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Minnesota Manufacturing Week highlights the state’s largest industry

To highlight the importance of manufacturing, Governor Mark Dayton on Monday issued a proclamation declaring the week of Oct. 1 – 7, 2017, to be Minnesota Manufacturing Week.  More...

BBB issues warning to auto consumers: Watch out for flood-damaged cars

Better Business Bureau® of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) is warning consumers about the possibility of flood-damaged cars from Texas, Florida and other hurricane-stricken states in the Southeast making their way to our region. More...

Raises funds for area K-9 teams

Inaugural 5K-9 Run for the Dogs is Oct. 7

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – Many a bad guy has learned the hard way that running from a police K-9 is a bad idea. In contrast, runners in the first ever 5K-9 will see that running for a K-9 can be a lot of fun, and supports a great cause. More...

Theme of annual conference: Power of Perspective

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – Why is it that a child sees a dandelion as a flower, but adults see it as a weed? The dandelion doesn't change; it's our perspective that does. This is an observation made by Dr. More...

Metsa’s one man show coming to the Comet Theater

COOK – Paul Metsa, an eight-time Minnesota Music Award Winner and Virginia native will be performing his new one-man show, “Blackie and Paul, A Dog and His Man, and the Meaning of Life” on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. More...

Virginia Fire Department Run Report: Sept. 25 – Oct. 1, 2017

VIRGINIA – During the week of Sept. 25 – Oct. 1, the Virginia Fire Department was called for service 81 times: 10 fire calls, 25 transfers, and 46 EMS 9-1-1 calls. More...

Workforce Development Program accepting apps

EVELETH – Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation’s Workforce Development Program is now accepting applications for the 2018 fiscal year.  More...

LCP now seeking applications for Community Award

GRAND RAPDIS – In the true spirit of grassroots movements, Lake Country Power will once again recognize a non-profit organization that has made outstanding contributions to the local community through a special effort of volunteers and unique e More...

IMA membership is “eye opening” for Hallett Dock Co.

DULUTH – The Iron Mining Association of MN (IMA) celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The association represents Minnesota’s iron mines and more than 150 businesses that supply goods and services to the industry. More...

Obituaries

Pets

Hat Trick has honor of lead dog on the bridge walk

VIRGINIA – The first public ceremonial walk over the new Hwy. 53 bridge on Saturday, Sept. 30, was led by a most unlikely mascot. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Continue to compost

That covered compost pail in the kitchen can continue to accumulate produce scraps all year long. Most compost bins freeze solid during the winter. More...

Enjoy an eco-friendly autumn

Autumn arrives with cool breezes, awe-inspiring foliage and the hint of holidays on the horizon. Fall is a favorite time of year for many people because the crisp weather motivates people of all ages to enjoy the great outdoors.  More...

Healthy for Life

Healthy for Life

Building bridges in October

Hello people and welcome to the tenth month of year. As we are leaning towards the end of the year, I hope that everyone has found some aspect of your life that has made a positive change. More...

Business

U.S. Steel announces investment in advanced high-strength steel capabilities

PITTSBURGH – United States Steel Corporation and Kobe Steel, Ltd. More...

August iron ore trade climbs 10 percent

Shipments of iron ore on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway totaled 6.7 million tons in August, an increase of 10.1 percent compared with a year ago, the Lake Carriers’ Association said Monday. More...

World Maritime Day: Marine shipping is critical to North American trade

Great Lakes-St. More...

Sallyworld

SALLYWORLD: WEEK 360

Dining out and hoarding cords: Such difficult decisions!

Greetings and Sallytations!   More...

Guest Columnists

WALKING UNDAUNTED

Called to South Africa: Anna led to volunteer in orphanage

“The truth is I saw myself in those little faces. I looked at them and felt this love that I knew was unimaginable and knew that this is the way God sees me. More...

My journey with breast cancer October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

My mom was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer at age 68. I was 38 and started getting mammograms at that point, even though the recommend age is 40.  I went in for my annual mammogram in October of 2015 and a spot was detected. More...

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) You might want to take a break from your busy schedule to restore your energy levels. Use this less-hectic time to also reassess your plans and make needed changes.   More...

Arsenic and Old Lace to play at the Reif Center

Lethal cocktails, mayhem and uproarious fun on the stage

GRAND RAPIDS – The Grand Rapids Players invite the public to their fall 2017 performance of Arsenic and Old Lace, directed by Steve Jaeger. Performances will be held Oct. 13 – 22 at the Reif Center Ives Theater in Grand Rapids.  More...

