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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...

Posted 2/16/2017 10:09 PM

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...

Posted 2/16/2017 10:10 PM

Mesabi Is Magic

Tourism is topic of conference in April

IRON RANGE – Tourism will be the topic of the day on Thursday, April 20, 2017, from 8 a.m. – 3p.m. More...

Posted 2/2/2017 11:08 PM

The Long Line

Ice fishing: A life on ice Trick-or-treating, kites and fireworks

It was a frigid below zero day, as I rolled up to JR’s Corner Access on the southern shore of Upper Red Lake. I was about to join almost 40 other women from WI Women Fish for a few days of sleeper shack ice fishing. More...

Posted 2/2/2017 11:08 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Control your sometimes-overactive jealousy gene before you find yourself saying or doing something that you could later regret. Best advice: Stop obsessing and move on. More...

Posted 1/26/2017 10:14 PM

The Long Line

It’s not an adventure if everything goes as planned

There are days when it is important to remember that we are in fact powerless when things don’t go our way. The days when things don’t go the right way, but instead go sideways. More...

Posted 1/19/2017 10:28 PM

Keyboard shortcuts can be quick timesavers

Do you dislike having to move your hand to the mouse to do certain tasks such as saving your document? More...

Posted 1/12/2017 10:52 PM

The Long Line

Give me an old-fashioned winter

In August, the Farmer’s Almanac predicted an old-fashioned winter. A teethchattering winter they said, one just like when we were kids. It seems like many of us remember winters as one time being colder, with much more snow. More...

Posted 1/5/2017 09:06 PM

Mesabi is Magic

What does tourism do for the Iron Range?

December marked the end of my six-year run as the Board Chair of the Iron Range Tourism Bureau. During my time, some of the more common questions asked of me were: What does tourism do for the Iron Range? More...

Posted 1/5/2017 09:06 PM

Your Legal Rights

How to protect yourself from ATM and gas pump skimmers

Criminals are constantly using new types of technology in order to steal consumers’ credit and debit card information. It is important that consumers are aware of these methods so that they can better protect their money and credit. More...

Posted 12/29/2016 11:19 PM

Tech security: Take care with usernames and passwords

Most everyone is always asking themselves, “Why should I have a different password for each site I go to?” We all know very well it is nearly impossible to keep track of all your usernames and passwords for all of your sites, unless you u More...

Posted 12/22/2016 11:25 PM

About those misleading Internet pop-ups

Hello, readers!  More...

Posted 12/15/2016 10:54 PM

The Long Line

Not your mother’s Coffee Club

It was the evening of Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. As I turned onto the street in Babbitt where I was headed, I was immediately struck by all the commotion going on around me. It was like a scene from the movie Snow Day. More...

Posted 12/8/2016 09:22 PM

Mesabi is Magic

Impact of tourism in greater SLC

We all know Duluth and the North Shore are amazing draws for tourists, but how much money do tourists and travelers bring to rural northeastern Minnesota?  More...

Posted 12/1/2016 11:38 PM

The benefits of umbrella insurance policies include excess liability coverage

Insurance policies come in various forms. There is a type of insurance to cover everything from motor vehicles to personal health to apartment dwellings. More...

Posted 12/1/2016 11:38 PM

The Long Line

I gave deer hunting a shot: Part II

Deer hunting 2016 has come to a close. Although the last weekend did not turn out quite as planned, I figured out that I racked up 55 hours in the deer blind in the end. Each morning I arrived about an hour before daylight, and I sat until dark. More...

Posted 11/23/2016 10:38 PM

Your Legal Rights

Protect yourself from identity theft

In 2014, 17.6 million Americans were victims of identity theft, including an increasing number of tax-related theft. More...

Posted 11/23/2016 10:39 PM

Permit-to-Carry: Part 9 of 9 series wrap-up

I’ve covered a lot in my previous eight articles, but I cannot cover everything I would cover in a Permit to Carry class. I want to conclude with some important points that I have intentionally saved until last.  More...

Posted 11/23/2016 10:39 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Many new friends come into your personal life, which suits all of you social Lions just fine. However, one new friend might make demands that you could find difficult to deal with.   More...

Posted 11/17/2016 10:49 PM

The Long Line

I gave it (deer hunting) a shot

Minnesota Deer Hunting opener 2016 is in the books! It will always be memorable for me because it was my first.  More...

Posted 11/10/2016 09:47 PM

Permit-to-carry: Perceptions and the law

Part 6 of 9

Welcome to installment 6 of 9 in the permit to carry and personal safety series where we will look at how perceptions can influence the legal outcome of our case if we are involved in a defensive gun use.  More...

Posted 11/3/2016 08:27 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) As the Big Cat, you sometimes can be pretty rough on those you suspect of betrayal. The best advice is to pull in those claws and listen to the explanation. It might surprise you.   More...

Posted 11/3/2016 08:27 PM

Senior Q. and A.

How to go about getting a handicapped placard

Dear Senior Legal Line:   More...

Posted 10/27/2016 08:47 PM

Prohibited or posted: Where can I carry my firearms?

Part 5 of 9

Here in part 5 of this series, we will address carrying your handgun in public and answer the questions, “Where can I carry?” and “Are there places where I cannot carry?” They are great questions. More...

