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Our Winter Solstice and Christmas feast is an act of love

Editor’s note: When I want to know the best way to dry parsley leaves, I ask Becky Gawboy. If we have a bug infestation in our garden, I consult Becky. If I need a natural remedy to a vexing health problem, I ask Becky. More...

Teacher turned novelist

Coming full circle: Return to the Iron Range

Often our lives seem to come full circle. We retire and move back to our home area. We attend class reunions and family reunions. In a number of ways we return to our roots. In a sense, we return home. More...

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Reminder to watch fuel tank levels this winter

SAINT PAUL – In Minnesota, being prepared for winter is always a necessity. More...

Mesabi UU Church notice

VIRGINIA Rev. More...

Ruby’s Pantry food distribution in Iron

IRON – The Ruby's Pantry next food distribution in Iron, MN will be Wednesday, Dec. 17, from 4:30 – 6 p.m. at Clinton Town Hall, 8907 Hwy. 37. Anyone may participate and receive an abundance of grocery items. More...

Range History  Free Access 

This Week in Range History

William Booth and the founding of The Salvation Army

William Booth (10 April 1829 – 20 August 1912) was a British Methodist preacher who founded The Salvation Army and became its first General (1878–1912). More...

Health  Free Access 

Managing cancer treatment; exercise and osteoarthritis

Q: My mother was just diagnosed with breast cancer, and we’re confused by the med-speak that the doctors are using. They keep asking Mom what she wants to do, but how can she (or her family) know what’s best for her? More...

Practicing compassion in your life

I believe one of the best things we can do for our mental health and for each other is to practice compassion. More...

Focus On Veterans  Free Access 

VA expands eligibility for VA health care related to military sexual trauma


Senate to vote on advance appropriations for VA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After the persistence and dedication of DAV’s advocacy network, we will hopefully see the Putting Veterans Funding First Act put up for a vote on the Senate floor. More...

VA to accept D.C. proposals for new scheduling system

WASHINGTON – As part of The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) ongoing effort to improve Veterans’ access to healthcare, VA announced it has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a new Medical Appointment Scheduling System (MASS More...

Guest Columnists  Free Access 

An interview with jazz guitarist Sam Miltich of Grand Rapids

Several years ago after tuning into a program on KAXE, I caught the last half of a conversation with a guitarist who was talking about his influences and technique. More...

Senior Legal Line Q. and A.:

My neighbor cut a tree on my property!

Dear Senior Legal Line: More...

Margaret O’Brien: From Cutie to Beauty

Throughout the 1930s, Shirley Temple sang and danced her way into the hearts of depression-weary movie audiences. A decade later, adorable Margaret O’Brien endeared herself to millions seeking Hollywood diversions as World War II came and went. More...

A Christmas tradition of community giving

The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign is synonymous with Christmas. More...

Christmas programs of old

I was a Roman soldier with an oatmeal box helmet

In the third grade I was convinced that God lived behind the altar piece of the Littlefork Lutheran Church. The church was open to all and no area seemed to be off limits or sacred. More...

What’s that (Advent) buzz?

Do you remember the first time someone introduced a Conch shell to you? Of course they wanted you to notice its graceful gray cone-like exterior, opening to a shyly shimmery interior where the animal once curled. More...

Weihnachtsfest in Biwabik!

It was a beautiful weekend for the Weihnachfest in Biwabik! More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

David W. Lind - 2014-12-19
Fred Paul Smith - 2014-12-19
Dora Johnson - 2014-12-19
Florence M. Huseman - 2014-12-19
Betty E. Glavich - 2014-12-12
Ann V. Grigal - 2014-12-12
Donald Joseph Mayer - 2014-12-12
John Dale Cvar - 2014-12-12
Dennis R. Mathison - 2014-12-05
Rodger "Kent" Vogel - 2014-12-05
Lee J. Konu - 2014-12-05
John Dale Cvar - 2014-12-05
Donald Alan Schiebe - 2014-12-05

Pets  Free Access 

Precious Paws Humane Society wants you to know

Be aware of the dangers of canine parvovirus (CPV)!

Let’s talk about parvovirus (canine parvovirus). According to local veterinarians, parvo is making its way around our area. It is a deadly disease that can kill your dog. More...

Home & Garden Tips  Free Access 

Holiday Greenery

Protect that beautiful red, pink, white or multi colored poinsettia with a layer of plastic while transporting home. Once home, remove outer pot covering that may slow water drainage. Place in a cool, sunny location. More...


Decorator Secret: White Kitchens Choices: White is a natural choice for small kitchens… it’s timeless, bright, fresh, clean, and light bounces off surfaces like glossy tile, countertops and painted cabinets to expand the sense of space. More...

Healthy for Life  Free Access 

Healthy for Life

Our winter wonderland of hope and joy!

Hallelujah and hello to everyone! Just a reminder during this holiday season to acknowledge and try to recognize our angels, who our here on earth that help us out and guide us during our daily ways. More...

Hometown Recipes  Free Access 

Homemade food gifts to consider during the holidays

One of my favorite things about Christmas is the exchange of homemade food (or other) items. Many of our family members and friends make delicious food specialties. More...

Business  Free Access 

Eveleth-Gilbert conducts strategic planning; community forum on December 16

EVELETH-GILBERT – The Eveleth-Gilbert Public Schools is in the initial stage of developing a strategic plan. The School Board is working with the Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) to provide guidance and assist with the planning. More...

Essentia Health ranks high on lowering blood pressure

DULUTH – For the past two years, Essentia Health patients have been fighting a battle to curb high blood pressure through a national program called Measure Up/Pressure Down. And now, those efforts are paying off. More...

Laurentian clinic recognized for quality laboratory services

MT. IRON – St. Luke’s Laurentian Medical Clinic has met all criteria for Laboratory Accreditation by the Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation (COLA), a national healthcare accreditation organization. More...

Sallyworld  Free Access 


Green bean casserole massacre prompts husband’s rebuttal

Editor’s note: This week Sally’s husband Mark asked to write Sallyworld. Apparently, being thrown under the bus last week for his Thanksgiving green bean casserole fiasco didn’t sit well with him. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Ann V. Grigal

Ann V. Grigal, 95, of Virginia, died Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Essentia Health Virginia Care Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, December 11, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 12:00 noon with visitation one hour prior. More...

Donald Joseph Mayer

Donald Joseph Mayer, 75, of Side Lake, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 4, 2014 in Hibbing, surrounded by loved ones.  Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. More...

John Dale Cvar

John Dale Cvar, 59, of Minneapolis formerly of Mt. Iron passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, November 27, 2014. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Mt. More...

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