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A BETTER YOU

Let go of the past and focus on your new year’s resolutions

The Nature Nerd

Focus on: Woodpeckers

Out of the Blue

“Don’t listen to what people say because they don’t understand the will that you have.” – Flip Saunders

BLAZING TRAILS

The lost art of snowshoeing

SALOME’S STARS

Range History

THIS MONTH IN MINNESOTA HISTORY

JAN. 1 1840: Lawrence Taliaferro, tired of bribery attempts by...

How immigrants and refugees have shaped Minnesota

Immigrants and refugees: connecting past and present

The history of Minnesota, its statehood, and immigration are closely...

The Gift of the Magi, by O. Henry

 EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was originally published on Dec. 10,...

Minnesota-based businesses

Betty Crocker | Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest | Bundt pans

Betty Crocker, Pillsbury and the Bundt pan are classic Minnesota-based...

Contributor

Performances set for Dec. 30 and 31

Murder mystery dinner theater returns to Virginia Elks Club

Warm memories of fall can help pass cold winter nights

A cool breeze...autumn leaves: My favorite time of the year

Let Christmas live in yyou

Holiday-themed quilt on display this month at the library

Obituaries

Mary Alice (McGarvey) Weber

Mary Alice (McGarvey) Weber, 79, of Virginia, passed away peacefully on Jan. 8th,...

Helen Ruth Kallio

Helen Ruth Kallio, 91, of Ocala, FL, formerly of Superior...

Francis Donald Hake

Francis Donald Hake, 88, of Virginia, died Sunday, Jan. 6,...

Anthony Daniel “Tony” Skorich

Anthony Daniel “Tony” Skorich, 48, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3,...

Virginia Hipple

Virginia Hipple has gone to be with her Lord and...

Antoinette (Tona) Swanson

Antoinette (Tona) Swanson died on Sunday Dec. 23, 2018 at...

Leonard Raymond Pylka

Leonard Raymond Pylka, 99, of Duluth, formerly of Aurora, passed...


Feature

THE DOG DAYS OF POLICE WORK

Law enforcement officers are skilled, well-trained, and driven. They thrive...

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

VIRGINIA – There are days on the calendar that are...

Think safety during winter driving

EVELETH – I was talking with some of my officers...

Business

Paul McDonald sworn in as 4th District county commissioner

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – St. Louis County commissioners on Tuesday selected Commissioner Patrick Boyle to serve as county board chair for 2019. Commissioner Mike Jugovich was selected vice chair. Boyle...

Connect with LCP and co-op community at 2019 district meetings

GRAND RAPIDS – As the calendar turns the page on all things new, it brings more than resolutions. With a new year, Lake Country Power is looking ahead to meet...

Annual indexing for inflation is required by law

The Minnesota Department of Revenue announced the adjusted 2019 individual income tax brackets. For tax year 2019, the state’s individual income tax brackets will change by 2.419 percent from tax...

New year, new minimum-wage rates in effect as of Jan. 1, 2019

Minnesota’s minimumwage rates will be adjusted for inflation beginning Jan. 1, 2019, to $9.86 an hour for large employers and $8.04 an hour for other state minimum wages. An estimated...

New State of Minnesota laws became effective Jan. 1, 2019

The following is a list of select new laws passed during the 2018 legislative session that take effect Jan. 1, 2019. The asterisk following the bill number denotes the language...

Focus on Veterans

United for Veterans provides holiday meals to local veterans in need

Staff and volunteers representing United Way of Northeastern Minnesota’s United for Veterans program delivered holiday meal baskets on Friday, Dec. 21, to 32 local veterans...

VA awards contracts to increase health care access to veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awarded contracts Dec. 28 to manage provider networks for Regions 1, 2 and 3 of VA’s new Community...

Registration opens Jan. 7 for 2019 National Veterans Wheelchair Games

Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that veterans interested in registering for the 2019 National Veterans Wheelchair Games can do so Presented...

VA and APTA become partners to support and promote veterans’ health

Today, the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it recently established a partnership with the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) to promote and...

Progress made to end veteraneteran homelessness in Minnesota

 The Northeast Minnesota Continuum of Care (CoC) announced they have cleared their housing waiting lists for homeless veterans. The Northeast CoC consists of six counties...

VA selects 10 Patient Safety Centers of Inquiry for special funding

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is funding 10 VA Patient Safety Centers of Inquiry (PSCI) over the next three years (2019-2021)...

Home & Garden Tips

Add a pop of purple around the house

Pantone named “Ultra Violet” its color of the year in...

New Year’s resolutions that can benefit the planet

New Year’s resolutions are typically made by individuals looking to...

Keep poinsettias looking great through the holidays

 Along with the fragrant evergreens and twinkling lights synonymous with...

Keep your Christmas tree healthy and safe

 Nothing makes the Holidays more exciting than the scent of...

Pets

Benefits to spaying/neutering your pet

One of the most important aspects of welcoming a pet...

Pointers for pet owners traveling with pets in tow

Many individuals and families simply cannot part with their companion...

Resolve to keep pets healthy in the new year

Are you making a New Year’s resolution for 2019? While...

Service dogs support those in need

 Americans were captivated and touched by the images and story...

Study finds women sleep better with a dog by their side

 Does having your dog by your side while you’re in...