Itasca County: Lore, pine, ores and plenty of mining history too




The first train load of ore was removed at Canisteo Mine on July 29, 1909. All photos courtesy of the Itasca County Historical Society.ITASCA COUNTY – There has long been a question for those who live in Itasca County. What is more valuable, a… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password […]

SALOME’S STARS



 LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your pride might still be hurting from those unflattering remarks someone made about you. But cheer up, you’re about to prove once again why you’re the Top Cat in whatever you do. VIRGO (A g to September … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Team Shuster wins 2017 Men’s National Curling Championship



Team Shuster won the 2017 USA Curling Men’s National Championship from a field of 10 teams competing at Xfinity Arena in Everett, WA, Feb. 11 – 18. Pictured is the winning team (l. to r.): John Landsteiner, lead (Duluth, MN); Joe Pol… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

My Tattoo



 This tattoo belongs to Randy Olson from Cook, MN. It is in memory of his son, Brent. The tattoo artist was from Tahtinen’s tats in Calumet, MN. To submit your tattoo, send photo and description to: kirstenr@hometownfocus.us. … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Should I update/upgrade my operating system?




 EVELETH – So there are new Windows updates released. Should I update right away? Should I wait for a few days? Should I skip all Windows updates? These are all questions that everyone has to answer, and they do not really have just one c… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

BBB says beware: Businesses, school districts and nonprofits targets of W-2 Scam



A newer and insidious scam whose targets were once exclusively private-sector businesses is now being used against nonprofit organizations and school districts, according to Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB). The Internal Re… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

NRRI patents filtering product to remove cadmium with peat-based technologies




DULUTH – A technology to maximize the potential of locally sourced peat to remove a heavy metal pollutant from industrial waste water received a patent and is being licensed in northern Minnesota. NRRI and American Peat Technology (APT) in Ait… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Ely’s WolfTrack Classic Sled Dog Race canceled due to weather, poor trail conditions



ELY – The 2017 WolfTrack Classic Sled Dog Race has been canceled due to poor trail conditions and forecasted weather. The race was set to start on February 26. While a good base of snow and stable trail conditions over the weekend had given ho… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Blackberry Winter Fun Fest and sleigh rides Feb. 25



BLACKBERRY – Horses and sleighs will be featured at the Blackberry Winter Fun Fest to be held on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sponsored by the North Star Draft Horse Association and hosted by the North Central Minnesota Farm … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Construction career event; Hwy. 53 project meeting



TOWER – A construction career networking event will be held on Wednesday, March 8, from 1 – 4 p.m. at Fortune Bay Resort Casino in Tower. Attendees can learn about construction projects and hiring opportunities near Bois Forte. The sched… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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