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Like all nursing homes, St. Michael’s faces constant change

VIRGINIA – Nursing homes continue to evolve as the industry faces changes in funding and as the needs of those who utilize the services change. At St. More...

Posted 1/29/2015 07:48 PM

Probate is usually required when assets do not transfer upon death

Probate is the legal process of identifying the assets of someone who is recently deceased and distributing the remaining property. More...

Posted 1/29/2015 07:47 PM

Managing many mini-wills may help avoid costly probate

When my children were younger, they played a card game called “Yu-Gi-Oh!™” that has monster cards, action cards and magic cards. More...

Posted 1/29/2015 07:47 PM

Final Expense Insurance is an option for paying funeral and burial costs

This week I received the following e-mail regarding a death in someone’s family. They asked if I could write an article regarding final expense coverage with the intent of helping others in the future. More...

Posted 1/29/2015 07:47 PM

Getting your ducks in a row

Long-range PLANNING

This week’s Health Edition is about “getting your ducks in a row,” so to speak - preparing for old age and poor health, and the eventuality of death. More...

Posted 1/29/2015 07:47 PM

60- month “look- back” period

Medicaid’s asset transfer rules

In order to be eligible for Medicaid, you cannot have recently transferred assets. More...

Posted 1/29/2015 07:47 PM

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Features  Free Access 

The Singers team up with VHS choir

World-class choir to perform Feb. 7 in Virginia

VIRGINIA - Even though Minnesotans may think of “bass” as a largemouth or smallmouth, and “tenor” might only precede “eleven” in an Iron Ranger’s lexicon, the Arrowhead region is no stranger to the fine arts. More...

Posted 1/22/2015 06:45 PM

Mesabi East students are making a difference in a positive way

AURORA – For almost 20 years senior high students at Mesabi East have been learning the importance of making a difference in a positive way. They do this by participating in a class called Skills for Action. More...

Posted 1/22/2015 06:38 PM

Laskiainen offers a variety of musical entertainment

PALO – There will be some outstanding musical entertainment at this year’s Laskiainen Finnish Sliding Festival in Palo. The festival begins with the Queen’s Ball and coronation on Friday, Feb. 6 and continues through the weekend. More...

Posted 1/22/2015 06:38 PM

Mining Features

How to apply for a job at local mining companies

ArcelorMittal Minorca Mine More...

Posted 8/28/2014 07:20 PM

Wrangling at the Effie Rodeo

Some glimpses of the Effie Rodeo this summer. More...

Posted 8/28/2014 07:20 PM

Metal munchers:

Biomining for copper

Editor’s note: I saw this little news story in MINE magazine and was intrigued. It brought to mind the bacterial sulfatereducing studies being conducted near Aurora (see story p. 19). More...

Posted 8/28/2014 07:20 PM

Real Estate

JPJ Engineering has new office location

HIBBING – JPJ Engineering, Inc. has moved its Hibbing office to a new location at 425 Grant Street. More...

Posted 12/24/2014 08:31 PM

Minnesota snowmobile season and weekly trail reports begin

ST. PAUL – Snowmobilers can legally ride any of the more than 22,000 miles of Minnesota’s state and grant-in-aid snowmobile trails, from Dec. 1 through the end of March, according to the Department of Natural Resources. More...

Posted 12/4/2014 08:36 PM

MRC presents Keith Secola in concert Dec. 4

VIRGINIA – Mesabi Range College will present alumni Keith Secola in concert on Thursday, Dec. 4, at noon in the Theatre. The concert is free and open to the public. More...

Posted 11/26/2014 04:01 PM

Pets  Free Access 

Aging: How do I know when my dog is a senior?

Most dogs enter their golden years between seven and 10 years of age, with large/giant breeds becoming seniors earlier than small breeds. More...

Posted 1/29/2015 07:48 PM

Month-long transport to animal welfare agencies follows removal of dogs

ASPCA places dogs surrendered by Florida rescue group in 13 states

NEW YORK, N.Y.—The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) has begun transporting dogs to various animal welfare agencies in 13 states following the removal of the animals back in October from Sabbath Memorial Do More...

Posted 1/22/2015 06:38 PM

Study may give hope to pets with out-of-date rabies vaccine that are exposed

SCHAUMBURG, Illinois – A tragic decision was forced on a loving dog owner when her pet was bitten by a rabid skunk. More...

