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Focus on Veterans

Chippewa war veteran Bill Light: DISTINGUISHED WWII SERVICE

Editor’s note: This spring the Bois Forte Band dedicated a beautiful new Veterans Memorial at the Nett Lake Reservation. Bill Light was one of two WWII veterans honored in the ceremony. More...

Iron Trail Motors awards $6,000 in scholarships

Six area students each received $1,000 scholarships from Iron Trail Motors in Virginia last week. More...

Obituaries

Pets

RABBIT FACTS AND TIPS

Here are a few interesting facts about pet rabbits.  A male rabbit is called a buck, a female is a doe and a baby is a kitten.   More...

Contented Critters

Meet ICE This gorgeous lady is a 1 year old Husky with the prettiest ice blue eyes. She would like to part of your family. More...

Mesabi Humane Society

Meet Diesel. He was found running around by the Holiday gas station here in Virginia on 5-8-11. He is a neutered male Collie/Black lab Mix that’s about 3 years old. More...

Health

Look to Thy Eyes

It’s time for my annual eye check up. Many doctors say when you reach a certain age the chances of your eyesight diminishing gradually increases, but there are many other factors which can contribute to poor vision. More...

Hometown Recipes

Apple desserts, mushroom tartlets, a unique watermelon salad, and more!

We got some great recipes submitted this week. Thanks so much to all who responded to my call for recipes! Do you have a great recipe you’d like to share? Please send it my way: jeanc@hometownfocus.us. It’s fun to share! More...

Fishing

According to Bob

Most of the time it can be said that nothing can keep a fisherman off his or her favorite waters. Well, this week of scorching heat has changed that. Area lakes have been quiet with the exception of those offering a swimming beach. More...

Outdoors by Jerry McCormick

Lake Vermilion Resort Association

Fish Report  All fish were released. The Lake Vermilion Resort Association supports the Catch and Release Program. Week of July 10-16, 2011   More...

Fowler’s Trivia

July 22 – An “isohel” is a line on a weather map that connects geographic points with equal duration of sunshine or identical forms of solar radiation during a specific period of time. More...

Having a blast at Silver Lake Beach

The Apple Tree Learning Center in Virginia took their students to Silver Lake Beach for a swim outing on Wednesday afternoon this week. What a perfect day it was for this event. More...

My Fair Lady

NOW SHOWING AT MESABI RANGE COLLEGE

Mesabi Range Community and Technical College hosts My Fair Lady at the end of July. Matinee and evening performances are as follows: July 20-23 and 27-30 at 7:00 p.m.; July 23 and 30 at 1:00 p.m., and July 24 and 31 at 4:00 p.m.   More...

BRADFEST 2011 SLATED FOR AUGUST 5-6

Last August, an annual tradition began near the shores of Lake Superior. A group of friends, family and strangers got together to memorialize Brad Rozman, a percussionist (and Iron Range native) who died unexpectedly in May 2009. More...

Slow boat

A friend and I were cruising slowly around the lakes recently, moaning about the ills of growing older. He’s a single parent whose daughter recently started college. Although he likes time alone, I sense an empty nest feeling about him. More...

Senior Legal Line: A legal question and answer line for Seniors

I need a reliable contractor. How can I protect myself?

Dear Senior Legal Line:   More...

Microgrants –

small grants with big potential

Would you be interested in starting a new endeavor in our area to help low-income people become self-suffi- cient?   More...

Mining Features

PHOBIA:

Fear of heights kicked in over a tailings pond

I t is said that 10-25% of people have phobias (exaggerated, unreasonable, or disabling fears). I have often wondered if phobias are part of ones make-up at birth, or if they come upon one as the result of trauma? More...

Home & Garden Tips

See You at the County Fair

The North St. Louis Master Gardeners will again staff an informational display in the 4-H building during ‘The 5 Best Days of Summer’. More...

SpaceLIFT

Decorator Secret: What’s your style? Let’s Explore Classic Contemporary

How To:  This mix of traditional and contemporary elements creates a look that’s very now and yet won’t date. More...

Range History

What Would Hitler Do?

People still often wonder how something like the Holocaust could have happened. They wonder how a supposedly Christian nation like Germany could so ruthlessly persecute so many minority groups. More...

Healthy for Life

Healthy FOR Life

Hello People! Has the fast-forwarding fervent fever of summer caught up with you yet? Speaking of fast-forward, I decided to indulge myself in a cup of java since cutting back a month or so ago. More...

Business

Business Bits

As a business owner, understand your strengths and spend as much time as possible using those strengths to benefit your company. Likewise, understand the strengths of your employees and ensure their responsibilities match up. More...

Sallyworld

SALLYWORLD: WEEK 43

OUTING, THE CHILDREN RETURN, A BAY VIEW AND THEFT AT THE CEMETERY

GREETINGS & SALLYTATIONS...   More...

Guest Columnists

SALOME'S STARS

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A misunderstanding tests the temperament of the sometimes headstrong Aries. Instead of blowing your top, take time for a pleasant diversion while things cool down.   More...

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