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Fifth annual Operation K-9 to be held June 7

By Staff | May 18, 2018

SUPERIOR – Law enforcement K-9s in our region, just in the last year, helped apprehend armed suspects wanted for serious crimes, found missing, vulnerable citizens, and sniffed out critical evidence that’s led to convictions on charges including burglary, assault and drug dealing. On Thursday, June 7, from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m., at AMSOIL Center in Superior, 1101 Susquehanna Ave., K-9 […]

Recognizing pica symptoms in house cats

By Staff | May 18, 2018

Playing with yarn is fine. But if a cat eats it, it could be a sign of a medical condition known as pica. Cats can have some strange eating habits, preferring dog kibble to their own canned food or munching on a blade of grass here and there. However, when culinary choices are especially strange, and particularly when cats have […]

Marine Corps painting on temporary display at The Depot

By Staff | May 18, 2018

DULUTH – Veterans Memorial Hall, a program of the St. Louis County Historical Society, will unveil Minnesota artist Charles Kapsner’s Marine Corps tribute painting at the Duluth Depot. The temporary exhibition is an 8-foot by 10-foot oil painting and will include appearances by the artist. The painting will be displayed from Thursday, May 17 to Tuesday, May 22. This is […]

REPURPOSING | REUSING | RECYCLING | CREATING

By Staff | May 18, 2018

Scrap metal used to make beautiful works of rusted art

By Staff | May 18, 2018

COOK – Jeff Annen is talented in car repair and fabrication and he doesn’t like to see things go to waste. Combine those traits with a creative personality and the result is an eclectic collection of metal garden and old automobile art that is on display at the Annen property. Jeff and his wife Val established Vermilion Repair, an automotive […]

WHEELS

By Staff | May 18, 2018

Autos Cadilac 2002 Cadillac DeVille: nice shape, 170K, $1,500. 218-410-3514 Autos Chevy 1996 Chevrolet Metro Sedan 4 cyl., 5 spd, Front suspension bad, Good engine & transmission. $150. 218- 254-3737. Also looking for another Metro. 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo: 158K mi., new gaskets, good tires. $1,500 OBO.218-290-9553 Autos FORD 2002 Ford Mustang: 3.8, 5 spd., 78.5K miles, tinted windows, 2 […]

Why do cats like to scratch and claw?

By Staff | May 18, 2018

When frisky kitties shred new sofas, the cats probably did not do it out of spite or even aggression. Cats do not claw at things because they are inherently bad pets. Rather, the urge to scratch is buried within their DNA. Scratching is a normal part of cat behavior. Scratching is a good form of exercise for cats, enabling cats […]

REPURPOSING | REUSING | RECYCLING | CREATING

By Staff | May 18, 2018

MT. IRON – Todd Merten has always loved to create. He has been welding and creating since he was a teenager. He learned how to weld from Mr. Byron Kesanen at Virginia High School; Todd took welding class every year he could. He was always interested in art as well. As a student of Mr. Gary Kaminen at Virginia High […]

REPURPOSING | REUSING | RECYCLING | CREATING

By Staff | May 18, 2018

VIRGINIA – “That’s junk, Nellie. I’ll get you some good stuff,” Uncle Bud generously offered. “No, no, no,” I quickly replied. “This wood will work just great for what I’ve got in mind.” I had stopped by for a visit to Uncle Bud and Aunt Melody’s house and found him hard at work sawing up some Norway pine into lumber. […]

Cook Public Library recipient of “The Great American Read” grant

By Staff | May 18, 2018

COOK – Cook Public Library will receive a grant from the American Library Association (ALA) and PBS to host programs around “The Great American Read,” an eight-part television series and multi-platform initiative that celebrates the joy of reading and the books we love. “This grant will allow us to host programs and events throughout the summer and purchase books for […]