Posted 1/15/2015 08:51 PM

Range History  Free Access 


Over-the-counter medicine was a complete guessing game in the 1800s and early 1900s. Quack doctors and anyone with the ability to mix up a batch of goo could claim to have a miracle cure. More...

Posted 1/29/2015 07:48 PM

U.S. curling champ John Jankila remembers:

Our 1980 international bonspiel in Scotland

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This account was handwritten November 7, 1980, right after our trip. It was transcribed and saved on computer on March 8, 2011, 31 years later. I’m sure glad I wrote down my memoirs shortly after the trip! More...

Posted 1/22/2015 06:38 PM

A photo essay

Francine York’s fabulous career

This Week in Range History This week we are honoring veteran film and television actress Francine York, born in 1938 in Aurora, MN, to parents Frank and Sophie Yerich More...

Posted 1/15/2015 08:51 PM

Massage for Your Health  Free Access 

Seniors! Are you proactive with your health?

I can only hope to be as healthy in my senior years as some of the seniors I see. They are busy taking care of their health, by keeping fit. More...

Posted 1/29/2015 07:47 PM

Grieving the loss of a loved one

This fall and early winter has brought on the loss of a few loved ones in my husband’s family and some friends’ families, too. The count includes two relatives, three friends and a neighbor. More...

Posted 1/15/2015 08:51 PM

A new year! A new you?

Hello and happy New Year! Wow 2015 is here and I am trying to figure out what happened to 2014. Well with the New Year comes resolutions for a lot of people. More...

Posted 12/31/2014 07:56 PM

Sports  Free Access 

Unique, local artwork coming to the new Vikings stadium

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – The Minnesota Vikings and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) have partnered with Sports & The Arts (SATA) to source and acquire art, graphics and photographs for the new stadium set to open in July 2016. More...

Posted 1/15/2015 08:52 PM

Magnetation LLC announces first production at new iron ore concentrate plant

GRAND RAPIDS – Magnetation LLC (Magnetation) announced today that it has successfully produced its first iron ore concentrate at its new plant, Plant Four, located near Grand Rapids, Minnesota. More...

Posted 1/8/2015 06:54 PM

Trentini Club meeting planned in Buhl

BUHL – The Trentini Club will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Buhl Senior Center. Anyone needing a ride to the meeting should call Louise at 218-262-2398. More...

Posted 1/8/2015 06:54 PM

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Blue Devils beat Alexandria 4-3 at state

Exhale, Blue Devils fans. Your team finally won a hockey game at state. More...

Posted 3/11/2010 09:13 PM

i on Local Sports

The moment I will remember most from Wednesday’s Section 7A Boys Hockey Championship Game, won 3-0 by Virginia/ MI-B over Hibbing/Chisholm, is not the jubilant celebration after back-to-back title wins - though the Blue Devils’ smiles wer More...

Posted 3/4/2010 10:50 PM

Charlotte Overbye

i On Local Sports Spotlight

bio: Charlotte Overbye, a junior at Mountain Iron-Buhl, became the all-time leading scorer in school history, surpassing former boys basketball standouts Steven Golobich and DJ Winfield earlier this season. More...

Posted 2/19/2010 12:04 AM

Calendar  Free Access 

Mt. Iron Merritt Days Lions Pancake Breakfast

Mt. Iron Merritt Days Lions Pancake Breakfast Mt. Iron Senior Center 7:30 a.m. More...

Posted 8/10/2010 01:38 PM

Local Events  Free Access 

Hometown Calendar

Friday, April 23 YMCA Black & White Event Mesabi YMCA, Mt. Iron Silent & Live Auction, Entertainment, Plated Dinner, 6:00 p.m. More...

Posted 4/22/2010 08:15 PM

3/11 - Book Lover's Tea at Library

The Friends of the Virginia Public Library will sponsor a Book Lover's Tea on Thursday, March 11th at 12:00 in the library auditorium. More...

Posted 3/4/2010 01:56 PM

3/6 City of Mt. Iron 2010 Winter Carnival

City of Mt. Iron 2010 Winter Carnival will be held at the South Grove Recreation Complex, 8766 Mud Lake Road on Saturday, March 6th. Come and enjoy some fresh air and old fashioned family fun for all. Hot dogs, chips and hot cocoa will be available. More...

