Here’s your retirement countdown

If you want to enjoy a comfortable retirement lifestyle, you don’t need to have been born rich or even to have earned scads of money during your working years. But you do need to make the right moves at the right time—which means you might want to start a “retirement countdown” well before you draw your final paycheck. What might […]

Going green can save consumers money

Furnishing a home with antiques can protect the planet and may even save homeowners money. Many people adopt eco-friendly practices in an effort to protect and preserve the planet. But going green can be as good for adults’ pocketbooks as it is for the planet. People who start making concerted efforts to go green are often surprised to learn the […]

Benefit concert in Virginia promotes suicide prevention, awareness

Friends Helping Friends benefit adds Friday night kickoff party

VIRGINIA – The 3rd Annual Friends Helping Friends benefit concert will rock the Miners Memorial Building in Virginia a week from Saturday on April 21. In a way, it all started when organizer Lee Aultman’s life was irrevocably changed nearly six years ago when he lost his “big little brother” Terry. The cause of death on that fateful April 29? […]

April is Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month

During Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month, the Minnesota Department of Human Services encourages all Minnesotans to support efforts that build community and strengthen children and families. State and local officials are focusing more than ever on efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect. Government, community organizations and others offer resources to help families reduce stress by providing economic supports, […]

SWOP: Local youth have excellent summer “job” opportunity

Each year the Summer Worker Outreach Project (SWOP) provides 11 – 14 year olds a six-week course that emphasizes community service, self-accountability, work ethic and money management. Over the past 21 years, 600 students have attended SWOP which began as a grassroots initiative by area churches and eventually grew into its own non-profit organization. It is available to kids in […]

County Board presents Public Health Achievement Awards

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – A woman who makes lunches for children who might otherwise miss a meal and who packs emergency bags for victims of domestic assault and for children going into foster care; and a program that has served hundreds of people by making it easier for them to access local produce and other healthy foods: these are the […]

National Volunteer Week: Many ways to help your community

National Volunteer Week is the perfect time to get involved in your community and work to make things brighter for yourself and your neighbors. Below are some of the area’s volunteer opportunities: HUNDRED SMILES, COUPLE OF MILES: Deliver the noon meal one day each week to older, frail residents in your community to help them remain living at home for […]

Adopt a Highway volunteers sought; $6 million benefit realized in 2017

STATEWIDE – The Minnesota Department of Transportation is looking for individuals and organizations to join the more than 4,100 groups and 16,000 people in the state who are Adopt a Highway volunteers. The program, which realized an estimated $6 million benefit in 2017, is a public service project that helps reduce litter along the roadsides. It’s been part of MnDOT’s […]

Volunteer Service Organization makes specialty chair donation to EH-Virginia

Where to find Earth Fest vendors, exhibitors, speaker and more

Mt. Iron Community Center Exhibitors, silent auction, Community Sustainability contest, lunch by Natural Harvest • Unwanted Electronics: An electronics recycling company based out of Hibbing. • Friends of Virginia: Services and resources to build a better community and a better future. • Madison Products: Madison Products, Inc. has been selling and installing energy efficient windows since 1983. • Real Solar-RREAL: […]

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