Columns

SALLYWORLD:

It’s time to deal with missing socks, let’s-go-eat weather and gray hair

MASSAGE FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Make an extra effort to stay hydrated

The Long Line

Doing things differently: Just be you!

Out of the Blue

“It’s best to have failure happen early in life. It wakes up the Phoenix bird in you so you rise from the ashes.” – Anne Baxter

SALOME’S STARS

Range History

Lafayette Bliss: Pioneer Minnesota educator

Virginia schools superintendent oversaw a period of growth

AUTHOR’S NOTE: When I was a freshman at Carleton College,...

THIS MONTH IN MINNESOTA HISTORY

June 19 1816: Twenty-four people are killed in the “Seven...

THIS MONTH IN MINNESOTA HISTORY

June 9 1871: A court orders an injunction against construction...

THIS MONTH IN MINNESOTA HISTORY

June 1 1849: Minnesota Territory is legally organized when territorial...

Our Iron Range history: The emigrant journey to Minnesota

The “Emigrant Journey” exhibit provides each visitor with a boarding...

Contributor

Virginia has been an important part of his life

Ely native shares fond memories of the “East Range capital”

We retired in place

No regrets: Virginia is home

The B’nai Abraham Museum and Cultural Center

Once a synagogue, historic building restored and important

A must-do adventure, but you’re gonna get wet!

Our road trip to visit the beautiful, incredible Niagara Falls

Obituaries

Francine (Cameron) Jelle

Francine (Cameron) Jelle, 70, of Nashwauk died Wednesday, April 3,...

Arnold Maurice Rudolph

Arnold Maurice Rudolph, 73, of Virginia, formerly of Hoyt Lakes,...

Anorine Marie Marcella Jean (Brusacoram) Kishel Christianson

Anorine Marie Marcella Jean (Brusacoram) Kishel Christianson, 87, passed away...

Gary “Mike” Newman

Gary “Mike” Newman, 79, of Hibbing, passed away peacefully on...

Arlen Donovan Bexell

Arlen Donovan Bexell, 84, of Hibbing, passed away Friday, June...

Frances E. Laine

Frances E. Laine, 79, of Duluth and formerly of Hibbing,...

James “Bill” Larson

James “Bill” Larson, a.k.a. Wild Bill/ Santa/ Roy Rogers, 66,...


Feature

The Virginia Marching Blues

The Virginia Marching Blues are lined up and ready for...

Virginia: It is a city on the rise

As part of HTF’s “Focus on Community,” the Iron Range...

Eighteen projects awarded IRRR Culture & Tourism grants

IRON RANGE — Strong arts, culture, heritage and recreational activities...

Business

NRRI is working to bring biochar out of the shadows

Think of charcoal and summer picnics come to mind. You might also see it in trendy beauty products— from soap to toothpaste. But have you heard of biochar? Didn’t think...

SLC land auction results in nearly $700,000 in sales

ST. LOUIS COUNTY — Nine tax forfeited homes and more than 20 other properties in St. Louis County are back in private ownership following last week’s tax forfeited property auction....

Lakehead Constructors opens its new facility on East Range

AURORA — Lakehead Constructors, Inc. is one of northeastern Minnesota’s largest construction companies. It recently relocated its operations from Mt. Iron to the city of Aurora Business Park where it...

Patty Phillips joins Alworth Memorial Fund Board

Patty Phillips was recently elected to the Marshall H. and Nellie Alworth Memorial Foundation Board. Phillips graduated from Martin Hughes High School in Buhl and went on to earn an...

Warning against precious metals investment scams issued

The Minnesota Department of Commerce is warning Minnesotans about an investment scheme from Metals.com, an unregistered California-based precious metals company. Company representatives are coldcalling elderly residents across the nation to...

Exports up 1.5 percent in the first quarter of 2019

Minnesota exports grew to $5.4 billion, representing growth of 1.5 percent between the first quarters of 2018 and 2019, according to a report released today by the Minnesota Department of...

Future deadlines include Sept. 16 and Jan. 15, 2020

The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers who pay estimated taxes that Monday, June 17, is the deadline for the second estimated tax payment for 2019. Examples of those who often...

Focus on Veterans

Seen through the eyess of a 12-year-old boy

When the remains of Dante Sylvester Tini returned home to Virginia in May, his great-great nephew Blake Larson was right there taking pictures and recording...

VA launches neww health care options under MISSIONMISSIO Act

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched its new and improved Veterans Community Care Program on June 6, 2019, implementing portions of the VA...

DOJ drops its appeal, decision is victory for Blue Water Navy veterans

“Vietnam Veterans of America applauds the decision by the Department of Justice to drop its appeal of the federal court decision overturning Hass vs. Peake...

UWNEMN’s United for Veterans program grows

Forty-nine women veterans attended the 2019 United for Veterans women’s retreat held in May at Giants Ridge Recreation Area in Biwabik. Here they pose for...

From veterans to refugeesgees in Vietnam War era

Student leader Bill Tilton addresses an anti-war rally at the University of Minnesota in May 1970. Submitted photo.After nearly two years of work, the Minnesota...

MDR reminds military service members about state tax benefits

This National Military Appreciation Month the Minne- reminds members of the military and their families about the valuable militaryrelated tax benefits available to them in...

Home & Garden Tips

Standing water poses health threats

Standing water is a common sight at many homes during...

Cut down on waste at your next party

With music playing, beverages flowing and delicious food available, it’s...

Make campfires safe and enjoyable

 Who doesn’t look forward to sitting around a crackling campfire...

How we can bring beneficial bees back

 Bees, birds and butterflies play integral roles in pollinating many...

Pets

Safety tips when traveling with pets

Many pet parents choose to include their four-legged companions in...

Safely take dogs for wilderness walks

Hiking is a rewarding, healthy activity that can help people...

Ways to protect our pets in case of fire

 A fire at home can cause fear and anxiety. When...

Safety tips in traveling with pets in the car

 Many people can recognize the familiar image of a car...

Cats are as vulnerable to the effects of ticks as dogs

Though they might be most often associated with dogs, ticks...