March 20, 2015 RSS feed / Features

VHS presents Guys and Dolls:

A story of crap shooters and straight shooters

VIRGINIA - Musical theater has made a comeback at Virginia High School, and this year audience members will be raking in laughs once again. More...

New Earth Fest initiatives focus on sustainability

One exciting new program at this year’s Iron Range Earth Fest is the Community Sustainability Initiative (CSI). More...

Mesabi Karate open house held at Mesabi East

The Mesabi Karate Dojo held an open house at Mesabi East on Friday and Saturday, March 6 and 7. More...

Free Arrowhead Library System program Soudan Mine – Then & Now! History, science and bats

MT. IRON – The Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present Soudan Mine – Then & Now, a free program being offered on the following dates and locations: March dates: More...

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57,400 MN children enrolled in all-day kindergarten

ST. PAUL – In its first year of implementation, new data from the Minnesota Department of Education shows that 57,479 students are now benefitting from the state’s all-day, every day kindergarten initiative. More...

Northern Community Radio presents The Beat Café III

BEMIDJI – Independent National Public Radio affiliate KAXE/KBXE is presenting a live radio show of spoken word and music. More...

Memorial Blood Centers is calling all lifesavers

DULUTH – Memorial Blood Centers invites all eligible blood donors to roll up their sleeve and give blood. Every two seconds someone needs blood – from heart transplant and cancer patients to accident victims. More...

Range History

The Bohemian National Hall

A Meadowlands legacy from Czech immigrants

MEADOWLANDS – When the Czechoslovakians immigrated to Meadowlands in the early 1900s, like folks from other countries they gathered together often, keeping some of their home country traditions alive. More...

Health

Meditation as medicine; Alzheimer’s care innovations

Q: I know that meditation makes people feel better, happier and calmer, but is there a scientific explanation of why it works? -- Keith G., Carbondale, Illinois More...

Massage for Your Health

Self-massage for TMJ pain

As I promised in my previous article, I am sharing today the steps to follow to alleviate some of the pain that accompanies temporomandibular joint (TMJ). First, a quick review of the causes and symptoms of TMJ pain. More...

Business

Colleagues remember former St. Louis County Attorney Al Mitchell

The unexpected death of former St. Louis County Attorney and Administrator Al Mitchell has brought tributes from those who worked closely with him. More...

American Family Insurance agent Kristin Johnson earns top honor for customer service

MADISON, Wisc. – Kristin Johnson, an American Family Insurance agent in Eveleth, MN, has been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program. More...

MN credit unions receive the most national awards for community involvement, financial education efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. More...

Obituaries

Theodore Arcadius “Ted” Maki

Theodore Arcadius “Ted” Maki, age 61 of Virginia died Monday, March 9, 2015. He was born April 6, 1953 in Virginia, the son of Melven A. More...

Kathleen Pearl Haataja

Kathleen Pearl Haataja, age 93 of Virginia passed away Saturday, March 7, 2015 in St. Michael’s Health and Rehabilitation Center in Virginia. More...

The Home, Sport and Travel Show

Exhibitors, a simulated shooting range, and magic tricks

As we slowly creep closer to retirement, my husband and I occasionally talk about getting a (really) small pull-behind trailer and hitting the road for a couple months each year. More...

Smokey the Bear’s WWII connection

I heard on MPR on my way to work today (Wednesday, Mar. 19, 2015) that 85% of Minnesota is now officially experiencing drought conditions. Our house and yard are surrounded by forest and I don’t like the sounds of this at all. More...

Monk Serafim Baltic to speak at Lent retreat

CHISHOLM - The Northland Orthodox Christian Churches are pleased to announce a convenient half-day Great Lent Spiritual Retreat on Saturday, Mar. 21, from 12:30-5:30 p.m. More...

I Love to Read Month was filled with fun at Mesabi East Schools

February was I Love to Read month and it was a busy one for Mesabi East elementary students. The Literacy Committee made sure of that. They planned a multitude of activities that would be sure to get the children excited to read. More...

Youth snowmobile racers deliver BE A WINNER, LOVE A SHELTER PET donations

KCPRO-East Oval Ice Racing, the snowmobile racing group for kids aged 4 - 14, held a BE A WINNER, LOVE A SHELTER PET campaign during their state championship event in Virginia over Valentine’s Day weekend. More...

MyrnaLee Mania: A movement to better the lives of people in wheelchairs

A movement is upon us. More...

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Pets

Springtime pet safety tips from ASPCA

Spring has sprung, and with the change of season, our thoughts inevitably turn to Easter celebrations, spring cleaning and much-needed home improvement projects. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Grow lights

The first day of spring excites everyone’s Green Thumbs. Mild temperatures are ideal for pruning around the garden. Pruning helps control pests and pathogens in our landscapes. More...

SpaceLIFT

Decorator Challenge: How to plan your space… Remedy: Last week we talked about space planning and because I think it is so important I want to spend a little more time on it. More...

Healthy for Life

Healthy for Life

Bringing in Spring

Welcome everyone as we admire the spectacular sights and sounds of Mother Earth as she unveils herself with the grand opening of Spring. Water is glistening and dripping and memories of warm scents and colors are awakened in us. More...

Hometown Recipes

Tower woman makes Finnish squeaky cheese DVD

TOWER - The first time Diane (Syrjanen) Childs made juustoa (Finnish squeaky cheese), it was a frustrating experience. More...

Focus On Veterans

VA establishes MyVA advisory committee Highly respected group of outside leaders to advise VA secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the establishment of the MyVA Advisory Committee (MVAC). More...

Sallyworld

SALLYWORLD: WEEK 231

Essential oils revive voice, washed car brings rain, and garden plans

Greetings & Sallytations! More...

Guest Columnists

Your Legal Rights

Timeshare resale scams persist

“Pete and Julie” were desperate to sell their timeshare. They rarely used it and the fees kept rising. When a “broker” called and claimed her client was interested in buying, Pete and Julie were eager to know the details. More...

Senior Legal Line Q. and A.

Should I co-sign a loan for my grandson?

Dear Senior Legal Line: More...

SALOME'S STARS

CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Although you like things done your way, this is a good time to listen to ideas from others. You might even find yourself agreeing with one or more of their suggestions. More...



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