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The disconnected: Life in the Internet (which never sleeps) age

Do NOT fall for the scam

The computer pop-up scare tactic

Healthy for Life

Recognize climate change and use energy resources wisely

SALLYWORLD: WEEK 402

Ethnic dishes bring back happy memories of childhood

The Lost Puppy Case Files

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Range History

This Week in Range History

Nicholas B. Shank: Noted early logger and businessman

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following excerpts and photos are from the...

Oct. 12 is 1918 Fires Remembrance Day in St. Louis County

The deadly Cloquet, Duluth and Moose Lake fires of 1918

The worst natural disaster in Minnesota history— over 450 dead,...

Minnesota history: Maple sugaring and the Ojibwe people

Sugar maple is best known for its bright fall foliage...

— THE HISTORY OF TOWER AND SOUDAN —

Two communities tied tightly together from the beginning

A sawmill was established here in Tower in 1882, the...

The Iroquois Mine in Mt. Iron: There’s a story in the making

This is an air photo of the Iroquois Mine area...

Contributor

The Pie Guy: Joy comes from sharing the “fruits” of his labor

Prints, colors and designs are Civil War era reproduction fabrics

Quilt by Karen Lamppa now on display at the Virginia library

Do you like music and fun?

Country line dancing might be for you

The Bass Lake Bruiser

Hummingbird claims his feeder domain

Obituaries

Dexter Warren Straw

Dexter Warren Straw, 69, of Cook, MN passed away on...

Frank Brletich

Frank Brletich, Sr., 85, of Hibbing, passed away Tue. Oct....

Lyle Raymond Vezina

Lyle Raymond Vezina, 79, of Silverdale, MN passed away on...

Beth Elaine Anderson

Beth Elaine Anderson, 84, of Hoyt Lakes, died Tuesday, Oct....

Nathan Aaron Montgomery

Nathan Aaron Montgomery “Buffalo”, 25, of Aurora died Sun. Oct....

Cedric Chase Schuster

Cedric Chase Schuster, 23, of Gheen, passed away on Sun....

Florence Kathleen Brunner

Florence Kathleen Brunner, 86, of Angora passed away, surrounded by...


Featured Stories

Learning center open house in Mt. Iron on Oct. 26

MT. IRON – The excitement is building. In just a...

HTF shares candidate statements

Pete Stauber: Congressional candidate I’m Pete Stauber. I have worn...

Living With Grief Program offered in Virginia and Grand Rapids on Oct. 29 ®

GRAND RAPIDS/VIRGINIA – Each year the Hospice Foundation of America...

ALS presents free musical programs

MT. IRON —The Arrowhead Library System presents Curtis & Loretta’s...

October exhibit at NWFA in Cook A “Rocks, Trees and Water” celebration

COOK – There is a complex exhibit of art and...

Business

Social Security announces 2.8 percent COLA benefit increase

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 67 million Americans will increase 2.8 percent in 2019, the Social Security Administration announced Oct. 11. The 2.8 percent...

28 properties were sold for $429,585 in county’s tax forfeited land auction

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – A waterfront lot on Ely’s Shagawa lake was the top seller at the St. Louis County tax forfeited properties auction held Thursday, Oct. 11. A 40-acre...

Spirit of Hospitality Award nominations now closed for 2018

IRON RANGE – The nominations are in! More than 70 area front-line workers were nominated for a Spirit of Hospitality Award (SOHA) in 2018. Nominees represent a wide range of...

Commitment to conservation is paying off, Dayton says

Minnesota’s state agencies are making good progress towards ambitious sustainability goals put in place last year by Governor Mark Dayton, according to a newly-released report by the Department of Administration’s...

Funding will support projects in Hoyt Lakes and Two Harbors

The Minnesota Public Facilities Authority (PFA) approved $7.3 million in grants and loans for water and sewer projects. Funding for projects in Alden, Two Harbors, Hoyt Lakes, Erskine and Willmar...

Backus Auditorium in International Falls benefits from Eagle Scout project

INTERNATIONAL FALLS – Gavin Wilson recently completed an improvement project at Backus Auditorium in an effort to earn the rank of Eagle Scout. Wilson has been in the Boy Scouts...

Focus on Veterans

Medal of Honor recipientent honored

ST. LOUIS COUNTY — Veterans Memorial Hall, a program of the St. Louis County Historical Society, announces its 2018 Mike Colalillo Medal of Honor Scholarship....

Medal of Honor replica awarded posthumously to Major Henry A. Courtney Jr

DULUTH — The St. Louis County Historical Society and its Veterans Memorial Hall (VMH) Program invites the public to the formal installation of the country’s...

Updated laptops and tablets provided to streamline claims

HonorBound Foundation has awarded the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. a $55,263 grant to help offset a larger initiative that will begin equipping...

Survey: High customer satisfaction in burial and memorial services for veterans and families

The results of a recent VA customer survey indicates veterans and their families continue to experience high customer satisfaction in burial and memorial services for...

VA researchers work to create artificial lung

Researchers strive to make 3D-printed artificial lung to help vets with respiratory disease. Submitted photo.U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) scientists at the VA Ann...

VA awards up to $9 million in adaptive sports program grants to aid disabled veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on Sept. 26 awarded up to $9 million in grants to eligible recipients for adaptive sports programs that...

Home & Garden Tips

Compostable items: The list is endless!

Compostable items accumulate daily. Every kitchen should have a compost...

Tips on frost prevention as weather turns cold

Every gardener on the Iron Range knows that a killing...

Fall harvest time is fast approaching

 Gardeners know that the best way to keep production up...

Emerald ash borer causes damage to trees

 Infestation of the emerald ash borer will result in dieback...

Gypsy moths: A destructive threat

 The Minnesota Department of Agriculture placed Lake and Cook counties...

Pets

Celebrate Adopt-A-Dog Month in October

For thousands of years, dogs have been our best friends,...

Simple tips to keep people, animals safe from rabies

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is urging the public...

Navigating aging with senior pets

As pets age, their needs change and pet owners must...

Are raspberries for the dogs? Yes they are!

According to the American Kennel Club, raspberries offer an abundance...

Crate training a good step for puppies

 Many dogs acclimate quickly to crates. Properly training a young...

Tongue-in-cheek fun names to consider for your pet

Naming a pet is serious business for many pet owners....