Columns

SALOME’S STARS

Out of the Blue

Grown on The Range

Helmstrom Farms sustainably raises a herd of 250 cows

Healthy for Life

Fight off the flu, stay upbeat and well while spreading the love

SALLYWORLD:

Sally feels the love while celebrating Valentine’s Day on a budget

Health

Coach Tom’s Corner

Essentia Health receives prestigious Healthgrades awards

Coach Tom’s Corner

Range History

THIS WEEK IN RANGE HISTORY

Train accidents | Mine tax protests | Trial to halt Hibbing move

have caved at last Milwaukee, Feb. 20.—Solomon S. Curry, president...

THIS WEEK IN RANGE HISTORY

Virginia Fire Hall opens | First paid firemen hired

EDITOR’S NOTE: An article on the preceding page contains information...

THIS WEEK IN RANGE HISTORY

Virginia’s Carnegie library, 1907-1912

Few photos exist of Virginia’s Carnegie library, but this one...

THIS WEEK IN RANGE HISTORY

Virginia’s origins | Public works and schools

Virginia’s old and new City Halls.EDITOR’S NOTE: After skipping around...

THIS WEEK IN RANGE HISTORY

Iron Range physicians and hospitals | Grand Rapids to Ely

The Biwabik Hospital at 120 N. 3rd Ave. in Biwabik.EDITOR’S...

Contributor

Love Your Pet Day is Feb. 20

The story of Eppie and her special name

Snow, slush, wind and darkness

Tom remembers two stuck trucks and a helpful stranger

More Snow?

The new Rock Ridge school: Will its performing arts center seat enough?

Hometown Recipes

Hometown Focus Recipes

Hometown Recipes

Hometown Focus Recipes


Mining Feature

2019 port season summary: Grain gain, heavy lifts boost tonnage totals

TWIN PORTS — Cargo volume exceeded 33.5 million short tons...

Inspired by family stories and historical information

VIRGINIA — A unique exhibit with paintings depicting the “Evolution...

Captain Binney’s narrow escape

A message from the Iron Range Historical Society The Iron...

Earth’s history in a year

Eb 4.54 billion years. That’s how old the Earth is....

Is Grand Rapids on the Iron Range?

By Jody Hane HTF Contributor It’s pretty clear that folks...

Feature

Child Care Provider Appreciation & Training Seminar to be held on Feb. 29

DULUTH — More than 300 individuals from across northeastern Minnesota...

Eveleth teen to perform as soloist with the Mesabi Symphony Orchestra

VIRGINIA/ELY — Gabrielle Koepke, a homeschooled teen from Eveleth and...

Kristen Vake to speak at Sisu Heritage annual meeting in Embarrass Feb. 23

EMBARRASS — Sisu Heritage Inc. will hold its annual meeting...

Mesabi Community Band to perform concert at Merritt Elementary Feb. 27

MT. IRON — The Mesabi Community Band, under the direction...

Business

Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training names new executive director

The Northeast Minnesota Office of Job Training (NEMOJT) announced that the Local Elected Official (LEO) board has chosen Marie Domiano as the new executive director of NEMOJT. “There were many...

Community Sustainability Initiative project ideas sought for IRPS contest

IRON RANGE — The Washington School Forest committee used their grant to help create a new outdoor classroom near their campus in Hibbing, to foster a love for the outdoors...

St. Louis County public hearing set for short-term rental rules

HIBBING — What’s the best way to allow property owners to rent out their property on a short-term basis if they so choose, while also protecting the safety of visitors...

St. Louis County tax forfeited land auction results in sales of $397,575

ST. LOUIS COUNTY — St. Louis County’s first tax forfeited land auction of 2020, held on Feb. 13, in Hermantown, was a success. Of the 65 properties offered, 27 were...

North St. Louis Soil & Water is now accepting tree and native plant orders

ST. LOUIS COUNTY — North St. Louis Soil & Water Conservation District announces its annual tree and native plant sale. New for 2020, the district is offering native plant kits,...

IRTB awards technology mini-grants to regional nonprofits serving visitors

IRON RANGE — With a portion of its Blandin Broadband Community grant, the Iron Range Tourism Bureau has awarded technology mini-grants of $1,500 each to regional nonprofits that serve visitors....

St. Louis County hires new director of Planning and Community Development; seeks public health award nominations

ST. LOUIS COUNTY — Matthew Johnson has been hired as the new director of St. Louis County’s Planning and Community Development Department. Johnson comes to the county after serving as...

Consumer alert from Minnesota Department of commerce

This winter season, the Minnesota Department of Commerce is urging renters to understand what renters insurance does and does not cover in the event of a winter home disaster. Imagine...

Focus on Veterans

MHC opens submissions for its 2020 Veterans’ Voices Award

The Minnesota Humanities Center (MHC) recently announced that submissions for its 2020 Veterans’ Voices Award are now being accepted. Submissions are open now through Friday,...

Cloquet’s March for Veterans Celebration scheduled for March 7

– Veterans Memorial Hall, a program of the St. Louis County Historical Society, is pleased to promote the March for Veterans Celebration scheduled for Saturday,...

WWII documentary screening in St. Paul Feb. 29

ST. PAUL — “Stalag Luft III – One Man’s Story” is a remarkable story of grit and grace that spans almost 100 years. The film’s...

Nominations open for MN Woman Veteran of the Year

The Women Veterans Initiative is proud to honor one extraordinary female veteran annually during a spring women veterans event. The Minnesota Woman Veteran of the...

National Salute to Veteran Patients week

The National Salute gives Americans the chance to thank the more than 9 million veterans who receive care from VA through volunteering and creating Valentine’s...

American Heart Association praises VA genetic research

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) earned national recognition for its impact on heart disease and stroke science in VA studies published in 2019....

Home & Garden Tips

Use caution with caustic cleaning products

Keeping a home clean is no small task. All sorts...

How to share a love of food with others

Food is comforting and communal. Humans have broken bread together...

Tips on finding more time to read books

 For many people, few activities are more enjoyable than nestling...

Try new experiences by starting a club

 Clubs can be established to pursue interests, like art appreciation...

Pets

Tips on how to treat matting more easily

Long-haired dogs need greater attention in regard to grooming so...

Reduce animal overpopulation: spay or neuter your pet

Companion animal overpopulation is a problem that continues to tax...

Tips for senior citizens on owning a dog

A study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics...

Pet sitters can benefit companion animals

 Pets are special members of many households. Companion animals serve...

Learn regulations for traveling to other countries with pets

Many pet owners now take their pets along with them...

Losing Lulu: our loving, and loved Labrador

 The tentative plan at Hometown Focus is for me to...