2020-02-21 E-Edition

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2019 port season summary: Grain gain, heavy lifts boost tonnage totals

TWIN PORTS — Cargo volume exceeded 33.5 million short tons at the Port of Duluth-Superior for the 2019 shipping season, ranking as the port’s third highest throughput since 2015. Four of the port’s six cargo categories notched season-over-season tonn… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Inspired by family stories and historical information

Artists illustrate a vivid and inspired portrait of area mining


Jane Wertanen’s “Made in America” oil painting was created from some of her husband’s photographs of mining machinery. The name on the front of this big truck is King of the Load. Submitted photo.VIRGINIA — A unique exhibit with paintings depicting t… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Captain Binney’s narrow escape

A mining captain survives a 1919 cave-in at the Elba Mine

Workers at the Elba Mine. Captain Joseph Binney is in the center of the first row. Submitted photos. Courtesy of the Iron Range Historical Society.A message from the Iron Range Historical Society The Iron Range Historical Society (IRHS) is pleased t… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Tips on how to treat matting more easily

 Long-haired dogs need greater attention in regard to grooming so they do not develop mats. Long-haired dogs can be beautiful to behold, but their lustrous locks require more grooming than shortfur breeds. If tangles are left to their own device… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Reduce animal overpopulation: spay or neuter your pet

Companion animal overpopulation is a problem that continues to tax the resources of communities throughout North America. Each year, millions of animals are euthanized in animal shelters because there are simply not enough people to adopt them. One o… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Earth’s history in a year

Exploring the processes that made Minnesota’s minerals


A close-up view of the Time Crunch exhibit in the Minnesota Discovery Center’s Hall of Geology. Submitted photos. Eb 4.54 billion years. That’s how old the Earth is. While that is quite a large number, it’s hard for us as humans to wrap our heads … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Is Grand Rapids on the Iron Range?

The western end of Mesabi Range has a rich mining history, too

The first ore from the Canisteo Mine is loaded onto train cars in 1909. Photos courtesy of the Itasca County Historical Society.By Jody Hane HTF Contributor It’s pretty clear that folks from Hibbing or Virginia are Iron Rangers, but only a fool woul… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

MHC opens submissions for its 2020 Veterans’ Voices Award

 The Minnesota Humanities Center (MHC) recently announced that submissions for its 2020 Veterans’ Voices Award are now being accepted. Submissions are open now through Friday, July 31, 2020. Over the past seven years, MHC has honored more than 1… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Cloquet’s March for Veterans Celebration scheduled for March 7

  – Veterans Memorial Hall, a program of the St. Louis County Historical Society, is pleased to promote the March for Veterans Celebration scheduled for Saturday, March 7, at the AAD Shriners Building in Hermantown Festivities include a 5:30 p… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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