Columns

Healthy for Life

Celebrating the Thanksgiving spirit from the heart and belly

“Flying solo as a single parent is hard”

Jody takes time to embrace change and her newly empty nest

The Nature Nerd

Focus on: Beneficial bugs

Grown on The Range

With the right tools, you can grow indoor crops this winter

SALOME’S STARS

Range History

A labor of love

Orr General Store & Mercantile Co. was a community hub

ORR — In October 1983, my husband, Phil, and I...

The life and times of timber cruiser Billy Orr, Orr’s namesake

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following story is an excerpt from the...

Iron Ranges of Minnesota, 1909

The booming village of Ely springs up from the wilderness in 1887

ANNALS OF PIONEER DAYS Following the development of iron mines...

THIS WEEK IN RANGE HISTORY

Honoring three Iron Range veterans: Robert Hinz, Lewis Lennartson, and Veda Ponikvar

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you have not visited the Richard I....

This Week in Range History

HALLOWE’EN PARTIES As the editor was wending his way homeward...

Home & Garden Tips

Is your table set for Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate family, reflect on blessings,...

Steps for hanging holiday lights outdoors

It begins to look a lot like Christmas when twinkling...

Tips for tackling troublesome textures

Popcorn. Orange Peel. Sponge. No, I’m not rummaging through your...

Safety measures all hunters should take

Hunting draws millions of people into the great outdoors every...

Pets

Varied, vital work of veterinary technicians

Credentialed veterinary technicians have always been essential components of the...

If you contract coronavirus, what is your pet care plan?

During the pandemic, many Americans have become new pet owners,...

Signs that dogs are having vision problems

Dog owners take their furry friends’ health very seriously. Like...

How to safely feed your pup if you’ve run out of food

Healthy foods are essential for the well-being of companion animals....

How to approach cat care while pregnant

Pregnant women receive a lot of advice while they’re with...

Tips on choosing the right foods to feed your cats

Cats create a whole new dynamic when they’re brought into...


Features

Brewing community together

VIRGINIA — Loonies Coffee Shop in downtown Virginia is a...

Shop local in Ely

ELY — While each person contributes to the culture and...

Finding a niche that fit

VIRGINIA — “47 years is long enough,” Dee Skoog said...

Internet killed the video store

EVELETH — Video stores are like Tamagotchi: they were everywhere...

Siblings looked hip on Halloween

Lucy and Leo Avelsgard celebrate Halloween ’50s style with costumes...

Business

Shop locally on Small Business Saturday—and all year long!

During a recession in 2010, American Express created a movement to inspire people to support the small businesses in their hometowns. In 2011, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution...

Green Gate Gasthaus nears completion

BIWABIK — Local lodging entrepreneur Shawn Callahan used a Downtown Building Rehabilitation (DBR) grant to help transform a vacant building on main street Biwabik into a three-unit lodging facility. The...

Spirit of Hospitality award winners honored at ceremony

IRON RANGE — Winners of the 9th annual Spirit of Hospitality Awards were recently announced at a ceremony at the Giants Ridge chalet. “I’d like to extend my gratitude to...

Bigger facility will enhance care

GRAND RAPIDS — Construction began last week on a new psychiatric residential treatment facility (PRTF) and wellness center at the North Homes Children and Family Services campus in Grand Rapids....

Hometown Recipes

Hometown Focus Recipes

Hometown Focus Recipes

Hometown Focus Recipes

Focus on Veterans

VA allows its healthalth care providers to practice acracross state lines

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced recently it published an interim final rule affirming VA’s current policy allowing VA health care professionals to...

VA and federal partners plan for COVID-19 vaccination distribution

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced this week it is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal...

VA participating in COVID-19 clinical trials

As part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the department announced this week its nationwide effort to recruit...

VA, American Kidneyy Fund partner toto…

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it is partnering with the nonprofit The American Kidney Fund (AKF) to help veterans diagnosed with...

VA honors veterans’ caregivers this month

During National Family Caregivers Month this November, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will honor the caregivers of veterans for their invaluable health care,...

14th Annual Veterans Virtual Career Fair

CareerForce Veterans Employment Services and the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs invites all veterans, active military members, and their spouses to a Virtual Career Fair...