August 11, 2017 RSS feed / Features

TURN AND BURN: Barrel racing with my horse Emmitt

BRITT – I am a barrel racer. My name is Madison Andrews and I am 14 years old. I race my 4-year-old Arabian/Quarter Horse, Emmitt. More...

Adoption special: Is your home purr-fect for a cat?

CHISHOLM – Precious Paws Humane Society of Chisholm has a summer long cat adoption special. For 99 cents, a person can adopt an adult cat. More...

Bridge Daze activities move forward despite dedication ceremony delay

QUAD CITIES – The Bridge Daze committee was disappointed—as were many others—that they had to postpone their Community Walk across the soon-to-be-named Hwy. 53 bridge that had been scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 20. More...

4th outdoor Summer Street Show Series downtown Virginia

VIRGINIA – The 218 Taphouse, Shop Coffeehouse and Lambo Sound invites the public to the corner of 3rd Avenue and Chestnut Street in Virginia on Thursday, Aug. 17, at 6 p.m. for the fourth outdoor music show of their Summer Street Show Series. More...

Solar eclipse events at Virginia library

VIRGINIA – “Astro Bob” King of Arrowhead Astronomical Society and Duluth News Tribune fame, will present a program on the eclipse at the Virginia Public Library on Thursday, Aug. 17. More...

Mesabi Range College receives TRIO Upward Bound grant

VIRGINIA – Mesabi Range College has received its third Upward Bound grant from the U.S. Department of Education. More...

Celebrating a decade of student achievement and success

Open house planned at East Range Academy

EVELETH – During the fall of 2006, there were no classrooms at East Range Academy, just cubicles arranged like walls. Everything said was heard around the school. There were a handful of teachers and a graduating class of only 13 students. More...

Northland Foundation announces aging in place grant opportunity

NORTHEASTERN MN – The Northland Foundation is calling for applications to support creative approaches that help older adults age in place. More...

After-school programs available for kids at Mesabi Family YMCA

VIRGINIA – A new school year is filled with potential — a chance to start new routines and habits, build new friendships and discover new possibilities and interests. More...

Virginia summer tennis program teaches toddlers to teens

VIRGINIA – When Lynn and Jeff Mauston took over the “Tennis in the Park” summer program offered by the Virginia Recreation Department 10 years ago, attendance numbered 84 kids in the six-week program that runs from June to the end o More...

My Tattoo

This tattoo belongs to Felicia Mason from Mt Iron, MN. Felicia is the middle of three sisters. She chose the tattoo of the two roses to represent her two sisters, Marissa and Chelsea. The tattoo was done at Anchors End Tattoo in Hudson, WI.   More...

MN DNR small game hunter survey results released

Fewer small game hunters took to the field in 2016 as compared to the previous season. More...

Artists can submit designs for 2018 waterfowl stamp

Wildlife artists can submit entries for the 2018 Minnesota Migratory Waterfowl Stamp contest from Monday, Aug. 21, through 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. More...

DNR: Question of the week

Q: If I purchase a hunting or fishing license on the DNR website, do I need to keep a printed copy with me out in the field?  A: If you’re using a home computer, you can print most licenses and need to keep a copy with you when participati More...

Maturi Pavilion naming to be celebrated at U of M on Sept. 2

The University of Minnesota on Tuesday announced that it will celebrate the official re-naming of the University’s Sports Pavilion in honor of former athletics director Joel Maturi on Saturday, Sep. 2. More...

Dozens of bargains, ways to save at the Minnesota State Fair

ST. PAUL – The 2017 Great Minnesota Get-Together begins just two weeks from today. This year’s 12 days of fun feature a variety of discounts, special deal days and money-saving tools. More...

Arrowhead Transit Expanding Bus Service Starting in August!

Arrowhead Transit will be providing bus service in three brand new areas: Cook, Hermantown, and Rice Lake. This new service is made possible by a two year $2.37 million grant from the Minnesota Department of Transportation. More...

Obituaries

Home & Garden Tips

The busy month of August

You will find a wealth of late-blooming plants at the local greenhouse to add to your landscape. Try taking some cuttings from annuals (wax begonias, coleus, fuchsia, impatiens, geraniums) to overwinter inside. More...

Simplifying: I can help you organize

VIRGINIA – When we need help with burst pipes, we call a plumber. When we need help removing a tree, we call a tree service. So why not call a professional organizer when you need help with organizing and decluttering your home? More...

Hometown Recipes

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie…

Once again I have been saved by our HTF assistant office manager, Idell Henderson. Not only did she provide the great recipes that follow, they were typed up and emailed to me, which made the recipe column for this week a cinch for to do. More...

Business

Draft of MN’s Every Student Succeeds Act plan released for public comment

The Minnesota Department of Education recently posted its draft state plan for complying and implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the nation’s new pre-K through grade 12 education law. More...

Saving receipts can mean valuable tax benefits

For many Minnesota families, it is time to start back to school shopping. The Minnesota Department of Revenue is reminding parents that most school supplies could qualify for valuable K-12 tax benefits on their 2017 Minnesota income tax return. More...

Governor Dayton announces state’s higher standard for biodiesel blends

STATEWIDE – As farmers from across Minnesota gathered at Farmfest last week, Governor Mark Dayton announced that the state will implement a new biodiesel standard next spring, as Minnesota moves to a 20 percent biodiesel blend (B20) at pumps ac More...

Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

Where we never fabricate, rarely recriminate, occasionally objurgate, sometimes speculate, usually obfuscate and always ameliorate.

I’d like to thank Bartolo Colon for making me feel young. More...

