Chisholm is—some people say—the center of the universe

 Longyear Lake in Chisholm is an integral part of the community in all seasons, for both residents and wildlife. Here a gaggle of geese in a line enjoy a swim along the shore. Photo by Don Monroe/Don Mon Photography. … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     […]

Carnivals bring out the child in everyone

Family traditions live on at the annual St. Louis County Fair


Jeli Avelsgard and Dana Sanders enjoy an evening together at the St. Louis County Fair. Submitted photos.It was nearing the end of July 2019, which meant the five best days of summer were fast approaching. Any Iron Ranger knows those five days mean t… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

American Humane Hero Dog Awards nominees

 EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a continuation of the list of American Humane Hero Dog Awards nominees, some of which were published in our August 9 edition. Military dogs category “Sgt. Yeager” from Cary, NC – Sergeant Yeager honorably performed combat… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The Minnesota Museum of Mining

There’s a lot going on at this museum


The Museum of Mining is one of several popular attractions in Chisholm. Photo by Don Monroe/DonMon Photography.CHISHOLM — During the Great Depression of the 1930s, the federal government (Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s administration) gave $2.5 million … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Ely-area singers, actor join Minneapolis-based ensemble

Nature—a walking play—filled with music, story, celebration

Nature, the dramatic telling of the friendship between essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, will be performed in Ely on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 22 – 25. Mattie Lindsay, a young actor from Ely, performs the role of… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

On their way to better hearing health

New VFW member benefit focuses on improved hearing

The VFW is working to restore the sounds of life for its members and their families with significant savings on hearing care. Submitted photo.The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the United States announced this month that it is working to restore t… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Governor Tim Walz engages landlords in ending veteran homelessness

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz recently met with local property owners and landlords to encourage them to participate in ending homelessness among Minnesota veterans. “Minnesota is on track to reduce veteran homelessness,” said Governor Walz. “We have 2… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Hometown Focus Recipes

Delectable new desserts and drinks at the state fair


 As promised, here is a continuing list of what is new to enjoy at the state fair which will be held from Thursday, August 22, through Labor Day, Monday, September 2, at the state fairgrounds in St. Paul. Much more information on the fair can be… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

It’s a “baby” shower at Precious Paws on Saturday



 CHISHOLM — If all animal owners put care into their pets, we would have a lot fewer unwanted animals. Most pet owners do care for their animals; however, at Precious Paws Humane Society of Chisholm, we have had an influx of pregnant cats, many … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Statement issued about the passing of Joe Begich

ST. LOUIS COUNTY — St. Louis County recently issued the following statement in honor of Joe Begich: “St. Louis County has lost a friend with the passing of Joe Begich. While we mourn his death, we celebrate his life and draw inspiration from his lega… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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