Iron Range Earth Fest is Saturday!



 MT. IRON – The 8th Annual Earth Fest 2016 activities will be held at the Mountain Iron Community Center, Merritt Elementary School, and Messiah Lutheran Church ELCA this Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]

Young people seek connections on the Range




Vicki HagbergI never thought I’d be back here. I might visit for Christmas, sometimes. I was ready to move as far away as I could afford to go when I was 18 years old. That place turned out to be Cleveland, Ohio, to study engineering. I don&rs… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

The strength of the Iron Range:

Our sense of place


What makes life on the Iron Range so special? Nowhere in Minnesota is there a greater and better developed sense of place. This phrase has many definitions and meanings – all different in anthropology, geography, and even literature. However, … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Grow where you’re planted




For 18 years, I’ve lived on the Iron Range. A first-generation Filipino-American, born in Pennsylvania and raised in Wisconsin, I may not “look” like an Iron Ranger, but I consider myself to be one now (regularly all togged out in … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Why I love the Iron Range: Cabin culture




 Growing up in Northern Minnesota on the Iron Range we often take things for granted. Like the fact that where we live is a vacation destination. We are home of many of the state’s 10,000 lakes, and the well- known Boundary Waters Canoe A… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

I’ve never been cussed out by an Iron Ranger




I haven’t lived on the Iron Range for the past few years, as my military job keeps me far from home. But having lived in and travelled through many other parts of the world (Scotland, London, Ireland, Amsterdam, California, Texas, Alaska, and many o… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

I’m a proud (and testy) Iron Ranger




I am 65 years old and have lived on the Iron Range for the last 40 years. I realize that many of you just did the math and immediately said to yourselves, “Packsacker.” After 40 years here, I understand that trying to convince Iron Range… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The pros and cons of sharing a bed with pets



 Pets provide companionship for thousands of people around the world, so it is understandable that pet owners want to be around their companion animals as much as possible – with many even welcoming them into their beds. According to PetM… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Not all stray dogs are homeless



The third annual National Lost Dog Awareness Day will be observed on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Lost Dogs of America celebrates this special event to shed light on the number of dogs that are lost each year and to bring attention to the many dogs in … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

BHS FUNdraiser set for April 29



INTERNATIONAL FALLS – Borderland Humane Society (BHS) in International Falls is holding a FUNdraiser on Friday, April 29, from 5 – 8 p.m. in the banquet room at the AmericInn. The evening – billed as Friday fun for a furry good cau… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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