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Arrowhead show features gear, guides and a grizzly exhibit

A Northland celebration of ice fishing and all things winter

DULUTH — Hometown Focus is excited to be the official program producer for the Arrowhead Ice Fishing and Winter Show that will be at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) Dec. 13 – 15, 2019. HTF will be creating the official show program highlighting features that will be at the show, as well as explaining why this show is so […]

EGHS to present historical drama Oct. 24, 25, 27

Radium Girls is a moving story of health, wealth and science


EVELETH — The Eveleth-Gilbert Drama Department is proud to present the historical drama Radium Girls on Oct. 24, 25, and 27. The play is based on the true story of women known as the Radium Girls who became seriously ill after painting luminous watch dials with radium. According to playwright D. W. Gregory, the play is a fictionalized account of […]

An eccentric personality, multi-talented

Quilt displayed at VPL honors Palma Voss


VIRGINIA — The October quilt selected for exhibit at the Virginia Public Library is a special work honoring a long-standing, former member of the Going to Pieces Quilt Guild. This beautiful piece is the amazing work of two members, one who is living and full of memories of the other who has sadly passed. Palma Voss was an eccentric personality […]

There was local food and fun at the Iron Range Pasty Festival

Rutabaga bowling—using locally grown enormous rutabagas from Elm Creek Farm in Orr and bowling pins donated by Virginia Bowling Gardens—was a popular activity for both kids and adults during the Iron Range Pasty Festival on Oct. 5. Other fun extras included making s’mores, making Play-Doh pasties, and a photo booth with mining-related props.

Browse 2020 health and dental plans through MNsure in advance of open enrollment on Nov. 1

Minnesotans can now use MNsure’s plan comparison tool to preview health and dental plans available in their area and explore details about premiums, deductibles, outof pocket costs and more. The tool also provides users with estimated financial assistance options, including tax credits or public program eligibility. MNsure’s open enrollment period begins Nov. 1 and runs through Dec. 23, 2019. “Using […]

Medicare open enrollment is underway, brings change

Medicare open enrollment began Tuesday, Oct. 15, and runs through Saturday, Dec. 7. With it comes the opportunity for beneficiaries to make changes to their Medicare Advantage and Part D plans, if they choose to. The Minnesota Board on Aging’s Senior LinkAge Line can help Minnesotans on Medicare navigate changes and ensure they have a plan Jan. 1 that meets […]

Ombudsman recognizes volunteers for older adults

The Minnesota Office of Ombudsman for Long Term Care is recognizing Minnesotans who volunteer to advocate for the rights of residents in long-term care facilities as part of Resident Rights Month in October. Each year the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care designates the month as an opportunity to focus on and celebrate the awareness of dignity, respect and […]

Fortune Bay is celebrating its 33rd anniversary with guest appreciation

TOWER — While there are many great activities planned as part of Fortune Bay’s 33rd anniversary this October, perhaps the best one is the guest appreciation event. This staple is one that guests look forward to every year as it allows Fortune Bay team members to personally thank everyone for another year together. “This is our chance to say, ‘Thank […]

Eveleth Heritage Society fundraiser

Wildrose film screening on Nov. 2

EVELETH — The Eveleth Heritage Society will host a screening of the movie Wildrose on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Eveleth City Auditorium. The event is a fundraiser for the Eveleth Heritage Society (formerly the Eveleth Heritage Committee), which incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in July. Wildrose was filmed in Eveleth and in Bayfield, WI, and premiered at Virginia’s Maco […]

Welding, plumbing, bricklaying and more…

Iron Range students explore different careers in the trades


EVELETH — More than 400 students from school districts on the Iron Range and surrounding area attended the 218 Trades Career Expo recently at the Range Recreation Civic Center (RRCC) in Eveleth. “With this event, we wanted to increase student awareness about careers in the building and construction trades,” explained Heath Boe, rural workforce coordinator, Northeast Minnesota Office of Job […]


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