Columns

The Lost Puppy Case Files

Timeouts are bad

SALLYWORLD WEEK: 398

Wear expandable pants when attending food-tasting events

MASSAGE FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Scalp massage: Oh, what a great feeling

Forward and back: The school year begins, goodbye Nashville

Missing slippers are found in the backyard (obviously)

Range History

Immigration and how Norwegians have shaped our state

They’ve had a strong impact on the identity and politics of Minnesota

Driven to emigrate by overpopulation, unfulfilled nationalism, and a fractured...

This Week in Range History

C.K. Blandin: Portrayal of the man behind the business

ITASCA COUNTY — This February morning in Grand Rapids was...

This Week in Range History

A look at labor: Minnesota Farmer-Labor Party, 1924–1944

Floyd B. Olson (pictured in a painting above) was elected...

Farmers’ Holiday Association fought farm foreclosures

Founded in 1932, the short-lived Farmers’ Holiday Association (FHA) is...

The IWW lumberjack strike of 1916–1917

A “Sympathy Labor Parade” in New York during the Minnesota...

Contributor

Grandchildren: They are very special blessings in our lives

The importance of being an Eagle Scout

Baumann family: One family celebrates nine Eagle Scouts

Box City USA: It was imaginative fun with the grandchildren

When a [grand]child holds your hand, it can be breathtaking

Obituaries

Sylvia E. Lehrke

Sylvia E. Lehrke, 87, of Virginia, passed away Monday, Sept....

Francis L. Lamppa

Francis L. Lamppa, 84, passed away Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018...

Donald Patrick Nienas

Donald Patrick Nienas “Don”, 78, died peacefully at Cornerstone Villa...

Oline Latvaaho

Oline Latvaaho, 97, of Virginia, passed away Saturday, Sept. 8,...

Robert “Bob” Olsen

Robert “Bob” Olsen, 88, of Cook, MN, formerly of Babbitt,...

Beverly A. Rossi

Beverly A. Rossi, 75, passed away Friday, Sept. 7, 2018...

Tina Hardy Brown

Tina Hardy Brown, 50, of Soudan, died Monday, Sept. 3,...


Features

Open house to be held Friday, Sept. 21, from 4 – 7 p.m.

MT. IRON – Mountain Iron-Buhl schools have always been a...

Headlamp Hustle, Lyric Volkswalk, Bridge View Park and more!

VIRGINIA – The second annual Bridge Daze, taking place Saturday,...

Harlan “Scooter” Pernu had a tale to tell

EDITOR’S NOTE: Scooter Pernu of Britt loved to write. Disabled...

Ruby slippers recovered after 13 years

GRAND RAPIDS – A pair of the famous ruby slippers...

Essentia Health hospice patients to be honored

Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Hospice invites the public to attend upcoming...

Business

Declaration will assist 27 MN counties, three tribal nations

Governor Mark Dayton announced Sept. 5, that he has secured a Major Disaster Declaration that will provide federal funds to aid in emergency relief for 27 counties and three tribal...

Minnesota exports at record $5.9 billion in second quarter 2018, up 15 percent

Sales of Minnesota agricultural, mining and manufactured exports grew 15 percent to a second quarter record of $5.9 billion, according to figures released last week by the Minnesota Department of...

Lamppa Manufacturing of Tower is positioned for expansion

TOWER – Lamppa Manufacturing is a fourth generation producer of wood burning sauna stoves and cord-wood burning warm air furnaces. It is poised for significant growth, having received “2020 mandate”...

PFA approves $8.77 million for Greater MN projects

Six Greater Minnesota cities were awarded $8.77 million in grants and loans from the Minnesota Public Facilities Authority (PFA) for water infrastructure and sanitary sewer improvements. Funding was approved for...

BusinessNorth owners purchase Lake Superior Magazine

Two longtime, Duluth-based media organizations with a combined 66 years in existence are now under the same ownership, following the Aug. 31 sale of Lake Superior Magazine and its associated...

Northland Foundation Board announces three new trustees and board officers

NORTHEAST MN – The Northland Foundation’s Board of Trustees announced the election of three new trustees and the 2018-2019 board officers. Two trustees have completed their nine-year term and are...

Minimum-wage rates are to be adjusted for inflation beginning on Jan. 1, 2019

Minnesota’s minimumwage rates will be adjusted for inflation beginning Jan. 1, 2019, to $9.86 an hour for large employers and $8.04 an hour for other state minimum wages. As of...

Foundation approves UWNEMN funds

CHISHOLM – United Way of Northeastern Minnesota (UWNEMN) is in the home stretch of their Building Renovation Capital Campaign, thanks to a second round of matching funds that were committed...

Focus on Veterans

New fitness test measures combat readiness, Army Secretary says

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “If you can’t pass the Army Combat Fitness Test, then there’s probably not a spot for you in the Army,” said Secretary...

Minneapolis Veterans Home opens nation’s first fixed dental clinic

MINNEAPOLIS — The State of Minnesota and the Minneapolis Veterans Home made history in August by opening the nation’s first of its kind fixed dental...

Bravo Zulu, U.S. Senator John McCain

U.S. Senator John McCain will be remembered by the VFW as a heroic Navy veteran, serving as a pilot in the Vietnam War, and a...

Military Appreciation Day at State Fair honors women veterans

Military Appreciation Day at the 2018 Minnesota State Fair will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 28. Presented by USAA, this year’s Military Appreciation Day is...

“I Am Not Invisible” presentation Aug. 28 to recognize vital role of women veterans

There will be a presentation of the “I Am at 2 p.m. on the Dan Patch Park stage at the Minnesota State Fair. - paign...

Women veterans: a growing population

Women Veterans is the fastest growing subset of the veteran population. Women serve in every branch of the military and now can serve in every...

Home & Garden Tips

Keep newly transplanted plants healthy

Transplant shock occurs when plants adversely respond to being moved...

Leaf spot: Damaging infection for trees

Leaf spot is a term used to describe various diseases...

Re-seeding your lawn in the fall

 Late August/early September is the best time to start lawn...

Add evergreens and shrubs in late summer

 Late summer (August) is a smart time to add evergreens...

Pets

Recommended birds for new bird owners

Birds are friendly, loyal and intelligent pets that can learn...

Five heroic dogs honored by the AKC

The AKC® Humane Fund announced the winners of the 19th...

Kennel cough: Recognizing and treating it

  Dogs that reside in close quarters can be susceptible...

Signs to expect and be aware of as cats age

 Dogs are widely referred to as “man’s best friend,” and...