Second annual Operation K-9 fundraiser is June 4



DULUTH – In just the last few months, law enforcement K-9s in our region have helped locate a missing toddler on the Iron Range, found a weapon used in a bank robbery in Duluth, apprehended a suspect wanted for threatening a man with a knife i… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. […]

Obama to posthumously award Medal of Honor to WWI soldiers



The U.S. Army Medal of Honor. The Medal of Honor is the nation’s highest medal for valor in combat that can be awarded to members of the armed forces. Photo courtesy of Army.mil.WASHINGTON – Two fallen World War I veterans will posthumously receive … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The Medal of Honor’s history



Military awards and medals had little role in the early years of the U.S. military. During the Revolutionary War three soldiers received a purple heart-shaped Badge of Military Merit made of cloth for gallantry, fidelity or essential service. The Ba… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

I am old: A pill box confession




 I have finally accepted that I am old. Not old…old! Not even old…old…old! Just OLD. I use to chuckle to myself as friends would open a kitchen cupboard and out would cascade a river of those brown drug store bottles. They would bounce on… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Who’s in charge of your animal’s care while you’re away?



 The reservations are made, the bags are packed and you’re ready for your trip. If you’re not taking your animal(s) with you, who’s in charge of healthcare decisions while you’re away? Cell phones and computers have made… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Don’t forget to pack the insect repellent to fend off ticks this Memorial Day weekend



STATEWIDE – If your Memorial Day Weekend plans include walks through wooded or brushy areas, make sure you pack the insect repellent – and use it – to ward off tick bites. Health officials warn that blacklegged ticks (also known as… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Tower Farmers Market to open June 19



TOWER – The Tower Farmers Market will begin its seventh season on Friday, June 19. The time and location remain the same, 4 – 6 p.m. every Friday at the Train Depot across from the Civic Center. There will be fresh produce for sale, chan… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

World’s Fair Cake from Worthington, MN




 While searching for recipes with a Minnesota flair, I stumbled upon this World’s Fair Cake. It turns out the food critic at the Washington Post, Tom Sietsema, is from Worthington, MN! Who knew? And this is his mother’s recipe. It w… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

In memory of Don Glenn Tekautz

The Iron Range Veterans Memorial loses a dedicated supporter


Don TekautzDon Tekautz passed away on May 11. It was like losing yet another family member. We have lost so many over these last years. The family to which I am referring is the Iron Range Veterans Memorial (IRVM) committee. I have served on the com… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Healthy for Life

It’s Memorial Weekend…here we go!


 Welcome to Memorial Day weekend filled with lots of green, flowering buds, humidity, hungry mosquitoes and memories of lost loved ones, amongst other things. Although there haven’t been many boats fishing on our lake, a massive eagle app… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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