Posted 10/27/2016 08:48 PM

Permit-to-carry:

Our home is our castle

Part 4 of 9   More...

Posted 10/20/2016 10:08 PM

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...

Posted 2/16/2017 10:09 PM

SALOME"S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Money matters improve, but you still need to be cautious with your spending. Also, set aside that Leonine pride for a bit and apologize for contributing to that misunderstanding.   More...

Posted 2/9/2017 10:48 PM

Internet service providers

What to know about selecting an ISP

The first question you might ask is, “What is an ISP?” An ISP is an Internet service provider. They are who you use to get Internet in your home or business. More...

Posted 2/2/2017 11:08 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Financially it could be a little tight for a while. So resist the urge to splurge on things you don’t really need. There will be time enough to indulge yourself when the money squeeze eases later this month.   More...

Posted 2/2/2017 11:08 PM

Should you bank online? Is online banking safe?

So you ask yourself,  “Should I bank online? Is it safe to bank online?”  For the most part as long as your computer is up-to-date and the banking website is secure you should be just fine banking online. More...

Posted 1/19/2017 10:28 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your Lion’s heart overflows with self-confidence. All you need to do is tap into it, and you’ll be able to handle any change that must be made regarding that recent surprise development.   More...

Posted 1/19/2017 10:28 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) What goes around comes around for those lucky Leos and Leonas whose acts of generosity could be repaid with opportunities to expand into new and exciting areas of interest.   More...

Posted 1/12/2017 10:53 PM

The importance of computer data backups

You might ask yourself why it is important to have a backup of all of your data. Or, you might even ask yourself, what is data, do I have any? More...

Posted 1/5/2017 09:06 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) You need to let your warm Leonine heart fire up that new relationship if you hope to see it move from the “just friends” level to one that will be as romantic as you could hope for.   More...

Posted 1/5/2017 09:07 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your new goal looks promising, and your golden touch does much to enhance its prospects for success. In your private life, Cupid does his best to make your new relationship special. More...

Posted 12/29/2016 11:19 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) You can make this New Year a roaring success. Start by readjusting your goals to reflect the changes in the economy. Your denmate offers both wise and loving support.   More...

Posted 12/22/2016 11:25 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) The new year holds both glitter and gold. This means Leos and Leonas should begin getting the facts they’ll need to separate the real thing from the sham in order to make important decisions next year.   More...

Posted 12/15/2016 10:54 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) You’ll get news that will make you glow brighter than the lights of the holiday season. Be sure to use what you learn both carefully and kindly, to avoid giving the wrong impression.   More...

Posted 12/8/2016 09:23 PM

Lost life insurance? New online search tool helps find lost insurance policies

Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman announced that Minnesotans now have access to a new online service they can use to help locate lost life insurance policies or annuity contracts that belonged to a deceased family member.  More...

Posted 12/1/2016 11:38 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) The upcoming holiday season gives the Big Cat much to purr about. Relationships grow stronger, and new opportunities loom on the horizon, just waiting to be pounced on. More...

Posted 12/1/2016 11:39 PM

Senior Legal Line: A legal Q. and A. line for seniors

Ex-wife reneges on verbal agreement

Dear Senior Legal Line:   More...

Posted 11/23/2016 10:39 PM

Why turkeys are called turkeys

Today I found out why turkeys are called turkeys.  More...

Posted 11/23/2016 10:39 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Wearing that big, loving Lion’s heart of yours on your sleeve leaves it unprotected. Let things develop a little more before you allow your emotions to spill over. More...

Posted 11/23/2016 10:39 PM

Permit-to-Carry Frequently Asked Questions

Q.) How young can you be and still take the class?  A.) Anyone can take the class just for knowledge. But you must be 21 to get your permit-to- carry. More...

Posted 11/23/2016 10:39 PM

Permit to Carry: Guns and ammo

Part 8 of 9

Selecting a handgun is as individual as selecting a wardrobe. Keep in mind no handgun does everything perfectly. Each handgun is a series of compromises. The key is to find the best compromise of fit, function, and firepower.  More...

Posted 11/17/2016 10:49 PM

The words you say can and will be held against you in a court of law

Part 7 of 9

In previous articles we’ve stressed the importance of conflict avoidance, situational awareness, and home security in an effort to reduce the likelihood of using a firearm to defend ourselves. More...

Posted 11/10/2016 09:47 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Relationships enter a brighter period, both at home and in the workplace. Prospects also look good for single Leos and Leonas, who can expect a welcome visit from Cupid.   More...

Posted 11/10/2016 09:48 PM

The Long Line

Ice fishing expeditions across the ice

Here in Minnesota the temperatures will soon be dropping and the ice on our 10,000- plus lakes will begin forming. More...

Posted 10/27/2016 08:47 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) You should be your usual sunny self these days, as you bask in the admiration you adore. Enjoy it as you move into a new arena to confront an exciting upcoming challenge.   More...

Posted 10/27/2016 08:48 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) The Big Cat might find it difficult to shake off that listless feeling. But be patient. By week’s end, your spirits will perk up and you’ll be your perfectly purring self again.   More...

Posted 10/20/2016 10:08 PM

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