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Out of the Blue

Become someone’s miracle through acts of kindness

The Lost Puppy Case Files

Hijacked by Annie

To be a kid again:

Finnish kicksledding!

CLOSE TO HOME

Good grief! It’s a Charlie Brown Christmas in Cotton

Range History

Minnesota-based businesses

Betty Crocker | Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest | Bundt pans

They have an iconic place in the food industry EDITOR’S...

Trading posts and big boxes: The social, political and economic importance of Minnesota business

Businesses have been at the center of Minnesota history

The twin Gold Medal Flour signs were built in 1910...

New Jerry Pushcar book: Waters Beneath My Feet

41 years ago: A story once told… now the rest of the story

The rest of Jerry Pushcar’s story is being published in...

THIS WEEK IN RANGE HISTORY

Jerry Pushcar’s journey: New Orleans to Nome – OR BUST!

On a cool May morning, Jerry Pushcar left Baudette and...

The Sister Kenny Institute: Her treatment methods became basis for new field called rehabilitation medicine

The Sister Kenny Institute was founded in 1942 as a...

Contributor

How can we give our children the best education possible?

Fundraising event to be held on Jan. 24

Ely Winter Festival plans wine tasting, silent auction

Get carried away this Christmas!

Mesabi Symphony Orchestra to present holiday concerts

NWFA to hold artists’ reception at the gallery on Dec. 12

Obituaries

Patricia Gail Hoffman

Patricia Gail Hoffman, 89, of Virginia, died Wednesday, Dec. 12,...

Gerald Eugene Johnson

Gerald Eugene Johnson, 82, of Eveleth, died on Nov. 20,...

Pauline Julia Korpela

Pauline Julia Korpela, 96, passed away December 6th 2018 at...

Kenneth Anthony “Muzzy” Hoey

Kenneth Anthony “Muzzy” Hoey, 55, of Randolph, MN, died on...

Garry A. Tracy

Garry Allen Tracy, 69, lifelong resident of Forbes, passed away...

Carolyn “Happy” Holkko

A much-loved wife, mother, grandmother and sister, Carolyn “Happy” Holkko,...

LeRoy Bernard Roos Sr.

LeRoy Bernard Roos Sr., 92, of Makinen died Friday, Nov....


Feature

Statue of Mary goes missing from nativity scene

CHISHOLM — There was something extremely valuable missing Tuesday morning...

Merritt fourth-graders share their favorite Christmas memories

EDITOR’S NOTE: Fourth-grade students in Mrs. Dahl’s class at Merritt...

“Dear Santa” letters shared by Merritt Elementary students

MI-B SCHOOLS Teacher Mrs. Rogers Grade 3 DEAR SANTA: Can...

Business

NRRI lab moves solid biofuel to commercialization

COLERAINE – In the Pacific Northwest, decades of forest fire suppression have had the opposite effect. Dense forests become tinder in the increasingly warmer, drier climate. Add a lightning strike...

Company supplies roofing, siding products across America

VIRGINIA – Northern Lights Manufacturing, a Virginia, MN-based producer of roofing and siding parts for the construction industry was acquired by Vertex Metal Roofing with the intent to expand its...

New members join Iron Mining Association board

DULUTH – The Iron Mining Association of Minnesota (IMA)—the trade association that represents Minnesota’s iron mines and the companies that supply goods and services to the iron mines—announced the results...

Raising epilepsy awareness in schools to reduce stigma, bullying

MT. IRON – With its dedication and commitment to support students with seizures, the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota (EFMN) announced that Iron Range Tykes Learning Center in Mt. Iron earned...

Many of state’s core industries experience strong growth

Sales of Minnesota agricultural, mining and manufactured exports grew 6.5 percent to $5.7 billion in the third quarter of 2018, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of...

Minnesota iron mining exports grow in the third quarter of 2018

Minnesota’s iron mining industry contributed to an increase in state exports, according to a recent release from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). According to the release,...

Focus on Veterans

DNR to host annual employment event for military veterans

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is hosting its second annual Veteran Employment Information Event on Tuesday, Jan. 8, in St. Paul....

VA announces new Veterans Health Application Programming Interface

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently launched its first Health Application Programming Interface (API) that will power the next generation of...

Sailor killed during WWIII identified

WASHINGTON — The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced recently that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, killed during World War II have been identified...

Study launched to help military families manage loss of a loved one

Isaiah Olson smiles for a picture with his special veteran and cousin, Sergeant First Class Nicholas Cossalter of the Army National Guard. Nicholas was incorrectly...

Community honors veterans with a special program in Gilbert

Members of the George and Mark Klobuchar, VFW Post #4456, and Ladies Auxiliary were participants in the Veterans Day Program in Gilbert. Submitted photos.The Gilbert...

Opioids offer “no advantage’tage’ and are addictive

Results of a VA study showed that opioid pain medication treatment was not superior to treatment with nonopioids. Submitted photo.Minneapolis VA researchers found that opioid...

Home & Garden Tips

Pre-holiday plant primping and care

Hoping everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday that was centered...

Tips on decorating small living spaces

People who live in apartments, small homes or condos or...

Take the stress out of the holidays

 Many people find the holiday season can be stressful. Holiday...

Shop small to support local businesses

 This Thanksgiving is the perfect time to once again focus...

Start holiday blooms early for best results

 Large and luscious amaryllis blooms in red, white and variations...

Pets

Recognizing separation anxiety in dogs

Dogs that appear stressed or nervous when their owners leave...

Dogs and their unique relationship with weather

Many dog owners may notice that their pets seem particularly...

Is it healthy for dogs to lick their wounds?

As dog lovers we know one thing — dogs love...

How to find a compassionate pet sitter

 More and more pet owners are taking their four-legged friends...

Pet owners enjoy giving their pets gifts

Pets are cherished members of the family, and many pet...

Steps to becoming a dog trainer as a career

  Many pet owners do not know how to approach...