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The Long Line

Wild edibles from your backyard: Foraging close to home

EMBARRASS – A scroll through Facebook these days reveals many of my friends posting pictures of their wild spring edibles. It is the time of year to harvest fiddlehead ferns and ramps, as well as other wild delicacies. More...

Posted 5/25/2017 11:30 PM

The Long Line

Guiding the next generation to a love of fishing

COOK – Minnesota’s 2017 Fishing Opener is almost here. There is only one other thing that is as fun as fishing for me, and that is writing about it. More...

Posted 5/11/2017 11:05 PM

What is the different between spyware, malware and viruses?

EVELETH – You always hear these terms: spyware, malware and viruses. But what are they? Are they dangerous? Oftentimes people consider them all the same, but—while none of them are good—they are all different.  MALWARE   More...

Posted 5/4/2017 10:43 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) You’re moving up and away from that recent setback. But remain cautious about finances. An exercise in thrift  today helps cushion a possible end-of-the-month money squeeze.   More...

Posted 5/4/2017 10:43 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) You now have information that can influence that decision you planned to make. But the clever Cat will consult a trusted friend or family member before making a major move.   More...

Posted 4/27/2017 11:47 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) You now have information that can influence that decision you planned to make. But the clever Cat will consult a trusted friend or family member before making a major move.   More...

Posted 4/20/2017 10:45 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) You might have just learned that someone close to you is keeping a secret. And, of course, the Cat’s curiosity has gone into overdrive. But be patient. All is revealed soon enough.   More...

Posted 4/13/2017 11:09 PM

Searching the Internet; things to know

EVELETH – You want to research something, but not sure what to do—or even if you do know how to search the Internet—there are a couple of things people should pay attention to. More...

Posted 4/6/2017 11:21 PM

Is the email I received a spam email or does it contain malware?

EVELETH – You have received an email, but you’re not sure if it is a valid email or spam. If you’re not certain, you should always check with the sender to make sure they actually sent it to you. More...

Posted 3/30/2017 10:36 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Congratulations. You’re really getting things done to purrfection. And don’t forget to take a catnap now and again to keep those energy levels up and bristling for action. More...

Posted 3/30/2017 10:38 PM

Your Legal Rights

Beware of “Can you hear me?” scam calls

“Can you hear me?” “Are you there?” “Is this you?”Most people have been asked these questions in a phone call. More...

Posted 3/16/2017 10:01 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Put the lessons you learned from past disappointments to work in planning your future. The way ahead opens to opportunities “purrfectly” suited to the adventurous Lion. More...

Posted 3/16/2017 10:02 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) That unexpected attack of self-doubt could be a way of warning yourself to go slow before making a careerchanging decision. Take more time to do a closer study of the facts.   More...

Posted 3/10/2017 12:01 AM

The Long Line

My dormant obsession with fat tire bikes comes to life

A few years ago, I developed an obsession with the fat tire bike. It wasn’t because I rode one and fell in love instantly. An opportunity to ride has actually never presented itself until recently. More...

Posted 3/3/2017 12:10 AM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your pride might still be hurting from those unflattering remarks someone made about you. But cheer up, you’re about to prove once again why you’re the Top Cat in whatever you do.   More...

Posted 2/24/2017 12:50 AM

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 11:09 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 11:10 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 2/3/2017 12:08 AM

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 2/3/2017 12:08 AM

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 11:14 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 11:28 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 11:52 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 10:06 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 10:06 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 12/30/2016 12:19 AM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) As much as you love being a social Lion, you might well benefit from staying out of the spotlight for a while. You need time to reflect on some upcoming decisions.   More...

Posted 5/25/2017 11:30 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Believe it or not, someone might dare to say “No!” to the Regal One’s suggestion. But instead of being miffed, use this rebuff to recheck the proposition and, perhaps, make some changes.   More...

Posted 5/18/2017 10:54 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) It’s going to be especially nice to be the King of the Zodiac at this time. A recent money squeeze  eases. Plans start to work out, and new friends enter Your Majesty’s domain.   More...

Posted 5/11/2017 11:05 PM

Get involved! So many opportunities

IRON RANGE – I can’t write a column without mentioning the Northeast Minnesota Tourism Conference, which was held April 20, at Minnesota Discovery Center in Chisholm. More...

Posted 5/4/2017 10:43 PM

The Long Line

Ten reasons to try kayaking: Sunsets, sunrises, and more

Spring is here and summer is on the way! At least I thought so. As I am writing this there is snow falling out my living room window. Only in Minnesota. It is almost May. More...

Posted 4/27/2017 11:47 PM

Windows Vista is no longer supported

EVELETH – So you have Windows Vista. Well, the end of support for Windows Vista was on Tuesday, April 11. More...

Posted 4/20/2017 10:45 PM

The Long Line

Every summer has a story: My bucket list for this one

Spring is here and to be honest, I am not a huge fan. I love both winter and summer, but I don’t care for this limbo-like season. More...

Posted 4/13/2017 11:08 PM

It’s Spirit of Hospitality Awards nomination time; attend the tourism conference

IRON RANGE – It’s time once again to show your appreciation for Mesabi Iron Rangers who provide excellent customer service.  More...

Posted 4/6/2017 11:21 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Expect a challenge to the usual way you do things. Although you might prefer the tried-and-true, once you take a good look at this new idea, you might feel more receptive to it.   More...

Posted 4/6/2017 11:21 PM

The Long Line

Riding wild: Virginia man twice finishes grueling Arrowhead 135

Northern Minnesota is home to one of the world’s toughest and most grueling ultramarathons. Surprised? So was I. It takes place here in our own backyard. More...

Posted 3/30/2017 10:37 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) It’s time to stop licking your wounds from past mistakes. Get up and get going toward your future. Loyal friends will be there to help the Lion get back into riproaring shape.   More...

Posted 3/23/2017 10:57 PM

The Long Line

Local girl chooses loss to gain a greater life

Angela Larson began to play hockey when she was four years old. Her parents had given her the option of figure skating or hockey. She chose hockey. She wanted to be just like her big brother. More...

Posted 3/16/2017 10:02 PM

Did the IRS (or FBI) call me? No, they do not call or target your computer

So you received an automated call from the IRS (or even the FBI) and they have an automated message saying something like you have a warrant out for your arrest. They want you to call this given number and talk to them. More...

Posted 3/10/2017 12:01 AM

March and April are jam-packed with events

IRON RANGE – March and April events are calling for you to get out and move about!  More...

Posted 3/3/2017 12:09 AM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) The possibility of a new acquisition always makes those Leonine eyes light up. But be careful that what you see is what you want. Appearances often can be deceiving.   More...

Posted 3/3/2017 12:10 AM

Should I update/upgrade my operating system?

EVELETH – So there are new Windows updates released. Should I update right away? Should I wait for a few days? Should I skip all Windows updates? More...

Posted 2/24/2017 12:50 AM

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 11:09 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 11:48 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 2/3/2017 12:08 AM

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 2/3/2017 12:08 AM

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 11:28 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 11:28 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 11:53 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 10:06 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 10:07 PM

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