Grown on The Range: The Hietala’s Floodwood River Farm

FLOODWOOD — The Floodwood River flows south from Floodwood Lake. There used to be a logging camp there—logs were floated down the river to the city of Floodwood, where the river joins the St. Louis. Rob’s parents grew up on a farm eight miles south of there, and in 1976, his father bought 40 acres on the river and split […]

Healthy for Life

Slip into summertime; celebrate sunshine, graduates and dads

Hello, June people, as we jump right into the official season of our sun-blessed summer. At this point on the calendar with some warmer weather, it seems that we have to desperately snatch up whatever sunrays that come our way. As many try to embrace our fast-paced season with all its frivolities, may you capture the true essence and value […]


Don’t chortle when someone’s on a 911 call and be sure to finish your cereal

I have to admit, I’m still in a state of shock over the heading of last week’s Sallyworld. “Mark’s brain is OK.” I never in my wildest dreams thought that Sally would admit something like that, and in print yet. The Mayo Clinic said it, so she had to come clean and admit it. I’m off the hook for a […]

Make your life extraordinary

There is so much excitement in the air these days! Is it just me or do people seem happier? Everyone is out and about— biking, walking, shopping, and enjoying the outdoors. Step outside and breathe it in… ahhh. Could our below freezing nights be behind us? Nothing but sun (and a few rainy days) ahead of us! Do you feel […]

Out of the Blue

Anybody else love board games? Analog (non-video) games? When we were kids, my brother Tim and I once had an epic Monopoly game that lasted weeks. I’m pretty sure I owed him approximately $4.4 million and my firstborn by the time we were finished. Chess, Trivial Pursuit, Risk, Stratego, Battleship, Pictionary, Sorry, Chinese Checkers, Rack-O, The Game of Life, Careers, […]

The Nature Nerd

Focus on: Bumblebees

Bees are busy, we all know that. But no bee is busier than the bumblebee. Spring is a particularly busy time for bumblebees and an interesting time to watch them. Their business has several purposes that can be deciphered. In early spring the sight and sound of bumblebees is common. They seem to be wandering at random, but they have […]


LEO (July 23 to August 22) This is a good time for Leos and Leonas to set new goals regarding health, educational choices and possible career moves. The plans you make now could be a blueprint for your future. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) You might have much to offer a potential employer, but it can all be overwhelmed […]


After hearing Mark’s brain is OK, we celebrated at a buffet in Cloquet

Greetings and Sallytations! The other day I encountered a sketchy individual walking the streets who made me very uncomfortable. I felt the need to call the non-emergency 911 to have the police department check on this person just to be on the safe side. I was a little shook up when I made the call and the 911 operator asked […]


Find some much-needed downtime

Life can be too busy for many of us, rushing here and there with work, errands and chores. They seem to be never-ending. I don’t know about you, but my to-do list never gets done. I get some of it accomplished, only to have more things added to it. I feel like I always have more things to do than […]

June weather outlook

Warmer weather may return this month

For the last several years, Hibbing native and current Northeast Range High School language arts teacher Jennifer Kaufenberg has been bringing her media studies students to CBS 3 for an annual tour. After all these annual visits, I got to know a little bit about some of the students, like Robert Jacks, Ruth Morgan and Omo Obanor. Now that Northeast […]

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