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Fire deaths jump to highest level since 2002 Fire marshal urges: Keep taking fire prevention seriously

More people died in fires last year in Minnesota than in any year since 2002, according to preliminary numbers released today by the Department of Public Safety State Fire Marshal Division (DPS-SFMD). Sixty-three people died in fires in 2017, a 47 pe… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]

When to use credit and debit cards; each has their merits

The decision of whether to use a debit card or a credit card can affect consumers’ credit ratings and make it easier or more difficult to manage one’s personal finances. This decision often depends on the situation and understanding how each of these… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Simple ways to quickly boost and improve credit scores

The road to great credit begins with consumers. Consumers who demonstrate an ability to pay bills on time and stay out of debt can make themselves more attractive to prospective creditors, which can ultimately save them thousands of dollars when they… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

New Year’s resolution: Get an advanced energy audit

Many people assume there is little they can do to significantly reduce their energy use and increase the efficiency of their homes. In reality, there are many things that typical residents can do themselves and many other things they can hire others … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

How humidity makes homes comfortable

Central heating and cooling systems have revolutionized the way homeowners make their homes comfortable. But many people find that heating and cooling systems have a tendency to make areas in their homes more dry than they would be if the windows wer… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Beat cabin fever with winter renovations

Brighten up interior spaces with a new coat of paint – a perfect project when cooped up indoors. When the weather outside is frightful, homeowners and renters can turn their interior spaces into something delightful. Residents can banish feelings of… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

How to create an effective fire safety plan

Fires ignite and spread quickly. Having a fire safety plan in place can save lives. While fire can provide warmth and safety, it also can cause immediate and significant damage that can uproot lives and devastate homes. Because fire is such a formida… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Maintain indoor air quality all year long

Millions of people anxiously anticipate the arrival of spring. Months spent cooped up indoors as temperatures outside dip below freezing can take their toll, and those first warm, sunny days of spring can be just what people need to kick the winter b… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Our local “shifting” market




Our Iron Range has always had its own heart beat from the rest of the nation.  A few years back the recession hit and across the US we felt the impact of job losses and the magnitude of foreclosures.  Those foreclosures were due to th… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Ad hoc committee sought to facilitate Olcott Park fountain restoration




The Olcott Park fountain, ca. 1940. Submitted photo.As a young child growing up in Virginia, one of my fondest memories was when my parents would take my siblings and me to Olcott Park in Virginia. To me, it was a huge parcel of land that contained … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]


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