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Civilian Conservation Corps in Minnesota
1933–1942

T he U.S. Congress paved the way for the Civilian...

Exhibit at Minnesota Discovery Center

Underground: History Beneath Your Feet

This dinosaur greets visitors to the “The Land Before Mines”...

Itasca County: Home to a variety of historic sites Interesting lo cation s open dors to the pa st

This Week in Range History

Central School pictured in the 1910s. Note the outbuildings in...

The Virginia Brewing Company:

RESIDENTS OF THE CITY REJOICE

The Virginia Brewing Company was a leading industry back in...

Obituaries

Walter Thomas Hill

Walter Thomas Hill, known to most as “Yum” passed away...

Claude Thomas “Tom” Lakoskey

Claude Thomas “Tom” Lakoskey, 68, of Tower, passed away on...

Willis George Swanson

Willis George Swanson, 87, of Virginia died Saturday, July 7,...

Dennis A. Jensrud

Dennis A. Jensrud, 64, died from leukemia on July 14,...

Mary Joy Giblin Lenont

Mary Joy Giblin Lenont, 66, of Eagles Nest, Ely, and...

Betty Jane Cummings

Betty Jane Cummings, 83, of Hibbing, passed away Thursday, July...

Helen Nurmi

Helen Nurmi crossed over on the 4th of July. What...

Contributor

The importance of being alone

Yes, go ahead and cancel your Friday night plans with friends

“Life’s too short to spend it inside”

Mesabi Outdoor Adventures: Get outdoors and stay outdoors!

Eveleth man attains dual citizenship

John Snidarich honored when he gains Slovenian citizenship

BHS alumni gathering to be held at Valentini’s on July 26

It’s year 15 of the unorganized Buhl High School get-together

Columns

Healthy for Life

Replenishing and flourishing throughout the summer

MASSAGE FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Release pain and emotions with massage

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS

Don’t just follow the crowd on “crowdfunding” websites

Out of the Blue

One of the great rules of hockey is: On the Stanley Cup, all germs are healthy. – George Vecsey

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Features

Yaks and mats, alpacas and a pig: Farm yoga—yes, it’s a thing!

COOK – It’s a fresh sunny evening on the old...

Katie Greiner presentation on August 5; public invited

EVELETH – Katie Greiner of Eveleth has been serving in...

“The Education of Will” to be discussed at the VPL on Tuesday

VIRGINIA – Retired Wisconsin Public Radio host Patricia McConnell, PhD,...

Legacy Amendment helps history researchers uncover new Minnesota stories

Since 2014, more than 25 Minnesota scholars have been able...

The Minnesota State Old Time Fiddle Championships to be held on August 4

MT. IRON – The Minnesota State Old Time Fiddle Championships...

Business

Replacing flood-damaged energy equipment?

As Minnesotans dry out from recent flooding and look to replace damaged furnaces, water heaters and other mechanical equipment, the Minnesota Department of Commerce suggests incorporating energy efficiency into rebuilding...

Grants available for non-profits offering volunteer taxpayer assistance services

The Minnesota Department of Revenue is offering a total of $400,000 in grant funds to non-profit organizations that offer volunteer taxpayer assistance services. These grants provide qualifying non-profits with technology,...

AARP Smart Driver class offered at Mesabi YMCA

VIRGINIA – The Mesabi Family YMCA in Virginia will be hosting an eighthour initial AARP Smart Driving Course. This course will be given over two days, four hours each day....

Andrew Peterson named Super Lawyer

VIRGINIA – Andrew R. Peterson with the law firm of Cope & Peterson, Ltd. in Virginia has been selected to the 2018 Minnesota Super Lawyers list. No more than five...

MDC hires new executive director

CHISHOLM – The Minnesota Discovery Center (MDC) Board of Directors announced the appointment of Donna Johnson as the center’s new executive director. Johnson served as interim executive director of MDC...

Northshore Philharmonic Orchestra to perform at Minnesota Discovery Center

CHISHOLM – The Northshore Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing in the amphitheater of the Minnesota Discovery Center in Chisholm—a program of America-inspired music—on Thursday, Aug. 2, at 6:30 p.m. The...

Peter Birkey, Laura Connelly and Kayla Schubert-Aubid to join board

GRAND RAPIDS – Trustees of Blandin Foundation elected three new board members and approved 48 grants totaling $3,282,607 during their quarterly meeting on Monday, June 25, in Grand Rapids. Brian...

Business firms expect unchanged conditions for 2019

Minnesota business services firms feel positive about the economy, with nearly 90 percent expecting sales revenue to increase or remain stable next year, according to a joint survey released today...

MN State Fair to host Job Fair July 17 for more than 500 fair-time positions

ST. PAUL – The Minnesota State Fair and several of its vendors will host the third annual State Fair Job Fair on Tuesday, July 17, from 4 – 8 p.m....

Focus on Veterans

VA, IBM Watson Health partner on artificial intelligence (AI)

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and IBM Watson Health announced Thursday the extension of a public-private partnership to apply artificial intelligence (AI) to...

Partnership with National Cancer Institute to boost veteran access to clinical trials

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced that it has formed a partnership with the National Cancer Institute (NCI),which will provide more access...

12th annual Veterans Career Fair is July 18 in Brooklyn Park

Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed the month of July, 2018 to be “Hire a Veteran Month” in the State of Minnesota. Governor Dayton’s proclamation encourages...

History People topic is the evolution of U.S. military tanks

Pictured is a M1A1 Abrams tank in Iraq in 2003.DULUTH – Ronald Hein, a retired Army brigadier general of Duluth, will examine the evolution of...

VA issues new policy to protect veteran homeowners from predatory lending

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has issued a new policy implementing the May 2018 Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, to...

Make a difference: Offer a helping hand to vets

Let veterans in your community know they are appreciated.Millions of men and women serve in the military and make the sacrifices that such service requires....

Home & Garden Tips

Organic fertilizers help plants thrive

Flowers and hanging baskets purchased at local greenhouses will have...

Rain barrel safety guidelines

Rain barrels provide an eco-friendly opportunity to repurpose rain water...

July reminders to keep gardens healthy

 Now that summer is at its peak, it is time...

Heed health and safety warnings

 Gardeners are faced with many hazards that accompany their passion....

Safe gardening for flowers or food

 Simply speaking, gardening is generally thought of in two ways...

Pets

Recognize and treat common pet parasites

Cats and dogs are beloved members of the family, and...

Dogs are guided by their incredible sense of smell

A profound sense of smell is one of the many...

Finding a comfortable bed for your pets

Providing a safe and comfortable environment is essential when welcoming...

Pets can spread allergens in a variety of ways

According to the American Lung Association (ALA), pet dander is...

Exploring a peculiar pet – the Sea-Monkey

 Fish and other pets that live in water may be...

Well trained dogs make happy, healthy pets

The benefits of dog training extend to both the owner...