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Hamming up Hamlet

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Grand Rapids Players to present Shakespeare spoof


GRAND RAPIDS — “To be…or not to be. That is the question.” Probably the most recognizable line from the works of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, a tragedy written in 1600. It was his longest play and is considered among the most powerful and influential works of world literature. Three different versions were written, between 1603 and 1623, each one crafted with […]

Reflecting on Christmas

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Boxing up ornaments while unpacking memories


“Nothing ever seems too bad, too hard or too sad when you’ve got a Christmas tree in the living room. All those presents under it, all that anticipation. Just a way of saying there’s always light and hope in the world.” —Nora Roberts It was the first weekend of December 2021, and my husband, Jeff, and I were babysitting our […]

Something had a craving for Canelake’s fudge

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Squirrel suspected of pirating away gift on Christmas Eve


“Merry Christmas Eve!” The text was from Mary Jo, the widow of my longtime friend Terry. I “went to visit my mom around noon and returned back home right before 5 p.m. There was a package by the front door.” There was a picture of the package and the contents, plus bits, fragments and pieces of the package I had […]

Pasties, pot pies, pancakes, and more

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Refreshed Montana Café mixes great food with a friendly flavor


COOK — The Montana Café has been a mainstay in the small town of Cook for as long as most residents can remember. After growing up in Cook and going on to attend the University of Minnesota-Duluth for college, I decided to move back to my hometown and take a chance at my dream career of owning my own restaurant […]

What’s on my Mind

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How would you like to be remembered after you’re gone?


The new year in the Northland was ushered in by some substantial snowfall followed by frigid temperatures– a perfect setting for doing nothing on New Year’s Eve–which is exactly what Fred and I had planned. Appetizers were made, sweats and slippers were donned, and with a movie selected on Netflix, we plopped on the couch and tucked in for the […]

Home of the Wolverines takes shape

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Future Rock Ridge High students tour construction site


The spacious commons at Rock Ridge High School includes a cedar ceiling and a balcony space. The school is under construction between Eveleth and Virginia and will open in fall 2023. Submitted photos. Early in November, Eveleth-Gilbert High School… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot […]

Revisiting happy family memories

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A sweet, aromatic holiday tradition is baked once again


Illustration by Doug Nelson.When we’re very young and naive, some of us probably felt that the home and family we were born into would remain the same forever. I know I believed that as I grew older, my family and loved ones would be captured in a so… Please register for a free account or log in below to access […]

Is running a marathon one of your goals for 2022?

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HOYT LAKES — Interested in running a marathon? Now is an opportune time to start training for the Duluth Diocese Adventure Race scheduled for Saturday, July 30, 2022, in Hoyt Lakes. All the races—marathon, half-marathon and 5K—will take place on a… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

New owners have new vision

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Carpenter calls Ore House the best stage on the Range


Pictured above is the newly remodeled bar at 102 N. Broadway in Gilbert. The Ore House has a new exterior, a patio with outdoor bar, and an interior with mining pictures and relics from the history of the Iron Range. Submitted photos.GILBERT — The ne… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

EGHS students bake Christmas cookies

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Submitted photo. Eveleth-Gilbert High School 9th graders show off cookies they decorated in Jeannine Bauman’s Foundations of Family and Consumer Science class. “They made the cookies, then learned how to do the flooding technique of frosting that … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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