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BLIZZARD OF GIVING

It may be Spring, but Virginia Schools are experiencing a blizzard. A Blizzard of Giving that is! Students posted snowflake donation bags along the entrance walls of each of the Virginia schools requesting donation items such as clothing, masks, non-perishable food, and restaurant gift cards. The event runs until April 22nd and all donated items will go directly into the […]

Make a beeline for a spellbinding musical

Rock Ridge students perform at Virginia High April 8 – 11


UPDATE: Due to several COVID-19 concerns, the performances of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” are being postponed. Rescheduled dates will be determined soon with announcements to be made via Facebook, email, and local newspapers. All individuals who have purchased or reserved tickets will be contacted to discuss how to transfer your tickets to the new performance dates. VIRGINIA […]

The marvelous Mesabi Trail

Your bike is whispering and anxiously waiting in your garage!


Bikers enjoy the Mesabi Trail during the area’s beautiful fall season. Photo by PK Images. IRON RANGE — Have you heard that little whisper…you know the one in your garage every time you walk past your bike? You’re not the only one with spring feve… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username […]

Tips to assist and ease the indecisive first-time boat buyer

According to Grow Boating, a marine industry organization that aims to generate awareness and interest in boating, retail sales of new boats, marine engines and marine accessories in the United States totaled $20.1 billion in 2017. That marked a 9.5 … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Get kayaking with the right equipment

The name “kayak” means “hunter’s boat” as kayaks were originally invented by the Inuit, Yup’Ik, and the Aleut for hunting. Kayaking is a wildly popular paddle sport. Paddlesports offer people unique ways to enjoy nature while getting up close and … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Sod vs. seed: Which is the best option for you?

A pristine lawn can be the finishing touch to a landscape and add significant value to a home. According to a joint study by the University of Alabama and the University of Texas at Arlington, homes with high curb appeal sell for an average of seven … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

Simple safety tips to protect water sports enthusiasts

Bodies of water often elicit fond memories of fun times spent under the sun. Safety should always be a priori ty when spending time on the water, especially when participating in water sports, including swimming and water skiing. According to the Wor… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Useful tips and information to help clear your clogged drain

Home plumbing systems are designed to handle heavy usage. When everything is working as it should, toilets flush, showers drain properly, and sink basins empty of water in a snap. But when a clog is present in a system, water can quickly back up. The… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

FOCUS ON PHOTOGRAPHERS

This month’s photographer spotlight: Cheryl Carlson of Virginia

Morgan Gibson, one of Cheryl Carlson’s barrel racer friends, poses patriotically atop her horse before a race. Cheryl says this is one of her favorite photos. Photos by Cheryl Carlson.EDITOR’S NOTE: In this edition we highlight the work of Cheryl Car… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Governor Walz adjusts state’s COVID-19 mitigation measures

STATEWIDE — As Minnesota continues to make progress vaccinating Minnesotans and slowing the spread of COVID-19, Governor Tim Walz has announced that as of March 15, Minnesotans can begin safely gathering with more friends and loved ones, supporting M… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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