs, but as the weather heats up, so do shady schemes. Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about these “fair-weather” offers: More...

Dust emission events impacted Range residents

FORBES – The air quality near Forbes, Minnesota should improve, thanks to dust control measures to be implemented at an Iron Range taconite facility. More...

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Renovating the lawn

If the lawn is looking poorly, best start with a soil test to know what is there. Carefully remove weeds and other debris. Mow thoroughly to a height of 1-2”. Rake well and then dethatch if necessary. More...

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Simple ways to fight back against fatigued eyes

Dear Readers, Julie Asbach, Healthy for Life HTF columnist, is currently on hiatus. We wish her a swift return, but in the meantime, will fill this space with health- and fitness-related news and information! Jean Cole HTF Editor More...

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American Bank advances three employees to key executive roles

American Bank of the North announced the promotion of three employees in key leadership positions of the 12-branch chain in northeastern Minnesota: Marvin Vuicich, Angela Dynkavitch and Tom Bartovich. More...

Kristine Denzel hired as Laurentian Chamber manager

VIRGINIA – Kristine (Krissy) Denzel began work as manager at the Laurentian Chamber of Commerce on June 13. She will take over office administration, event coordination and sales/marketing duties from Marnie Maki. More...

Nine Essentia Health caregivers named Top Performers

NE MINNESOTA – When it comes to healthcare, consumers value not only quality, but also customer service. And nine Essentia Health caregivers recently received the Top Performer Award from Professional Research Consultants (PRC). More...

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SALLYWORLD: WEEK 297

A bag full of empty pistachio shells: not Wonderful

By Sally Yuccas HTF Columnist Greetings and Sallytations! More...

Making your water better; yoga in schools

Q: I am worried about whether our drinking water is safe -- especially now that I hear that new standards have been introduced that make a lot of places’ water unsafe to drink! What can I do to find out? -- Joan F., Riverhead, New York More...

Chair massages popular at Cook Timber Days

Have you ever been at an event where chair massage has been offered? If you have, then more than likely you have had one of three thoughts. More...

Opera: Puccini’s Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini. More...

Free tickets! Two incredible NLMF concerts

AURORA – The Arrowhead Library System is offering free tickets to two Northern Lights Music Festival concerts. Don’t miss this opportunity. Chamber Concert More...

Caring for our Community

Cook Hospital Care Center project underway

COOK – June 9 marked the official groundbreaking of the new Care Center addition to the Cook Hospital with several local officials, guests, and Care Center residents and staff in attendance. More...

Former administrator Al Vogt reflects on Cook Hospital

Spending almost 40 years as hospital administrator at the Cook Hospital is hard to describe. Lineta Scott, my predecessor, was more than the hospital and nursing home administrator, she was also "Gramma Nita" to our kids and she was my mentor. More...

Fairview Range now offers podiatry services

HIBBING – Fairview Range is proud to partner with Katie Evans, DPM, foot and ankle surgeon, to provide podiatry services close to home in Hibbing. More...

Get hooked on saving lives Donate blood: You could win a fishing adventure

NE MINNESOTA – It’s the blood already on the shelves that makes a difference when tragedy strikes and that’s why Memorial Blood Centers continues to encourage the community to become regular blood donors. More...

Flag retirement ceremony held in Chisholm

CHISHOLM – Local citizens and veterans gathered on Thursday, June 16, at the Minnesota Museum of Mining in Chisholm to dispose of American, state, and prisoner-of-war flags torn and frayed from flying over businesses, government buildings and p More...

Amateur Radio Field Day exercises slated for June 25-26 in Virginia

VIRGINIA – Members of the Mesabi Wireless Amateur Radio Association will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, starting Saturday, June 25, at 1 p.m. and ending at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 26. More...

Minnesota State Fair to host first-ever job fair June 29

ST. PAUL – The Minnesota State Fair, along with several of its vendors, will host the first-ever State Fair Job Fair from 4 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 29, at the Progress Center on the fairgrounds. More...

Volunteers in Education plan Ducky Race fundraiser

TOWER – Volunteers in Education (VinE) will be holding their first-ever Ducky Race fundraiser on Sunday, July 31. Raffle tickets are being sold with a chance to win $1,000; cost is $20 per ticket. More...

My Tattoo

Tattoo #1: This is my astrological birth chart. I am quite fond of astrology and this is the placement of all the planets in all the constellations at the exact moment I was born. To me it is a map of my past, present and future. More...

Thousands of motorists cited for not buckling up

STATEWIDE – While most Minnesotans understand that seat belts and child restraints save lives, thousands of drivers were cited not buckling up during the Click It or Ticket extra enforcement campaign from May 23 – June 5. More...

The summer solstice is a good time to think about solar energy

Does your home or business get enough sun to generate solar power? You can now get an answer – quick, easy and free – with a convenient online mapping tool called the Minnesota Solar App. More...

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What to do if you see a pet in a parked car

Leaving pets locked in cars is never safe. But when the weather gets warmer, it can be deadly. High temperatures can cause irreparable organ damage and even death. More...

AKC introduces Farm Dog Certified Test

The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest dog registry and advocate for all dogs, is pleased to announce a new program called the Farm Dog Certified test. More...

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Climb Every Mountain

Iron Range Slovenes: Stories of Escape and Resettlement (Part 2 of 2)

This Week in Range History Dear Readers, More...

Hometown Recipes  Free Access 

Recipes from Blackhawks, Giants, Lakers, and Braves

The East Range All-Class reunion will be held from July 1-4. All former classmates from Aurora, Biwabik, Embarrass, Hoyt Lakes, Makinen, Markham, Mesabi East, and Palo are invited to join in the festivities held in Hoyt Lakes, Aurora, and Biwabik. More...

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Ross Gramling honored by American Legion Post 239

VIRGINIA – Virginia Fire Engineer Ross Gramling was honored by American Legion Post 239 in Virginia. More...

VFW opposes veterans preference restriction

WASHINGTON — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is adamantly opposed to a Senate proposal that would restrict veterans preference to a one-time deal when applying for work within the federal government. More...

Letter of Commendation

TO: Ross Gramling FROM: The Fire Chief’s Office DATE: June 14th, 2016 Mr. More...

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The Long Line

The gals’ guide to peeing in the wild

WHEN YOU GOTTA GO, YOU GOTTA GO! That was the overall consensus when I polled my fishing gal pals about peeing in the outdoors. This isn’t the most pleasant of topics I know, but someone has to talk about it. More...

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your social life is picking up, and you’ll soon be mingling with old friends and making new ones. But ‘twixt the fun times, stay on top of changing workplace conditions. More...

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