“Skating Through the ‘80s” figure skating show to hit the ice

Gold medal skaters (l. to r.): Hailey Chavers, Cassie Williams, Jayda Westerbur, Josie Nemanich, Carley Tausk, Gabrielle Elliott, Abby Moore, Emma Avikainen and Kristin Williams. Photos by P/K Images.VIRGINIA – “Skating Through the ‘80s” featuring Vi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

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March: The growing season, my birthday and spring equinox


Jennifer is testing her green thumb by propagating succulents. Her oldest daughter, Riley, made the planter in her ceramics class at Mesabi East. Submitted photo.For whatever reason, I always think of March as the “growing” month. Maybe it has to do … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

My two treasured communities—mining and music—together



Kennedy Niska (left) and Kelly Heinonen (right), both Virginia High School graduates and current members of The Concordia Choir, are pictured with composer and conductor Dr. René Clausen. Submitted photo.The Concordia Choir’s 2019 Northwest Tour kick… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The Long Line

Women: Leaving behind life stories that live on


A statue of Dorothy Molter at the Dorothy Molter Museum in Ely. Photo by Jody Rae.People around the world celebrated International Women’s Day this past week. It brought to mind the many women who have impacted and inspired me over the years—some of … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Be realistic when housebreaking puppies

 Individuals and families who decide to bring new puppies into their homes understand that their lives are bound to change until the new pup acclimates to the household. Many are willing to accept the work involved because of the love and affect… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Pet poisons that may be lurking in your home

One of the best things prospective pet owners can do before welcoming new pets into their families is to conduct a poison audit throughout their homes. Pets are often vulnerable to common household items that may not pose a threat to adults. That’s e… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Will Minnesota’s hellish winter ever end?



 I’ve had enough of winter 2019, particularly February’s massive dump of snow, ice, bleak sunless days and rearfreezing weather—thank you (no, thank you). I get depressed seeing huge snow piles abound. Homeowners’ arms are sore from shoveling sn… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Initiative to provide thee best health care to veterans

VA selects 18 medical facilities to start “high reliability” journey

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced this month the selection of 18 medical centers, including one from Minnesota, that will lead the way in the department’s efforts to transform the nation’s largest integrated health care system in… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

VA plans to solve major payment problems plaguing student veterans



VA says student veterans will receive full benefits in 2019. Submitted photo.Department of Veterans Affairs officials have promised that by Dec. 1 of this year, the major problems plaguing student veterans will be solved—namely, incorrect payment amo… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Over 100 vendors, exhibitors to gather at Miners Memorial Building

Celebrate spring at the Iron Range Home, Sport & Travel Show

 VIRGINIA – Margaret Atwood said, “In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” Atwood has the right idea. Though snow blankets the ground and ice threatens spills, spring— and all its down-and-dirty projects—is just around… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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