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Health for Life

Create faith, strength and balance throughout the holiday season

SALLYWORLD

Life is good here, but it would be better with air conditioning

The Lost Puppy Case Files

My nose knows

A Finnish cultural seikkailu

(adventure)!

Out of the Blue

Range History

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...

Looking back to what led to the 1978 BWCA Wilderness Act

Conservationists with Common Sense remembered the Boundary Waters on the...

This Week in Range History

Nicholas B. Shank: Noted early logger and businessman

Logs were hauled by rail for easier transportation.EDITOR’S NOTE: The...

Oct. 12 is 1918 Fires Remembrance Day in St. Louis County

The deadly Cloquet, Duluth and Moose Lake fires of 1918

This week marks the 100th anniversary of the devastating fires...

Minnesota history: Maple sugaring and the Ojibwe people

Sugar maple is best known for its bright fall foliage...

Contributor

Celebrating Thanksgiving community-style

Free community dinner to be served in Hibbing on Nov. 22

How long should I keep records? The answer: It depends

29,000 women veterans live in Minnesota

Efforts made to raise awareness of role of women veterans

Baumann takes a walk in his father’s Alaskan footsteps

Obituaries

Nola Mae Rogers

Nola Mae Rogers, 54 of Virginia died unexpectedly on Nov....

Mary Jo Lewis (Tronnes)

Mary Jo Lewis (Tronnes) was born on August 5, 1963...

Donald “Donnie” Carl Johnson

Donald “Donnie” Carl Johnson, 62, of Aurora died Sat. Nov....

Mary “Jane” Jorgenson

Mary “Jane” Jorgenson, 87, of Eveleth, passed away Sat., Nov....

Doris Mae Walz

Our dear mother and grandmother, Doris Mae Walz, 90, of...

Cindy Hilden (Rolf)

Cindy Hilden (Rolf), 55, of Virginia, beloved daughter, sister, wife,...

Charles “Chuck” Drummond Albrant

Charles “Chuck” Drummond Albrant, 79, of Hibbing, passed away Thur....


Health Features

Living with chronic pain: Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

I have often remarked that our family could start an...

Programs help determine whether senior citizens should still be driving

One of the hardest things adult children of aging parents...

Medicare open enrollment period gives seniors chance to save money

AARP is encouraging all seniors to review their Medicare health...

Spreading the word on the critical need for organ, eye and tissue donors

HIBBING – Fairview Range Medical Center was among a select...

Occupational therapy, PT, ST, cardiac rehab, pulmonary rehab and more

HIBBING – Contrary to popular belief, occupational therapy doesn’t mean...

Business

ALDI is the newest commercial retailer at Thunderbird Mall

VIRGINIA – ALDI at Thunderbird Mall in Virginia opened recently as part of a $3.4 billion investment to expand to 2,500 stores nationwide by the end of 2022. ALDI has...

State holding unclaimed property online auction

Back by popular demand, the Minnesota Department of Commerce will launch the state’s second online auction of unclaimed property from abandoned safe deposit boxes. The auction features jewelry, coins and...

BoomTown Brewery in Hibbing is couple’s third restaurant

GILBERT – The Entrepreneur Fund announced the first 2018 Mary Mathews Legacy Award was presented to Erik and Jessica Lietz, founders and owners of The Whistling Bird in Gilbert, Boom-...

Fortune Bay Resort Casino named Champion of Tourism

IRON RANGE – Winners of the 2018 Spirit of Hospitality Awards were announced Oct. 28, at a ceremony held at the Eveleth Auditorium. More than 73 people representing 36 Iron...

Report contains geographic, demographic and economic data

Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon announced last week the 2018 Minnesota Business Snapshot, a first of its kind report for use by businesses, non-profits, and policymakers throughout Minnesota. Designed...

Medicare shoppers are urged to be alert for deceptive advertising and offers

A recent federal law change has many Minnesota seniors shopping this fall for new Medicare plans for 2019, and they may also be getting more mailings and sales solicitations with...

Feature

A white squirrel enjoys a pumpkin treat

Mandate requires ongoing employee awareness campaign

Together with the Minnesota Lodging Association, the Minnesota Department of...

Virginia Fire Department Run Report: Nov. 5 – 11, 2018

VIRGINIA – During the week of Nov. 5 – 11,...

Focus on Veterans

Opioids offer “no advantage’tage’ and are addictive

Minneapolis VA researchers found that opioid pain medication might not be the powerful “wonder drug” many people believe it to be. Published in March by...

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...

Purple Heart recipients to be honored

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – The Purple Heart is a combat award given, in the name of the president, to those members of the armed forces...

State Veterans Day celebration Nov. 11

The official State of Minnesota Veterans Day Program is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Community Center, 8055 Barbara...

Minnesota Veterans Dayy celebration slated for Nov. 11 in Inver Grove Heights

Minnesota’s Veterans Day Program will focus on the Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice that ended WWI. The event is open to the...

Home & Garden Tips

Start holiday blooms early for best results

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

Recipes for the second week of deer camp

As promised from last week’s recipe section, here is round...

Winter plants add color and brighten spaces

Spring and summer have the colorful blooms and rich greenery...

Apples galore at the Apple House

 It is a treat to visit the University of Minnesota...

October cleanup helps with spring weeds

 Wrap up your garden chores now to reap rewards next...

Compostable items: The list is endless!

 Compostable items accumulate daily. Every kitchen should have a compost...

Pets

Helping injured or abandoned animals

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

Pet sensitivities: Irritations that may affect your animal

Pet sensitivities are on the rise, yet many pet owners...

The many benefits of owning a beloved pet

Pets have been kept for centuries. Statistics from various sources...

How to gift a puppy this holiday season

 If you’ve been out shopping in the past month, you...

The ASPCA announces 2018 humane award recipients

 The awards honor animal heroes who vitally help humans or...

Celebrate Adopt-A-Dog Month in October

 For thousands of years, dogs have been our best friends,...