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2015-02-06 / Pets
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NEW YORK, NY – Westminster. There’s only one. More...

2010-07-30 / Features

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

2015-02-06 / Features
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AURORA – Whether they are serving ice cream or dancing with the kindergarteners, the Minnesota Iron Rangers have been making the students at Mesabi East happy. More...

2015-02-13 / Features
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Willard Esala visits Merritt Elementary

MT. IRON – Every year the staff and students at Merritt Elementary celebrate the 100th day of school by doing numerous activities based on 100. 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...

2015-02-13 / Features
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I’m writing this story because I feel beyond blessed that I even have this story to tell. After a previous 17-year marriage, there was a point in my life when I never thought I would marry again. More...

2015-01-30 / Health

ST. PAUL – January is often a time when Minnesotans begin receiving important documents needed to file their tax returns. This year, Minnesotans who enrolled in a commercial health plan through MNsure in 2014 will get a new one, Form 1095-A. More...

2015-02-06 / Range History
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An American legend, a Minneapolis millionaire and a European count

I’ve unearthed an interesting bit of history this week which reveals a link between Ely, Minnesota and the famous Buffalo Bill Cody - via a European nobleman. More...

2015-02-20 / News Briefs

DULUTH, MN / OMAHA, NE – The Iron Range Coalition of Reason (Iron Range CoR), located in Duluth, Minnesota, sent their congratulations to the Omaha Coalition of Reason (Omaha CoR) for their role in securing a Darwin Day resolution from the Mayo More...

2015-01-16 / Business
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There’s no such thing as too many restaurant options. Generally each eatery offers something the others don’t have. 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...

2015-02-27 / Features
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The Sherek family of Eveleth has purchased the Virginia-based business previously known as Body Benefits, and renamed it New Trendz Tanning and Body Wellness, on January 1. They opened the doors for business on January 5 after a quick renovation. More...

2015-02-13 / Business
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HIBBING – Fairview Range Medical Center joins 67 hospitals recognized for their preparedness to evaluate, stabilize and provide emergency treatment to patients with acute stroke symptoms. More...

2012-08-03 / Hometown Recipes
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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...

2015-02-13 / Features
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I am so in love with my husband I can hardly see straight. In fact it’s almost embarrassing to be so much in love at my age. I frequently steal glances at him because I find him so attractive. More...

2015-02-13 / Sallyworld
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Romantic sagas from the newlyweds: Nuts and shanks

People! A healthy heart is a happy heart! And it is very pleased if it is receiving the oxygen it requires. This means revving up your body’s engine. There are several vigorous ways to achieve this and it requires only 20 minutes of your time. 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...

2015-02-13 / Features
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AURORA – Click. The radio is switched off and the shop becomes silent except for the instructions George Haraden is about to give. “Alright guys, gals, hobos and trains, crosseyed mosquitoes and bowlegged ants,” he yells. 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...

2012-01-27 / Features
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Slide, saw, and sing during Shrovetide fling

PALO - I took a ride out to Palo’s Loon Lake Community Center recently to chat with the folks preparing for the 2012 Laskiainen Sliding Festival coming up next weekend (February 4-5). More...



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