Come to Cotton for the FIDDLIN’ CHAMPIONSHIP



  COTTON – The Town of Cotton, “The Biggest Little Town in the USA”, and often referred to as the “halfway stop when traveling between the Iron Range and Duluth” in days past, is ready for the Minnesota State Old Time Fi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]

Northern Minnesota sunset



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Healthy For Life




  Hey there and hooray – it’s August and still summer! Yes, this is one of my favorite months, and there are no major holidays to speak of… yeah!! But there are quite a few relatives’ and friends’ birthdays, which are alwa… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Le Boudoir: or, A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Bedroom . . .




 It’s smack dab in the middle of summer and you know what that means—homeremodeling project! If you have been a faithful reader of this column since the beginning, you know that I have a “do-it-myself” attitude. Combine … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Emerald Ash Borer




  The ½” long shiny metallic green Emerald ash borer has been confirmed in Hennepin, Ramsey, and Houston counties. This highly destructive pest kills all species of black, green, and white ash trees. (Mountain ash is unrelated and not sus… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

SpaceL I F T

Common Problem: Home spaces don’t flow together.

The Fix:   Color Scheme! Consider the flow of one room to another. Each space in your home can have its own color scheme, but it should be integrated smoothly. Link a bold yellow room to an adjoining room in a different color by painting the t… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

Pickles!




  Pickles – they add so much to any table. Added to cocktails, sandwiches, burgers or standing on their own on the buffet table, pickles are a great taste treat for any occasion. Make your own and enjoy the pride of serving “your&rd… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

No Limits to Greed



To the Editor, The multi-millionaire players and owners of the MN Vikings (who want to have tax revenues finance a new stadium because the present one is insufficiently glorious) make one wonder if they haven’t heard of our recession or the mill… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

I support Conrow for judge



To the Editor, Until leaving my position as a Lake County Commissioner in January, 2009, I worked for six years with Lake County Attorney Russ Conrow. I have found Russ to be fair, consistent, impartial and honest. He was always prepared and kno… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Local musical production was fabulous



To the Editor, I hope you had a chance to see the play that had the Iron Range buzzing with “The Sound of Music.” It was WONDERFUL!!! From the ‘Do-Re-Mi’to ‘I am Sixteen going on Seventeen’, I was glued to… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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