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2016-07-29 / Health Features

VIRGINIA - Danielle Pavelich nearly lost her life while bringing a new life into the world. The Eveleth mother recently suffered two rare and unpredictable complications while giving birth at Essentia Health-Virginia. More...

2016-08-05 / Guest Columnists
Raising girls with grit and empowering women

This past spring I crossed paths with a woman photographer who had just begun working on a project called “Red Earth: Women and Land of NE Minnesota.” The project is sponsored by the Dorothy Molter Museum in Ely. More...

2010-07-30 / Features

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

2016-07-22 / Features

GRAND RAPIDS – The University of Minnesota Extension Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships (RSDP), along with the Center for Sustainable Building Research (CSBR) at the University of Minnesota College of Design will partner with Organic More...

2016-08-12 / Features

As a northern Minnesotan, I am lucky enough to live in a place where there is a wealth of public land and relatively healthy forests that provide many sources of food for all living creatures. More...

2016-08-19 / Hometown Recipes

In keeping with the 100- year anniversary of the National Park Service and our story on Voyageur More...

2012-03-22 / Features

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...

2016-08-26 / Mining Features

FORBES – It’s so great to be able to write an upbeat mining story for this week’s Mining Edition. More...

2014-05-16 / Features
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...

2016-08-05 / Features

The Minnesota State Fair announced dozens of new attractions for the 2016 Great Minnesota Get-Together. The following is a list of some of the State Fair experiences debuting this year. More...

2012-09-28 / Massage for Your Health
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...

2012-01-20 / Hometown Recipes

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...

2016-08-26 / Mining Features

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...

2016-08-12 / Focus On Veterans

For every home game at Target Field, the Twins select a veteran to raise the flag during The Star-Spangled Banner. At the game against the Atlanta Braves on July 26, 2016, that honor fell to John Pagliaccetti, retired Mt. More...

2012-08-03 / Hometown Recipes

Shirley and I have been together for 50 years. During that time, it is safe to say that we have made BBQ ribs (in the oven, not the grill) at least six times every year - most of the time with the same sauce recipe. More...

2016-08-05 / Features

High school swimming in Minnesota started sometime in 1914, and as early as April 1919 a girls’ high school meet was held between Chisholm, MN, and Eveleth, MN. More...

2016-07-29 / Health Features

VIRGINIA – What is blue light? Blue light is the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that is seen by the human eye. More...

2016-07-29 / Health Features

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – A person’s health is determined by a variety of factors: personal habits, genetics, access to quality and timely healthcare, and the environments in which he or she lives, works and plays. More...

2016-08-19 / Features
A new look for Parkview Learning Center

VIRGINIA – Mike Krebsbach, principal of Parkview Learning Center, is one proud guy. More...

2016-07-29 / Health Features

IRON RANGE – Many in our local communities have been following the building of the bridge over the Rouchleau Pit as part of the Highway 53 relocation project in Virginia. More...

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