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As the summer fades, Fall Madness (of a good kind) begins

The Nature Nerd

Focus on: The spread of common tansy

This fall, call in the experts

It’s campaign kick-off time at United Way of NE Minnesota

Healthy for Life

Savoring September with positive thinking and safe driving

Senior Legal Line: A legal question & answer line for seniors

Range History

This month in Minnesota history

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

This month in Minnesota history

Sept. 1 1851: Cass and Chisago Counties are created. Cass...

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This month in Minnesota history

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An adventure aboard the Kingfisher

A fishing excursion along the North Shore reels in memories

Farm Dog test to be held Oct. 6

The certification test is a fun activity for you and your dog

Farm Dog test elements

Know the radon gas levels in your home

Does your home have dangerously high radon levels?

Hometown Recipes

Hometown Focus Recipes

Hometown Focus Recipes

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Obituaries

Kelly Jean Blaisdell

Kelly Jean Blaisdell, 50, of Hoyt Lakes, died on August...

Richard “Scooter” Dundas

Richard “Scooter” Dundas, 58 of Mountain Iron, passed away Tuesday,...

Harvey Dennis Thompson

Harvey Dennis Thompson, 67, of Biwabik, died on August 28,...

Erica Nicole (Stewart)Gallus

Erica Nicole (Stewart Gallus, 35, born Sept.22, 1983, passed away...

Irey “Skookie” Miles Pocket

Irey “Skookie” Miles Pocket,79, passed away peacefully at home surrounded...

Brian Cerar

Brian Cerar, 49, of West Lakeland Township, died August 31,...


Feature

Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sept. 21

Forgetting where you left your keys. Going from one room...

Free, fun activities offered in Virginia on Saturday, Sept. 14

VIRGINIA — This year’s Bridge Daze event in Virginia—slated for...

Featuring American Pie’s Pat and Donna Surface A Woodstock tribute event to benefit Kaleva Hall

VIRGINIA — American Pie, featuring Pat and Donna Surface, will...

2019 overall attendance record set this year

ST. PAUL — The expanded redevelopment of the North End...

Business

IMA president supports critical investment in the Soo Locks

DULUTH — Kelsey Johnson, president of the Iron Mining Association of Minnesota, last week discussed the importance of the Sault St. Marie Soo Locks for America’s iron mining and steelmaking...

New ATV trail connector could bring significant economic impact to Quad Cities

QUAD CITIES — A new ATV trail connector opened last week that connects the cities of Virginia, Eveleth and Gilbert accessing the Tom Rukavina Memorial Bridge on Highway 53. The...

St. Louis County Government Services Center-Virginia opens

VIRGINIA — Nearly 16 months after ground was broken for the new $19 million St. Louis County Government Services Center- Virginia, construction is just about complete and staff are moving...

Top four reasons to keep your MNsure account up-to-date

With less three months until the start of MNsure’s seventh open enrollment period, it is important that enrollees ensure their account is up to date and accurate. “If you have...

Applications now open for International Trade Awards

The Minnesota Trade Office, at the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), is accepting nominations for the 33rd annual Governor’s International Trade Awards. The Governor’s International Trade Awards honor...

Zup’s Mini Mart now open for business in Cook

COOK – The Zup’s Mini Mart opened on Tuesday, Sept. 3, which was a huge welcome to many. The community, which lost the large Zup’s Food Market to a fire...

Focus on Veterans

VA recognizes September as Suicide Prevention Month

In observance of Suicide Prevention Month, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) encourages veterans, community leaders, co-workers, families and friends to #BeThere—to help prevent...

Women Veterans of Minnesota schedule Sept. 28 annual fall luncheon

CRYSTAL, MN — Women Veterans of Minnesota, a nonprofit veterans organization since 1990, will hold their annual fall luncheon on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the...

Federal agencies partner to expand employment grants for homeless veterans

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) collaborated in August to successfully roll...

100-year-old organization gets new commander

Stephen “Butch” Whitehead, a combatdisabled veteran of the Iraq War, was elected national commander for the more than 1 million-member DAV at the organization’s 2019...

VA, DAV partner to help veterans “TEE” up

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and DAV (Disabled American Veterans) will host nearly 300 veterans with visual impairments, amputations and other physical and...

VA urged veterans to “Don’t Go it Alone” on International Overdose Awareness Day

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) urged veterans and their family members to learn about overdose prevention and seek help for pain management and...

Home & Garden Tips

Tips on preparing your deck for winter

Homeowners often take steps to winterize the interior of their...

Make fall clean-up eco-friendly and efficient

Certain tasks become necessary once autumn arrives. Whereas spring and...

Explore natural ways to fight fall allergies

 Leaves are a known cause of fall allergies. Raking them...

Deck trends to consider when building

 Deck trends continue to improve on the form and function...

Pets

Expectations when adopting shelter dogs

Millions of dogs reside in shelters or in foster homes...

Many reasons why a mutt should be your next dog

You may get nothing “mutt” love from mixedbreed dogs. “Mutt”...

Parrot fever may pose a threat to humans

The bond pet owners have with their pets is strong....

Methods and options for training and taming pet birds

Interacting with a companion animal is one of the joys...

IRDTC receives Fit Dog Club recognition

 The Iron Range Dog Training Club (IRDTC) recently received recognition...

Keeping an active puppy out of trouble

 It is hard to resist the beckoning big eyes, soft...