Den boxes provide nesting sites for fishers

Wildlife project researches habitat needs of forest fishers

Packing out a 52-pound wooden box, deep into the wood—and this will happen 100 times when all is said and done— makes NRRI Biologist Michael Joyce feel more like a pack mule than a scientist. The insulated and specially designed boxes are for forest fishers—cute, brown, mammals in the weasel family—to give the mama fishers a safe place to den […]

NSLCHFH dedicates new home in Biwabik

BIWABIK — North St. Louis County Habitat for Humanity dedicated the new home for the Kristine Edstrom family on Friday, Oct. 25. The home is located at 202 Mesabi Location Annex in Biwabik. This home, part of the 2019 build season, was started last fall when carpentry instructor Leo Lukas of Mesabi Range College contacted Habitat and said his carpentry […]

Some defended American while working on the home front

Honor all veterans, as well as the unsung heroes of wartime

The State of Minnesota Veterans Day Event will take place Monday, Nov. 11, at the Veterans Memorial Community Center in Inver Grove Heights, located at 8055 Barbara Ave. in Inver Grove Heights, MN. A free breakfast will be served from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m., followed by the offi- cial program beginning at 10 a.m. Veterans Day, which will be celebrated […]


Veterans Day is Monday, Nov. 11.

Joseph Gudel: Coming home to Eveleth

EDITOR’S NOTE: Clara Heinan of Eagan, MN, shared a story in last week’s Hometown Focus about her dad, Joseph Gudel, coming home to Eveleth (p. 11). The article included this photo from the early 1950s of Joseph Gudel and his father, John Gudely. The photo is being reprinted here to correct the misspelling of Joseph’s last name in the story’s […]

ALS offers free Mail-A-Book service

The library comes to your mailbox

When the cold winter approaches, driving can become difficult. Thankfully, paperback books, DVDs, audiobooks on CD, music CDs, and video games can arrive in your mailbox. The Mail-A-Book service from the Arrowhead Library System (ALS) loans paperback books and other items via the U.S. Mail, free of charge. This taxsupported service delivers library items directly to your mailbox, including the […]

November weather outlook

Temperatures may tick up

Last month, I became guilty of spreading fake news. The information I printed about September’s temperature trend was wrong in some of the papers I write for. I could have mistakenly clicked on the wrong region or date. My friend, KARE 11 meteorologist Sven Sundgaard and I did that earlier this year while checking on a climate update. We had […]

401(k) contribution limit increases to $19,500 for 2020

The Internal Revenue Service announced on Wednesday that employees in 401(k) plans will be able to contribute up to $19,500 next year. The IRS announced this and other changes in Notice 2019-59 (PDF), posted on IRS.gov. This guidance provides cost-of-living adjustments affecting dollar limitations for pension plans and other retirement-related items for tax year 2020. The contribution limit for employees […]

Know the Truth substance abuse prevention events coming to Cherry Nov. 13

CHERRY — Students, parents and concerned community members will have the chance to learn the realities of youth substance use and what’s being done locally to combat it. Know the Truth, a substance use prevention event, is coming to Cherry School on Wednesday, Nov. 13. Know the Truth includes a program for students in grades 6 – 12, which will […]

Award winners honored at Spirit of Hospitality ban-

IRON RANGE — Winners of the 2019 Iron Range Spirit of Hospitality Awards were announced Sunday, Oct. 27, at the 8th annual “SOHA” banquet. More than 90 nominees in eight categories had the opportunity to interview with a judge and compete for the title of “best” in their category. This year’s winners are: • Best bartender: KarenBlais from TNT Bar […]

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