Columns

The Lost Puppy Case Files:

Houdini and chili

Healthy for Life

The new autumn season conveys heartfelt wishes of peace and love

SALLYWORLD: WEEK 399

Plan to conquer fatigue, clutter, garage sales and eating

SALOME’S STARS

Muskies have a reputation

The fish of at least 10,000 casts

Range History

This Week in Range History

Iron Range farming and gardening: Providing for many

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following excerpts and photos are from the...

Immigration and how Norwegians have shaped our state

They’ve had a strong impact on the identity and politics of Minnesota

Driven to emigrate by overpopulation, unfulfilled nationalism, and a fractured...

This Week in Range History

C.K. Blandin: Portrayal of the man behind the business

Blandin sitting in his newspaper office in 1920. ITASCA COUNTY...

This Week in Range History

A look at labor: Minnesota Farmer-Labor Party, 1924–1944

Floyd B. Olson (pictured in a painting above) was elected...

Farmers’ Holiday Association fought farm foreclosures

Founded in 1932, the short-lived Farmers’ Holiday Association (FHA) is...

Contributor

A financial reality check for your teen

Open and caring hearts: Living generously begins at home

My fun-filled Twin Cities mini-vacation with my husband

A visit to the Mill City Museum; enjoying friends and food

VPL displaying September quilt

Obituaries

Ross “Rick” P. Toole Jr.

Ross “Rick” P. Toole Jr., of Britt, passed away Sept....

Rita (Ebnet) Erickson

Rita (Ebnet) Erickson, 69 of Dickson, TN formerly of Hoyt...

Viola Eleanor Lamppa

Viola Eleanor Lamppa, 99, of Embarrass, died on Wed. Sept....

Francis “Pete” Leroy Lamppa

Francis “Pete” Leroy Lamppa, 84, passed away Sept. 8, 2018...

Gretchen Webber Lobe

Gretchen Webber Lobe, 102, of Ely died Wednesday, September 12,...

Rudy Ray Esala

Rudy Ray Esala of Mesa, AZ passed away August 20,...

Sylvia E. Lehrke

Sylvia E. Lehrke, 87, of Virginia, passed away Monday, Sept....


Features

New state park increases visits to Tower/Soudan downtowns

TOWER-SOUDAN – Visitors to the new Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine...

Named after Richard’s grandmother

I’d like to introduce you to my classy girl Evie....

MDI adding jobs, including 100 at its new facility in Hibbing

HIBBING – MDI, producer of standard and custom corrugated plastic...

New course offered at Rainy River CC offers insight to healthcare professions

INTERNATIONAL FALLS – By 2025, the United States will need...

Friday, Sept. 21 is the International Day of Peace

COOK – A Peace Pole was planted in front of...

Business

Grants help support people with Alzheimer’s, other dementia

Organizations throughout Minnesota will support people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia and those who care for them with $750,000 in grants appropriated by the legislature and Governor Mark...

North Star Credit Union wins Youth Financial Education Award

COOK – North Star Credit Union of Cook has been honored with a 2018 Desjardins Youth Financial Education Award. The award, sponsored by the Minnesota Credit Union Network (MnCUN) and...

Robin Harkonen of Eveleth elected to top position of statewide organization

EVELETH – Julie Johnson, president of MSS, St. Paul, has been elected to a twoyear term as president of the Minnesota Organization for Habilitation and Rehabilitation (MOHR), a statewide group...

Cardiovascular rehabilitation program at St. Luke’s certified by industry leader

DULUTH – St. Luke’s announced the certification of its cardiovascular rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). St. Luke’s was recognized for its commitment to...

Declaration will assist 27 MN counties, three tribal nations

Governor Mark Dayton announced Sept. 5, that he has secured a Major Disaster Declaration that will provide federal funds to aid in emergency relief for 27 counties and three tribal...

Minnesota exports at record $5.9 billion in second quarter 2018, up 15 percent

Sales of Minnesota agricultural, mining and manufactured exports grew 15 percent to a second quarter record of $5.9 billion, according to figures released last week by the Minnesota Department of...

Lamppa Manufacturing of Tower is positioned for expansion

TOWER – Lamppa Manufacturing is a fourth generation producer of wood burning sauna stoves and cord-wood burning warm air furnaces. It is poised for significant growth, having received “2020 mandate”...

PFA approves $8.77 million for Greater MN projects

Six Greater Minnesota cities were awarded $8.77 million in grants and loans from the Minnesota Public Facilities Authority (PFA) for water infrastructure and sanitary sewer improvements. Funding was approved for...

Focus on Veterans

Consumer column from the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office

Minnesota is home to more than 330,000 veterans and, according to a recent study, the third most generous state in the country for charitable donations....

Initiative urges communities to support at-risk veterans through simple actions

To mark Suicide Prevention Month this September, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is shining a light on effective ways to prevent veteran suicide...

New fitness test measures combat readiness, Army Secretary says

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “If you can’t pass the Army Combat Fitness Test, then there’s probably not a spot for you in the Army,” said Secretary...

Minneapolis Veterans Home opens nation’s first fixed dental clinic

 MINNEAPOLIS — The State of Minnesota and the Minneapolis Veterans Home made history in August by opening the nation’s first of its kind fixed dental...

Bravo Zulu, U.S. Senator John McCain

U.S. Senator John McCain will be remembered by the VFW as a heroic Navy veteran, serving as a pilot in the Vietnam War, and a...

Military Appreciation Day at State Fair honors women veterans

Military Appreciation Day at the 2018 Minnesota State Fair will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 28. Presented by USAA, this year’s Military Appreciation Day is...

Home & Garden Tips

Gypsy moths: A destructive threat

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture placed Lake and Cook counties...

Keep newly transplanted plants healthy

Transplant shock occurs when plants adversely respond to being moved...

Leaf spot: Damaging infection for trees

 Leaf spot is a term used to describe various diseases...

Re-seeding your lawn in the fall

 Late August/early September is the best time to start lawn...

Add evergreens and shrubs in late summer

 Late summer (August) is a smart time to add evergreens...

Pets

Simple tips for cleaning up dog hair

Trying to keep your house clean and fur-free with dogs...

Recommended birds for new bird owners

Birds are friendly, loyal and intelligent pets that can learn...

Five heroic dogs honored by the AKC

 The AKC® Humane Fund announced the winners of the 19th...

Kennel cough: Recognizing and treating it

  Dogs that reside in close quarters can be susceptible...

Signs to expect and be aware of as cats age

 Dogs are widely referred to as “man’s best friend,” and...