July 18, 2014 RSS feed / Features

Ely’s signature event of the year: Blueberry Art Festival

Ely’s biggest event of the year, the Blueberry Art Festival happens July 25-27 at Whiteside Park. It is the festival’s 34th year. The festival opens at noon on Friday until 7 p.m. Saturday’s hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. More...

Paying it forward with artful super powers

Editor’s note: This is the latest installment in a series, “Paying it forward,” featuring individuals and their involvement with the annual Sand Lake Shuffle, a fundraiser for local cancer patients. More...


Obituaries  Free Access 

Evelyn Marie Arntz - 2014-07-25
Thomas R. Holmes - 2014-07-25
E. Lee Marconett - 2014-07-18
Gordon John Poirier - 2014-07-18
Gene Olan Rodberg - 2014-07-18
BillyJack Henney - 2014-07-11


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Mesabi Trail Tour now in its 10th year, over 6,000 cyclists

MESABI TRAIL – The Great River Energy Mesabi Trail Tour ‘14 event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 2. Each year the tour changes routes to showcase different portions of the trail and Mesabi Trail towns. More...

Precious Paws hosted second annual rabies clinic

Precious Paws Humane Society of Chisholm hosted their second annual rabies clinic on Sunday, July 13. Dr. More...

Jumpin’ Jehosafats jazz band performing in

VIRGINIA – The Jumpin’ Jehosafats will be appearing at Peace United Methodist Church in Virginia on Thursday, July 31, at 7 p.m. More...

Range History  Free Access 


Bob Keith (of Makinen, formerly of Virginia, MN) contacted me after reading Bob Hansen’s memoirs of his career in railroading (HTF, June 27 and July 4, 2014t). More...

Healthy for Life  Free Access 


Tips for achieving summertime bliss

Does your summer schedule or the weather have you in a tizzy, feeling blue or just plain bored? Here are some inspirations to help capture a sense of summertime fulfillment. Some things to do More...

Hometown Recipes  Free Access 

Sweets for the sweet

Phew! I made it through the Fourth of July with my son, his wife, and four boys (6-16) and had a great time. Then, of course, the Hibbing All-Class Reunion. The committee did a tremendous job of organizing a very large event. More...

Sallyworld  Free Access 


Kids, clothespins, and getting older: ’tis a challenge!

Greetings & Sallytations! More...

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Electrical protection for your computer and peripheral devices

Power surges occur when power companies switch from one power grid location to another due to changing power demands. Power outages can also cause problems. More...


CANCER (June 21 to July 22) That seemingly clear-cut agreement might not be quite so straightforward after all. Recheck for language that could make you liable for hidden costs and other unpleasant surprises. More...

Paddling with the loons

I have always been fascinated by our state bird, the Common Loon, and always enjoyed seeing them by the dock or coming up by the boat, in my growing up years and during family weekends at the cabin. More...

HL Water Carnival to feature Battle of the Bands

It’s the 59th annual Hoyt Lakes Water Carnival July 24-27 and I sure don’t want to miss this event. More...

33rd annual MN State Old Time Fiddle Championship

Popular fiddle event returns to Mt. Iron for third year

....MT. IRON – Do you like reality TV shows like American Idol? Then you’d love to watch or participate in the 33rd annual Minnesota State Old Time Fiddle Championship (MSOTFC). The shows will be held on Saturday, Aug. 2, at 1 p.m. More...

5th annual Let’s Take a Kid Fishing on LV

Getting kids HOOKED on a fishing habit at Lake Vermilion

We want to get kids hooked on a habit – FISHING! That’s the goal of the various sponsors of the 5th annual Let’s Take a Kid Fishing event held at Frazer Bay Boat Landing on Lake Vermilion on Wednesday, July 16. More...

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Pets  Free Access 

Commercial dog and cat breeders to be regulated

New legal protection for dogs and cats enacted in MN

ST. PAUL – New state regulations to protect the health and safety of dogs and cats took effect Tuesday, July 1, 2014. More...

Home & Garden Tips  Free Access 

Re-usable garden ties

Old T-shirts can be cut into the best re-usable garden twine. The twine can be used to tie garden items to cages/trellises/fencing. Wash the re-purposed shirts well to remove body oils, sweat, and deodorants. Lay flat on a table. More...


Decorator Secret: How will your room work? How To: Start with a list of how you want to use the room and draw scale plans. Create a room that is pleasant to live in and also takes into account how it works a daily basis. More...

Health  Free Access 

The bionic pancreas; U.S. meat supply concerns

Q: My 10-year-old daughter has Type 1 diabetes. It’s been a struggle to stabilize her blood sugar levels. Now I hear they’re developing a bionic pancreas that will make things a whole lot easier! Can you explain? More...

Massage for Your Health  Free Access 

How to get the most bang for your buck

Have you ever gone for a massage that all day long you had been looking forward to because you really needed some down time to relax and release the tension you were feeling? More...

Focus On Veterans  Free Access 

Program offers free hotel accommodations to veterans searching for jobs in MN

ST. PAUL, MN – It just got a little easier for military veterans who are looking for work, to find it here in Minnesota. More...

VA to restructure Office of Medical Inspector

WASHINGTON – In response to the Office of Special Counsel’s recent recommendations for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson announced VA will restructure the Department’s Office More...

New regulations automate burial payments

WASHINGTON – New burial regulations effective today will now allow the Department Veterans Affairs (VA) to automatically the maximum amount allowable under most eligible surviving spouses more and efficiently, without the need for a written app More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Gordon John Poirier

Gordon John Poirier, age 84 of Hibbing passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014 in his home with his family by side. He was born February 1, 1930 in Penobscott Location, the son of John and Esther (Van Camp) Poirier and was a lifelong resident of Hibbing. More...

Gene Olan Rodberg

Gene Olan Rodberg, age 46 of Virginia died unexpectedly Tuesday, July 8, 2014 in his home of natural causes. He was born July 29, 1967 in El Paso, TX the son of John and Shirley (Niemi) Rodberg. Gene liked the outdoors, hunting and fishing. More...

E. Lee Marconett

E. Lee Marconett, age 91 of West Virginia, MN, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014 in St. Michael's Health and Rehabilitation Center in Virginia. More...

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