Posted 3/3/2010 04:03 PM

Spies in Steel  Free Access 

Spies in Steel


Posted 6/24/2011 09:22 AM

Auto Focus Tips  Free Access 

1962 Chevrolet CORVETTE

The most noticeable style changes for 1962 were the removal of the side cover chrome trim, a blacked-out grille and ribbed chrome rocker panel molding leaving this model almost completely devoid of chrome. More...

Posted 1/6/2012 12:13 AM


The 1970 Dodge Dart lineup returned with Swinger 340 and Dart GTS trim lines. All Darts had new front and rear styling. The Swinger 340 was available for $2,808 but now included a three-speed manual as standard. More...

Posted 11/23/2011 01:49 PM

1967 Chevrolet El Camino

Ten of the 15 colors offered for the 1967 Chevrolet El Camino were new. A black vinyl roof covering available with all exterior colors was added to the options list. More...

Posted 10/13/2011 05:55 PM

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Defining Friendly Customer Service -

what it is and what it isn’t

A few days ago I attended a community planning meeting for my adopted hometown of Orr, Minnesota. The meeting was the first in a series to develop a long term plan for the future of our town and surrounding area. More...

Posted 2/17/2011 10:02 PM

How to sell money at a discount

Although I didn’t realize it until 30 years later, my first real job in the sales profession was all about selling money at a discount. More...

Posted 2/10/2011 07:19 PM


For several years I had a framed copy of Mark Twain’s quotation: “I am an old man and have known a great many problems, but most of them never happened” hanging on the wall in my office. More...

Posted 2/3/2011 09:42 PM

Fishing  Free Access 

5th Annual Let’s Take a Kid Fishing on Lake Vermilion event slated for July 16

COOK—Keep the momentum going. Those four words are a good way to summarize the volunteers who work tirelessly in doing their part to introduce youth to the sport of fishing. More...

Posted 6/19/2014 08:18 PM


For a number of years it’s been my tradition, the night before Minnesota’s fishing opener, to get a Dave’s pizza and a cold can of pop, drive to the mall parking lot where I can watch the steady parade of cars and trucks heading nor More...

Posted 5/31/2012 08:29 PM

Lake Vermilion Resort Association Fish Report

All fish were released. The Lake Vermilion Resort Association supports the Catch and Release Program. Week of August 21-27, 2011 More...

Posted 9/1/2011 04:47 PM

High Heels and Handbags  Free Access 

Spring Closet Cleaning 2012:

Phase Two—Shoes

Well readers, I did it. I am writing Part 2 of this spring saga after the Great Pants Massacre of 2012. There were many casualties, but the survivors were real winners, destined to become fashion rock stars of the season. More...

Posted 4/19/2012 11:28 PM

Spring closet cleaning 2012: Phase one - pants

I went to work today in an ill-fitting pair of pants. I know now where the term came from: the fit literally makes you ill. Every step that I took, every accidental glance in the mirror made me sick to my stomach. More...

Posted 3/22/2012 09:58 PM

Flowers and a candy heart world

My friends and readers of this column know all about my CRAZY LOVE for Valentine’s Day. More...

Posted 2/10/2012 01:04 AM

In Our Words  Free Access 

Point of pride for Minnesota

St. Paul College and two-year campuses in Greater MN dominate ‘Best Community Colleges in U.S.’ rankings

Some refreshingly good news about the quality of our public education system almost got out last week, but was mostly overlooked or underplayed by mainstream media. More...

Posted 9/16/2010 08:54 PM

In Your Words  Free Access 

A Letter of Thanks

Over the past six months, I have been on quite the journey and touched by such wonderful care and generosity of so many people that I want to write this letter to express my thanks and to let everyone know how much it is all appreciated. More...

Posted 8/4/2011 06:48 PM

Are trees on the Iron Range in peril?

Scientists like Janine Bloomfield, Ph.D.*, believe that global warming will have an effect on tree species. Dr. More...

Posted 9/23/2010 08:40 PM

Letter to my neighbor

Editor’s note: The author of the following letter requested to remain anonymous, and we have granted the request. - Jean Dear Neighbor, More...

Posted 9/9/2010 09:04 PM

Ojibwe Reflections  Free Access 

Out of the Blue

Today was one of just two days out of the year that is major sporting event-free. The other was Monday. More...

Posted 7/18/2013 08:57 PM

Out of the Blue

The Wild limped into the playoffs. More...

