Carnivals bring out the child in everyone

Family traditions live on at the annual St. Louis County Fair

It was nearing the end of July 2019, which meant the five best days of summer were fast approaching. Any Iron Ranger knows those five days mean the St. Louis County Fair is coming to town. I was on the phone with my dad, Dave Quiser, and we got to talking about the fair. I told my dad we had […]

It’s a story with a happy ending

1936 Buick Coupe finds its way back home to loving family

A few years ago, I wrote a story about Jeff Petrack finding his high school street rod that he built. He thought it was lost when his father sold it. Jeff always thought it went to the junkyard, but it showed up out east. The fellow got a hold of him and it turned out to be the one. Jeff […]

Saturday, Aug. 17, in Hoyt Lakes

T&T Summerfest: Community event will help summer go out with a bang

HOYT LAKES — Last summer, while sitting around a fire, a group of friends were discussing how much fun we have all summer during Fourth of July celebrations, camping, rock festivals, and the Hoyt Lakes Water Carnival. Typically, a group of family and friends would have a “deep fry fest” after the above-mentioned festivities were over for the summer. After […]

Quilt now on display at VPL is vibrant explosion of fireworks

VIRGINIA — The August quilt selection from the Going to Pieces Guild is now on exhibit at the Virginia Public Library. Because of the background wall color, and color choices in the quilt, this 48-inch by 54-inch work by accomplished quilter Kathy Bogren, looks like it was designed specifically to go above the library’s fireplace. That it also looks like […]

A bait shop, a little pot hole and cooperative fish

Trout fishing doesn’t get any better than this! Or does it?

 Janet and I have been chasing trout since the end of April. “Chasing” is the right word because, as all fisher persons know, any hot tip uttered by someone or accidently overheard will send us off full of optimism on what, most of the time, tur… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. […]

If you’re lost in the wilderness…

Survival foods tips: Raspberry pancakes and blueberry pie

 A friend tells me you’re not lost as long as you can still see your truck. Okay. Well, I won’t challenge his wisdom, but during August in northern Minnesota, if you can still see your truck you may not be lost but you’re not exactly the explore… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

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