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Virginia High School 2016-2017 Quarter 2 Honor Roll

“A” HONOR ROLL 3.667 – 4.0 GPA  GRADE 12   More...

EHS Class of ‘58 members enjoy Florida mini reunion

Members of the Eveleth High School Class of 1958, and their spouses and family members, recently gathered for a mini reunion at the winter home of Bob and Jo Richards in Sarasota, FL. More...

Boundary Waters and Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crimes task forces merger announced

NORTHLAND – They do similar work in adjoining regions and already are frequently sharing information between agencies. More...

Lake Country Power provides Revolving Loan Fund for food co-op’s business expansion

GRAND RAPIDS – Natural Harvest Food Co-op recently received a $100,000 Revolving Loan Fund from Lake Country Power to support its expansion into a new 9,000 square-foot building at the intersection of Fourth Street and Sixth Avenue in Virginia, More...

Celebrate Curious George at MRC on February 28

VIRGINIA – Mesabi Range College students enrolled in the Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education A.A.S. More...

Love rink wins Curl Mesabi senior league bonspiel

The Love rink was the winner of the 2017 Nels Englund Memorial Senior Bonspiel at Curl Mesabi in Eveleth February 6 – 8, 2017. Pictured are members of the winning team (l. More...

New regional breweries are planned for Grand Rapids and Superior

GRAND RAPIDS/SUPERIOR – The regional brewing market will expand further this year with new breweries planned in Grand Rapids and Superior. More...

ABLE: New savings plan for those with disabilities

Minnesotans with disabilities and their families can save for goods and services to improve their lives under the new Minnesota ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) Plan, which opened in January.  More...

Century Farm applications now being accepted

Minnesota families who have owned their farms for 100 years or more may apply for the 2017 Century Farms Program. More...

Family fun at the Forest History Center

GRAND RAPIDS – A Winter Adventure Family Day was held at the Forest History Center in Grand Rapids on Saturday, Jan. 28. More...

My Tattoo

This tattoo belongs to Samantha Kristopher Turner from Eveleth, MN. Samantha says, “This is my tattoo to remember my two dogs. More...

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Home & Garden Tips

Our gardening Founding Fathers

Presidents’ Day (on February 20 this year) is a combination of Washington and Lincoln’s birthdays. History reveals that our first three presidents were avid gardeners.  Mount Vernon, on the Potomac   More...

SpaceLIFT

Decorator Secret:  Furniture planning secrets…  How To:   More...

Range History

The building of Giants Ridge:

A recreational landmark on the Iron Range

THIS WEEK IN RANGE HISTORY  Remembering The Hill in the earliest days   More...

Healthy for Life

Healthy for Life

Going with the flow

Hello everyone and welcome to, hopefully, seeing blue skies, more sunshine and light throughout our February days while also recognizing that the clouds and the darkness can shed light and beauty in their own way. More...

Hometown Recipes

Members of P.E.O. Chapter ER of Cook, MN, share their recipes

This week I present recipes from the cookbook, Lovingly from Lake Vermilion, which was compiled by members of the P.E.O. Chapter ER of Cook, MN, in 2016 to commemorate their 30th anniversary. Along with friendship, the mission of P.E.O. More...

Business

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees names interim chancellor

The Board of Trustees of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities has voted unanimously to name Devinder Malhotra to serve as the interim chancellor of Minnesota State. More...

MNsure sets enrollment record with 117,654 enrolled in private coverage

Minnesota set a new enrollment record, with a total of 117,654 enrollments in the individual marketplace during the 2017 open enrollment period and one-week special enrollment period that followed open enrollment. More...

Frandsen Bank & Trust honored as one of 24 Community Champions

The Minnesota Bankers Association (MBA) recently recognized 24 Minnesota banks for their community involvement. More...

Guest Columnists

What is the cloud? Is it cloud storage, cloud backup, cloud sync, cloud computing?

EVELETH – What is the cloud? The simple answer is it is a bunch of servers on the Internet networked together to provide you your services and storage from the Internet instead of your hard drive. More...

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) As a proud Lion, you’re right to be upset about those who might be lying about you to others. But the best revenge is proving them wrong by succeeding at what you set out to do.   More...

Lessons from a life on ice

Jean-Paul Tessier: From hockey to ice fishing

LAKE OF THE WOODS – For those of us who are avid ice fishermen, spending time on the ice is all about ice fishing. More...

