Smarter burning = better breathing



The number of people burning wood for backyard fires is growing according to annual wood burning surveys by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Landscape architects also report that patio fire pits and outdoor fireplaces are one of their most co… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     […]

My Tattoo



 These tattoos belong to Fridge Wardas and his fiancée Candace Bergman of Cook, MN. They are male and female sugar skulls which they got in conjunction with another tattoo saying “Til death do us part,” when they first became engage… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Top things drivers do that threaten traffic safety



With motor vehicle deaths increasing substantially, the National Safety Council identified some of the top driver behaviors and beliefs that put all roadway users at risk and increase the likelihood of being involved in a crash. Compiled through NSC… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Celebrate Earth Day





 Whether Earth Day is celebrated on the spring equinox or on April 22, the focus is on environmental issues and sustainability. Planting water-wise wildflowers, natives, bee-friendly varieties, and organics should be the focus. The 9th annual … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

SpaceLIFT



 Decorator Secret: Don’t Forget The Budget! How To: Working out what you need and how much it’s going to cost is not an exciting part of interior decorating, but a very necessary one. You need to make realistic estimates on materia… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Val’s Ukrainian Easter eggs: Love, legacy and symbolism




Val Amistadi holds the Ukrainian egg she received from her mother. The egg is now over 60 years old. Photos by Cindy Kujala.CHISHOLM – When she got married in 1956, Val Amistadi of Chisholm received a Ukrainian egg from her mother, Elizabeth H… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Jenny Panichi lands a lunker sturgeon on Lake of the Woods




Jenny Panichi is shown with her giant sturgeon. Submitted photo.COOK — This whopper of a sturgeon was recently caught and released by Jenny Refsdal Panichi of Cook in the Four Mile Bay area of Rainy River and Lake of the Woods. As she reeled i… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

DNR holding auction on confiscated hunting and fishing equipment



The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will hold an auction of confiscated hunting and fishing equipment on Saturday, April 29, beginning at 9 a.m. The auction items are from people who forfeited their equipment after committing serious game … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

It’s time to stop pruning oaks, prevent wilt



The safe period to prune oaks is over, according to the Department of Natural Resources. With recent warm temperatures, oaks in most of Minnesota are now at risk of becoming infected with oak wilt. Oak wilt is a fungal disease that kills oaks. It is… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

MnDOT looking for Adopt a Highway volunteers



The Minnesota Department of Transportation is looking for individuals and organizations to join the more than 4,500 groups and 45,000 people in the state who are Adopt a Highway volunteers. The program is a public service project that helps reduce … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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