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.

September 22, 2017 RSS feed / Features

RMHC’s 6th annual Project Warmth is Oct. 6

Annual event helps those in need during the winter months

EVELETH – Project Warmth, sponsored by Range Mental Health Center (RMHC), will be holding their 6th annual fundraising event on Friday, Oct. 6, from 5 – 9 p.m. at the Range Recreation Civic Center in Eveleth.  More...

Iron Range STEM Showcase will be a GIANT event

HIBBING – What’s fun, educational, and coming to your local community in two weeks? The Iron Range STEM Showcase! More...

MN Department of Health says R.I.P. to paper death record submissions

The Minnesota Department of Health has had so much success facilitating clinicians’ use of online filing of death records that, starting October 1, it will reduce wait times for families by eliminating paper submissions for the state’s 42 More...

Greenhouse project aims to produce fresh crops all year

The Food Farm at Bemidji’s Community Food Shelf (BCFS) is being dug up this summer, but in this case, sand and rock are being seeded into the ground where a Deep Winter Greenhouse will take form.  More...

Junk Quest North Market debuts in Virginia on Sept. 29 – 30

VIRGINIA – Junk markets have been huge everywhere—everywhere but here on the Iron Range. We have a lot of craft fairs and holiday boutiques. Even occasional sales have been popping up around the area. But no junk markets. More...

Pat and Donna Surface to perform at Elks fundraiser

VIRGINIA – A special FUN-raising evening will be held at the Virginia Elks Lodge on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 7 – 9 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Virginia Elks Lodge and their efforts in the community. More...

New riverfront-area hotel planned in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS – Grand Rapids Economic Development Authority commissioners have approved a preliminary agreement with a developer interested in constructing a hotel near the city’s riverfront. More...

Katie Greiner—volunteer in Romania—to give presentation

EVELETH – Katie Greiner of Eveleth served in Brasov, Romania as a long-term volunteer with Firm Foundations Romania from March 2011 to March 2017, and will be returning there on Oct. 3. More...

Virginia Fire Department Run Report: September 11-17, 2017

During the week of Sept. 11-17, the Virginia Fire Department was called for service 89 times; 12 fire calls, 19 transfers and 58 EMS 9-1-1 calls. More...

MPCA reminder: Tampering with pollution control systems is illegal

When Volkswagen designed their diesel cars to cheat on air pollution protections, one of the reasons they did it was so they could claim their cars got better mileage than competitors’ models. And they did. More...

MnDOT training program prepares state snowplow operators for winter

More than 100 snowplow operators from the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the city of Minneapolis are training during the next two weeks at Camp Ripley near Little Falls, MN, to learn how to safely and effectively plow snow.  More...

Preliminary levy of 2 percent adopted; new Teen Zone at the library

From the City Council: ACTION TAKEN AT THE SEPT. 5, MEETING: Accepted the resignation of James Kohler as a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission effective Sept. 5, 2017. More...

Obituaries

Home & Garden Tips

Keep harvesting the garden

Now that the maples are starting to turn red, that is the signal to gardeners to keep harvesting the garden produce. The best production comes as a result of continual harvesting. The unusual wet and cool span of the last weeks has slowed ripening. More...

Tips to help reduce home fire risk associated with cold weather

Plenty of things heat up when the temperature drops, including the risk for fire hazards. More...

Health

On letting go of bad habits

Change is in the air. Daylight hours are getting shorter. Flocks of southbound geese flap overhead. The trees let go of their leaves, reminding us that now is as good a time as any for us to abandon a few habits that no longer serve us.  More...

Fasting before a blood test; the benefits of an annual flu shot

Q: I hate not eating for hours and hours before a blood test. Is it really necessary? -- Craig M., Schenectady, New York   More...

Two simple things to protect yourself and your loved ones

As we head into cold and flu season, Essentia Health is encouraging everyone to do two simple things to greatly improve their health— get a flu shot and practice good hand hygiene.  More...

Focus On Veterans

Ken Burns’ documentary “The Vietnam War” – A review

Ten years in the making. A reported budget of $30 million. A crew of dozens. More...

Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

“It is not by muscle, speed, or physical dexterity that great things are achieved, but by reflection, force of character, and judgment.” – Cicero

“People of the world don’t look at themselves, and so they blame one another.”  “O, happy the soul that saw its own faults.”  – Rumi   More...

Sallyworld

SALLYWORLD: WEEK 358

New pillow not the life-changing experience expected

Greetings and Sallytations!   Well, I did it – I finally did it. I've written about wanting this My Pillow forever. I’ve seen them at the fair, at Menards and online, and have resisted. More...

A new look: RRCC’s rebra nding initiative looks to the future

INTERNATIONAL FALLS – Rainy River Community College (RRCC) geared up for fall semester with a fresh and modern college and athletic logo, as well as a new tagline: We are Voyageurs. More...

