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The Osufsen family vacation part deux: Down-home fun

Healthy for Life

Digesting (and enjoying) summer frolic; the full moon phase

SALLYWORLD:

Challenges of technology in a new-app world

The Nature Nerd

Focus on: Flower flies

It is OK to suck at something

(It’s actually quite liberating!)

Range History

This month in Minnesota history

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

THIS MONTH IN MINNESOTA HISTORY

July 1 1922: A nationwide walkout by railroad shop craft...

Let’s go to the movies!

Maco and Granada theaters were once great places of fun

Hundreds of children were given free tickets to the December...

Lafayette Bliss: Pioneer Minnesota educator

Virginia schools superintendent oversaw a period of growth

Views of Virginia’s first Roosevelt School, which was open from...

THIS MONTH IN MINNESOTA HISTORY

The United States Hockey Hall of Fame opened in Eveleth,...

Contributor

A new church in town grows space, expands ministries

Grace & Truth Bible Church moves to Virginia’s north side

A treasured family heirloom

Change Within Reach donations made

Being children in our Finntown neighborhood

We enjoyed growing up in this very special area of Virginia

Hometown Recipes

Hometown Focus Recipes

Hometown Focus Recipes

Recipes

Obituaries

Daniel Thomas Stordahl

Daniel Thomas Stordahl, 63, of Punta Gorda, Florida, formerly of...

Donna Marie Mehle

Donna Marie Mehle, 67, of Hibbing, passed away Sunday, June...

Orlynn Keith Melbostad

Orlynn Keith Melbostad, 87, of Nashwauk passed away peacefully with...

Phyllis A. Alexander

Phyllis A. Alexander, 80, of Virginia, passed away Monday, July...

Roy Kenneth Christianson

Roy Kenneth Christianson, 90, of Virginia, passed away on Friday,...

Donna Marie Littler

Donna Marie Littler passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family...

Robert E. Hudy

Robert E. Hudy, 91, of Hoyt Lakes, died Sunday, June...


Feature

A great blue heron: Such graceful feathered poetry in flight

The charismatic great blue heron, at about four feet in...

Cast members come from across the Range

EVELETH — Mesabi Musical Theatre (MMT) is excited to bring...

Volunteers help with 14 projects in 6 communities in 5 days

IRON RANGE – Nearly 40 Iron Rangers volunteered in celebration...

Business

Local company plans to revive scram mining on West Range

WEST RANGE — A local company, led by a group of familiar Iron Range names, has successfully secured a portion of the assets of ERP Iron Ore with the hope...

Eveleth native sees need while teaching in the Dominican Republic

Cane fields line a bumpy road that leads to the small village of El Toro in the Dominican Republic, that is home to a small general store, a tire shop,...

Anthony Roland Jeffries chosen to lead district of Elks

Thousands of members of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America and guests gathered in St. Louis, MO, from June 30 to July 3...

Bovey is home to thriving tool and die business

BOVEY — Zakobe acquired three new pieces of equipment to further its competitive advantage in the national tool and die market. Through a bank participation loan with Iron Range Resources...

Project completes new terminal

INTERNATIONAL FALLS — The Bemidji office of Kraus-Anderson has completed construction of phase two of the Falls International Airport (INL) in International Falls. The phase two construction cost of $5.3...

Focus on Veterans

Bemidji, Montevideo and Preston seek to serve aging veterans

BEMIDJI — Aging veterans and other eligible family members from Bemidji, Montevideo and Preston, MN, and their surrounding regions, may have new options for residential...

VA Career Resource Fair is July 30

MINNEAPOLIS — Learn about the diverse career paths offered within the VA at the Minneapolis VA Career Resource Fair to be held on Tuesday, July...

On display weekends at the historic Tower Fire Hall

TOWER — The Tower-Soudan Historical Society has a special exhibit “Salute to Servicewomen in the United States Military” on display weekends at the historic Tower...

Itasca County Veterans History Project

Itasca County veteran Otto Kinnunen, Jr. is pictured in Europe in 1920 during World War I. Photo courtesy of Itasca County Historical Society.GRAND RAPIDS —...

13th annual Veterans Career Fair slated for July 24 in Brooklyn Center

BROOKLYN CENTER, MN — Minnesota Veterans Employment Services invites all veterans, active military members and their spouses to the 13th annual Veterans Career Fair on...

Disabled Veterans Fishing Contest to be held on July 27 in Ironton, MN

IRONTON, MN — Come out and join the Disabled Veterans Restoration through Recreation Scuba’s first ever Underwater/Above Water Fishing Contest. The event will be held...

Home & Garden Tips

Steps to take when recycling household items

Recycling will play a vital role in the future of...

Why you need a hammock or hanging chair

Sunny days and warm weather beckon us to the great...

Getting outdoors really is good for you

 People who live in regions where winters are cold often...

Standing water poses health threats

 Standing water is a common sight at many homes during...

Pets

How to exercise dogs in extreme weather

Exercise is important for every member of a family, including...

Why it pays to use crates when house training puppies

As first-time dog owners learn shortly after bringing their puppies...

Recognizing signs of heat stroke in dogs

Summer is a great time of year for people and...

Make barbecuing events safer for pets

 When the season for outdoor entertaining arrives, time spent in...

How dogs detect and react to changes in the weather

Owning a dog is a big responsibility, but one that...

Safety tips when traveling with pets

 Many pet parents choose to include their four-legged companions in...