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Jean Cole, Editor

2015-03-27 / Features
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Terry Hartikka of Virginia is the only person I know that has a drone. More...

2010-07-30 / Features

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

2015-04-17 / Features
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COOK – “Captain” Carl Anderson of Anderson’s Barging is one of a handful of barge operators that work on Lake Vermilion. More...

2015-05-01 / Features
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Gyppo Antiques added to the mix

SANDY – Michelle Gunderson opened a new business just three years ago, The Dirt Lady Gardens, at her Sandy Township homestead north of Virginia. 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...

2015-04-24 / Health Features
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Breaking the silence on her journey to recovery

This is a story about a local 18-year-old woman, who was sexually assaulted by a stranger when she was 14. It took 8 months before she could bring herself to tell her mother what happened to her. More...

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

2015-04-24 / Health Features
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AURORA – Zach Skelton was born with ectrodactyly which is the congenital absence of all or part of one or more fingers or toes. In Zach’s case, three of his fingers are absent. More...

2015-04-24 / Health

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2015-04-24 / Features
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“Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” These words were spoken in Ancient Rome when the gladiators went into the arena. More...

2015-04-10 / Business

DULUTH – The St. More...

2011-09-16 / Features
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In 1901, William Harley drew plans for 116 cc small engine designed for use on a regular bicycle frame. Over the next two years, Harley and friend Arthur Davidson labored on the bike, finishing it with Walter Davidson’s help. More...

2015-04-24 / Health Features
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When Joe Sailer of Gilbert first discovered a lump on his chest last August he didn’t think it would be a big deal. 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...

2015-04-24 / Health Features
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DULUTH - St. Louis County Attorney Mark Rubin has been one of Minnesota’s collaborative leaders in being committed to raising awareness and supporting efforts to protect victims of sex trafficking. More...

2015-04-10 / Features
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As a crusty aging guitarist who performs mostly in dark bars with a beer glass at my feet, my sphere of influence, like many local musicians, is limited to a fairly specific demographic. More...

2015-04-17 / Business

SOUDAN – The Soudan Underground Physics Lab is holding an open house on Saturday, May 2, starting at 8:30 a.m. and continuing throughout the day. 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...

2015-04-17 / Features
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BIWABIK - On the evening of Saturday, April 11th, we watched the sunset paint the sky with the most beautiful colors in the window of my living room. More...

2015-05-01 / Focus On Veterans

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced a new 11-member Special Medical Advisory Group (SMAG) composed of leading medical experts to assist the Department in delivering health care to the 9 million Veterans enrolled More...



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