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Annual Meadowlands Fair is Aug. 17, 18 and 19

The Central St. Louis County Fair: A small town with big fun


MEADOWLANDS – The first Meadowlands Fair was held in 1917 by the Duluth and Iron Range Railroad to display the products grown by Meadowlands residents. It was called the Duluth and Iron Range Exhibition. In 1919 it was held as the Meadowlands Fair and featured goods grown by school children in their garden plots. Prizes were provided by the railroad. […]

Going up, up and away in a hot air balloon

Fulfilling a lifelong dream, bucket list item for 80th birthday


HIBBING— All my life I’ve been a giver. Above all else, I wanted to bless others— from family to friends to strangers. Young and old. Anywhere. When I turned 60, I put on my own birthday party at the Maple Hill Hall in Hibbing. I called it “Food for the Table, Food for the Shelf.” I was lucky my brother […]

Hibbing’s Hoops on Howard is making a comeback

Get ready for some three-on-three excitement this Saturday


HIBBING – Hoops on Howard, an old, fan-favorite, three-on-three basketball tournament, will be making a re-appearance in Hibbing! The tournament will be held on Saturday, Aug. 4, on our beloved Howard Street between 3rd and 5th Avenue. At 9 a.m. the tournament is set to kick off and it will continue on through the afternoon. The community is raving about […]

Weather outlook by Dave Anderson: August—hot in spots



It was with great interest that I read Kirsten Reichel’s recent article talking about the weather (July 13, 2018, edition—How do we ride out the storm? We’ll weather the weather—p. 26.). It, of course, also got me playing the classic Iron Range game of “So, who’s relative are you, then?” When I was a meteorology instructor for Lake Superior College’s […]

The importance of being alone

Yes, go ahead and cancel your Friday night plans with friends


Rachel Mansfield and I smile with our cupcakes right before we enjoyed them (along with other participants in a health-focused baking class) during a trip to New York in 2017. Submitted photos.Humans are born for connection, it’s wired into our DNA. … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]

“Life’s too short to spend it inside”

Mesabi Outdoor Adventures: Get outdoors and stay outdoors!


A moonlight paddle outdoor adventure at West Two Rivers in Mt. Iron on June 26, 2018.VIRGINIA – In January I started a project called Mesabi Outdoor Adventures (MOA), an outdoor club/group for the Iron Range. The goal is to bring non-motorized outdoo… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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