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The Hidden Treasure of the Sax-Zim Bog

By Staff | January 17, 2020

This past August, I was babysitting my grandchildren Leo and Lucy one evening at their home in Makinen. Leo had a treasure map and asked if we could go for a walk in search of a treasure. This sounded like great fun to me! Besides, it was one of those perfect summer evenings where one should take advantage of the […]

Grown on The Range

By Staff | January 17, 2020

“Everything is going in a circle here,” said Jackie as we ended our afternoon visit. And I could see what she meant. She had just split a rare heirloom Hopi Pale Gray squash and given me half, leaving some seeds for me and harvesting the rest for the seed business that she runs with her husband, Will. The squash would […]

Memories of years long gone

By Staff | January 17, 2020

I was born Catholic and raised Catholic. I attended the Italian church, Immaculate Conception. The priests are now gone, the church itself is gone, along with the mass in Latin. The teachers I wrote about are gone, and soon the schools will be gone with the consolidations. First thing each morning in Kindergarten was a spoon of cod liver oil […]

Northland Foundation board seeks new members

By Staff | January 17, 2020

NORTHEAST MN —The Northland Foundation has announced that its Board of Trustees seeks to elect new trustees at its June 2020 meeting. Interested individuals living in northeastern Minnesota within the boundaries of the foundation’s service area are encouraged to complete the online application and upload a resume. Applications must be completed by Monday, Feb. 3, at 4:30 p.m. To more […]

Free waivered services workshop set for Jan. 21

By Staff | January 17, 2020

MT. IRON — Home and communitybased services help people with disabilities remain in their community, participate as much as possible, and become as independent as they can. Several different waivers are available to children and adults who have disabilities. Many families and individuals may not know that there are services that can help or how to access these services. To […]

Minnesotans fish free with children Jan. 18-20

By Staff | January 17, 2020

STATEWIDE — Take a Kid Ice Fishing Weekend in Minnesota will be held from Saturday, Jan. 18, through Monday, Jan. 20. During the weekend, Minnesota residents age 16 or older can fish or dark-house spear without an angling or spearing license if they take a child younger than 16 fishing or spearing. There is no such thing as 100 percent […]

Rev. Gustafson to speak at Jan. 26 church service

By Staff | January 17, 2020

VIRGINIA — Rev. Karen Gustafson, minister emeritus, UU Congregation of Duluth, will discuss “Called to Our Better Selves” on Sunday, Jan. 26, at the 10:30 a.m. service at Mesabi Unitarian Universalist Church, located at 230 7th St. S. in Virginia. According to Rev. Gustafson, as the 2020 election looms large, we are faced with the ever-increasing temptation to jump into […]

MLK Unity and Peace March slated for Jan. 20

By Staff | January 17, 2020

VIRGINIA — A MLK Peace and Unity March and Rally will take place on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 20. The march will start at 12 p.m. at the Miners Memorial Building in Virginia. It will proceed down 9th Ave. to Mesabi Range College (Door 3E). At the college, Mesabi Range College students and other guest speakers will […]

Going to Pieces Quilters to meet Jan. 21 in Virginia

By Staff | January 17, 2020

VIRGINIA — Going to Pieces Quilters will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 6 p.m. at First Covenant Church, located at 232 5th St. S. in Virginia. The theme for the evening is “Vintage Tea” with treats coordinated by Darcy Norha, Kim Johnson and Cindy Lind. Participants are asked to bring a tea cup if they have a special one […]

Ruby’s Pantry to hold food distribution Jan. 25

By Staff | January 17, 2020

BABBITT — Ruby’s Pantry food distribution, sponsored by St. Pius X Catholic Church, will be held on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 10 – 11:30 a.m. at the Babbitt Municipal Center, located at 71 South Drive in Babbitt. Registration begins at 9 a.m. A $20 cash donation buys an abundance of food. There are no income or residency guidelines. Participants are […]