Range History

The Virginia Brewing Company:

RESIDENTS OF THE CITY REJOICE

THIS WEEK IN RANGE HISTORY EDITOR’S NOTE: This history article...

THE ARTS AND CRAFTS MOVEMENT

Truth to materials, structure and function are characteristic

The Arts and Crafts movement was an international movement in...

THIS WEEK IN RANGE HISTORY

Fifty years of Hoyt Lakes history

City of Hoyt Lakes circa 1969.Part 2 of 2 EDITOR’S...

Itasca County: The early years of summer camps

Summer camps mean lakes, activities, campfires and more

The American Girl Camp brochure for the camp’s opening in...

THIS WEEK IN RANGE HISTORY

Fifty years of Hoyt Lakes history

Front cover of anniversary book. Photo courtesy of City of...

Obituaries

Alida Ruth Digerness Stajer

Alida Ruth Digerness Stajer, 93, of Virginia, passed away after...

Christie Lempia Neale

Christie Lempia Neale passed away June 17, 2018 at her...

Mary Jane Lydell Bach

Mary Jane Lydell Bach, 80, of Virginia, passed away Monday,...

Darrell “D” Jay Kinney

Darrell “D” Jay Kinney, 61, passed away Monday, May 14,...

Colleen Mae Cholich

Colleen Mae Cholich, 89, of Hibbing, passed away on June...

Gladyce Mae Lampe

Gladyce Mae Lampe, 96, of Biwabik, died Thursday, June 7,...

Brian Allen Jamesgaard

Brian Allen Jamesgaard, 45, of Virginia, passed away Thursday, June...

Contributor

The magic of Storybook Lodge Christian Camp

This is my very special summer retreat on Cedar Island Lake

Memory t-shirt quilt is June display at Virginia Public Library

61-1/2 years later, search for relatives ends at Potters Field

Contributors share photos, memories, thoughts for Father’s Day

Columns

The Lost Puppy Case Files:

I am an astronaut

SALLYWORLD: WEEK 391

Signs of aging: Creaking bones, forgetfulness, and a stash of cheaters

MASSAGE FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Challenge yourself to move

WALKING UNDAUNTED

Seasons of waiting can provide valuable life lessons

Out of the Blue

“It is better to give than to receive.”

Features

Original artwork being sought from local artists; deadline is July 10

IRON RANGE – The Iron Range Tourism Bureau is partnering...

Northern Lights Music Festival announces 15th anniversary season

IRON RANGE – “Figaro, Figaro, Figaro!” will reverberate throughout the...

AEOA Senior Carnival Expo offers information and fun

EVELETH – The 35th Annual Senior Carnival proved to be...

Bess Metsa Garden recipient of donation

VIRGINIA – Natural Harvest Food Co-op customers donated over $1,500...

St. Louis County launches an all new and improved website

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – People looking for information about St....

Business

Blandin Broadband Communities program renews partnership with IRRR

GRAND RAPIDS – Blandin Foundation announced that it has renewed its partnership with Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation to advance access to and use of broadband in the region through...

John Ryan, Jr. achieves prestigious Court of the Table MDRT qualification

HIBBING – John (Jack) R. Ryan Jr. of local Ryan Financial Group, LLC in Hibbing has qualified for Court of the Table, a coveted milestone achievement for their membership in...

St. Louis County Tax forfeited land auction: 33 properties sold for $855,935

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – The houses were popular. So were two lots with frontage on Lake Superior. Last week’s St. Louis County Tax Forfeited Properties Auction resulted in 33 sales,...

New DEED pilot program offers interest-free loans for high-tech startups

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is accepting loan applications through a new program designed to help early-stage businesses that are developing high-tech products or services in...

The Honorable Sally Tarnowski to again serve as chief judge

DULUTH – The Honorable Sally L. Tarnowski has been re-elected to serve as chief judge for Minnesota’s Sixth Judicial District by her fellow judges in the district. The Honorable Michael...

$1.8 million grant will expand apprenticeship opportunities

The federal grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s (USDOL) State Apprenticeship Expansion initiative is the second major grant awarded to the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DLI). In...

Memorial Blood Centers teams up with Minnesota Lynx

To celebrate World Blood Donor Day, Memorial Blood Centers is partnering with the Minnesota Lynx to offer blood donors two tickets to select upcoming Minnesota Lynx games. World Blood Donor...

Groundbreaking held for new public works facility in Cook

COOK – St. Louis County leaders broke ground Wednesday, June 13, for a new Public Works Maintenance Facility in Cook. The groundbreaking took place at 9558 Ashawa Road, which previously...

Focus on Veterans

“Warbirds” book by local author features Iron Range WWII veteran Robert Holmstrom

VIRGINIA – Waiting in the frozen forest for hours near the border of Nazi Germany, people of the resistance wait for the weapons, supplies, and...

VA/private nursing home data released

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) extended its unprecedented 18-month record of transparency disclosures by making public for the first time its annual nursing...

VFW Post 1757 leads Timber Days parade

News from St. Louis County; maps sought, office moving

DULUTH – The St. Louis County Historical Society’s Veterans Memorial Hall Program is asking veterans, their families, or members of the public to donate military...

Memorial Day was special for the Carlson family in Grand Rapids

Charles (Charlie) Albert Carlson is pictured in 1944 with wife Netsy and sons David and Doug on the west Cohasset farm. Submitted photos.GRAND RAPIDS –...

Veteran history event in Duluth on June 19

- gram of the St. Louis County Historical Society, announces its next event in the local history - sentation entitled “Finding Loren: Preserving the Legacy...

Home & Garden Tips

Safe gardening for flowers or food

Simply speaking, gardening is generally thought of in two ways...

Tips to avoid pesky black flies

Known as gnats, those ferocious biters are bothersome from spring...

Post-graduation gardening tips

 Simple ideas for that graduation party include using the class...

Great reasons for gardening

 The ice on the lakes miraculously disappeared for the fishing...

Memorial Day remembrances

 Memorial Day started as Decoration Day back in 1866 to...

Pets

Keep pets cool and safe during hot weather

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) says that...

Adopt-a-cat Month celebrated in June

American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, celebrates Adopt-A-Cat...

Steps to identify flea bites on dogs

Dogs that are itching themselves are often assumed to have...

Should you include a pet in your wedding?

 Pets are full-fledged members of many families and even, apparently,...

Pets can wander and not find their home

Not all pets are good at finding their way back...

K9s receive Paws of Courage awards

 The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog...