Range History

Andrew Carnegie, steel industrialist

He called on the rich to improve society

THIS WEEK IN RANGE HISTORY A ndrew Carnegie (Nov. 25,...

Carnegie libraries

One of the largest philanthropic activities in history

THIS WEEK IN RANGE HISTORY A Carnegie library is a...

Minnesota’s 66 Carnegie libraries

Sixty-five public libraries were built in Minnesota from grants totaling...

Obituaries

Shirley Lorraine Lubarski

Shirley Lorraine Lubarski, age 87 of Embarrass, died Monday, February...

Timothy Marshall Dobson

Timothy Marshall Dobson, 64, of Hibbing passed away Sunday, January...

James A. Sadar

Memorial Mass for James A. Sadar, 80, of Virginia, will...

Mary “Mara” Mrja

Mary “Mara” Mrja, a lifelong resident of Hibbing, passed away...

Roxanna Marie Burdick (Adams)

Roxanna Marie Burdick (Adams), age 63, of Angora, MN, went...

Features

Virginia Public Library: All about service, all about the kids

VIRGINIA – Contrary to rumor, libraries are not falling out of use. More than 8,000 people visited the Virginia Public...

Aid available to municipalities for building demolition Grant money eases financial burden of removing eye-sores

IRON RANGE – Getting rid of “eye-sores” is an essential part of rejuvenating the regional economy, yet it becomes an...

FOCUS ON:

EDITOR’S NOTE: We published an article by Dr. Cam Jayson of Fayal Township (Eveleth) titled “Just call me Tiger: My...

Book exchange encourages reading, respect, and recycling

COOK – Comet Theater owner Carol Carlson established a book exchange box following the suggestion from a friend that the...

Buhl library is on the National Register of Historic Places

BUHL – The Buhl Public Library was erected in the years 1917-1918. The library, it is reported, opened with a...

Learn how to save money on energy for your church and protect the planet

MT. IRON – At a gathering on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 25, at Messiah Lutheran Church in Mt. Iron, interested congregations...

Calumet Public Library: It’s the Little Library That Could

CALUMET – The Calumet Public Library was first established on April 7, 1938, with only 403 books. That pales in...

County retains AA+ credit rating

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – The St. Louis County Board has unanimously approved the sale of $28,095,000 of General Obligation capital...

A simple choice at income tax time can warm the spirit, help wildlife

Need something to lift the spirits in the midst of this winter’s recurring cold and snow? Looking for a way...

Business

Tips offered for choosing the right professional tax preparer

Many Minnesotans hire a professional tax preparer to do their income taxes each year. Qualified tax preparers perform important services for taxpayers who have complicated tax situations or simply want...

Saint Louis County holds land auction: 28 properties sold for $374,000

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – A house on 9th Avenue East in Duluth generated a lot of interest. So did two adjoining 18 acre parcels along Old Highway 169 in Hibbing....

Up to $1 million to be awarded area students Blandin Foundation Education Grant deadline is March 1

GRAND RAPIDS – Blandin Foundation’s applications for need-based education grants are available and being accepted until March 1. Up to $1 million will be granted to Itasca County-area students pursuing...

Bois Forte Band of Chippewa receives CERTs Seed Grant for energy project

NETT LAKE – It is an energizing start to 2018 for Bois Forte Band of Chippewa who received a $4,350 Seed Grant from the Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs) earlier...

Tech Bytes computer repair and services open for business

EVELETH – I established Tech Bytes, a computer repair business, in January of 2018. Services we offer include: virus removal; computer repair and tuneup; computer and computer part sales; web...

MPUC sets new rates for Minnesota Power retail customers

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday finalized a new retail rate structure for Minnesota Power’s electric customers, completing its decisions on the rate filing that the company initially submitted...

Columns

Why knot get a massage?

SALLYWORLD: WEEK 375

A chef in the house and spring in the air

Out of the Blue

“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.”

The Long Line

Life’s an adventure: People to meet and lessons to learn

SALOME’S STARS

Focus on Veterans

VFW members can receive up to $5,000 to repair Post building

The Home Depot has started accepting applications for their 2018 Community Impact Grant. VFW members can receive up to $5,000 to fund repairs or construction...

Minnesota National Guard provides security for Super Bowl

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – More than 400 Minnesota National Guardsmen supported security efforts in Minneapolis ahead of Super Bowl 52. “This is what we do,” said...

VA announces aggressive new approach for low-performing medical centers

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced steps that it is taking as part of an aggressive new approach to produce...

Just call me Tiger: My week aboard the U.S.S. Nimitz

The U.S.S. Nimitz at Pearl Harbor. The Nimitz is a supercarrier of the U.S. Navy, and the lead ship of her class. Submitted photos. My...

A century ago, Camp Cody’s “Grand Old Man” formed 34th Infantry Division

 Decorated veteran Augustus Blocksom was a man of his time, but times were changing. He exemplified Progressive Era America prior to the Great War. Blocksom...

Home & Garden Tips

Control buckthorn in winter

If you are unfortunate to have buckthorn on your property,...

Make Valentine’s Day special

Bouquets of roses or other live plants are especially loved...

Nine Border to Border Touring Route listening sessions to be held

NORTHERN MINNESOTA – The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Parks...

Pets

Pet-friendly businesses becoming popular

Businesses that cater to families and pets can capitalize on...

The L st Puppy Case Files:

AUTHOR’S NOTE: Six weeks ago, a cold, little puppy wandered...

Canine bravery recognized by the AKC

The American Kennel Club (AKC®) is proud to announce the...