Opera: Puccini’s Madama Butterfly



 Madama Butterfly is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini. The opera is based in part on the short story “Madame Butterfly” (1898) by John Luther Long, which in turn was based partially on stories told to Long by his sister Jennie Correll … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username […]

Free tickets! Two incredible NLMF concerts



 AURORA – The Arrowhead Library System is offering free tickets to two Northern Lights Music Festival concerts. Don’t miss this opportunity. Chamber Concert The Opening Night Chamber Concert at Mesabi East High School Auditorium wi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

How to purchase NLMF tickets



IN ADVANCE AURORA: Bradach’s Lumber, 216 W 3rd Ave. N. VIRGINIA: Schmitt’s Music, 325 Chestnut St. CHISHOLM: Valentini’s Supper Club, 31 W. Lake St. ELY: Kess Gallery, 130 E. Sheridan St., and The Pebble Spa Company, 229 E. Sheridan St. Please note… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Gardening and recycling at Mesabi East

Moving forward thanks to kindness, community and connections


The Mesabi East Memorial Garden has been reborn by the hard work and contributions of many students, teachers, community members, area businesses and others. The flagstone, which was donated by PolyMet and installed by Northern MN Natural Stone, Inc… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Caring for our Community

Cook Hospital Care Center project underway


Officials at the recent ground-breaking for the Cook Hospital Care Center, l. to r.: Julie Gerzin, Director of Nursing Care Center; Inez Burris, Resident; Dr. Harold Johnston; state representative Jason Metsa; Shirley Sanborn, Board Member; Liz Dahl… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Former administrator Al Vogt reflects on Cook Hospital




Spending almost 40 years as hospital administrator at the Cook Hospital is hard to describe. Lineta Scott, my predecessor, was more than the hospital and nursing home administrator, she was also “Gramma Nita” to our kids and she was my mentor. She s… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Health officials warn of disease risk from handling newly hatched poultry



Nine people in Minnesota have become ill after handling baby chicks or other newly hatched poultry, such as ducks, turkeys or pheasants, prompting a warning from health officials to wash hands and take other precautions after handling young poultry…. Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Fairview Range now offers podiatry services



Dr. Katie EvansHIBBING – Fairview Range is proud to partner with Katie Evans, DPM, foot and ankle surgeon, to provide podiatry services close to home in Hibbing. Dr. Evans is the owner of Range Foot & Ankle in Virginia, Minnesota. She atte… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

What to do if you see a pet in a parked car



 Leaving pets locked in cars is never safe. But when the weather gets warmer, it can be deadly. High temperatures can cause irreparable organ damage and even death. Protecting animals from an unnecessary death is a problem we can all agree to p… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

AKC introduces Farm Dog Certified Test



The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest dog registry and advocate for all dogs, is pleased to announce a new program called the Farm Dog Certified test. The test provides for a series of twelve exercises that represent situations … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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