The piano teacher: My joy of music bursts into awareness



 It is the fall of 1950. Mrs. Paris, an elderly piano teacher who lives in the neighborhood, soliciting pupils by telephone, has appropriated me as a prospective student. Although my mother has promised I will be there at 4:40, I linger on the p… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password […]

The Martha Mordini Rukavina Loan Forgiveness Program

Program provides incentives, attracts dentists to the Range


IRON RANGE – There is a well-documented shortage of dentists who will practice general dentistry full-time on the Iron Range. Statewide, the overall rate of dentists—55 per 100,000 people—is almost in line with the national rate of 61 dentists per 10… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

UMD announces new Masters degree program in tribal natural resources

DULUTH – The American Indian Studies Department at UMD is introducing a new Master of Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship program, the university announced Monday. It was approved by the University of Minnesota Board of Regents at its Febru… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

FISHING AROUND the Snow Storm

Ryan Carlson was on Silver Lake, Virginia this past Monday with a friend, Martin Menart who was in town visiting his parents from Colorado and his wish was to go fishing. They have been good fishing pals ever since their mutual friend Victor passed a… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Paycheck checkup? Taxpayers should check their withholding

 The Internal Revenue Service this week continued its effort to encourage taxpayers to do a “paycheck checkup” to make sure they have the right amount of tax taken out of their paychecks for their personal situation. To help taxpayers understan… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Tax Time Guide: Make IRS.gov first stop to get quick answers to tax questions

With the April 17 tax deadline fast approaching, taxpayers can find most answers to their tax questions by taking advantage of the wide variety of easy-touse online tools available on IRS.gov. Already this year, visits to IRS.gov have jumped 21 perce… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Painting parties are a new artistic rage on the Iron Range



Our painting party at the Magic Bar in Virginia. Holding our artwork (l. to r.) are Dorothy Cencich, Corrine Allan, Mary Chiaravalle and Chris Aldrich. Submitted photos.I have not picked up a paint brush since my art classes in college, so when my fr… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Sioux Chef is Earth Fest keynote speaker



 IRON RANGE – Minnesota’s Iron Range has rich food traditions reaching far back in history. The Ojibwe came to this land where food grows on water and thrived on a diet of wild rice, wild game, fish, wild berries, maple syrup, and cultivated plo… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

April is Heartworm Awareness Month

Understanding and treating heartworm

 Conscientious pet owners understand they must be on the lookout for a host of issues that can affect the health and well-being of their pets. One such issue is heartworm. What is heartworm? The American Heartworm Society (AHS) notes that heart… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The Lost Puppy Case Files:

Becoming Andy Warhol

Me and my artwork. Photo by Brian Miller.EDITOR’S NOTE: Case is now approaching approximately six months old, a good 40 pounds of wall-towall energy, and has nearly tripled in size since wandering in off the street on Jan. 2. This is the fourth insta… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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