Stakeholders work to keep Hill Annex Mine State Park open

CALUMET – The Hill Annex Mine State Park in Calumet is facing closure, at least in its present form. A state park run by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources since 1988, it is scheduled to close at season’s end in 2019.  More...

Idea Drilling’s Max Motley to speak at profession meeting in Nevada

VIRGINIA – Max Motley, manager of safety/health/ environment at IDEA Drilling, has accepted an invitation to speak at the SME (Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Inc.)—Northern Nevada Section meeting on Oct. More...

Traditional Scandinavian wood carving now on display at First Stage Gallery

VIRGINIA – The First Stage Gallery in the Lyric Center for the Arts is presenting an exhibit of traditional wood carving by Ryan Toot and Tom Dengler during the month of October. More...

Discover your roots with genealogy gatherings at the Eveleth Public Library

EVELETH – The Eveleth Public Library is jumping into genealogy with a big splash this fall. Three new genealogy adventures are available for those interested in researching their family history. More...

My Tattoo

This tattoo belongs to Chris Annen of Cook. It is of a coyote that was a character in the TV show, The Simpsons. Chris said, “In that episode,  More...

Dayton says Chippewa meets requirements, may develop Nashwauk mine

NASHWAUK – Chippewa Capital Partners had been given control of mineral leases needed to breathe new life into the mining, pellet processing and direct reduced iron (DRI) project at the former Essar Steel Minnesota site in Nashwauk. More...

FOCUS ON PHOTOGRAPHERS

This month's photographer spotlight: Floyd Luomanen

Do you ever wonder who is available to take your families photo? Are you dying to have a Northern Lights metal print displayed on your wall, but you’re not sure where to find one? More...

Seed Grants are available for clean energy projects

STATEWIDE – Energy efficiency measures like lighting and HVAC, and renewable energy technologies like solar and wind have been taking off in Minnesota for the last decade. More...

St. Louis County tax forfeited property auction is Oct. 12 in Virginia

VIRGINIA – Homes in Duluth, Eveleth, Virginia, Hibbing and Chisholm; a former Dairy Queen building in Duluth and a retail building in Gilbert; recreational land and buildable lots throughout St. More...

An artistic rendering of the bridge

EDITOR’S NOTE: This lovely artistic rendering of the new tallest bridge in Minnesota by artist Rebecca Koepke of Eveleth definitely captures the Iron Range setting of the bridge. More...

Bridge Features

Kiewit: Culture of safety sustains succ ess “Moosejaw” a unique project for construction giant

VIRGINIA – Safety first is the name of the game Kiewit Corporation, the Fortune 500 construction company based out of Omaha, NE. More...

Huston helps steer bridge, highway relocation job to completion

MnDOT project manager enjoyed “crazy, wild ride”

VIRGINIA – Pat Huston likened being the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s project manager for the Highway 53 relocation project to being the captain of an ore boat coming into Duluth harbor.  “I was the guy representing More...

Final Coffee and Conversation on project held

VIRGINIA – “You guys are like family.”  More...

Health

Staying in shape as you get older; understanding color blindness

Q: Why is it so hard to get back in shape and stay in shape as I get older? I know the most obvious answer is: "Because you're aging!" But I want to know why aging diminishes strength so I can stay strong. -- Tom T., Annapolis, Maryland   More...

Presentation Monday, Oct. 9, at 5:30 p.m. in Mt. Iron

Managing menopause madness and getting answers to why it happens

Recently, one of our female patients who is in her early 50s started to develop excruciating pain around the bladder and surrounding tissues. Lab work showed lots of inflammation, but no infection. More...

Hometown Recipes

Redefining after-school snacks

With school back in session, it’s time to plan for after-school snacks.  For kids and many adults, snacking is necessary to meet our daily needs for vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. More...

Focus On Veterans

Minnesota National Guard sends support for Harvey, Irma and Maria

ST. PAUL – In the span of a few weeks, three major hurricanes hit different parts of the southern United States, causing widespread damage and destruction and requiring the response of agencies around the country. More...

Former U.S. Senator Dole to chair new Veterans Affairs advisory committee

WASHINGTON —The U.S. More...

Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

"We build too many walls and not enough bridges." - Sir Isaac Newton

This is the bridge edition, and it, like just about any other thing, little or big, got me to thinking.  About bridges. About bridges burnt. More...

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