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Healthy for Life

End of January suggestions to help you stay healthy at home

What’s on my Mind

Spontaneous cleaning episodes

SALOME’S STARS

No mean animals at this farm!

Exploring the Bear Creek Farm with its friendly livestock

Healthy for Life

Keep the focus on making better choices for a healthier life

Health

Why opioids fall short in pain relief; treatment methods for a frozen shoulder

St. Louis County seeks volunteers to assist at COVID-19 vaccination clinics

FIT & REC FEATURE

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Range History

TEN WACKY VINTAGE CURES CON ARTISTS SOLD TO THE MASSES

Over-the-counter medicine was a complete guessing game in the 1800s...

THIS WEEK IN RANGE HISTORY

Questionable cures for pain, colds, and “female complaints”

LYDIA E. PINKHAM’S VEGETABLE COMPOUND Will cure the worst forms...

ANGORA SCHOOL MEMORIES

Teaching in a place with “unusually fine, wholesome people”

A message from the Iron Range Historical Society The Iron...

This Week in Range History

Railroad sued, marriage records vex, local girl helps during fire

MR. RICHARSON WANTS DAMAGES J. B. Richardson has begun an...

This Week in Range History

Iron Rangers welcome 1921 with dances, charity, and hockey

NEW GRAND RAPIDS BUILDINGS PLANNED Grand Rapids, Jan. 1.—(Special to...

Obituaries

David Arnold Cope

David Arnold Cope, 70, of Aurora, MN, died suddenly on...

Patricia Ann Raj

Patricia Ann Raj, 72, of Tower, MN, passed away at...

Janet Marie Croteau

Janet Marie Croteau, a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother and...

Delores M. “Laurie” Vraa

Delores M. “Laurie” Vraa, 82, of Embarrass, MN, died on...

Carol Jean Kangas

Carol Jean Tuomala Kangas, 83, of Sandy Township, MN, passed...

Home & Garden Tips

Stave off cabin fever with family nights

If the global pandemic has taught the public anything, it...

Magnify small spaces with these tricks

Tiny bedrooms. Closet-sized bathrooms. Studio apartments. No matter the room...

Choosing the right lighting for your home

 Lighting in a home serves both practical and aesthetic purposes....

Home décor trends to expect in 2021

Interior decorators predict 2021 will bring a return of old-world...

Pets

Traveling by air with service animals

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued a final...

Recognize and relieve sources of stress

Stress can affect anyone, even household pets. Although life may...

Brush up on pet dental health wellness and care

Companionship, unconditional love and security are just some of the...

Ways to raise happy and healthy pet birds

 Households across the country include companion birds. Their sweet music...

Provide extra assistance for outdoor birds in the winter

Cold weather can be particularly taxing on many of the...

Dogs honored for canine excellence

 EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second installment of a two-part...


Health Features

Robot aids surgeries at Essentia Health-Virginia

Robot aids surgeries at Essentia Health-Virginia

VIRGINIA — At Essentia Health, we believe all of our...

Choose the emergency response system that’s right for you

A personal emergency response system, or PERS, is a device...

Fairview Range virtual visits

Sometimes the greatest advances in medical technology do not feel...

Regenerative medicine is advancing health care in diverse ways

Regenerative medicine is advancing health care in diverse ways

Regenerative medicine contributed to patient care in 2020 more than...

University of Minnesota Medical School launches COVID-19 vaccine trial

TWIN CITIES — The University of Minnesota Medical School announced...

Features

Top baby names of 2020: national and local favorites

BabyCenter , a leading pregnancy and parenting digital resource, released...

Photo

A curious pine marten observes a local photographer. Pine martens,...

A thoughtful card and a nail biting update

In our January 1 edition, I wrote an article about...

Capturing winter beauty

A crisp, clear winter day captured by a local photographer....

Baby born in Virginia on New Year’s Day

Avery Quinn Miller was born at 5:31 p.m. on Friday,...

Good News You Can Use!

Arrowhead region initiative aims to thank frontline workers


Grants helped small business expansion in downtown Hibbing


Hooked on Itasca


Ruby’s Pantry to distribute curbside


IRHS to host virtual pandemic discussion


Trinity Lutheran Church to host sloppy joe meal


Business

Businesses receive more aid

STATEWIDE — Governor Tim Walz on January 14 announced the Minnesota Department of Revenue has issued $67.3 million in COVID-19 Business Relief Payments to 3,891 eligible businesses in Minnesota. The...

Minnesota Displaced Homemaker Program changes its name

NORTHEASTERN MINNESOTA — In August 2020, the Minnesota Displaced Homemaker Program changed its name to the Minnesota Family Resiliency Partnership. While the name has changed, the need for support in...

Helping dentists, improving rural dental care

NORTHEASTERN MINNESOTA — Two dentists recently relocated to northeastern Minnesota to practice dentistry and help alleviate a dental shortage in northeastern Minnesota. Both were recipients of the Martha Mordini Rukavina...

Enter 2021 with a plan

2020 was a crazy year with a worldwide pandemic affecting many aspects of most small businesses. New executive orders needed to be evaluated, funding programs and grants had to be...

Cook thrift shop wins community award

COOK — Lake Country Power selected the Cook Area Health Care Auxiliary Thrift Shop of Cook as the winner of its annual Touchstone Energy® Community Award. The co-op chose this...

Co-op customers contribute to Care Partners

VIRGINIA — Natural Harvest Food Co-op (NHFC) customers donated $1,195.76 to Care Partners in December. The donations will be used to provide financial assistance to individuals and families facing cancer...

Contributor

THE REMNANT AND THE REVENANT

Local reader reviews inspiring book The Storm on our Shores

Why music matters

A local teacher explains how music enhances students’ lives

Doug’s new method of toasting taters in a campfire goes awry

Hometown Recipes

Hometown Focus Recipes

Hometown Focus Recipes

Hometown Focus Recipes

Focus on Veterans

VA celebrates 75 years of the Veterans Health Administration

This year, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) commemorates 75 years of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Originally established in 1946 as the Department...

Applications now accepted for 2021 National Veterans Wheelchair Games

VA and Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) are hosting the 40th National Veterans Wheelchair Games in New York City, August 8-13, 2021. Applications from eligible...

For older, rural and homelessomeless veterans…

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced its Digital Divide Consult has helped more than 12,000 veterans obtain internet access or a video-capable...

VA publishes final rule to improve delivery of prosthetic and sensory aids services

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently published a final rule to establish and clarify eligibility for prosthetic and rehabilitative items and services available...

VA, Fitbit help support veteran health and wellness during COVID-19 pandemic

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced this week a new initiative with Fitbit that will provide eligible veterans, caregivers and VA staff with...

Giving back to those who gavegave…

Smiling World War II veteran before a Stearman airplane ride. Submitted photo.The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is proud to show its support for Operation...