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Jean Cole, Editor

2016-09-16 / Guest Columnists
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Into the Brush: Combining art and adventure in the wilderness

ELY - Just five miles from Canada, and 15 miles northeast of Ely on the Fernberg Trail, stands Red Rock Wilderness Store and Northwind Lodge, formerly known as Jasper Lake Resort. More...

2016-08-26 / Mining Features
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FORBES – It’s so great to be able to write an upbeat mining story for this week’s Mining Edition. More...

2016-09-16 / Massage for Your Health
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I have a client whose spouse has Parkinson’s and they passed along some information to me about the benefits of massage for those with Parkinson’s. More...

2016-08-26 / Mining Features
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BABBITT/SILVER BAY – All aboard! I took a ride on the Northshore Mining train from Babbitt to Silver Bay – and back. What a day! More...

2010-07-30 / Features

Maybe you’ll remember the Iron Range schools of the 50’s; maybe not. More...

2016-08-26 / Mining Features
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NORTHEASTERN MINNESOTA – While the Mesabi Iron Range has been touted as the largest iron-ore producing region in North America, exploration from the Iron Range to as far north as the Canadian international border, and beyond, has proven that th More...

2016-09-16 / Features
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ORR – My husband Tom and I were invited to go on an ATV outing last Saturday with the Voyageur Country ATV Club. More...

2012-03-22 / Features
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You might not know what they are called, but I’m sure you have seen these flies in your house throughout winter on days when the outdoor temperature warms a bit. More...

2010-09-17 / Legally Speaking

The next time you are cross examining a witness, you may want to remember the four fundamental points you need to either bolster or discredit depending on the issues of your case. More...

2016-09-16 / Features

VIRGINIA – An 11-band multi-venue fall showcase, presented by the members of the Iron Range Original Music Association (IROMA), will be held Friday, Sept. 23 in downtown Virginia, beginning at 7 p.m. More...

2016-09-23 / Features
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GILBERT - “Hmmm....Jack-in-the-pulpit,” he said as he bent to get a closer look at the plant. More...

2016-09-16 / Sallyworld
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A fall down stairs onto concrete = one banged up body

Greetings and Sallytations! More...

2012-01-20 / Hometown Recipes
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Have your Buffalo Wings become too boring and predictable? Has that ranch dip lost its allure? Shake up your Super Bowl playoff roster with these deliciously different chicken wing recipes. More...

2016-09-09 / Features

The Minnesota Department of Health’s (MDH) FluSafe program celebrated its sixth year with 91 percent of participating hospitals and nursing homes receiving a blue, red or white ribbon for their efforts to vaccinate health care workers against f More...

2016-09-09 / Features

Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. More...

2014-05-16 / Features
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Ties to the Iron Range uncovered

The Finns are always happy when a Hollywood star comments on Finland in interviews. It has been reported many times that Oscar-winning actor Matt Damon has Finnish ancestry and that he would like to visit the country some day. More...

2016-08-26 / Mining Features
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Joy Global Inc., a worldwide leader in high-productivity mining solutions, announced in July that its Board of Directors unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement under which Komatsu America Corp., a subsidiary of Komatsu Ltd., will acquire More...

2016-09-02 / Features
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BEAR RIVER – When the new little community of Bear River, Minnesota began to grow the settlers knew that a good education was an important part of a successful life in their new homes. More...

2016-08-26 / Mining Features
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HIBBING – I’m embarrassed to admit that despite being a fourth-generation Iron Ranger, I’d never been in a taconite processing plant until a couple weeks ago. More...

2016-09-02 / Features
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BOVEY – It would be easy to have a great deal of sympathy for the community of Bovey what with all the opportunities that seem to have passed it by. But the folks there simply wouldn’t hear of it. Here’s how the story goes. More...

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