Posted 5/9/2013 06:52 PM

Cheeseburgers for breakfast

Our mother, Pat, has always been a true believer in the value of a good breakfast and, in the winter, the nutrition, economy and staying power of a warm bowl of Quaker Oats. More...

Posted 3/18/2010 07:56 PM

Nature's Why and How  Free Access 

Why are there so many types of insects?

Have you ever stepped outside on a beautiful summer morning only to be bombarded with dozens of types of insects? More...

Posted 7/26/2012 08:16 PM

The scoop on poop:

Why it’s important to pick up after your dog

Anyone with young children knows the hazards of a pile of dog feces left in the park. Unpleasantness aside, pet waste can have a tremendous effect on plants and other organisms in both parks and natural ecosystems. More...

Posted 4/5/2012 11:51 PM

Nature’s WHY AND HOW

Salty road blues

For anyone travelling during the recent snowstorms, you may have salt to thank for the passable roads. Many tumbles down icy stairs are avoided every year because of salt. More...

Posted 3/9/2012 01:47 AM

Sallyworld  Free Access 


Foodgate: Proof that opposites attract (or, Get out the boxing gloves)

Boy oh boy, man oh man, where do I start? Food shopping. Last week I was once again thrashed in print, this time for my food shopping methods. Did anybody actually read Sally’s list that she sent me out for? More...

Posted 1/29/2015 07:47 PM


Grocery list adherence, finder of lost items, and daily weigh-ins

Greetings & Sallytations! I think there are two kinds of people in this world. People who like to grocery shop and people who don’t. I’m in don’t type. Imagine my excitement when I married a fellow More...

Posted 1/22/2015 06:38 PM


The benefits of sub-zero temperatures and a ban on buffets

Greetings & chilly Sallytations! More...

Posted 1/15/2015 08:51 PM

Website Wisdom  Free Access 

Canoe drummers

I’d be lying if I told you we always catch fish whenever we go fishing. More often than I care to admit, I simply write off the fishless days as pleasant outings and a chance to go exploring. More...

Posted 6/6/2013 09:27 PM

Optimize your site to bring more phone calls

Editor’s note: This is the last Website Wisdom column we will be running, as Sean’s growing business is taking more of his time. We thank him for his contributions this past year! More...

Posted 6/24/2010 10:08 PM

Give Your Website Some Personality

Giving your web presence a “fun factor” is no doubt beneficial to your business, no matter what industry you’re in. More...

Posted 6/18/2010 07:57 AM

Obituaries  Free Access 

Daniel J. Kangas

A gathering for family and friends to celebrate Daniel’s life will be held from 1:00 p.m. More...

Posted 1/29/2015 12:57 PM

Helen A. Petersen

Helen A. Petersen, 95, Cook, former longtime resident of White Bear Lake, passed away at the Cook Nursing Home on Tuesday, January 27, 2015.  More...

Posted 1/29/2015 12:52 PM

Raymond Lund

Raymond Lund, 86, of Virginia, died Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at St. Michaels Health and Rehab in Virginia. Memorial Services will be held Monday, January 26, 2015 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church at 11:00 a.m.with visitation one hour prior. More...

Posted 1/29/2015 12:45 PM

Classifieds  Free Access 


APARTMENTS FOR RENT Virginia: 2 Bedroom, 1st Floor, $600 including utilities, n/p, references & deposit. 218-780-0196 or 218-750- 7938 More...

Posted 1/29/2015 07:48 PM


JOB SEEKERS Winter is coming! Don’t wait to have your car tuned up or have someone to take care of your snow removal or whatever it be you need done. Reasonable rates and quality work. CALL JON @ 218-256-9382. More...

Posted 1/29/2015 07:48 PM



Posted 1/29/2015 07:48 PM

Oral health may be an early indicator of osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is often considered a “silent” disease — one that is associated with few warning signs in the early stages. However, do you know that the early signs of osteoporosis may be able to be seen in the mouth? More...

Posted 1/29/2015 07:48 PM

Do it your way:

Maintaining personal choice through end of life decisions

It is one of the values we cherish as Americans – freedom. We believe that people ought to be free to live, work, speak their minds, and worship as they wish, as long as they do not harm others. More...

