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Healthy for Life

Christmastime is here with light to help keep us warm and bright

SALLYWORLD:

Read the signs carefully (or you might end up with a buzz cut)

Out of the Blue

“A true relationship is two imperfect people refusing to give up on each other.” –Unknown

The Lost Puppy Case Files

Monkey suits and stool pigeons

MASSAGE FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Ways to manage golfer’s and tennis elbow

Range History

Minnesota-based businesses

Betty Crocker | Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest | Bundt pans

They have an iconic place in the food industry EDITOR’S...

Trading posts and big boxes: The social, political and economic importance of Minnesota business

Businesses have been at the center of Minnesota history

Businesses have been at the center of Minnesota history. The...

New Jerry Pushcar book: Waters Beneath My Feet

41 years ago: A story once told… now the rest of the story

The rest of Jerry Pushcar’s story is being published in...

THIS WEEK IN RANGE HISTORY

Jerry Pushcar’s journey: New Orleans to Nome – OR BUST!

On a cool May morning, Jerry Pushcar left Baudette and...

The Sister Kenny Institute: Her treatment methods became basis for new field called rehabilitation medicine

The Sister Kenny Institute was founded in 1942 as a...

Contributor

Get carried away this Christmas!

Mesabi Symphony Orchestra to present holiday concerts

NWFA to hold artists’ reception at the gallery on Dec. 12

Performances at VCC in Ely on Friday and Saturday

NLAA presents “A Tiny Miracle with a Fiberoptic Unicorn”

Nelimark Homestead Museum open Friday and Saturday for holiday shopping

Obituaries

Garry A. Tracy

Garry Allen Tracy, 69, lifelong resident of Forbes, passed away...

Carolyn “Happy” Holkko

A much-loved wife, mother, grandmother and sister, Carolyn “Happy” Holkko,...

LeRoy Bernard Roos Sr.

LeRoy Bernard Roos Sr., 92, of Makinen died Friday, Nov....

Roy Alvin Pedersen

Roy Alvin Pedersen, 82, of Cook, passed away on Monday,...

DeWayne Eugene Thies

DeWayne Eugene Thies, 84, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 at...

Marie Rose Sertich

Marie Rose Sertich, 91, passed away Friday, Nov. 23, 2018...

Zachary Richard Limanen

Zachary Richard Limanen passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27th, 2018 as...


Feature

Children’s letters to Santa

    Dear Readers, It’s that time of year again…...

Mrs. Jill Papin’s third graders share poetry and drawings

CHRISTMAS DAY Do you like Christmas? I like to build...

Essentia Health volunteers share the joy this season

Essentia Health Virginia Volunteer Service Organization (VSO) is sharing joy...

Business

Raising epilepsy awareness in schools to reduce stigma, bullying

MT. IRON – With its dedication and commitment to support students with seizures, the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota (EFMN) announced that Iron Range Tykes Learning Center in Mt. Iron earned...

Many of state’s core industries experience strong growth

Sales of Minnesota agricultural, mining and manufactured exports grew 6.5 percent to $5.7 billion in the third quarter of 2018, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of...

Minnesota iron mining exports grow in the third quarter of 2018

Minnesota’s iron mining industry contributed to an increase in state exports, according to a recent release from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). According to the release,...

New Soo Locks project good news for Minnesota Iron

The Iron Mining Association of Minnesota (IMA) is among many celebrating the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ announcement that design and work on a new $1 billion Soo Lock will...

Backus Community Center hires Sjoblom as its event and volunteer coordinator

INTERNATIONAL FALLS – Backus Community Center announced that Jaime Sjoblom has joined the Backus Staff as event and volunteer coordinator. Sjoblom is a 2013 Falls High graduate, earned an associate...

RRCC to host a commercial driver license training

INTERNATIONAL FALLS – Rainy River Community College (RRCC) in International Falls is hosting an accelerated three-week commercial driver license training through Advanced Minnesota with Hibbing Community College beginning Jan. 15,...

Superhero Family Fun Night at North Woods School in Cook a soaring success

COOK – Superheroes was the theme for this year’s Family Fun Night. The annual event, which is sponsored by North Star Credit Union, was once again hosted at North Woods...

Unique history of Grand Rapids to be featured on Northern Community Radio

GRAND RAPIDS – Northern Community Radio, KAXE 91.7, KBXE 90.5 announces a local radio series about the unique history of Grand Rapids with the logging industry and the Blandin Paper...

Focus on Veterans

Sailor killed during WWIII identified

WASHINGTON — The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced recently that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, killed during World War II have been identified...

Study launched to help military families manage loss of a loved one

Military family members who have experienced the loss of a loved one in a duty-related death often describe continued challenges with bereavement long after the...

Community honors veterans with a special program in Gilbert

Members of the George and Mark Klobuchar, VFW Post #4456, and Ladies Auxiliary were participants in the Veterans Day Program in Gilbert. Submitted photos.The Gilbert...

Opioids offer “no advantage’tage’ and are addictive

Results of a VA study showed that opioid pain medication treatment was not superior to treatment with nonopioids. Submitted photo.Minneapolis VA researchers found that opioid...

VA celebrates National Family Caregivers Month

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is commemorating National Family Caregivers Month this month by honoring the service of 5.5 million family members and...

Unique partnershipp celebrates 10 years of helping veteransvet in MN

Minnesota Service CORE is celebrating a decade of supporting Minnesota veterans and strengthening military families. CORE, which stands for counseling and case management, outreach, referral...

Home & Garden Tips

Tips on decorating small living spaces

People who live in apartments, small homes or condos or...

Take the stress out of the holidays

Many people find the holiday season can be stressful. Holiday...

Shop small to support local businesses

 This Thanksgiving is the perfect time to once again focus...

Start holiday blooms early for best results

 Large and luscious amaryllis blooms in red, white and variations...

Pets

Is it healthy for dogs to lick their wounds?

As dog lovers we know one thing — dogs love...

How to find a compassionate pet sitter

More and more pet owners are taking their four-legged friends...

Pet owners enjoy giving their pets gifts

Pets are cherished members of the family, and many pet...

Steps to becoming a dog trainer as a career

  Many pet owners do not know how to approach...

Protect your pets as they seek a place of warmth

Much like their many of their human counterparts, pets do...

Helping injured or abandoned animals

 The animal kingdom includes wild animals and domesticated pets. Human...