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Jean Cole, Editor

2010-07-30 / Features

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

2016-05-20 / Features
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Roots grow deep at Byrns Greenhouse of Zim

ZIM – Byrns Greenhouse of Zim was born from the ashes of a warehouse fire in 1969. Before that fire, the Byrns family grew rutabagas and carrots. More...

2016-03-25 / Features
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What is it about beads that intrigue us? They sparkle and glitter in an array of finishes, colors, textures and just call to us to pick them up and create all sorts of beautiful objects. More...

2013-07-26 / Massage for Your Health
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In my last article I shared some interesting facts about massage in the U.S. In this article I am going to talk about current massage regulations in Minnesota and what the future plans are for us here. There are now 44 states that are regulated. More...

2016-05-27 / Health
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Sixteen thousand Minnesotans suffer their first heart attack or stroke every year. That’s just one reason why Fairview Mesaba Clinics, Essentia Health and St. More...

2016-05-27 / Mining Features
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Since our last Mining Edition, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on March 3 validated the environmental review for PolyMet’s NorthMet project. More...

2016-04-29 / Health Features
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So, it’s deadline day. I have a lot of writing and editing to do and many pages to lay out and proof. I’m cutting it close. I’m writing about stress. More...

2016-05-13 / Features
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VIRGINIA – When Jim Greski and his co-workers at Legacy Collision learned that their employer, Chris Deboer, had decided to sell the business – which had to be relocated due the Hwy. More...

2016-05-13 / Features
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Northern State Bank: Character with a capital ‘C’

VIRGINIA – You have to climb 20 steps (with two landings) to get to Kurt Sundquist’s office on the second floor of Northern State Bank. It’s worth it, though. More...

2016-05-20 / Features
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VIRGINIA – Phenomenal growth in both membership and sales has led Natural Harvest Food Co-op in Virginia to the decision to relocate and expand their operations. More...

2012-09-28 / Massage for Your Health
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Massage for your health & wellness

A client of mine recently informed me that she has polymyalgia, which I had never heard of before. I was only familiar with fibromyalgia. In fact, my client believes she has both conditions. 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...

2016-05-27 / Mining Features
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So, I’ve got mining on my mind the last few weeks, since I’ve been working on this Mining Edition. Then last Sunday, May 15, we’re watching CNN’s Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown and where is the guy this time? Butte, Montana. More...

2016-05-27 / Mining Features
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Lots of time, lots of processes, and lots of luck!

People that have spent time in northeastern Minnesota may or may not be aware of the wealth of existing, and potentially yet undiscovered mineral deposits in this region. More...

2016-05-27 / Mining Features
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Budapest is alluring and kind of mysterious. More...

2016-05-06 / Sallyworld
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Our cruise vacation: Buffets the size of a football field!

Greetings and Sallytations! More...

2016-05-06 / Bridal Features
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VIRGINIA – If you’re planning to get hitched, the Sturgis Hitchin’ Post just might be the place to do it. More...

2016-04-29 / Health Features

Editor’s note: While this article was written with cancer patients in mind, its recommendations apply to all individuals and may reduce the risk of certain cancers. Eating well is one tool in the stress-busting toolbox! – Jean Cole More...

2016-05-13 / Features
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DWP passenger station in Virginia, 1913-1961

Shortly after the turn of the century, the boom town of Virginia, Minnesota, watched the construction of the DWP’s railroad passenger depot. More...

2016-04-29 / Health Features
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COOK – For many women, anxiety and stress go hand-in-hand with premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Other common signs and symptoms include bloating, mood swings, breast tenderness, skin problems, back pain, cramps, headaches, and fatigue. More...

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