Posted 1/29/2015 07:48 PM

The human side of hearing: don’t let your hearing loss control your life

As human beings, feelings and emotions make us what we are. And, as human beings, each of us reacts differently depending on how we cope with the negative impact that things have on us, including hearing loss. More...

Posted 1/29/2015 07:48 PM

Essentia Health Medical Equipment offers a variety of aids for daily living

BABBITT – Cliff Horgen likes his tidy, onestory home in Babbitt. It’s filled with good memories from his 63-year marriage to his late wife, Eleonore. A corner wall displays trophies won during a lifetime of trap-shooting competitions. More...

Posted 1/29/2015 07:47 PM

Read this book

With a Little Help from Our Friends

My girlfriends and I used to talk about our Golden Years and our dream was to all live together in the huge Wally World (former Wally Jones’) estate on Lake Vermilion. More...

Posted 1/29/2015 07:47 PM

Advice from those who’ve been there

One impetus for this Health Edition’s focus was the recent failing health and death of our publishers’ mother, Betty Asbach. More...

Posted 1/29/2015 07:47 PM

Long- term care planning

If only I had a crystal ball

I can’t remember a period in my life where I wished more fervently for a crystal ball. If I only knew when I was going to draw my last breath, making decisions today would be so much easier! More...

Posted 1/29/2015 07:47 PM

Cool senior stuff (and more) online

I found a lot of great stuff online about seniors, aging, and the retirement years. More...

Posted 1/29/2015 07:47 PM

Obituaries  Free Access 

Helen A. Petersen - 2015-01-30
Daniel J. Kangas - 2015-01-30
Raymond Lund - 2015-01-30
William M. Nelson - 2015-01-23
Shirley M. Olson - 2015-01-23
Patrick J. Roche, Jr. - 2015-01-23
Sylvia Esther Jarvi - 2015-01-23
Patrick J. Roche, Jr. - 2015-01-23
Howard M. Weldon, Jr. - 2015-01-23
Marlys Agnes Hanson - 2015-01-23
Beverly Padgett - 2015-01-23
Helen Patricia McBride - 2015-01-23
Don V. Barnes - 2015-01-23
Celia G. Makynen - 2015-01-23


This week's winners & next week's prize!

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Posted 1/26/2015 12:08 PM

Mobile Man

Find the Clue Prizes & Cash to WIN!

Download our Discover MN app from iTunes or Google Play and click the WIN button. Every Friday marks a new contest, new prize and new clue. Mobile Man will be hidden in one of our advertisers in the app, ready for you to find him. More...

Posted 10/20/2014 02:18 PM

Bumper Sticker

Find the Bumper Sticker Gift Certificates to WIN!

Listen, Find, Call, Win! Listen to the WEVE Morning Show weekdays to learn what WEVE and Hometown Focus are giving away! Find the Weve got Focus! More...

Posted 10/20/2014 02:17 PM


Operation Round Up gives more than $41,000 to community programs

GRAND RAPIDS – Lake Country Power’s Operation Round Up® participants are committed to lending a helping hand to the communities and residents of northern Minnesota. More...

Posted 1/16/2014 07:50 PM

Wide Open Services to host Open House

PIKE TOWNSHIP – There’s a new business in Pike Township and they’re having an Open House on Friday, Jan. 17 and Saturday, Jan. 18 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day. More...

Posted 1/16/2014 07:50 PM

Gov. Dayton releases bonding proposal

ST. PAUL - Today, Governor Mark Dayton unveiled a $986 million statewide bonding proposal designed to create over 27,000 jobs and improve Minnesota’s public infrastructure. More...

Posted 1/16/2014 07:50 PM

News Briefs  Free Access 

Call us for any admission questions or a Brooklynn Niemi cancer benefit to be held tour.

COLD SPRING, Minn. – A benefit will be held on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 4 – 8 p.m. at the St. More...

Posted 1/29/2015 07:48 PM

Children invited to reading event at Parkview

VIRGINIA – A night of reading and storytelling for children pre-kindergarten through grade 4 and their parents is being held at Parkview Elementary in Virginia on Monday, Feb. 2, from 6 – 7 p.m. More...

Posted 1/29/2015 07:48 PM

VAHS meeting to be held on February 6

VIRGINIA – Early auto racing on the Range, the town of Hibbing’s forced move, and the beginning of open pit mining at the Mountain Iron Mine are the subjects of a film to be shown at the Virginia Area Historical Society meeting of members More...