Guest Columnists

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) You might think you’re not getting the royal treatment you deserve. But be careful not to become a royal pain by complaining about it. Be patient and allow things to work out. More...

An early snow, a beautiful horse and a secret meadow

KELSEY – I stand beneath a somber sky and breathe deeply the smell of damp jack pine and tamarack. Snowflakes drift lazily to alight in my hair and upon my shoulders. More...

SKKY, WICHER AND JANDER

Lessons from horses on living in the moment

KELSEY – One of the things I really love about horses is they always live in the moment. For right now. More...

Fire dancing in Chisholm on Saturday: It’s gonna be hot!

CHISHOLM – First there was the water [slide]. Now comes the fire [dancing]. Kind of makes you wonder what will be next. More...

Fountain fundraiser on tap for Aug. 19

OLCOTT FOUNTAIN BREW FEST

VIRGINIA – Who would have thought I would be involved in organizing a fundraiser for the Olcott Park Fountain? More...

Museum Summer Concert Series set at MN Discovery Center

CHISHOLM – The Cactus Blossoms will take the stage at Minnesota Discovery Center on Thursday, Aug. 24, at 6 p.m. as the next band in the Museum Summer Concert Series. More...

Chamber music concert at Kaleva Hall

VIRGINIA – The Chamber Music Society of Minnesota will present free summer concert by the Northern Lights Chamber Music Institute on Friday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m. at Kaleva Hall in Virginia. More...

Promise Fellow program help youth overcome challenges

COLERAINE – Through an ongoing partnership with Minnesota Youth Alliance, United Way of 1000 Lakes and Greenway High School are supporting graduation rates by providing help to students that are at risk of falling behind through a federal Ameri More...

Stop for school buses: Fines increased

State law requires all vehicles to stop for school buses when the bus driver activates the flashing lights and has the crossing arm fully extended, and as of Aug. More...

Clinic will become a partner with Lakewood Surgery Center

Essentia Health-Grand Rapids Clinic expands

GRAND RAPIDS – A groundbreaking ceremony took place on July 11 for a $14 million expansion of the Essentia Health- Grand Rapids Clinic, located on 1542 Golf Course Road. More...

ALS has library card contest winner

MT. IRON – Arrowhead Library System (ALS) announced the winner of the youth library card contest that was held from May 19 – June 19, 2017. More...

Guild donates homemade quilt to Camp Vermilion

VIRGINIA – Members of the Going to Pieces Quilt Guild of Virginia donated a quilt they made and donated to Voyageurs Lutheran Ministry for their Camp Vermilion. More...

Hwy 53 relocation project to delay dedication ceremony

VIRGINIA – The Minnesota Department of Transportation’s Highway 53 relocation project team today announced that it will delay the road opening and dedication ceremony. More...

Virginia Fire Department Run Report: Jul. 31 – Aug. 6 , 2017

During the week of July 31 – August 6, the Virginia Fire Department was called for service 76 times; nine fire calls, 18 transfers, and 49 EMS 9-1-1 calls. More...

Apply by Aug. 18 for Camp Ripley archery deer hunts

CAMP RIPLEY – Hunters can apply through Friday, Aug. 18, for the regular archery deer hunts at Camp Ripley near Little Falls. Apply online, by phone at 888-665-4236 or in person wherever Minnesota hunting and fishing licenses are sold.  More...

Learn about transportation projects at county fair

CHISHOLM – Visitors to the St. More...

Celebrity friends are as down to earth as anyone

As I’ve written before, there were challenges moving from the comforts of Minnesota, leaving all my friends to seek my career in Los Angeles after college, wondering how I’d fit in not knowing many people out there. More...

Let the treasure hunt begin!

Mountain Iron Merritt Days 2017

The 2017 Mountain Iron Merritt Days treasure hunt has begun! More...

AEOA Youth Programs Grow Together

Recently four of AEOA’s youth programs collaborated across counties to create a vegetable garden at our Grand Rapids facility. More...

Pets

Madison meets Bitsy: Two peas in a pod

Paige and Matt Bisbee, owners of Black Beaver Creek Farm & Kennel in Gheen, MN, where they breed dachshunds (doxies), found themselves in a bit of a dilemma several months ago. More...

Range History

The Timpano Family: The early years

THIS WEEK IN RANGE HISTORY PART 2 OF 2

HIBBING – Antoinette “Toni” Anderson, welcomed my daughter Mia and me into her home on July 10, 2017, to share the story of her great-uncle Tony Timpano coming to America and becoming established. More...

Health

Orthopedic surgery, outpatient services help Range residents

VIRGINIA – A small bucket is just not going to cut it for Mary Kay Dougherty. The active 73-year old from Hibbing has a lot of things to cross off her list in the future. More...

$200 million invested to help respond to infectious disease threats

Funds dedicated to combat existing and emerging antibiotic resistance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded more than $200 million through the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC) cooperative agreement to help states, cities, counties, and territories prevent, de More...

Six-week grief support group begins in Virginia on September 11

VIRGINIA – A six-week grief support group will be offered on Monday from 6 – 8 p.m. on September 11, 18 and 25, and October 2, 9 and 16, at Peace United Methodist Church, 303 9th Ave. S. in Virginia. More...

Focus On Veterans

“WW1 America” exhibit at Minnesota History Center extended to Veterans Day

ST. PAUL – Due to popular demand, the “WW1 America” exhibit has been extended, and will now close on Veteran’s Day, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. All veterans and active military are admitted free of charge on the final day. More...

VA extends funding to homeless groups

WASHINGTON — Today, VA Secretary David J. More...

Sallyworld

SALLY WORLD

He said, she said: Mark and Sally verbally spar

This week’s column is going to be a little departure from what normally appears in this space. More...

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