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Virginia High School student named National Merit Scholar Finalist

VIRGINIA - Virginia resident Brenden Ireland has been named a National Merit Scholar Finalist for his academic, leadership and extracurricular achievements while attending Virginia High School. More...

Celebrating 100 days

From second graders to centenarians

AURORA – For the past eight years, Mesabi East second grade teacher Dar Esler has gotten her students excited about the number 100. The excitement begins with the students designing and building marshmallow and toothpick sculptures at school. More...

Ely’s 2015 WolfTrack Classic Sled Dog Race

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New Pediatric Pain, Palliative and Integrated Medicine clinic is the first of its kind in the world

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota announced in January the opening of the Kiran Stordalen and Horst Rechelbacher Pediatric Pain, Palliative and Integrated Medicine Clinic. More...

Essentia Health receives Million Hearts recognition as leader in hypertension control

DULUTH – The U.S. More...

Essential Oil event in Embarrass on Mar. 7

EMBARRASS – An Essential Oil Make ‘n Take event will be held on Saturday, Mar. 7, from 10 a.m. – 12 noon at Pike Town Hall in Embarrass. More...

Range History

At the center of life:

Women on the Iron Range

Dear Readers, Earlier this year Pam Brunfelt, distinguished historian, Vermilion Community College instructor and HTF contributor made available, through the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board More...


Dementia may explain behavior change; maintaining weight loss

Q: The local police picked up my 76-year-old grandmother for trying to break into a stranger’s house! That’s nuts. Nana’s never done anything like that in her life. More...

Hometown Recipes

Yummy casseroles and a new take on mac and cheese

Today I’m indulging my obsessions with new recipes for white chicken chili and mac and cheese. There are a million different versions of both of these dishes, which are two of my favorites. More...

Focus On Veterans

Veterans Day on the Hill in St. Paul slated for March 4 at Cedar Street Armory

ST. PAUL – Join the Commanders’ Task Force, United Veterans Legislative Council of Minnesota, and the Minnesota Association of County Veterans Service Officers at the Cedar Street Armory on Wednesday, March 4, at 10 a.m. More...

Online prescription tracker gives Veterans 24/7 online access to status

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Veterans can now track the status of most of their prescriptions online, thanks to an innovative idea by a Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) employee. More...

Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

The year was 2007, and I found my life crumbling around me. What started as a few itty-bitty snowflakes was now the verge of an avalanche which threatened to bury me, my hopes and my dreams. I was aghast. Not long ago, I had the world by a string. More...

Guest Columnists

Last of The Honeymooners

From “I Love Lucy” and “All in the Family” to “Married with Children” and “Seinfeld,” structuring a sitcom around four lead characters often proved a successful formula. More...


CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) The possibility of moving to another location has come up. But before you dismiss it as unworkable, it’s worth checking out just in case it does have some merit after all. More...


APARTMENTS FOR RENT Virginia: Sunny 1+ Uppr Duplx, $650 incl/util. , New updates w/offst prking, N/P, N/S, Deposit + 6 mo lease. 218-410-6370 More...

Young Ranger

Beats heart problem

My son, Tyler LaMourea, was diagnosed with tachycardia, a faster-than-normal resting heartbeat, when he was 6 years old. When he sat at home or school, his heart suddenly went from a normal beat pattern of 65 beats per minute to 230. More...

Young heart patients honored at Timberwolves game

During WolvesCare Month in January, the Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation recognized Heroes in the Making at seven home games. More...

Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley to be presented

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Senior Legal Line Q. and A.

Social Security is my only income; must I file taxes?

Dear Senior Legal Line: I am 69 years old. I retired from my job in 2013 and started collecting my Social Security benefits. More...

Sherek family goes full circle with new business

The Sherek family of Eveleth has purchased the Virginia-based business previously known as Body Benefits, and renamed it New Trendz Tanning and Body Wellness, on January 1. They opened the doors for business on January 5 after a quick renovation. More...


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ASPCA aims to keep Midwest pets safe during and after disasters

NEW YORK, N.Y.—The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) announced the first grant recipients as part of its Midwest Disaster Resiliency Program—a program that provides much-needed funding, training, and More...

Pause for the Cause Challenge on March 1st

MHS staff to raise funding and awareness for homeless pets

VIRGINIA – Mesabi Humane Society will remain open for pet adoptions until 8 p.m. on Sunday, Mar. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Sowing seeds

Disinfect used seedling flats and covers with a 10% bleach solution for 30 minutes. Rinse well and allow to dry. Flats with 72 compartments (under $4 at L & M) are best for sowing single seeds. Drainage holes are a must. More...


Decorator Challenge: Color language Remedy: More...

Healthy for Life

Healthy for Life

Moving on in March

Starting off a new month may be the right time for new beginnings. Any time could be a good time, but it may be difficult for some to move forward, particularly if one is still pondering past mistakes. More...


Edward Jones ranks No. 17 on Training magazine's Training Top 125

Edward Jones has consistently earned high marks as an employer of choice in national rankings. For the 15th year, Edward Jones was named one of FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For 2014." The firm took the No. More...

Erik Peterson was recently honored by COUNTRY Financial

VIRGINIA – COUNTRY Financial Representative Erik Peterson of Virginia has earned a position on the insurance group’s distinguished All American Executive team. This is his 18th consecutive year earning the All American honor. More...

Fairview Range welcomes Tyler Harvey to Mesaba Clinic Hibbing Lake Country Power appoints Mackey as linestaker II

HIBBING – Fairview Range welcomes Tyler Harvey, PA-C to its fulltime medical staff. Harvey graduated from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. More...



Berm halts mail delivery, and Mark’s popular music rant

Greetings & Sallytations! More...


Mary Kay Lundmark

Mary Kay Lundmark, age 52 of Virginia passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015 in her home holding Patt’s hand, after a hard fought battle with cancer. She was born November 26, 1962 the daughter of Claude and Janet (Thompson) Lundmark. More...

Janice Lynn Hartland,

Janice Lynn Hartland, 66, Tower, died on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at the Cook Nursing Home. More...

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