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Lyle F. Conaway

By Staff | October 22, 2021

Lyle F. Conaway, 91, of Virginia, MN, died on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at Waterview Pines in Eveleth with his daughters by his side. Lyle was born on May 8, 1930, in Virginia, MN, to Cecil and Ruth (Smith) Conaway. He married Patricia M. Ulicsni on July 26, 1949. Lyle joined the United States Marine Corp in 1945. He served […]

Gary A. Maki

By Staff | October 22, 2021

Gary A. Maki of Castaic, CA, passed away on Thursday, August 19, 2021, due to natural causes. Gary was a few weeks shy of his 69th birthday. Gary grew up in northern Minnesota where he lived until relocating to Los Angeles in January of 1980. He graduated from California State University, Northridge (CSUN) with a BA degree in English, graduating […]

Local pets celebrate fall and Halloween

By Staff | October 22, 2021

Duke Lawrence of International Falls plays in a leaf pile. Photos by Kallie Kantos/Perceptions Photography.

The Nature Nerd

By Staff | October 22, 2021

Some insects are smart! They know what is coming: winter. And they know something needs to be done. One course of action is to migrate, to go south. Dragonflies are among the insects that migrate. Monarch butterflies are the best-known insect migrators, but there are others. Certain dragonflies outdo monarchs in terms of the length and speed of their migrations. […]

A sweeping look at Curl Mesabi

By Staff | October 22, 2021

EVELETH — Curling season is just around the corner. The season usually starts the first week of November and goes through the end of March. Curl Mesabi, located at the Range Recreation Civic Center, has been in existence since the winter of 1998–99. It combined the curling clubs in Eveleth, Virginia, and Gilbert. There is league play Monday through Thursday, […]

A Night at the Soudan Mine

By Staff | October 22, 2021

Greta Singleton groaned. She raised her hand, felt slick wet blood and a goose egg on her forehead. She didn’t dare open her eyes, for fear it would hurt. The last thing she remembered was walking at the end of the Soudan Underground Mine tour line, a half-mile underground on the 27th level of Shaft No. Eight. She’d been on […]

This week in local history

By Staff | October 22, 2021

Many Rotarians Are Going to Hibbing Hibbing, Minn., Oct. 22.—(Special to The Herald.)—The Rotarians of Northeastern Minnesota are coming here in force this afternoon for the big doings at the Androy hotel tonight when the local club is formally instituted. Duluth and Superior will send large delegations, while Virginia and other Range towns will be well represented. The launching of […]

Ways to help pets be less anxious at home

By Staff | October 22, 2021

Pets experience anxiety for many reasons. According to the Merck Veterinary Manual, pet anxiety is often a byproduct of aging, separation and/ or fear. Fear may be caused by loud noises, strange people or animals, visual stimuli, or even textile feelings from grass or tile floors. Separation anxiety, which occurs when animals are unable to self-comfort when left alone, is […]

Pet-friendly fabrics that minimize cleaning and maintenance

By Staff | October 22, 2021

Maintaining a pet-friendly household requires contending with a certain measure of dirt, dander and fur. It’s often a sacrifice made for the immeasurable benefits that come from having companion animals. Even when their owners are especially careful, pets can do some damage around the house. Homeowners can mitigate potential problems by choosing largely pet-proof furniture fabrics. • Woven fabrics: Fabrics […]

Hometown Focus Recipes

By Staff | October 22, 2021

According to Foodimentary, October is National Pasta Month. With this in mind, I thought I’d share a selection of pasta recipes. Pasta is a versatile ingredient that can be used in entrees, sides, soups, salads and desserts. When you cook pasta, be sure to add enough salt to the water so it tastes like saltwater. If the water isn’t salty […]