Range History

The land, water and language of the Dakota

MINNESOTA’S FIRST PEOPLE

The footprint of the Dakota people, past and present, is...

THIS WEEK IN RANGE HISTORY

Trains, train depots and train wrecks in early Itasca County

Easter was past, having happened on Sunday, March 29. April...

THIS WEEK IN RANGE HISTORY

City slickers and country kids: Cow riding in Cook

Beef cattle on the Holter farm north of Cook. Submitted...

Third state to create board of health

The Minnesota State Board of Health

Established March 4, 1872 D uring the mid-to-late nineteenth century,...

Exhibits provide past and present-day look at mental illness

T wo upcoming exhibits provide a look back at 150...

Obituaries

Harold Myron Moe

Harold Myron Moe, 95, of Virginia, passed away Thursday, April...

Gerard “Jerry” Rogers

Gerard “Jerry” Rogers, 61, a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother,...

Audrey Carpenter

Audrey Carpenter, 80, of Aurora passed away peacefully surrounded by...

Roger Norman Carpenter

Roger Norman Carpenter, 73, of Hibbing died Thursday, May 10,...

Marlys Elaine (Wright/Valley) Sitts

Marlys Elaine (Wright/Valley) Sitts, 85, passed away peacefully with her...

Georgine Tuominen

Celebrating the life of Georgine Tuominen, 73, who received her...

Andrew John Licari

Andrew John Licari, 97, “the Brown Bomber from Biwabik” has...

Contributor

REPURPOSING | REUSING | RECYCLING | CREATING

Todd’s Rust Resurrection: Creating one-of-a-kind artwork

REPURPOSING | REUSING | RECYCLING | CREATING

Todd’s Rust Resurrection: Creating one-of-a-kind artwork

Observed since 1949, May is Mental Health Month

The quiet mind: Help end the stigma of mental health issues

You just do it and go about your business of living

Endeavor to persevere: It’s a life choice you can make

Health

Coach Tom’s Corner

Radon test before you move in; beware of high saturated fat diet fads

SKYDIVE AT 85

Columns

Healthy for Life

Witnessing our world and feeling grounded with the earth at your feet

SALLYWORLD: WEEK 387

Short vs. tall: The struggles of stature

CLOSE TO HOME

No longer bound: Overcoming chemical dependence

Connecting a printer on Windows 10

Out of the Blue


Feature

REPURPOSING | REUSING | RECYCLING | CREATING

VIRGINIA – “That’s junk, Nellie. I’ll get you some good...

Fifth annual Operation K-9 to be held June 7

SUPERIOR – Law enforcement K-9s in our region, just in...

Cook Public Library recipient of “The Great American Read” grant

COOK – Cook Public Library will receive a grant from...

Virginia Public Library’s Summer Reading Program begins on May 29

VIRGINIA – Summer is here, and with it the Virginia...

Selling antiques on eBay won’t make you rich, but it sure is fun

Hibbing resident, Gary Aldrich placed this add when he started...

Business

Fairview Range welcomes licensed clinical counselor

HIBBING— Fairview Range welcomes Laura Thronson, licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC), to its medical staff at Fairview Mesaba Clinics-Hibbing. She comes to Fairview with more than 15 years of experience...

As homeowners prepare for summer fun, make sure you have the right insurance coverage

As summer approaches, Minnesota homeowners may be installing fun backyard features like swimming pools, hot tubs, trampolines, playsets, treehouses or fire pits. These amenities are sure to be enjoyable, but...

Enrollment begins nationwide for historic research effort

The National Institutes of Health has opened national enrollment for the All of Us Research Program—a momentous effort to advance individualized prevention, treatment and care for people of all backgrounds—in...

Lake Country Power’s Mark Bakk completes rigorous leadership program

GRAND RAPIDS – Mark Bakk, director of finance and administration for Lake Country Power, completed an intensive program in electric utility management with the University of Wisconsin- Madison. The Robert...

Ten rural communities are selected for 2019 Blandin Leadership Programs

GRAND RAPIDS – As part of its commitment to strengthening rural communities, Blandin Foundation has named 10 communities where it is making available Blandin Leadership Program training in 2019. Blandin...

AEOA highlights 50-plus talent importance during Older Americans Month

VIRGINIA – This year, Older Americans Month falls as both the national and local economies reach near-record heights. With increasing discussion on how to maintain a competitive advantage in this...

Best in Advertising Campaign

BRAINERD – Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s “When things go south, you don’t have to” marketing campaign that appeared throughout the Brainerd Lakes this past summer won the Minnesota Health Strategy...

Ruby Alto is recipient of District Volunteer of the Year Award

VIRGINIA – Ruby Alto was honored this year by LeadingAge Minnesota with the District B Volunteer of the Year Award. The District Volunteer of the Year Award honors individuals in...

Misty Jensen is presented with 2018 Living a Legacy Award

VIRGINIA – Misty Jensen of Eveleth was recently honored for her commitment to the Benedictine Health System (BHS) mission and core values with the presentation of the Sister Claudia Riehl...

Focus on Veterans

Marine Corps painting on temporary display at The Depot

DULUTH – Veterans Memorial Hall, a program of the St. Louis County Historical Society, will unveil Minnesota artist Charles Kapsner’s Marine Corps tribute painting at...

May is National Military Appreciation Month Valuable tax benefits are available to Minnesota military service members

May is National Military Appreciation Month, and the Minnesota Department of Revenue reminds members of the military and their families about Minnesota’s valuable military-related tax...

Repairs at Minnesota State Veterans Homes urgently needed

ST. PAUL – Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) Commissioner Larry Shellito and Minnesota Department of Administration (Admin) Commissioner Matt Massman visited the Minnesota State...

SLC Historical Society to host Minnesota Remembers Vietnam events

DULUTH/HIBBING – The St. Louis County Historical Society is inviting veterans, especially Vietnam veterans, to share in a meal and conversation. The historical society received...

Warfighter DRT (disaster response team) helps Puerto Rico

Mylee Cardenas met Gamalier Rosa while helping hurricane victims in Puerto Rico last year and their interaction proved that VFW stereotypes are wrong. “Sometimes it’s...

I Am Not Invisible campaign honors military women’s service

I Am Not Invisible campaign features a portrait exhibit of 33 Minnesota women veterans from all walks of life. Submitted photo.NORTHEASTERN MINNESOTA – Nearly 29,000...

Home & Garden Tips

Spring lawn care

There have been countless gardeners out raking their lawns before...

Emergent spring pruning

It is still too soon to begin traipsing around on...

Beware of rhubarb poisoning

 There is a danger in consuming rhubarb that has been...

Pruning time for spring blooming shrubs

 Shrubs (lilac, Forsythia) that bloom in the spring are generally...

Pets

Recognizing pica symptoms in house cats

Playing with yarn is fine. But if a cat eats...

Why do cats like to scratch and claw?

When frisky kitties shred new sofas, the cats probably did...

Cats long been considered desirable pets

Cats are stealthy and lovable but somewhat unpredictable. Ancient Egyptians...

Precious Paws is holding fundraiser for new roof

CHISHOLM – Precious Paws Humane Society in Chisholm and Schwan’s...

Potential threats to pets in your yard

 Pets love to roam free, and homeowners with outdoor space...

Labrador retriever leads as most popular for 27th year

The labrador retriever continues to break records! The American Kennel...