September 19, 2014 RSS feed / Features

Wuori T-Ball 2014 Red Team

Pictured, back row (l. to r.) are: Coach Jeremy Koski, Gavin Flannigan, Kaelan Kimball, Tucker Gustafson, Colten Frederick, Makenzie Bernard, Joey Kapella, Coach Kyle Flannigan, Justin Lutes, Jada Deutsch, Rylan Jesme and Coach James Bernard More...

Wuori T-Ball 2014 Blue Team

Pictured, back row (l. to r.) are: Jason Dreshar, Gus Alafita, Peyton Bialke, Rory Cope- Robinson, Tyler Wudinich, Nolin Cope-Robinson and Colton Bialke. Front row (l. More...

Little League baseball is 75 years old

The idea for Little League, an organized baseball league for boys, came about in Williamsport, Pennsylvania in 1938. More...

Digital photography FUN!!damentals with Brian Rauvola

The Arrowhead Library System presents Digital Photography FUN!!damentals with Brian Rauvola from the Duluth Photography Institute, a free program being offered at regional libraries the following dates and locations: More...

10th annual Housekeeping Olympics: Good, clean fun

Fourteen teams brought their “A” game to the 10th annual Housekeeping Olympics on Monday, Sept. 8, at the AmericInn Lodge & Suites of Virginia. More...

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Tom Hanson of Duluth Grill to speak at 100-Mile Harvest Meal

VIRGINIA – Tom Hanson of the Duluth Grill will be in Virginia on Sunday, Sept. 21, to speak on food systems and sustainability at the second annual 100- Mile Harvest Meal hosted by Congregations Caring for the Earth. More...

Upcoming at the Gilbert library

GILBERT – Toddler tales for the toddler set, with a short storytime, craft and snack, will be held every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Gilbert Public Library through May. More...

Enterovirus D-68 confirmed in Minnesota patient

ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has identified a case of respiratory illness due to Enterovirus D-68 (EV-D68) in a child who was hospitalized with acute respiratory symptoms. More...

Range History  Free Access 

Denial of liquor license leads to 1948 shooting rampage

The birthplace of crime fiction writer Frank Gruber and Schneiderman’s Furniture

In 1922 a two-room school was built by the WPA on a side road running between what is now Highway 5 and Elmer Road. It became a part of the St. Louis County Schools. Grades 1 – 8 attended the Elmer School. More...

Health  Free Access 

Doggie D’s?; vision, hormones and age

Q: I’m thinking of cooking up meals for my dog, Oscar. Should I also give him vitamin supplements, like the ones I take? -- Jamey W., Portland, Oregon More...

Take control of your life

Life can be chaotic at times and at other times peaceful. There are tragedies, loving relationships, brokenness, jumbled thoughts, and small joys sometimes all packed into one day. More...

Sports  Free Access 

DNR seeks citizens to serve on spending oversight committees

STATEWIDE – Minnesotans who would like to serve on committees that review how the Department of Natural Resources spends Game and Fish Fund dollars are welcome to submit an application by Sept. 30. More...

Cabin close-up a time to inspect boats and water equipment for invasive species

ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources asks every cabin and lakeshore owner to watch for aquatic invasive species (AIS) when removing docks, boat lifts, swim rafts and other equipment from the water. More...

Focus On Veterans  Free Access 

Local disabled veteran’s business to benefit other DAVs

Virginia Charity Thrift Store and Donation Center to open October 1

VIRGINIA – A new thrift store will be opening at 329 Chestnut St. in Virginia on Wednesday, Oct. 1. More...

Outdoors by Jerry McCormick  Free Access 

It’s a bug eat bug world

Some bugs wants to eat us, we know that! Other bugs want to eat our vegetable gardens or flower gardens. But, there are lots and lots more bugs out there. What do they eat? More...

Guest Columnists  Free Access 

Right lane; wrong road

Uninsured and underinsured automobile coverage

Earlier this summer I was entering an on-ramp to the southbound lane of 169 near Milaca. A tractor trailer ahead of me was moving slowly as the on-ramp was on an incline. More...