Mesabi Range College hosts Minnesota Education Fair

VIRGINIA – A Minnesota Education Fair for high school students and their parents was held Mesabi Range College, Virginia campus Tuesday, Sept. 19. More...

Olcott fountain project August donations announced

VIRGINIA – August donations to the Olcott Park Fountain Restoration Project totaled $2,207, which brings the project’s total contributions to $461,947.90.  More...

National Falls Prevention Awareness Day is Sept. 22

Don’t let a fear of falls hold you back, take a fall risk test

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Assumption Catholic School plans Glow Run; church Fall Festival Oct. 7

HIBBING – Assumption Catholic School and Blessed Sacrament Parish will hold its annual Fall Festival and the third annual Glow Run, appropriately named “Lumen Christi” (The Light of Christ) on Saturday, Oct. 7. More...

Returning home from Down Under

Virginia’s Baranzelli wraps up successful hockey career in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia – Paul Baranzelli ended his final game in a hockey uniform carrying the Cup around the ice.  No, not that Cup.  More...

Fairview Range recognized for promoting organ, eye and tissue donation

HIBBING – Fairview Range Medical Center (FRMC) was among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries in a national campaign sponsored by the U.S. More...

City of Eveleth partners with North Memorial Ambulance Service

EVELETH – The Eveleth City Council approved a management agreement with North Memorial Ambulance Service. North Memorial Ambulance Service will provide on-site management for the Eveleth Ambulance Service based out of the Eveleth Fire Hall. More...

New Centennial Rotary Board Room opens at Reif Center

GRAND RAPIDS – The Grand Rapids Centennial Rotary Club recently met just like they always do every Thursday at noon, except this time they were meeting in the new Centennial Rotary Board Room at the Reif Center in Grand Rapids. More...

My Tattoo

This tattoo belongs to Nathan Schrecengost of Cook. Nathan said, “I got this dragon tattoo in 2006. At the time I lived in Killeen, TX. More...

Welding Talent Forum Sept. 27 for businesses in need of welders

EVELETH – A Welding Talent Forum targeted at businesses in need of welders is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 12 – 2 p.m. at Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation in Eveleth. More...

Officials lobby for additional lock at Sault Ste. Marie

GREAT LAKES – The Great Lakes Commission and regional officials on Monday endorsed an expensive but necessary plan to upgrade the Soo Locks, the system by which cargo vessels travel between Lake Superior and the lower Great Lakes.  More...

A flashback in time to 1966

Sandy and The Pebbles, a Grand Rapids band, 1966. Pictured (l. More...

Pets

Dangers lurking in backpacks: How to keep your pet safe

Each fall, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) sees an increase in pets getting into specific foods and medications. More...

Relief fund established to aid victims of recent hurricanes

AKC Reunite and Assisi Animal Health are pleased to announce a challenge grant to help victims of Hurricane Harvey and their pets. More...

Range History

National Prohibition Act (Volstead Act)

Regulations for Eighteenth Amendment enforcement

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Healthy for Life

Healthy for Life

Recapping summer and addressing autumn

Salutations to everyone as we say so long to our summer season as we officially usher in the autumn aura. This past summer was definitely filled with multitudes of activities and festivities to choose from.  More...

Hometown Recipes

Pheasant recipes for all tastes

It’s the time of year again for hunters to start scouting out their favorite hunting spots and prepare for the wild game season. If the hunt is successful, here are a few recipes to use on the bounty. More...

Business

Investors are urged to beware of online “binary options” easy money schemes

Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman is cautioning investors about “binary options” investment websites that promise a chance at quick, easy money, but which have been subject to a growing number of investor complaints. More...

Comment period open on PolyMet draft dam safety, public waters permits

HOYT LAKES – The Department of Natural Resources is seeking comments, from Sept. 15, through Oct. 16, on two draft dam safety permits and a draft public waters work permit for the Poly Met Mining, Inc. (PolyMet) NorthMet mining project. More...

Lt. Governor Smith and community dedicate new U.S. Highway 53 bridge

VIRGINIA – Minnesota Lt. Governor Tina Smith and Congressman Rick Nolan were among the many who traveled to Virginia on Friday, Sept. 15, to mark the completion of the Highway 53 Relocation Project.  More...

Guest Columnists

Just one of those days: Mastering the art of imperfection

There are some days where you feel simply incompetent. The days where it seems we just can’t do anything right and our hair is almost as messy as our lives around us. Sound familiar? The other day was just like that. More...

Fresh air and simple fare: It just doesn’t get any better

It was the week before opening day of the 2017 partridge season and time to stock the wanigan box for upcoming fall picnics. More...

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) An apparently solid-gold opportunity beckons the Lion. But check to see if all that dazzle isn’t just a sprinkling of surface glitter. Check it out before making a commitment.   More...

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