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Sharing my kind-hearted views from the volunteer soapbox

Healthy for Life

Autumn light brings seasonal reflection, beauty and peace

SALLYWORLD:

She’s (proudly) turning into her mother; the new stool works like a charm

Grown on The Range

Meet Northern Delicious—offering CSA in the Babbitt area

The Lost Puppy Case Files:

Teenage know-it-all

Range History

This month in Minnesota history

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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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Support area students by volunteering with VinE

Puppy love and a tragic airplane crash

It’s a tale of two lakes and a day filled with mixed emotions

Primitive privy: to be, or not to be?

The humble throne is a lure for nosy critters

Tree hugger: A most unusual love story

Eli was known as a colorful character and a knotty enigma

Hometown Recipes

Hometown Focus Recipes

Hometown Focus Recipes

Hometown Focus Recipes

Obituaries

Edward “Tad” Frederick Bradach Jr.

Edward “Tad” Frederick Bradach Jr., 82, of Aurora died suddenly...

Junette Lorraine Larson

Junette Lorraine Larson, 94, of Tower-Soudan died peacefully on Monday,...

Melvin William Hintz Jr.

Melvin William Hintz Jr., 72, of Tower passed away Thursday,...

Leo George Pullar

Leo George Pullar, 89, of Hoyt Lakes died surrounded by...

Marie Elizabeth Vaida

Marie Elizabeth Vaida, 85, of McKinley died Sunday, Sept. 15,...

Rachel Ann (Smith) Wermter

Rachel Ann (Smith) Wermter, 61, of New Independence Township, died...

Neil J. Schramm

Neil J. Schramm, 61, passed away Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019...


Feature

“Don’t Blow It”

As the use of electronic-cigarettes continues to rise, Essentia Health...

Dressed up and giggling like school girls…

When Eleanor Anshus took three of her friends to lunch...

Itasca area schools collaborate, introduce students to careers

ITASCA COUNTY — Itasca Community College (ICC) and three Itasca...

Northeastern Minnesota manufacturing & health care snapshot

Considering a manufacturing career in northeastern Minnesota? Consider this: •...

Business

Recycling old refrigerators pays off for MN Power customers

With autumn knocking on the door, it’s a good time to think about replacing your old refrigerator or freezer with a new energy-efficient model, and Minnesota Power can make your...

LCP’s Cohasset Service Center dedication on Oct. 8

GRAND RAPIDS — Lake Country Power will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at its Cohasset Service Center with guided tours on Tuesday, Oct. 8. The event, open to co-op members...

IRS tool is a more user-friendly way to check withholding

The new Tax Withholding Estimator, launched last month on IRS.gov, includes user-friendly features designed to help retirees quickly and easily figure the right amount of tax to be taken out...

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

Remembering their sacrifices and service…

DULUTH — The Northland Vietnam Veterans Association (NVVA) will host a ceremony on National POW/MIA Recognition Day Friday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m. at Memorial...

VA-distributed video tablets deliver telehealth to veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was recently recognized in studies by two independent peer-review journals— JAMIA Open and Psychiatric Services—for efforts to deliver...

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...

Home & Garden Tips

Protect your plants from winter weather

For the majority of gardening enthusiasts, gardening is a warm...

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

Canine athletes compete for agility titles

The Iron Range Dog Training Club is hosting their 7th...

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...