Posted 1/29/2015 07:48 PM

Home & Garden Tips  Free Access 

Try some herbs

Drying herbs grown without harmful chemicals is the best way to preserve them for future use. Discard any bad leaves. Strip leaves from stalks on hardy varieties like sage and mint. More...

Posted 1/29/2015 07:48 PM


Decorator Challenge: The “Perfect” Room Remedy: More...

Posted 1/29/2015 07:48 PM

Try some herbs

Basil, sage, chives, mint, chamomile, and lemon balm are just a few herbs to grow during winter months. Pick up plants from local greenhouses. Use high quality potting soil and non-plastic pots to avoid compaction. More...

Posted 1/22/2015 06:38 PM

Health  Free Access 

Additional $34 million CCIIO funds will accelerate MNsure IT development

ST. PAUL – MNsure was awarded a federal grant adjustment of $34 million by The Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO), a division of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. More...

Posted 1/29/2015 07:48 PM

MNsure tops 100,000 total enrollments

ST. PAUL – MNsure announced more than 100,000 Minnesotans have enrolled in comprehensive, affordable health insurance coverage since November 15, 2014, the start of the 2015 open enrollment period. More...

Posted 1/29/2015 07:48 PM

Form 1095-A arriving soon for MNsure enrollees

ST. PAUL – January is often a time when Minnesotans begin receiving important documents needed to file their tax returns. This year, Minnesotans who enrolled in a commercial health plan through MNsure in 2014 will get a new one, Form 1095-A. More...

Posted 1/29/2015 07:48 PM

Healthy for Life  Free Access 

Healthy for Life

Welcome to another day of life!

The Gifts of Grieving More...

Posted 1/29/2015 07:47 PM

Healthy for Life

Sensing the balance

Here’s hoping today finds you in high spirits as the long winter month of January is making its exit. More...

Posted 1/22/2015 06:38 PM

Healthy for Life

Winter’s endearing flight

Welcome to another cold, beautiful day here in northern Minnesota. More...

Posted 1/15/2015 08:51 PM

Hometown Recipes  Free Access 

Homemade condiments: Healthier and less expensive

While searching for healthy recipes for this edition, I found myself drawn to homemade condiments to replace store-bought ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, barbeque sauce, etc. More...

Posted 1/29/2015 07:47 PM

FISH TACOS my way: A win, win for everyone!

So, we went to Good Ol’ Days restaurant in Tower for dinner Friday night. We both ordered the fish fry special. More...

Posted 1/22/2015 06:38 PM

Francine York shares her "recipes for the stars' with HTF

Film and television actress Francine York, a native of Aurora, MN, is famous for (among other things) her celebrity dinners. More...

Posted 1/15/2015 08:51 PM

Sports Events  Free Access 

3/5 - Boys Basketball

All games start at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted: Cherry at Cook Ely at Mesabi Academy - 7 p.m. Eveleth/Gilbert at Duluth Marshall Mesabi East at Two Harbors Orr at Chisholm Tower/Soudan at Nashwauk/Keewatin More...

Posted 2/25/2010 04:10 PM

3/13 - Virginia Area USBC Annual Mixed Association & Hall of Fame Banquet

The Virginia Area USBC Annual Mixed Association and Hall of Fame Banquet will be held Saturday, March 13 at the Virginia Elk's Club. Happy Hour is at 5:30 with dinner to be served at 6:30. The cost is $15. More...

Posted 2/22/2010 01:54 PM

2/13 - Take-A-Kid Ice Fishing

Saturday, February 13 through Monday, February 15th. 1-800-MINN-DNR More...

Posted 2/5/2010 02:21 PM

Business  Free Access 

International Falls native David Herman, M.D. begins new role as Essentia Health CEO

DULUTH – David C. Herman, M.D., has stepped into his new role as chief executive officer for Essentia Health. Dr. More...

Posted 1/29/2015 07:48 PM

Orthopedic surgeon performing joint replacements at Essentia Health-Virginia

VIRGINIA – Virginia is now home to a new orthopedic specialist, Dr. Ronald Ronquist. Dr. Ronquist came to the Iron Range from Petoskey, Mich., where he worked in private practice for 18 years. Dr. More...

Posted 1/29/2015 07:48 PM

Lake Country Power honors Touchstone Energy Community Award winner, Options for Women – Iron Range

GRAND RAPIDS – Lake Country Power selected Options for Women – Iron Range of Hibbing as the winner of its annual Touchstone Energy Community Award. More...