Life with triplets, year 1:

Hard, amazing, unbelievable and so much more!

Amelia, Joshua and Benjamin—the triplets— turned one-year-old on January 17, 2017. What an amazing year it has been for them and their parents. More...

Claire Kippola quilt displayed at Virginia library this month

VIRGINIA – The February quilt selection on display at the Virginia Public Library was created by Claire Kippola of the Going to Pieces Quilt Guild. More...

Olcott Park Fountain Restoration Project progress report

VIRGINIA – The Olcott Park Fountain Restoration Project committee in Virginia continues to work toward its ultimate goal of collecting $400,000 in private contributions towards the fountain’s restoration. More...

Winter 1936 and that is a lot of snow!

This photo was shared by Ron Abrahamson, Sr., now of Tower, MN. The picture is of Danielson’s Gas Station in Virginia, MN, in the winter of 1936. More...

The Ely Winter Festival drew thousands of visitors

ELY – Every February, Ely hosts a celebration of winter with loads of art and activities. This 10-day festival draws thousands of visitors who mingle with local folks. More...

#InnovateMN Campaign will highlight emerging discoveries and technologies

Lt. Governor Tina Smith and Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Commissioner Shawntera Hardy this week launched the #InnovateMN campaign, celebrating emerging technologies and discoveries in Minnesota. More...

St. Louis County Board approves funds to combat aquatic invasive species

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – St. Louis County Commissioners authorized the distribution of $853,449 of state funds for projects that will prevent the introduction of and limit the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) in lakes and rivers in St. More...

Virginia Fire Department

Run Report: Feb. 6 – Feb. 12, 2017

VIRGINIA – During the week of Feb. 6 – Feb. 12, 2017, the Virginia Fire Department was called for service 76 times: 10 fire calls, 26 EMS transfers, and 40 EMS 9-1-1 calls. More...

Register in advance for Ruby’s Pantry in Cook

COOK – Volunteers from 12 area communities help distribute food at Ruby’s Pantry in Cook the second Thursday of each month. More...

Museum event with Megan Marsnik at MDC

CHISHOLM – With the success of Minnesota Discovery Center’s 1916 Mesabi Range Strike temporary exhibit opening, they will be hosting new presentations of different viewpoints relating to the exhibit. More...

Clueseum returns to MN Discovery Center

CHISHOLM – The classic game of Clue is being brought to life at the Minnesota Discovery Center (MDC) on Saturday, Feb. 25. Clueseum is an evening of food and fun for those who enjoy mystery. More...

Bald, beautiful and majestic eagles in residence at Ely Lake

This majestic eagle pair is nesting on Ely Lake, Eveleth, MN. Photo by Larry Aho. More...

When it comes to fires, Minnesota schools are some of the safest in the country

Minnesota schools are some of the safest in the country when it comes to fires, according to a new report released today by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety State Fire Marshal Division (DPS-SFMD).  Minnesota’s annual average of 43 More...

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Pets

AVMA launches programs to boost veterinary wellness

In an effort to protect the health and welfare of its members, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has launched two new mental wellness initiatives.   More...

Meow. Did you know?

Animals verbalize in many different ways to communicate. More...

More Paws to Read dates planned at Virginia Public Library

VIRGINIA – Paws to Read has been so popular at the Virginia Public Library that they are extending their dog visits. More...

Health

Brain training to control tinnitus; new, clear fish-eating guidelines for moms, babies

Q: Lately, my ears have been ringing so loudly at night that I have trouble sleeping. During the day it's very distracting. I have tried several treatments to no avail. Will anything help? -- Steven M., Los Gatos, California   More...

Massage for Your Health

Anatomy of a knotted muscle

Have you ever been asked something and were surprised that you didn’t know the answer? More...

Sports

Area schools participated in Arrowhead Grand Prix archery event February 4

The Arrowhead Grand Prix archery event was held on Saturday, Feb. 4, at Hill City, MN. The event was hosted by Cromwell-Wright, Ely, and Northern Light Community schools. More...

Focus On Veterans

Event commemorating U.S. entry into WWI announced by WWI Centennial Commission

The National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, MO, will host America’s national ceremony commemorating the centennial of the United States’ entry into the Great War as announced by the U.S. More...

Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

Let’s start this week off with Monday’s press release from the Minnesota State High School League:  More...

Sallyworld

SALLYWORLD: WEEK 329

Flapping arms over technology

Greetings and Sallytations!   More...

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