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Love Your Pet Day is Feb. 20

The story of Eppie and her special name

 Eppie, my beautiful cat, is almost 8 years old according to the shelter where I adopted her from two years ago. When I was in high school, we were required to read Silas Marner. (Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe, by George Eliot, was publish… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Love and moose at home, and a son’s act of kindness



This special gift was a random act of kindness to the author by his son. Submitted photo.I’ve always loved moose, but except for seeing one swimming across Basswood Lake from a far distance back in 2018, I haven’t seen a moose in Minnesota since 2001… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

During February, celebrate love, kindness and pets

Acts of kindness (random or otherwise) come in many forms


The memorial leaf in honor of my niece on the wall-tree at Precious Paws Humane Society of Chisholm.The second half of January arrived in blizzard fashion. Winter storm warnings, heavy snow, strong wind gusts and whiteout conditions blanketed the sta… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Grown on The Range

Helmstrom Farms sustainably raises a herd of 250 cows


Charity, Jason, and Mike Helstrom in the office at their farm. Submitted photos.“Create a legacy of care for the health of our land and livestock and community using regenerative practices…to carry on for future generations.” Ten years ago, Jason Hel… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Snow, slush, wind and darkness

Tom remembers two stuck trucks and a helpful stranger


 I am not telling this story to shock or to brag about what I did that night long ago. I am just telling you what can and what did happen on what was supposed to be a nice outdoors day. I have told this story many times since that Saturday. I ca… Please register for a free account or log […]

Northern Progressives to meet Feb. 19 in Cook

COOK — The upcoming political party caucuses and presidential primary will be the focus of the Northern Progressives meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Crescent Bar & Grill, located at 9257 Olson Rd., north of Cook. Leah Rogne of … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Sue Okerstrom to speak at Feb. 23 church service

VIRGINIA — Sue Okerstrom will present “Adventures in Learning from Nature: Minnesota to Africa and Back” on Sunday, Feb. 23, at the 10:30 a.m. service at Mesabi Unitarian Universalist Church, located at 230 7th St. S. in Virginia. Okerstrom had been … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Virginia Bowling Gardens to host fundraiser Feb. 23

VIRGINIA — The Virginia Bowling Gardens will be hosting a no tap bowling tournament as a fundraiser for the Road Runners Special Olympics team. The tournament will be held on Sunday, Feb. 23, at 12 p.m. at 301 2nd St S. in Virginia. The cost is $15 p… Please register for a free account or log in below to access […]

Precinct caucus training in two locations Feb. 18

HIBBING/VIRGINIA — The 6th District DLF will be holding precinct caucus training on Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 6 – 7 p.m. Training will be held at both Mesabi Range College in Virginia (Room C156) and at the DFL office located at 214 E. Howard St. in Hib… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]


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