Rhoderick John“Rod” McPeak



Roderick John“Rod” McPeak, age 78 of Breitung Township, died Saturday, March 16, 2013 in his home, with is wife by his side. He was born March 12, 1935 in Mason City, IA the son of Donald W. and Grace May (Belmat) McPeak. Rod graduated from Rocheste… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. […]

Kathleen Ann Boyington



Kathleen Ann Boyington, of Eveleth, MN quietly passed from this life after a brave battle with cancer on Monday, March 11th at the age of 64. Kathleen (Kathy) was born April 29, 1948 in Minneapolis, MN to Chatherine and Howard Hill and was the eldes… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Henry D. “Hank” Wiiliainen



Henry D. “Hank” Wiiliainen, 87, lifelong Hibbing resident , died Friday, March 15, 2013 at Guardian Angels in Hibbing. He was born in Hibbing to Henry and Hilja Wiiliainen, on September 17, 1925 and was raised in Carson Lake Location. Hank started H… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Instilling a sense of community in area youngsters




 VIRGINIA – It was “S week” and “Green week” when I visited Apple Tree Learning Center recently. During “S week” the children got to eat spaghetti and soup for lunch, which they thought was silly and fu… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Comet Theater in Cook: Go digital, or go dark

When is a local business too important to let go?


Exterior and interior photos of the Comet Theater. Submitted photos.COOK – “Every time I sit down in here and watch a movie, I cry,” said Carol Carlson, owner of Comet Theater in Cook, MN. “Because I love the place, the experience,… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Perfect for apartments and city lots

Planning your container garden


 The bitter wind chills can make us all wish for spring to arrive early. I know my mind wanders to thoughts of fresh, light green sprouts of flowers poking through the soil. Realistically we need to start our plans as soon as possible. Do you … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

See their inventions at Earth Fest on April 6

Iron Range students are green inventors!


Moe Benda works with green inventors at Merritt Elementary School last year. Photo by Jean Cole.Minnesota has its share of great inventors, and the Iron Range is no exception! Jim DeVries (Laurentian Environmental Center) and I serve on the Iron Ran… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Kid-pleasers and a breakfast casserole for 16 adults!




 I asked Michelle Kaivola, the cook at Apple Tree Learning Center in Virginia, to share a few recipes with us this week, and she kindly obliged. The day I visited Apple Tree last week, Michelle was serving green eggs and ham for breakfast and g… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Healthy FOR Life




 Hello, Spring! Easter is right around the corner! It may not feel like springtime but there are sure telltale signs of the season in our surroundings. Like the warmth of the sun, the buds on the trees, the crows are cawing and at least some of… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

SALLYWORLD: WEEK 130

EASTER EGG HUNT WEATHER WOES AND TIME HEALS (BUT SLOWLY)


 GREETINGS & SALLYTATIONS! It’s hard to believe Easter is just a week away. I’m writing this column on March 18 and we are having another mini blizzard. I think of all the cute things we buy small children for Easter…hoola hoops, sidewal… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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