Dawn Wells celebrates 50 years of Gilligan’s Island

What should have been “a three-hour tour” turned into a 50-year journey for Dawn Wells, who played castaway Mary Ann Summers in the zany sitcom Gilligan’s Island that debuted on CBS in September, 1964. More...

The small, rural township where youth baseball is a BIG deal

Township’s youth baseball claims two championships in 2014

Baseball is as American as apple pie. All over the country in small towns to large cities baseball is there rooted deep with history and stories. More...

Central Range: New youth traveling team wins championship

New to youth baseball in the area this summer was a traveling team of players organized under the name of Central Range. Traveling teams are used as a developmental level of baseball for those players preparing for a higher level of play. More...

Wuori T-Ball 2014 White Team

Pictured, back row (l. to r.) are: Trey Niska, Rylen Niska, Natalie Parks, Alex Long, Sophia Today, Grace Redmond, Jonathan Malich, Heith LaMourea, Hannah Redmond and Coach Ryan Ganyo. Front row (l. More...

Target Field, possibly the best ballpark in America

A story about a father, formerly of Hermantown, and his 24-year-old son, a recent University of North Dakota graduate, who visited all 30 Major League Baseball parks across the U.S. More...

Blue and White on Oct. 4

Blue Devil 5K Fun Run, Walk, Crawl

The Virginia Public School Health and Safety Committee identified two needs in our school district. More...

Preston Gunderson releases new music video

The first time I saw Preston Gunderson of Virginia perform was during an elementary school talent show in the ’90s. More...

Introducing MoeZone:

New puzzle challenge for STEM-sters!

I’m pleased to announce a new HTF feature: MoeZone – a biweekly puzzle to challenge those readers with a propensity towards science, technology, engineering, and math (yes – STEM!). More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Pets  Free Access 

The adoption process: Questions to ask yourself

Are you ready to add a pet to your family?

It can happen to the best of us. You see a cute, tigerstriped kitten with white paws and green eyes, just begging for attention. Or maybe it’s a gorgeous Labrador mix whose tails seems to be wagging just for you. More...

Home & Garden Tips  Free Access 

Frost kits

Every gardener on the Iron Range knows that a killing frost can be expected anytime during the growing season. One way to prevent devastating early losses is to make sure frost protection items are on hand. More...

SpaceLIFT

Decorator Secret: Lighting a room How To: More...

Healthy for Life  Free Access 

HEALTHY4LIFE

Up for the long stretch?

Here’s to keeping your spirit warm while the body yearns for another layer of insulation. Your body may be craving foods and fat to fight off the declining temperatures. More...

Hometown Recipes  Free Access 

It ’s true :

Summer’s a memory and fall beckons

Our short summer is over in the northland unless we get an Arizona fall. Don’t hold your breath. It is now time to take out boats, docks, clean out your garage – ugh! I felt the air change on August 10 and it wasn’t for the good! More...

Business  Free Access 

Stephanie Walters joins Essentia Health-Virginia Clinic

VIRGINIA – Nurse practitioner Stephanie Walters has joined the Geriatrics Department at the Essentia Health-Virginia Clinic in Virginia. She will care for patients at skilled nursing facilities throughout the Iron Range. More...

Non-profit LSS to discuss jobs at open house event

VIRGINIA – Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota (LSS) will hold an open house on Friday, Oct. 3, to let the public know about the job opportunities that the statewide organization offers in the Virginia- Eveleth area. More...

LCP works with Great River Energy on solar project

GRAND RAPIDS – Lake Country Power, with support from its wholesale power supplier Great River Energy, is installing a 20-kW solar array in front of its Grand Rapids Service Center. More...

Sallyworld  Free Access 

SALLYWORLD: WEEK 205

My obsession with hunting garage sale season

Greetings & Sallytations! More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Austin Lee Paolo

Austin Lee Paolo, age 26 of Grand Rapids and formerly of Pengilly died unexpectedly Friday, September 12, 2014 in Grand Itasca Medical Center. He was born March 29, 1988 in Hibbing and was a graduate of Nashwauk – Keewatin High School. More...

Ronald Arthur Ebert

Ronald Arthur Ebert, 69, of rural Chisholm, died unexpectedly September 12th, 2014 at his sons home near Rochester, MN. More...



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