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Katie Greiner presentation on August 5; public invited

By Staff | July 20, 2018

EVELETH – Katie Greiner of Eveleth has been serving in Brasov, Romania as a long-term volunteer with Firm Foundations Romania since March 2011. Firm Foundations Romania is a non-profit organization, which serves to help families and children in high-risk situations and very poor living conditions. Firm Foundations’ main project is in a state-run children’s hospital, where volunteers go daily to […]

“Life’s too short to spend it inside”

By Staff | July 20, 2018

VIRGINIA – In January I started a project called Mesabi Outdoor Adventures (MOA), an outdoor club/group for the Iron Range. The goal is to bring non-motorized outdoor enthusiasts together for the sake of sharing resources and building community around our love for the outdoors. So far this project has been met with a lot of positive feedback and the number […]

Cleveland-Cliffs Foundation donates to fountain restoration

By Staff | July 20, 2018

VIRGINIA – The Olcott Park Fountain Restoration Project announced that donations received during the months of April, May and June 2018 total $29,806.00, which brings the total project contributions to $550,687.29. The committee is now working on Phase 2 funding which is focused on obtaining grants; however, private contributions are still important to the project’s success. Every dollar received in […]

Yaks and mats, alpacas and a pig: Farm yoga—yes, it’s a thing!

By Staff | July 20, 2018

COOK – It’s a fresh sunny evening on the old family homestead—one of the few dry days this summer so far. I arrive with my yoga mat under arm, not quite late, but way ahead of the notoriously late guinea fowl. Some of us have been cooped up in offices all day, so we welcome the daylight; others extend their […]

CLOSE TO HOME

By Staff | July 20, 2018

This parenting gig is hard on the good days, and monumental on the bad ones. No child-rearing manual can prepare a parent for the unique, beautiful, exasperating, and rewarding job that comes once the labor delivers a tiny human into the world. Families face challenges. One of these is giving the best opportunities to our children. We learn to rely […]

WHEELS

By Staff | July 20, 2018

AUTOS CADILLAC 2002 Cadillac DeVille: nice shape, 170K, $1,500. 218-410- 3514 GMC TRUCKS 1997 GMC Sierra Z71: Ext. Cab, 181k, $2,200 OBO. 218-290-6646 2001GMC4x4CrewCab: ¾ ton, 6.0 liter motor, tonneau cover, 1 owner, uses no oil, $3,500. 218- 398-7351 AUTOS FORD 2002 FORD Explorer, 4 door, 4 wheel drive, 180,000 miles, runs good $2,800. 218-410-1204 2002 Ford Mustang: 3.8, 5 […]

Fortunebaynia to rock the area Sunday, July 29

By Staff | July 20, 2018

TOWER – When you lead the life of Sammy Richter, Fortune Bay’s event and promotions manager, sometimes being at work is like being on vacation and that will especially be true when Sunday, July 29, rolls around. “It’s going to be huge,” said Richter about the upcoming Fortunebaynia wrestling event. “It’s no secret that I absolutely love pro wrestling and […]

The importance of being alone

By Staff | July 20, 2018

Humans are born for connection, it’s wired into our DNA. We all enjoy bonding and finding commonalities. The majority of us tend to identify as extroverts or at least ambiverts [a person whose personality has a balance of extrovert and introvert features]. How many of us never think to prioritize alone time? We constantly crave to be around others. In […]

Out of the Blue

By Staff | July 20, 2018

Too many cooks inevitably spoil the soup. I think that old adage is about committees. I tend to be a committee of one. And I’m pretty good at spoiling my soup all by myself. I should qualify that as an erstwhile starving writer and a bachelor for long enough, I used to be a semi-pro at digging out whatever little […]

Recognize and treat common pet parasites

By Staff | July 20, 2018

Cats and dogs are beloved members of the family, and when they aren’t feeling well, it can put a damper on all family activities. Parasites can be a problem for companion animals. Fortunately for family pets, parasites are highly treatable. It is quite common for pets to become affected by external or internal parasites in their lifetimes. Fleas and ticks […]