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2015-07-02 / Focus On Veterans
Social media scam targeting service members, veterans and their families

DO NOT provide your personal banking information through social media. More...

2015-07-09 / Features

ST. PAUL – Temperatures are going up, and in Minnesota, many of us are cooling down at our favorite lakes. However, high temperatures combined with rainfall can create the conditions for harmful blue-green algae. More...

2010-07-30 / Features

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

2014-06-06 / Range History

One of the enduring images from World War II is the face of the GI in the surf on the Normandy beachhead, frozen for all time in the photograph taken by Life Magazine’s Robert Capa. 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...

2015-07-24 / Business

EVELETH - The Industrial Park in Eveleth MN became home for two new businesses within the last six months. Bart Kyte, owner of 2 Rivers Auctions opened the 12,000 sq. foot indoor auction facility in January. 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...

2015-07-02 / Features
Coming home

Home means so many things to so many different people, even to those that don’t have one. Ironically, home is something most of us aren’t even aware of until we leave it. More...

2013-07-26 / Massage for Your Health

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...

2015-07-16 / Features

VIRGINIA - It’s time to cut loose! More...

2015-07-09 / Features

AURORA – Staff and students at Mesabi East will not be the only people missing Steven Tedman come fall. More...

2011-09-09 / Features

ELY - An extraordinary journey for 78-yearold Inda Lou Schell - a year-long excursion across America, spending a month in every city featured in Charles Kuralt’s book “America” - began on January 1, 2011. More...

2011-09-09 / Features

ELY - An extraordinary journey for 78-yearold Inda Lou Schell - a year-long excursion across America, spending a month in every city featured in Charles Kuralt’s book “America” - began on January 1, 2011. 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...

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...

2015-07-24 / Features

EDITOR’S NOTE: Paul Metsa, a life-long bachelor, reflects on the specialness of being an uncle as two of his oldest nephews prepare to be married. Good stuff! Thanks for sharing, Paul! – Jean Cole More...

2015-07-09 / Features

I am an avowed bookaholic. So, when I read about the exploding Little Free Library movement and the boxes that are popping up in towns and cities across the U.S. (and the world), I was instantly enamored of the idea. 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...

2015-07-02 / Features

EVELETH – Minnesota Wild defenseman Jordan Leopold couldn’t be with his 11-year-old daughter Jordyn in Las Vegas on June 24 when she was awarded the 2015 National Hockey League Social Media Moment of the Year award. More...

2015-07-02 / Focus On Veterans

WASHINGTON — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United is saluting the recent decision by the Department of Veterans Affairs to begin accepting disability claims from veterans potentially exposed to Agent Orange-contaminated aircraft in the po More...

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