Proposals, weddings and honeymoon tales shared by friends




I asked my Facebook friends last week what their proposals, weddings and honeymoons were like. So often we see the extravagant, well-orchestrated proposals on TV and the Internet; some with large groups of dancers and singers, exotic backdrops or ev… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     […]

Harris and Judy Youngquist’s 1945 wedding story



Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from the book Life’s Journey, an autobiography co-authored by Harris and Judy Youngquist of Cook, MN, and printed in 2014. They happily gave permission to share the section on their wedding for … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

How to choose a northern Minnesota resort as your wedding site




There are hundreds of resorts in the Arrowhead Region and many of them are excited to host your wedding. In making your wedding plans, the first step may be to decide where you would like to have your wedding. Thinking about the North Shore, a bound… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Preparation and planning are key to a successful outdoor wedding



 Outdoor weddings are romantic when done right, and a growing number of couples are exchanging vows amid an expansive garden or with the splendor of the pounding surf providing a picturesque backdrop. If Mother Nature cooperates, outdoor weddin… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Mother’s Day 2016

What my mother taught me | Friends share


My mother taught me to always use proper grammar. And I, in turn, taught my daughters the same. A few years ago my daughter Kelsey gave me this birthday card. She wrote “ME” over the first bubble and “YOU” over the second bub… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Just in time for Mother’s Day

Most popular baby names at St. Mary's Birthplace

 DULUTH – In 2015, more than 1500 babies were born at The Birthplace at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. With each new baby comes a carefully chosen name. From Ava, Axel, and Arthur, to Z’air, Zack, and Zander – the trend is… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

To my friends who still have their mothers




Dear friends who still have their mothers, It came like a thief — 10 months almost exactly from the day she was diagnosed until the day she left us. Cancer has a way of doing that, robbing its victims and their families of health and freedom. … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

Mother’s Day brunch ideas




 Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 8 this year. An added bonus for many moms is that this years’ Mother’s Day does not fall on the same weekend as the traditional Minnesota fishing opener weekend, which will be on Saturday, May 1… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Mesabi is Magic

Community building is top of mind on the Range


 There’s been a lot of activity in the area of community-building recently: Recharge the Range events, “Cool and Creative,” even the series by Minnesota Public Radio and their forum on ideas for bringing new life to our towns…. Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Things to keep in mind when considering a destination wedding



According to a study from XO Group Inc., creator of wedding websites TheKnot.com and WeddingChannel.com, 350,000 destination weddings take place annually. Such figures reflect a growing trend of couples who want to tailor their weddings to their own… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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