Columns

Out of the Blue

SALOME’S STARS

SALLYWORLD:

I’m living the dream with Mark’s cooking skills and my large hands

CLOSE TO HOME

March: The growing season, my birthday and spring equinox

The Long Line

Women: Leaving behind life stories that live on

Health

Coach Tom’s Corner

How to keep anxiety and PTSD at bay; treating children who have sleep disorders

COACH TOM’S CORNER

Range History

Range history: The story of the Iroquois iron ore mine (Pt. 2)

EDITOR’S NOTE: We continue this week with part two of...

This Week in Range History:

The Fall Lake School in Winton

WINTON – A few years ago my husband Mike and...

THIS MONTH IN MINNESOTA HISTORY

March 1 1856: The territorial legislature incorporates the St. Peter...

EWHS shares brief overview of Ely’s iron ore mining history

Workers during the first season of open pit mining at...

Range history: The story of the Iroquois iron ore mine (Pt. 1)

The mills in a milling mine. Submitted photos.There are 12...

Contributor

My two treasured communities—mining and music—together

Will Minnesota’s hellish winter ever end?

Forever homes are sought for special pets with special needs

Solar eclipsed: There’s room in the valley to plant your garden

Obituaries

Donald “Donnie” Mark Lindgren

Donald “Donnie” Mark Lindgren, 60, of Cook, passed away on...

Joni H. Stutzman

Joni H. Stutzman, 66, of Gilbert went to be with...

Paul Vernon Thesenvitz

Paul Vernon Thesenvitz, 65, of Embarrass, passed away on Saturday,...

Ethyl Marie Fondie

Ethyl Marie Fondie, 90, a longtime Aurora resident, died Saturday,...

Warren Aldrich Carlson

Warren Aldrich Carlson, 86, of Kugler Township, Tower, passed away...

Allen D. Kemppainen

Allen D. Kemppainen, 61, longtime resident of Iron, died Thursday,...

Gary Hamilton Gardeski

Gary Gardeski went home to his Lord and Savior, Jesus...


Feature

How do we feed our future?

From Felted Taconite Storytelling to Frost Protection, Gardens to Green...

The 11th annual Earth Fest will be held April 13

MT. IRON – We are our stories, and this is...

Stay mentally fresh during the day

Energy levels tend to ebb and flow throughout a typical...

Business

New Birch Lake campground in Babbitt targets ATV and outdoor tourism; construction begins soon

BABBITT – A 22-acre campground complex with 49 new campsites for recreational vehicles and tent campers will be added to Birch Lake Recreation Area in Babbitt. Construction will begin this...

Free, easy to use online mapping tool provides information for planning

Pump your own gas. Check yourself out at the store. Now, access your own data—hundreds of layers of data—to plan projects and make development decisions. What once required digging and...

Taking preventive action now may save trouble down the road

With the risk of flooding increasing in many parts of the state, Minnesota health officials urge private well users to prepare for the possibility that their wells might flood. Taking...

Ely Chamber of Commerce’s annual spring event

ELY – The Ely Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual spring event “Smile, You’re in Ely,” on Tuesday, April 2, at the Grand Ely Lodge. The event will consist...

First “Shovel-Ready development site certified in the IRRR service region

HIBBING – Range Regional Airport Industrial Airpark in Hibbing earlier this month became the first certified “Shovel Ready” development site in the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation service area. Certification...

One Minnesota Path to Clean Energy announced

Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan recently announced their One Minnesota Path to Clean Energy—a set of policy proposals that will lead Minnesota to 100 percent clean energy...

Record snowfall in state increases risk of flooding

With Minnesota’s record snowfall and the potential for rapid melting when warm temperatures arrive, the risk of late winter or early spring flooding may be much higher this year. The...

Kim Pittman is coordinator for MRC Foundation

VIRGNIA – The Mesabi Range College Foundation Board announced the hiring of Kim Pittman to serve as the foundation coordinator. Foundation Board President Luke Chopp states “Kim’s credentials, experience and...

Marcy Johnson recognized as 2018 “10 best”

HIBBING – The American Institute of Real Estate Professionals has recognized the exceptional performance of Minnesota’s real estate professional Marcy Johnson as 2018 10 Best Real Estate Professionals for Client...

Focus on Veterans

A 9.6 percent increasee above fiscal 2019

President Donald J. Trump is proposing a total of $220.2 billion in his fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs...

VA continues to pioneer new ways for treating mental health conditions

A recent study by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open on Friday, March...

Initiative to provide thee best health care to veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced this month the selection of 18 medical centers, including one from Minnesota, that will lead the way...

VA plans to solve major payment problems plaguing student veterans

Department of Veterans Affairs officials have promised that by Dec. 1 of this year, the major problems plaguing student veterans will be solved—namely, incorrect payment...

President signs executivetive order this week

President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order Tuesday, March 5, titled “National Initiative to Empower Veterans and End Veterans Suicide,” which focuses on improving...

VMH 5K Fun Run/Walk is set for May 18

Veterans Memorial Hall (VMH) is again sponsoring the VMH 5K Fun Run/Walk on Free parking is available for participants across the street in the Voyageur...

Home & Garden Tips

Things to consider before building a greenhouse

Greenhouses can be a great addition to a yard for...

Why do painters wear white clothing?

The sight of professional painters decked out in white overalls...

Explore tree services to protect your property

Cold weather can take its toll on a property, especially...

Keep firewood dry for maximum efficiency

 Fueling an indoor or outdoor wood-burning fire requires plenty of...

Chemicals are harmful to pollinators

 There has been a steady decline in the pollinator and...

Pets

Greyhounds are fast, friendly, playful

Founded in the summer of 1992, The Greyhound Project, Inc....

Relocation program celebrates two-year anniversary

The ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to...

Be realistic when housebreaking puppies

Individuals and families who decide to bring new puppies into...

Pet poisons that may be lurking in your home

One of the best things prospective pet owners can do...

Service dogs help support veterans

The number of military service members and veterans in the...

Physical and mental exercise keeps dogs healthy

 Looking for some easy ways to help improve your dog’s...