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Jean Cole, Editor

2017-09-01 / Features
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BIWABIK – “The guys” meet for coffee at the Subway in Biwabik at 6:30 a.m. and they are keen observers and commentators on everything happening within their view. More...

2017-08-25 / Mining Features
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The following recipes are from the cookbook Always on Sunday Revisited, by Eleanor Ostman.  More...

2017-09-08 / Health

NE MINNESOTA – Essentia Health has announced the appointment of Tracy Miland as a new chief strategy officer who will structure and oversee a systemic approach to strategy development. Miland will begin in early September.  More...

2017-09-15 / Features
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IRON RANGE – Nominations for the sixth annual Spirit of Hospitality Awards have closed, with 80 area residents nominated in eight categories for their superior customer service. Nominees for this year are set forth below.  More...

2017-09-01 / Features
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HOYT LAKES – For some people school work is easy. For others, it is not so and for Robin Holland of Hoyt Lakes, learning to draw happened much sooner than learning to read.  More...

2017-09-22 / Health

As we head into cold and flu season, Essentia Health is encouraging everyone to do two simple things to greatly improve their health— get a flu shot and practice good hand hygiene.  More...

2016-12-23 / Features
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The story continues…

This past October, the Hometown Focus published “Whistling Past the Graveyard in Ghostober,” which I wrote. In the story, the Timpano crypt in North Hibbing was mentioned. More...

2017-09-22 / Features
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Virginia’s Baranzelli wraps up successful hockey career in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia – Paul Baranzelli ended his final game in a hockey uniform carrying the Cup around the ice.  No, not that Cup.  More...

2016-09-16 / Features
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EFFIE to GRAND RAPIDS – If you’re into garage sales, rummaging, antique shops, or flea markets, the Bargains are Great on Highway 38: 47 Miles of Garage Sales annual event is the place to be on Saturday, Sept. 17, and Sunday, Sept. 18. More...

2017-08-25 / Mining Features
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EVELETH – 2015 was a tough time in the mining industry.  More...

2017-08-25 / Health
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DULUTH – Dr. Hilary Reich, a dermatologist, has joined the Essentia Health- Duluth Clinic. In addition to caring for surgical and medical dermatology patients, Dr. More...

2017-09-15 / Features
New Highway 53 bridge to open to traffic (maybe) on Friday

VIRGINIA – The day that residents of Virginia and the surrounding communities have been waiting for is finally here. More...

2017-09-15 / Features
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VIRGINIA – Nik Sundbom is a familiar face around Virginia. He is a 2003 graduate from Virginia High School. He is an active member in the community. Nik is involved in Special Olympics track, flag football, bowling and basketball. More...

2017-09-15 / Guest Columnists
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It’s already shack season

Can you believe it’s already September? The days are quickly getting shorter and the temperatures are growing colder. Most mornings already call for the heat on in the car on my way to work. More...

2017-08-25 / Mining Features
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VIRGINIA – First founded in 1926 in Duluth, by Michael M. Sill, Road Machinery & Supplies Co. (RMS) has, over the years, expanded to eight locations throughout the Upper Midwest as well as offices in Dallas, TX, and Atlanta, GA. More...

2017-09-08 / Features

GRAND RAPIDS – Alan Klapmeier still firmly believes in the future of general aviation. The innovator and entrepreneur is CEO of One Aviation, which has manufacturing facilities located at the Grand Rapids/Itasca County Airport. More...

2017-09-08 / Features

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – St. Louis County distributed $1.89 million in federal grant money during 2017 to communities and non-profit organizations in St. Louis County outside the City of Duluth.  More...

2017-09-08 / Features
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2017-08-11 / Range History
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THIS WEEK IN RANGE HISTORY PART 2 OF 2

HIBBING – Antoinette “Toni” Anderson, welcomed my daughter Mia and me into her home on July 10, 2017, to share the story of her great-uncle Tony Timpano coming to America and becoming established. More...

2017-09-15 / Features
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VIRGINIA/EVELETH – As the academic year begins, the college comes alive with energy and excitement as faculty and staff welcome new and returning students on the Virginia and Eveleth campuses. More...

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