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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...

2010-07-30 / Features

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

2016-07-08 / Features
Cold War missiles, NASA’s lunar landers, floating cabins, cryogenic scalpels and film stardom

EDITOR’S NOTE: Stan Hendrickson has had a very interesting career as an engineer working on Cold War U.S. missile sites, on lunar spacecraft at Cape Canaveral, and other interesting ventures. More...

2014-06-27 / Features

AURORA July 2-4 Freedom Fete 4th of July Celebration. Aurora celebrates the 4th of July with a traditional parade, fireworks, pig roast, pie eating contest, kids’ carnival games and numerous community events More...

2016-07-22 / Features
A surprise wedding anniversary celebration

CHISHOLM – Some might think it’s hard to be married for six decades. In the case of Rom and Val Amistadi of Chisholm, the hard part was throwing a surprise celebration in honor of their 60th wedding anniversary. More...

2016-07-08 / Features

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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...

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...

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...

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...

2016-07-08 / Features

Researchers with Essentia’s Institute of Rural Health (EIRH) have begun a three year clinical trial to prevent the onset of rheumatoid arthritis. More...

2016-07-15 / Features

NASHWAUK – Cliffs Natural Resources President, Chairman and CEO Lourenco Goncalves on Tuesday announced his company’s intention to build the first direct reduced iron (DRI) facility on the Mesabi Range. More...

2016-07-01 / Health

Through the years of 1995-1997, Dr. Vince Felitti and Dr. Robert Anda at Kaiser Permanente undertook a research study of over 17,000 participants in California. More...

2016-07-08 / Health
Minnesota unveils plan to fight antibiotic resistance

Leaders of four state agencies today launched a major five-year plan to work together with partners in public health, health care, agribusiness, environmental protection and other fields to keep antibiotics working to protect the health of humans, an More...

2011-07-01 / Features

Saturday, July 2 11 a.m. - Flotilla on Vermilion, Bay View Lodge 8 p.m. to midnight - Gilbert Street Dance Evening - Keewatin Street Dance (fireworks at dusk) Sunday, July 3 More...

2016-06-24 / Range History
Iron Range Slovenes: Stories of Escape and Resettlement (Part 2 of 2)

This Week in Range History Dear Readers, More...

2016-07-08 / Guest Columnists
Road trip: Rock balancing and a black beach

I woke up at 6:00 a.m. yesterday bursting with anticipation. We were going on a road trip! One of our nature/foodie adventures. By 7:00 a.m. my oldest daughter and I were in the car headed towards Ely. More...

2016-07-22 / Features

Demonstrating the State of Minnesota’s continued commitment to tackling climate change, Lt. Governor Tina Smith announced Wednesday the creation of the new Office of Enterprise Sustainability. More...

2016-07-15 / Features
Local film company in post-production on documentary

When I moved out to Los Angeles from Virginia, Minnesota in 1977 after receiving degrees from the University of Minnesota in Journalism/Theater/Film, my life has gone as much full circle as one could imagine. More...

2010-06-18 / Features
2010 CalenDar of Events

Northern Lights Music Festival • July 1-17 An intensive classical music performance program for pianists and string players, presented by an internationally renowned faculty. More...

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