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June 26, 2015 RSS feed / Features

NSLCHFH joins Habitat 500 bike ride to support Iron Range families

23rd Habitat 500 Bike Ride will travel 500 miles to benefit Habitat for Humanity

VIRGINIA – 2015 marks the 23rd anniversary of the Habitat 500 Bike ride, sponsored and coordinated by the state support organization, Habitat Minnesota, to help raise money to provide simple, decent and affordable housing for families that coul More...

Ely Area Food Shelf to participate in July funding challenge

ELY – July is an important month for Minnesota food shelves. Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless, the only Minnesota organization that focuses solely on alleviating hunger and homelessness, holds a Food Shelf Challenge each July. More...

Free dental care offered to patients in need

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Dental Association and the Minnesota Dental Foundation are bringing the Minnesota Mission of Mercy to northern Minnesota on Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18 to provide free dental care to children and adults who More...

Becoming dreamers, explorers and adventurers

Do you remember life as a child? Our lives were filled with wonder and awe. As children most of us were naturally dreamers, explorers and adventurers. We were driven by imagination. The ordinary things in our life became extraordinary. More...

SLC Board approves medical examiner contract

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – St. Louis County Commissioners have given unanimous approval to a contract with the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office for services beginning July 1, and to appoint Angelique Quinn Strobl, M.D. as the new St. More...

Amusement Park Science

STEM campers learn speed and acceleration

VIRGINIA – Mesabi Range College held its annual STEM Camp the week of June 8 -12. This year’s camp was for students entering grades 4 – 9 and the theme was “Amusement Park Science.” More...

The Gala of the Royal Horses

A showcase of equine grace, beauty, athleticism and nobility

GRAND RAPIDS – The Gala of the Royal Horses, currently on tour in the United States, made an appearance in Grand Rapids on Wednesday, June 24, at the IRA Civic Center. More...

Steve Tedman to perform at Loon Lake

AURORA – Steve Tedman will be performing at the Loon Lake Community Center cafeteria on Sunday, June 28, from 2 – 3 p.m. Admission is free Tedman is a recent graduate of Mesabi East High School. More...

MDHA Youth Day to be held on August 1

HIBBING – The Hibbing/ Chisholm Chapter of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association is hosting its annual Youth Day on Saturday, Aug. 1. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m.; activities begin at 8:45 a.m. More...

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Pets

Pets and distracted driving – a very real safety issue

With busy summer travel season right around the corner, many people are planning to hit the road with their families – and that of course, means their four-legged family members too. More...

Range History

Pioneer Aeronut

William Markoe and His Balloon

The first aerial view of Minnesota was achieved on a clear day in September, 1857, when two men in a wicker basket suspended from a balloon gazed down on the frontier town of St. Paul. More...

Health

The real news about metabolic syndrome; is fast food pulling a fast one

Q: My doctor says that I have metabolic syndrome. He put me on high blood pressure medication, a statin for cholesterol and says I need to lose weight. What’s this got to do with metabolic syndrome? -- Andre P., Scottsdale, Arizona More...

Hometown Recipes

Family recipies

Salmon loaf, Lasagna, beans & artichokes and chips

Last weekend we celebrated the life of Gloria Folman of Virginia, MN, age 86, during her funeral and at post-funeral gatherings with friends and family who came from near and far to be here. More...

Focus On Veterans

Part of VA’s Summer of Service initiative

VA partners with Richmond International Raceway to increase Veterans’ access to benefits

RICHMOND, Va. – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a partnership with the Richmond International Raceway (RIR) to promote greater access and awareness to VA benefits and services at the upcoming NASCAR races on Sept. More...

Reminder to Veterans with disabilities Deadline approaches to claim homestead benefit

ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Department of Revenue is reminding homeowners that applications for the Market Value Exclusion for veterans with disabilities are due by July 1, 2015. More...

ID Cards available through community clinics

MINNEAPOLIS – Veterans can have their Veterans Health Identification Card (VHIC) processed remotely through the Minneapolis VA community clinics in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. More...

Sallyworld

SALLYWORLD: WEEK 245

Punctuality, zipper stress, and support your farmers’ markets

Greetings & Sallytations! More...

Lehar's opera The Merry Widow

Composed in 1905, Franz Lehar’s The Merry Widow is the definitive romantic Viennese operetta. More...

2015 Festival Schedule

TUESDAY, JUNE 3011:00 a.m. |Gilbert Public LibraryKids for Kids Concert WEDNESDAY, JULY 1 7:00 p.m.Mesabi East, Aurora Gala Opening Concert. Featuring our prizewinning students and alumni. After the concert meet the artists along with our faculty. More...

