In thanks of water



It’s November and the end of the season, which is why I am rationing my remaining stored water at the cabin. There is water for drinking, cooking, cleaning, and the dog’s dish. Water becomes precious when it has to be hauled, poured, he… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember […]

Get to know the cast of “A Doll’s House”

A Doll’s House performs in the Mesabi Range College Theater in Virginia on Dec. 2-4 at 7 p.m., Dec. 3 at 10:30 a.m., and Dec. 5 at 2 p.m.

The cast of A Doll’s House, front row, l. to r., Matt Walls, Greg Helland, Catherine McBride, Francy Sweeney. Back row, l. to r., Mae Walls, Sam Pepin. Submitted photo. One of the wonderful aspects about theater in a small community is the opportuni… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Miners: On this anniversary, know the dignity of your calling

Mesabi’s Iron Ore discovered on November 16, 1890


On November 16, 1890 mining captain J.A. Nichols and a group of men found the elusive iron ore that the Merritt Brothers had been searching for since the late 1880s. The next day Nichols delivered 50 pounds of “rich, marvelous, 64 percent iron in h… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Students Write

Eveleth-Gilbert Junior Higher discovers Facebook


I’m probably the only kid in the Eveleth-Gilbert Junior High School who likes Frank Sinatra and Ernest Tubb. The only one who would like to have a car old enough to collect Social Security. The only one who tucks in his shirt. The only one wit… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Healthy for Life




  Hey there! Is everyone feeling harmonious and maybe slightly sedated from a little too much turkey and pie?! I’m definitely sensing some overwhelming vibes from the hurry-scurry of the holiday season. Many people put too much stuff on t… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

SALLYWORLD: NO MORE EXCUSES!

WEEK 9


  DEAR HOMETOWN FOCUS FRIENDS! Well, here I am again. Not even sure what week I’m on anymore. I am very proud to announce that I lost over 3 pounds this week!! Yeah Sally! I am so proud and excited to also tell you that I avoided all… Please register for a free account or log in below to access […]

Girls’ Weekend…




O h, that time of year is here, when blaze orange becomes the new black, and trucks and trailers are decorated with deer   carcasses. But, with hunting season comes another season—Girls Night Out season! Now, I’m not biased, girl… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Giving Thanks



  What better way to decorate for the season of giving thanks for our bounty than with the bounty itself? Squashes, mini pumpkins, gourds, nuts, Indian corn, boughs and cones are perfect natural items for creating spectacular autumnal centerpie… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Space LIFT

Common Problem: “Matchy-matchy”

The Fix:   The best way to achieve designer-like style is to avoid matching sets of furniture. Instead, combine a range of different styles, fabrics and finishes. A leather sofa needs a great textured chair and next mix in some wood and metal&h… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Holiday-worthy recipes from contributors!



Keep those recipes coming, contributors! We love it! – Jean Sweetened Rutabaga Casserole The cook is: Rebecca Gawboy, Embarrass • 6 cups of cooked rutabaga, mashed • 2 cups bread crumbs • 1/4 cup molasses • 2 eggs &b… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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