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The Long Line

20 great reasons to embrace this beautiful fall season

MASSAGE FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS

How do you perceive massage?

The Nature Nerd

Focus on: Ragweed woes

SALOME’S STARS

Celebrating a lunch pail staple

The second Iron Range Pasty Festival will be held on Oct. 10

Range History

Iron Ranges of Minnesota, 1909

Coleraine and Bovey | Massive beneficiation plant at Trout Lake

The Canisteo District One of the most remarkable undertakings carried...

Pets and the planet: become an eco-friendly pet owner

Pets provide much joy to their owners, who are often...

Iron Ranges of Minnesota, 1909

Itasca County towns of Nashwauk, Marble, and Calumet

Village of Nashwauk This village was founded in 1902 by...

Iron Ranges of Minnesota, 1909

Hibbing’s Stevenson Mine | An unusual suspension bridge

Residents at the Stevenson mining location west of Hibbing observe...

Iron Ranges of Minnesota, 1909

Carlson Exploration Company | Hibbing’s Webb Mine

An interior view of the Klass Jewelry Store in Hibbing....

Contributor

Tiny, sweet, and delicate

A Hibbing woman journals about a deer and her fawn

A scenic North Shore day trip

The Ponds explore Iona's Beach

Discovering hospitality while hunting for typewriter ribbon

It’s business as usual while…

Appreciating the sights and sounds of God's beautiful creation

Hometown Recipes

Hometown Focus Recipes

Hometown Focus Recipes

Hometown Focus Recipes


Auto Care

Charge up your car battery knowledge with these tips

Vehicles consist of many essential components to keep them running...

The importance of vehicle maintenance

Owning a car is a big responsibility. Drivers who plan...

How to effectively and safely sanitize your vehicle

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way people live. One readily...

Tips and tricks to lower the cost of your auto insurance

Auto insurance is a musthave for drivers. While it might...

Home Care

Signs that your gutters are in need of immediate repair

Fall is a great time to tackle projects around the...

How to banish pet odors from a home

Dogs, cats, birds, and lizards have evolved from wild animals...

How to recognize when you can stop mowing

Each weekend in spring, summer and fall, millions of homeowners...

Things to consider before warming up next to your first fire this winter

A warm fire can make even the coldest winter day...

A guide to safely removing fallen leaves

Raking leaves is a chore many people immediately associate with...

Features

Greenhaven rink in Hibbing gets a face-lift

HIBBING — The rink at Greenhaven Elementary School in Hibbing...

Greek speak

Most have heard the old axiom that goes, “Don’t whittle...

Preserving local history

TOWER — On July 31, the Tower-Soudan Historical Society (TSHS)...

Help save Camp Chicagami!

Camp Chicagami south of Eveleth welcomes children from across the...

Dancers brought literature to life on Aug. 23

Photos by Paul Pluskwik/PK Images.      ... Please register for a free...

Business

National Small Business Week will be celebrated this week

For nearly 60 years, the Small Business Administration (SBA) has held National Small Business Week to honor outstanding entrepreneurs and shine a spotlight on the nation’s small businesses, which now...

Essentia Health welcomes Dr. Andrew Mekhail

VIRGINIA — Dr. Andrew Mekhail is welcoming new patients in podiatry at the Essentia Health-Virginia Clinic. “I chose podiatry after a family member tripped and twisted her foot falling down...

County’s distribution of CARES Act funds now in Phase Two

St. Louis County is preparing to transition to the next phase in the distribution of CARES Act funds to assist small businesses. The online application period for Phase One closed...

Disability support professionals honored

The nonprofit organization ARRM has announced that it is awarding its annual ARRM Cares Award to all Minnesota direct support professionals (DSPs) this year. This recognition honors the more than...

Preparing students for heavy equipment careers

While parents and educators are struggling with decisions about educational options during the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 49 and Minnesota Virtual Academy (MNVA) have...

Wages start at $15 per hour

After receiving an order from the United States Postal Service to produce two million totes and one million trays by this fall, Minnesota nonprofit manufacturer MDI is hiring for 200...

Focus on Veterans

USS Minnesotaa welcomes Cmdr.Cmdr Brad Bozin as

GROTON, CT – The USS Minnesota (SSN 783) welcomed Cmdr. Brad Bozin, a native of Jacksonville, Florida, as its new commanding officer at the Flasher...

Veterans’ Voices Virtual Award Ceremony slated for October 8

Since 2013, the Minnesota Humanities Center has honored Minnesota veterans who contribute in a myriad of ways to their communities, state, and country. The 2020...

September is Suicide Prevention Month

This September, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recognizes Suicide Prevention Month highlighting VA’s Be There campaign, reminding veterans and their loved ones that...

Military Appreciation Family Day at the Farm set for Sept. 26

JORDAN, MN — The Disabled American Veterans of Minnesota (DAV of MN) Foundation is excited to announce the first annual Military Appreciation Family Day at...

Financial burden of the fall semester made easier for 158 veterans

Student veterans from around the country are recipients of the VFW’s Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship for the fall 2020 semester. Submitted photo. The...

VA rolls out new patient appointment scheduling tool

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched a new appointment scheduling tool on Friday, Aug. 21, at the VA Central Ohio Healthcare System to...

Home & Garden Tips

Planning your fall foliage excursion

Fall is the time of year to take in colorful...

Pointers on how to pick apples this fall

Apple picking is a beloved autumn tradition. While many traditions...

Pallet projects can be a handy hobby

 Do-it-yourselfers can skip purchasing wood boards and upcycle wood pallets...

Tips on preparing your garden for winter

 Gardens provide an idyllic escape from the hustle and bustle...

Are backyard chickens right for you?

 Raising backyard chickens has been a growing phenomenon for several...

Pets

Furry expectations

Our cat Zippy, while often a pain in the you...

How to banish pet odors from your home

Dogs, cats, birds, and lizards have evolved from wild animals...

Tips on how to trim a dog’s toenails

Trimming dog toenails is a routine part of grooming that...

Ease into introducing a new pet to your existing pets

Many people are excited by the prospect of introducing a...

Pets living in poverty due to COVID-19 crisis

 More than 4.2 million dogs, cats and other animals are...

Political campaigns to include animal policies in platforms

As both major political parties outline their visions for the...