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Jean Cole, Editor

2017-05-19 / Features
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HIBBING – Hibbing’s downtown corridor has a new look to it thanks to the Hibbing Dylan Project.  More...

2017-05-19 / Features
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U.S. tour celebrates 100 years of Finnish independence

EMBARRASS – Sisu the Traveling Sauna is going to be exhausted by the time this year is over.  More...

2017-04-28 / Health Features
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VIRGINIA – Helping a child or teen reach a healthy weight often means helping a family eat better.  More...

2017-05-19 / Features
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EMBARRASS – Finnish residents here in Embarrass are accustomed to taking a hot steamy sauna on Wednesday or Saturday nights. More...

2017-05-12 / Guest Columnists
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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...

2017-05-12 / Features
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THE AIRPORT BUMS OF RANGE REGIONAL AIRPORT

HIBBING – For most of the working world, Wednesday has become known as hump day. It begins the metaphorical slide towards Friday, which in turn ushers in the beginning of all the weekend holds. More...

2017-04-28 / Health Features
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“He’s almost always happy … that makes him extremely remarkable”

MAKINEN – It was 1997 when my beautiful son Elias was born. He was nine pounds of perfection with chubby cheeks and a full head of jet-black hair. He was always such a happy baby. He loved to cuddle and was hitting every milestone. More...

2017-05-05 / Bridal Features
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“If I could save time in a bottle, the first thing that I'd like to do is to save every day 'til eternity passes away just to spend them with you” –Jim Croce   More...

2017-05-26 / Range History
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The beginning of the end of mining company towns

THIS WEEK IN RANGE HISTORY   More...

2017-04-28 / Features
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HIBBING – The 5th Annual HOPE Springs 5K walk/run and Kids’ Fun Run—presented by Essentia Health—was held at the Hibbing Memorial Building on April 22. This event is the largest 5K held north of Duluth. More...

2017-05-05 / Range History
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THIS WEEK IN RANGE HISTORY

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story and photos originally appeared in the Summer 1955 edition of Minnesota History Magazine. Reprinted with permission (sources omitted). –Cindy Kujala, HTF interim editor   More...

2017-05-05 / Bridal Features
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Ours was a whirlwind courtship.  More...

2017-05-19 / Features
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MT. IRON – My husband I recently returned from a wonderful tour of Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic. Thanks to a terrific tour guide and an excellent bus driver, we were kept safe at all times.  More...

2017-05-19 / Features
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VIRGINIA – When my wife Sara and I bought our house on the north side of Virginia in the winter of 2014, it took me a little while to get my bearings and to figure out what was what in the neighborhood.  More...

2017-05-05 / Bridal Features
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EDITOR’S NOTE: I asked friends on Facebook to tell their wedding stories for our HTF Wedding Edition. Here are the responses and pictures that they shared. – Kirsten Reichel, HTF staff writer on day. More...

2017-05-19 / Features

IRON RANGE – With Tchaikovsky’s opera, Eugene Onegin, as its centerpiece, the Northern Lights Music Festival announces its 14th season, with classical music and opera presented through the month of July in six Range cities—Aurora, C More...

2017-05-05 / Features
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ST. LOUIS COUNTY – Seven new St. Louis County deputy sheriffs and 10 new corrections officers were officially sworn in during a ceremony Friday, April 28, at the Public Safety Building in Duluth. More...

2017-05-12 / Features
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PALO – Growing up in the early ‘60s was never boring in the small town of Ironton, MN, for Steve Ridlon. He had many boyhood adventures, from stealing watermelons to stock car racing with his father, Warren. More...

2017-05-05 / Bridal Features
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Gilbert photographer 's tips to keep things uncomplicated

GILBERT – One of the many complications of planning a wedding is the photography – hiring the right photographer, making sure you get all the photos to commemorate your special day. It doesn’t have to be so complicated. More...

2017-05-05 / Bridal Features
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Everybody’s got a different story to tell

EDITOR’S NOTE: I asked my community of Facebook friends for their wedding stories. Here are a few of the short ones that I received. – Brian Miller, HTF staff writer  Windstorm wedding   More...

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