Posted 1/22/2015 06:38 PM

Fresh Stuff  Free Access 

Container gardener demonstration

April 12 in Eveleth

Gail Coon, owner of Swanson’s Greenhouse on Hwy 53, South of Eveleth, will present a program on using flowers and vegetables in container gardens on April 12, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at St. More...

Posted 3/29/2011 02:53 PM

News Briefs

Container Gardening Demonstration

Gail Coon, owner of Swanson’s Greenhouse on Hwy 53, South of Eveleth, will present a program on using flowers and vegetables in container gardens on April 12, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at St. More...

Posted 3/29/2011 02:45 PM

Container Gardening Demonstration

Gail Coon, owner of Swanson’s Greenhouse on Hwy 53, South of Eveleth, will present a program on using flowers and vegetables in container gardens on April 12, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. at St. More...

Posted 3/29/2011 02:41 PM

Classic Car Talk  Free Access 


Members of the Virginia Dream Machines Car Club answered some questions about their memories revolving around their first car. More...

Posted 8/9/2012 09:14 PM

1969 Chevrolet CORVETTE ZL1

The 1969 Corvette was the second production year of the 1968 - 1982 “C3” generation. The wheelbase remained the same as the C2 (1963-1967) Corvettes and must of the chassis was also the same. More...

Posted 4/19/2012 11:28 PM


NASCAR rules that required automakers to put on the street facsimiles of the racers they put on the track resulted in some extravagant muscle cars, and none was more outrageous than the 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird. More...

Posted 2/3/2012 02:29 AM

Earth Fest 2010  Free Access 

Conservation Tips From Minnesota Power

Deciding to make your home more energy efficient is easy. Knowing where to begin is the hard part. Do you start with new windows and doors? Replace your furnace? Install solar panels on your roof? More...

Posted 4/15/2010 07:16 PM

Iron Range Earth Fest 2010 SPEAKERS SCHEDULE

Mt Iron Community Center - Mt Iron Room 10:00 - 10:45 Creating a Healthy Home with Feng Shui - More...

Posted 4/15/2010 07:16 PM


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Posted 4/15/2010 07:16 PM

Focus On Veterans  Free Access 

Policy recommendations included in The Independent Budget

New report calls for VA focus on access, infrastructure and caregivers


Posted 1/29/2015 07:47 PM

Hiring Our Heroes

ST. PAUL – Hiring Our Heroes is hosting a job fair for Veteran job seekers, active duty military members, guard and reserve members, and military spouses at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul. The event will be held on Thursday, Feb. More...

Posted 1/22/2015 06:38 PM

Gulf War-related brain cancer study also announced VA announces appointment of new members to Research Advisory Council

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is announcing the appointment of new members to the Research Advisory Committee (RAC) on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses. More...

Posted 1/22/2015 06:38 PM

Insurance Matters  Free Access 

Insurance matters

The health insurance maze

Addressing health insurance in a short article is similar to transporting iron ore with a pickup truck versus a yuke. It simply isn’t possible. More...

Posted 9/27/2012 06:49 PM

Blue Guitar Highway  Free Access 

Bring It On Home To Me

I have been very fortunate, some may say blessed, to have had the pleasure to play with some of the finest musicians in Minnesota. More...

Posted 8/8/2013 06:11 PM

2013: What would Woody Guthrie do?

First of all, I would like to thank Scott and Jeff Asbach, Jean Cole, and the staff at Hometown Focus for letting me share my column Blue Guitar Highway with you over the last year. More...

Posted 1/3/2013 08:23 PM

Father knows best

I am always amazed at how close my friends from Virginia and I have stayed over the years. Most of these friendships started in grade school, junior high, or high school and remain strong to this day. More...

Posted 12/27/2012 08:18 PM

Legally Speaking  Free Access 

Your Legal Rights: Magazine subscription solicitation

From the Office of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson

People should be on guard against deceptive magazine subscription solicitations using false representations and phony claims. More...

Posted 2/23/2012 09:05 PM

Senior Legal Line: Can I get out of this contract?

