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Columns

Healthy for Life

Keep moving forward with summertime’s guidance and grace

SALOME’S STARS

GET OUTSIDE!

Be creative; start small You will not regret it!

Shelley Valentini retires after 29 years at UWNEMN

Executive director change takes place at United Way NE MN

Grown on The Range

The Murray family moves north to create their dream farm

Range History

Eveleth’s Lagges brothers

Growing up in Eveleth My family moved from Alexandria in...

Iron Ranges of Minnesota, 1909

Chisholm’s namesake | Hotel Neally | First National Bank

Nature’s provision for mankind Nothing, we are told, was ever...

Not in Kansas anymore

The 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic reaches the Iron Range

 AUTHOR’S NOTE: Do you have historical material about the 1918...

Iron Ranges of Minnesota, 1909

The village of Chisholm recovers from a devastating 1908 fire

Views of Lake Street in Chisholm immediately after a devastating...

Iron Ranges of Minnesota, 1909

Tower | Lake Vermilion | 1860s gold rush | Fish and game

A view of Lake Vermilion looking north from the hill...

Contributor

The beauty and serenity of Byrns Greenhouse

A legacy, a sanctuary found among things green and growing

We hardly ever rough it anymore

Maybe taking things easy isn’t such a bad thing after all

Working long hours in my office

Water lilies, fishing, and blueberry pies offer inspiration

Where the buffalo roam

Showing respect for large wildlife aids both man and beast

Feature

Blood donations are needed to reduce shortage

Amid the ongoing challenges of recruiting blood donors during the...

MnDOT will soon improve Hwy. 53 signal systems in Virginia

VIRGINIA — Virginia and Mt. Iron businesses, residents and travelers...

Explore history, culture, nature and more at area attractions!

EDITOR’S NOTE: Anyone who says there’s nothing to do on...

Tucker takes the reins

As you will notice in my byline, I have a...

My grandparents were superheroes

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. The story...

Business

IRRR grants communities $2 million in COVID-19 relief funds

Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation (IRRR) recently awarded $2 million in grants to communities across the region that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. They include: • City...

Attorney Joe Leoni of Trenti Law Firm named Super Lawyer

VIRGINIA — Joe Leoni of Trenti Law Firm has been selected to the 2020 Minnesota Super Lawyers list. Because Leoni has demonstrated excellence in the practice of law, he is...

Itasca County responds to pandemic impact on businesses

ITASCA COUNTY — Itasca Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), in partnership with the Entrepreneur Fund and the Blandin Foundation, acted quickly this spring to develop the Itasca Small Business Relief Fund...

Focus on Veterans

VA publishes finalnal regulation for veterans’ familyfamil caregivers

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently published its final regulation to improve and expand the VA Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers...

MDVA’s efforts are helping feed its community and reduce food waste

In Minnesota, food waste is 20 percent of our trash and at the same time, roughly 10 percent of our residents do not have consistent...

VA, America’s Adopt A Soldier partner to help veterans stay connected

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced this week it is collecting laptop and mobile phone donations through an established partner non-profit organization, America’s...

VA and MAZON partner to support veteran food

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it is partnering with MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger to improve and ensure veterans have reliable...

VA health care first to have service codes for chaplain care

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) this month announced it has been approved to establish three new Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes...

Study shows VA surgical care better than or equal to non-VA hospitals

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced VA hospitals outperform or match neighboring non-VA hospitals in surgical quality and overall patient safety satisfaction....

Home & Garden Tips

Why weeds can be found everywhere

The ubiquitous nature of weeds can make them seem like...

What’s on my Mind

Summer – that’s what’s on my mind. Oddly enough, summer...

Planting and cultivating fall vegetables

Tending to backyard vegetable gardens can fill many hours of...

Signs that voles are invading your garden

 All sorts of uninvited guests can compromise the look and...

Pets

Signs your pet may be experiencing pain

Pet owners go to great lengths to treat their animals...

Allergies can affect anyone, including the family dog

According to the American Kennel Club, various types of allergies...

Canine heroes honored by the AKC

The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog...

Options to consider when naming your pet

Naming a pet is serious business for many pet owners....

Dogs can also be vulnerable to sunburn

 Human beings are accustomed to taking certain measures to protect...

Protecting yourself and pets from harmful algae blooms

With the intense heat of the past few days, the...