Columns

A Christmas crisis!

It is with hope and faith and love, that I know I will be fine

Out of the Blue

The Nature Nerd

Focus on: Christmas holly

SALOME’S STARS

Tips on the why, what and how of computer maintenance

Range History

December stories by students of yesteryear

From the Virginia Junior Life newsletter, 1923 – 1939

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following stories, poems, and jokes are compiled...

This month in Minnesota history

Dec. 1 1855: At the Washington Navy Yard, Susan L....

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Since 1924, Thanksgiving Day is parade time in New York City

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade looking North from the East side...

THIS MONTH IN MINNESOTA HISTORY

EDITOR’S NOTE: Part 1 of This Month in Minnesota History...

Range Broom Factory: 1920 – 1943

A unique Chisholm business employed men with vision loss

Workers pose with brooms they made at the Range Broom...

Contributor

Get well soon, Noro

Coworkers pitch in to help a dog in need

Memories of Eveleth

Frank recalls locomotives, bike rides, and shooting rats

The empty couch

Being grateful for getting through life—and the holidays, too

Queen City Christmas window contest

Winning contestants decked out downtown Virginia

Hometown Recipes

Hometown Focus Recipes

Hometown Focus Recipes

Hometown Focus Recipes


Feature

If I were a snowman at night…

I would ride a unicorn and I would goto the...

Art by Eveleth-Gilbert students: What snowmen do at night

Grade 7 students of art teacher Deborah Custer at Eveleth-Gilbert...

Local students’ holiday writing

Dear Readers, We have more great student stories and artwork...

When I think of Christmas… Cherry School Grade 3 Mrs. Koski

I like Christmas because we get to open presents and...

Business

Sara Taylor appointed as Sixth Judicial District administrator

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – The Minnesota Judicial Council has approved the appointment of Sara Taylor as the Sixth Judicial District administrator. Her appointment was put forward by Chief Judge Sally...

Minnesota DNR to host third annual employment event for military veterans

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is hosting its third annual Veteran Employment Information Event on Thursday, Jan. 9 in St. Paul. Space is limited and pre-registration is required to...

Mike Birkeland hired to lead Minnesota Forest Industries and Timber Producers

DULUTH — Mike Birkeland was hired Dec. 6 as the new executive vice president of Minnesota Forest Industries (MFI) and the Minnesota Timber Producers Association (TPA). He succeeds Wayne Brandt,...

Brian Carlson honored with Heritage Award as an outstanding fair volunteer

GRAND RAPIDS — At the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) 129th Annual Convention on Dec. 2, Brian Carlson of the Itasca County Fair in Grand Rapids was one...

Greenway area upgrades recreation arena

COLERAINE — The Hodgins-Berardo Arena in Coleraine upgraded its heaters and sound system and made ADA accessibility improvements to an interior walkway/viewing deck and ice viewing windows. Considered a historic...

LCP members to benefit from credit retirement

GRAND RAPIDS — Lake Country Power members will see a credit printed on their December billing statement after Lake Country Power’s board of directors authorized a retirement of $4.4 million...

Northland Foundation awards grants to child care projects

NORTHEAST MN —An $85,000 Child Care Economic Development Grant from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), along with $5,000 from the Northland Foundation’s grant funds, has been...

Focus on Veterans

To study treatment for PTSD and substance use

Minneapolis VA Health Care System’s Center for Veteran Research and Education has been awarded $5 million for study on treatment of veterans with co-occurring post-traumatic...

Gov. Walz honors three soldiers who recently died in a helicopter crash

Three Minnesota National Guard soldiers were tragically killed in a helicopter crash near Kimball, MN, on Thursday, Dec. 5. The Minnesota National Guard lost contact...

A friend’s final favor

When Vicki Walters’ husband passed away unexpectedly in March, she was left in a tailspin of heartache and uncertainty. “Michael was always a provider and...

VA and Pet Partners bring therapy animal services to more veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) partnered with nonprofit organization Pet Partners last month to help improve quality of life, social engagement and health...

A beautiful tribute to veterans

The patriotic theme is seen in this close-up look at the quilt created by Betty Soderberg, a longtime member of the Going to Pieces Quilters...

Minnesota Twins, WCCO and MACV to host holiday meal for homeless vets

The Minnesota Twins and WCCO in collaboration with Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) will be hosting a Home for the Holidays meal on Thursday,...

Home & Garden Tips

Safety tips to heed during winter months

Winter begins on December 21, 2019, and extends to March...

Safety tips for decorating for the holidays

Decorations help make the holiday season a magical time of...

How to make holiday wreaths the easy way

 There are many different ways to decorate homes and businesses...

Enjoy time outdoors – even when it’s cold!

 The amount of time people spend outdoors has dramatically decreased,...

Tips on gearing up for the hunting season

 Big game and migratory bird hunting are a billiondollar industry...

Pets

Suggested starter supplies for small pets

Cats and dogs may get much of the attention, but...

How to choose the right type of pet for your family

Welcoming a pet into one’s life can be a rewarding...

Variety of work as a veterinary technician

In all of her preparation and education to become a...

Why dogs drag their behinds on the floor

 Haveyounoticedyour dog dragging their butt across the floor or grass?...

American Kennel Club celebrates 135 years

 On September 17, 1884, a group of 12 dedicated sportsmen...

Suggested holiday gifts for four-legged family members

Holiday shoppers who are busy making lists and checking them...