The search is on for local firefighters…

Fire departments step up recruiting efforts to fill shortage


Mt. Iron Fire Chief Gerry Knapper is engulfed in smoke on the scene of a fire. All phoCONTINUED tos submitted.Many rural communities in northern Minnesota depend on volunteer or paidon call firefighters to keep them safe. However, the number of firef… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me   […]

Firefighting love: A marriage proposal at Cherry Fire Hall

Volunteer firefighters Sheri and Phil Fleetwood were married on Feb. 18, 2017.EDITOR’S NOTE: February is sometimes referred to as the month of love. So, I wanted to treat HTF readers to this little story of the love that sparked at the Cherry Volunte… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Spring tour performance at VHS on Saturday, March 2

The Concordia Choir national tour includes stop in Virginia

The Concordia Choir’s 2019 Northwest Tour kicks off on Feb. 23, in Brainerd before stopping in Virginia on March 2. The tour then goes to St. Paul, before heading to Oregon, Washington, Montana and North Dakota. The tour concludes with a free public … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Fire deaths in Minnesota drop 47 percent in 2018

Firefighters Gerry Knapper and Dan Ronchetti from the Mt. Iron Fire Department get a good grip on the fire hose while applying water to a burning building. Submitted photo.STATEWIDE — Thirty six people died last year in fires, a 47 percent drop from … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

February 20 is National Love Your Pet Day!

Pamper your special pet with gifts and health care

 Doggie breath – a sign of serious disease? Does your sweet pet have sour breath? A bad odor coming from the mouths of your pets could be more than a nuisance; it could signify a serious health risk with the potential to damage not only your pe… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

Pet lovers lavish their companions with gifts on holidays

Furry, finned and feathered friends help make a house a home. These companions are more than just pets; they’re often cherished family members. So, it should come as no surprise that, come the holidays, people want to lavish extra attention on their … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

SURVIVING THE POLAR VORTEX…

while finding a vacation every day


“It is in the Stars” is the title of this 2019 Ely Winter Festival snow sculpture.Congratulations on surviving the polar vortex of 2019! Whatever that is. It must be the north’s version of a natural disaster. Facebook even allowed us to check in as “… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Like all good things…

UWNEMN’s popular Rampage at the Ridge has come to an end

After five years, this popular Rampage at the Ridge summer event will no longer be held. According to the UWNEMN, the organization will explore other fundraising options for its local United for Veterans initiative. 2016 Rampage at the Ridge photo by… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

VFW Post 1720 hosting Honor Flight Northland fundraiser Feb. 23

GRAND RAPIDS – A fundraiser for Honor Flight Northland will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 4 – 8 p.m. at VFW Post 1720 in Grand Rapids. The event will include a sloppy joe dinner, raffles, a live auction and music. Free will donations will be acc… Please register for a free account or log in below to access […]

Pete and Peter offer two vocal music performances

Pete Pellinen and Peter Kess will be performing in Ely on March 3 and in Virginia on March 10. Submitted photo.ELY/VIRGINIA – Pete Pellinen of Virginia and Peter Kess of Ely will perform a program of vocal music titled “Songs of Love and Life” in Ely… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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