Drive-thru and sit-down service Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop Grand Opening

TOWER – Drive-thru donuts? No, it’s not a dream, but it is a dream come true for anyone who swings through the new Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop next to the Y-Store on Highway 169. More...

Drinking and boating don’t mix: Operation Dry Water in effect June 26-28

STATEWIDE – In an effort to curb alcoholrelated boating accidents and deaths, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and other public safety agencies around the state will ramp up patrols for intoxicated boaters June 26-28. More...

Public input sought on Final EIS for Hwy. 53 relocation

DULUTH – The Minnesota Department of Transportation is seeking public input on the state Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Highway 53 relocation project from Virginia to Eveleth. More...

Supreme Court ruling will not impact availability of tax credits on MNsure

ST. PAUL – King v. Burwell, a pending case before the United States Supreme Court, will have no impact in Minnesota, a result of the Minnesota legislature establishing MNsure as a state-based exchange. More...

Gardening series to focus on garden disease issues

MT. IRON – The July session of the monthly series “How Does Your Garden Grow?” will be held on Thursday, July 16, from 7 – 8 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church in Mt. Iron. More...

Iron ore tie- dye and The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush

Not every classroom project can incorporate an array of learning areas, but Mesabi East Summer Art Program teacher, Sarah Douglas, was able to do just that. More...

NWFA celebrates student artists and writers

COOK – Northwoods Friends of the Arts in Cook celebrated 15 days in June with the annual Spring Art Expo celebration. Included in the events were a student art exhibit and a student writing contest. More...

Book the date: Ride the Range for UWNEMN’s Imagination Library on July 11

IRON RANGE – Books and bikes make a great combination! Get ready to rev up your motorcycle to Ride the Range to benefit United Way of Northeastern Minnesota’s Imagination Library program on July 11th. More...

Meadowlands Fair launches new website

MEADOWLANDS – The Central St. Louis County (Meadowlands) Fair launched a new website this month giving fairgoers and vendors a new way to learn about and contact the Fair. More...

120 hardy souls Run the Gauntlet

CHISHOLM - Some 120 hardy souls participated in Run the Gauntlet 5K race at Minnesota Discovery Center in Chisholm on Saturday, June 13. More...

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Obituaries

Jerry H. Ketola - 2015-06-19
Robert J. Prout - 2015-06-19
Deborah Ann Jarvis - 2015-06-19
Ronald Marks - 2015-06-19
Roger Clark Lappi - 2015-06-19
Geneva I. Block - 2015-06-19
Jean F. Bergquist - 2015-06-19
Sophia Klasna Bukvich - 2015-06-12
Sophia Klasna Bukvich - 2015-06-12
Sheldon C. Siegel - 2015-06-12

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Home & Garden Tips

Tips to Consider

Consider great gardening tips when planning and planting your gardens! More...

SpaceLIFT

Decorator Secret: Lighting – Key Style Features How To: I would like to spend a little more time on lighting this week because I feel it is so important. More...

Healthy for Life

Healthy for Life

It’s summertime: Feel the love!

Dearest June, More...

Massage for Your Health

The transforming power of massage

Even though I have been a massage therapist many years, the power of how massage can transform people’s lives continues to amaze and thrill me. More...

Business

PolyMet achieves major milestone in environmental review process

ST. PAUL – PolyMet Mining Corp. has been notified that the preliminary final Environmental Impact Statement has been completed and is undergoing review by the Co-lead and Cooperating Agencies prior to publication of the final EIS. More...

Donate blood during July, enter to win a 3-night Freshwater Fishing Adventure

NORTHEASTERN MN – During the summer months when blood donations are often low, you are needed to help save and sustain lives in our community. More...

DEED awarded $5.75 million grant to expand job training initiative

ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) was awarded a $5.75 million grant by the U.S. More...

Guest Columnists

In the Zone

As most decent musicians will tell you, a tune – anything from “Giant Steps” to “The Number of the Beast” - works when things fit. More...

June Lockhart, 90, looks beyond monsters and mutts

Since the 1960s, June Lockhart has been widely recognized as the practical and protective TV mom from “Lost in Space” and “Lassie.” But her extensive career stretched beyond zany aliens and courageous canines. More...

Your Legal Rights

You may be eligible for a refund from your cell-phone carrier

ST. PAUL - Most people don’t know that their cell-phone bill can be used like a credit card— with third party companies placing charges for unrelated services or merchandise on the phone bill. More...

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