A legal question and answer line for Seniors


Posted 2/10/2012 01:04 AM

Spousal Maintenance

(formerly known as Alimony)

In divorces, the request for payment of marital maintenance by one side will trigger apoplexy for the other side and big legal bills for everyone. Maintenance is payment of future income or earnings by one spouse to the other spouse. More...

Posted 3/24/2011 07:55 PM

Out of the Blue  Free Access 

Out of the Blue

It happens every four years. An event so huge and suspenseful, it holds the whole world hostage. A group of zombies in a thrall as we wait to see what happens. The result leaves millions laughing and leaping for joy. More...

Posted 7/10/2014 07:25 PM

Out of the Blue

Little boys like to brag about their dad. “My dad is (fill in the blank) than your dad.” I’m not so little anymore, but I still have that little boy inside me that is proud of his dad. My dad may not be bigger than your dad. More...

Posted 6/12/2014 06:28 PM

Out of the Blue

If you’re from Minnesota, you know the feeling all too well. Everything seems to be going great and then the wheels fall off. The wind leaves the sails. The pencil runs out of lead. You’re left to wonder what might have been. More...

Posted 5/15/2014 07:55 PM

Outdoors by Jerry McCormick  Free Access 

Ladybug palettes and patterns

What does a ladybug look like? Everyone knows what a ladybug looks like! That seems like a simple question. Unfortunately, the answer turns out to be a long one, like lots of answers to questions about things in nature! More...

Posted 10/2/2014 09:15 PM

It’s a bug eat bug world

Some bugs wants to eat us, we know that! Other bugs want to eat our vegetable gardens or flower gardens. But, there are lots and lots more bugs out there. What do they eat? More...

Posted 9/18/2014 05:23 PM

A bee or not a bee?

It might not “bee” what you think

Do you remember the first time you got stung by a bee? I do, despite the fact that it happened over 50 years ago! A bee sting makes quite an impression. It hurts! It hurts enough that you are not going to forget about it anytime soon. More...

Posted 7/3/2014 10:25 AM

Storytellers  Free Access 

“Be real careful who you tell!!”

As I sat looking out the window at the falling rain on a late September morning, the phone rang. It was a friend of mine who happens to be a well known outdoor sports writer. More...

Posted 10/14/2010 05:58 PM

Pssst! Wanna know a little secret?

Those of us who grew up on Minnesota’s Iron Range, and in the City of Virginia in particular, are very likely familiar with Canelake’s Candies. More...

Posted 9/23/2010 08:40 PM

“Look! There He Is Again!”

Summers are short in the Northland. That’s why most of us try to spend as much time enjoying the out of doors as possible even if it means just sitting in the shade. More...

Posted 9/9/2010 09:05 PM

Guest Columnists  Free Access 


CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A situation involving someone close could benefit from your timely intervention. Avoid being judgmental. There’ll be plenty of time later for those “little talks” you like to have. More...

Posted 1/22/2015 06:38 PM


CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Once again, you delight everyone by coming up with a solution for a problem that actually works. On another note, it’s not too early to get started on those travel plans. More...

Posted 1/15/2015 08:52 PM

Identity Theft: Understanding and Prevention

AUTHOR’S NOTE: Happy New Year and happy computing to my current and future Dr. I.T. readers! More...

Posted 1/15/2015 08:51 PM

Community Videos  Free Access 

Pike River Swampers

from CommunityTV, Virginia Community Access Television


Posted 5/19/2010 10:29 AM

Channel 5 LIVE!

Click here to watch Virginia Public Access Channel 5 Live More...

Posted 4/1/2010 11:12 AM

Channel 5 TV: Virginia Public Access More...

Posted 3/31/2010 11:58 AM

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Posted 1/10/2014 10:54 AM

Top DVD Rentals and Sales

Top 10 Video Rentals 1. Cowboys and Aliens (PG-13) Daniel Craig 2. The Hangover Part II (R) Bradley Cooper 3. The Help (PG-13) Viola Davis 4. Mr. Popper’s Penguins (PG) Jim Carrey 5. Super 8 (PG-13) Kyle Chandler 6. More...

Posted 12/29/2011 08:49 PM


Virginia • Mountain Iron-Buhl Eve leth-Gilbe rt Wee k of JANUAR Y 1st, 2011

Breakfast MON DAY: Choice of Breakfast Cereal & Graham Crackers or Hot Oatmeal & Graham Crackers or Yogurt & Graham Cracker. More...

Posted 12/29/2011 08:49 PM

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