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Healthy for Life

Explore and discover our season in a strong body, mind & spirit

SALLYWORLD:

Cold, without a car and lots of leaves to rake … it’s good to be home!

Out of the Blue

“And they who for their country die shall fill an honored grave, for glory lights the soldier’s tomb, and beauty weeps the brave.” – Joseph Rodman Drake

SALOME’S STARS

A weekend on the North Shore

Take time to enjoy a quick getaway

Range History

Our Iron Range history: The emigrant journey to Minnesota

“Give me your tired, yourpoor,Your huddled masses yearning to breathe...

THIS MONTH IN MINNESOTA HISTORY

Charles Lindbergh is pictured with the Spirit of St. Louis...

The influenza epidemic in Minnesota, 1918

“I had a little bird, its name was Enza. I...

Range history: The story of the Iroquois Iron Ore Mine (Pt. 4)

What the Iroquois Mine looks like now (looking south).EDITOR’S NOTE:...

Immigration slowed to a crawl; RR companies went bankrupt

The 1857 Financial Panic: Minnesota was hit especially hard

Run on the Seamen’s Savings’ Bank during the Panic of...

Contributor

Summer reading program starts May 28 at the Virginia library

Falling madly in love with a country and culture

Mt. Iron woman has made a pair of solo trips to visit Japan

“Nobody said being human was going to be easy”

Freedom of speech: As it should, what a person says matters

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

It’s important to make it okay to talk about mental health

Obituaries

Bernice Fay Baldwin

Bernice Fay Baldwin, 98, of Hibbing went to be with...

Helen Louise Manthey

Helen Louise Manthey, 89, of Hoyt Lakes died Monday, May...

Patrick J. “Pat” Gentile

Patrick J. “Pat” Gentile, 65, of Gilbert passed away peacefully...

Virginia Schneider

Virginia Schneider passed away Friday, May 10th, 2019 surrounded by...

Elaine Bierman

Elaine Bierman was made whole again in the presence of...

Lynda F. (LaBarge) Aho

Lynda F. (LaBarge) Aho, 53, of Hibbing, passed away unexpectantly...

Michael Joseph Strukel

Michael Joseph Strukel, 61, of Aurora, died Wednesday, May 15,...


Mining

Over 100 freighters transport iron ore across the Great Lakes

When it comes to discussions about iron ore shipping, it’s best to start with an icebreaker. Every year on March 25, the Soo Locks in Sault Saint Marie, MI (and...

First Great Lakes bulk carrier to be built in over 30 years

STUREGON BAY, WI — A U.S.-flagged Great Lakes bulk carrier will be built for the first time in more than 35 years thanks to a historic agreement recently signed between...

With its highly skilled employees and large belt inventory…

Conveyor Belt Service, Inc. in Virginia provides important services to the local mining industry as well as other conveyor belt users across the Upper Midwest. Key services include belt installation,...

Feature

Hibbing’s premiere race, the Red Ore Run is back as Kids Kare 5K

HIBBING — The Red Ore Run committee announced the rebrand...

MPCA needs nearly 700 volunteers to conduct water monitoring

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency announced its need for volunteers...

Motorists are urged to use caution in work zones this Memorial Day weekend

The Minnesota Department of Transportation encourages motorists to plan ahead...

Business

U-Haul now at Razors Edge Auto Detail-

VIRGINIA — U-Haul Company of Minnesota announced that Razors Edge Auto Detailing has signed on as a U-Haul® neighborhood dealer to serve the Virginia community. Razors Edge Auto Detailing at...

Ryan, Jr. achieves membership in MDRT

HIBBING — John R. Ryan, Jr. of Hibbing achieved Life Membership in the prestigious MDRT organization, a coveted career milestone that offers the opportunity to share innovative ideas and best...

PLA now in place for Essentia’s $800 million Vision Northland

DULUTH — Essentia Health, McGough Construction and the Duluth Building & Construction Trades Council announced a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) is now in place for Vision Northland. The historic $800...

Rates up for all student groups

More Minnesota seniors than ever before graduated in 2018, with 55,869 students—83.2 percent of the graduating class overall, the state’s highest graduation rate on record— achieving the honor and moving...

Focus on Veterans

After the death of her son Frank in WWII

Anna Maria Sikkila, known by her shortened name Mary, was born in Alajari, Kurejoki Finland on March 11, 1878. She had no knowledge then or...

Helping Minnesota military,litary, veterans and their families…

The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) announced recently the recipients of the competitive (2018 Cycle II) Support Our Troops (SOT) license plate fund grant...

In celebration of 65 yearsars in business

Members of the Sammy’s family presented a $16,964 check to the DAV recently during the annual DAV state convention at the Holiday Inn & Suites...

Minnesota Historical Society expands its work with veterans at historic Fort Snelling

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) is working to expand its engagement with veterans and military members in new ways, particularly at historic...

MHC opens submissionsmissions for 2019 Veterans’ Voices

 The Minnesota Humanities Center (MHC) announced recently that submissions for their 2019 Veterans’ Voices Award are now being accepted. Submissions will be open through Sunday,...

Social Security honors and supports military service members and their families

Every year, on Memorial Day, the nation honors service members who have given their lives for our freedom. Social Security acknowledges the sacrifice of our...

Home & Garden Tips

Explore ways to improve home curb appeal

One way to improve curb appeal and set a property...

A spring craft combining fantasy and fun

Spring is a season of rebirth marked by flowers pushing...

Be alert to possibility of rhubarb poisoning

 Frost-bitten rhubarb poses an increased risk of unintentional poisoning if...

Plants are also vulnerable to ozone

 Human beings are not the only living organisms vulnerable to...

Making the best of a short growing season

 The growing season on the Iron Range is only a...

Pets

Former handler and military dog reunite

Military working dog (MWD) Kkeaton, who bravely served as a...

The love of a pet helps reduce stress

Last year, a majority of Americans reported experiencing stress “during...

Recovering from the passing of a dog

 The death of a dog can affect people in the...

Nurturing harmony between your cats and dogs

The age-old phrase “fighting like cats and dogs” does not...

Preventing dog-related lawn damage

 Dogs love spending time outdoors. Dog owners with yards know...

B.A.R.K. Program gets kids excited about reading

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