Johnnie “John” Paul Shamp



Johnnie “John” Paul Shamp, 55, of Hibbing, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2016 at his residence.  John was born April 4, 1960 to Albertis “Bert” and Ruby (Barnett) Shamp in Brainerd, MN. John was one of the “Good Guys”.  He was quick to smil… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password […]

John E. Franks



John E. Franks, 96, of Virginia, passed away Monday, April 11, 2016 at Essentia Health in Virginia. John was born on November 27, 1919 in Eveleth, MN to Emil and Hilma (Wicklund) Franks. He graduated from Eveleth High School and Eveleth Junior Colle… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Neighbor to neighbor on a changing planet




 One cat, a couple of dozen chickens, and a family of local foxes. Put them together in a neighborhood, and you have a piece of a movement that is spreading across the Range. Let me explain. “Are you doing Earth Fest again this year?&rdqu… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

EARTH DAY IS APRIL 22 (PSST! AND THE IRON RANGE EARTH FEST IS APRIL 23!



 Earth Day – Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Net… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Thoughts on Earth Day




It was forty six years ago when Democratic Senator, Gaylord Nelson joined with Pete McCloskey, a Republican Congressman, in promoting a recognition of environmental concern and the responsible use of natural resources – Earth Day was born! Today the… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Tamarack Farm and Naturally

Social responsibility, sustainability are foundations of our business


Sarah Verke (left) and Sandy Radovich hold two recently born Nigerian Dwarf goats at Tamarack Farm in Hibbing. Photo by Cindy Kujala.HIBBING – Sandy and Jack Radovich, my parents, live on and run Tamarack Farm in Hibbing. In 2007, my mom added… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Sophie sews and sells her upcycled stuffies



 Sophie Verke, age 10, was selling her homemade items at an arts and crafts event at Miners Memorial Building in Virginia in February. She calls her items Sophie’s Stuffies. On that day she was selling whaleshaped stuffies and pillow stuf… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

About Nigerian Dwarf goats



Nigerian Dwarf goats. Submitted photo.The Nigerian Dwarf goat is a miniature dairy goat breed of West African ancestry. They are popular as pets and family milkers due to their easy maintenance and small stature. Because of their high butterfat, the… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Military hero dog reunited with his battle buddy



 They served together on more than 50 missions and three deployments in Afghanistan, during which they ate together, slept together, and fought together. Then, they were separated and each, coping in his own way with the hidden wounds of war, w… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Ely Folk School offers unique birch bark canoe project



ELY – Throughout this summer a special canoe building project will be slowly taking shape at the Ely Folk School. Participants can partake in free learning sessions as they experience the skills and stages in the birch bark canoe building proc… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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