Scenery

  • Tracking through the swamp. Photo by Ken Hupila, Snotty Moose Studio.

  • Sunset on the bog. Photo by Jim Schnortz.

  • Grey meets grey in a beautiful way. Photo by Ken Hupila, Snotty Moose Studio.

  • Blowing in the wind. Photo by Don Monroe.

  • Layers of color. Photo by Floyd Luomanen.

  • Super moon over the Iron Range. Photo by John J Sikkila.

  • Merry Christmas, Chisholm! Photo by Melanie Maturi.

  • Christmas lights in Hibbing. Photo by John J Sikkila.

  • Ice on Whitewater in Hoyt Lakes. Photo by John Cory Andrew.

  • Sunset glow. Photo by Paul Pluskwik.

  • Super moon over Silver Lake. Photo by Ken Hupila, Snotty Moose Studio.

  • Blue sky, tracks and snow. Photo by Adrian Koski.

  • Winter wilderness wonderland. Photo by Ken Hupila, Snotty Moose Studio.

  • Christmas day sun dog. Photo by Patty Maki.

  • Olcott Park gazebo at sunset. Photo by Paul Pluskwik.

  • Skyline shadows. Photo by Carol Beadle.

  • Hibbing City Hall adorned with lights. Photo by Don Monroe.

  • Breaking trail. Photo by Ken Hupila, Snotty Moose Studio.

  • Find joy in the little things, like a delicious cup of coffee, making cookies or a walk by the lake. Photos by Chloe Rae Poaletti.

  • Super moon with halo glow over Virginia. Photo by Paul Pluskwik.

  • Whiteface River with frosted shoreline. Photo by Paul Pluskwik.

  • Whiteface River with frosted shoreline. Photo by Paul Pluskwik.

  • The “Magic Pool.” Photo by Ken Hupila, Snotty Moose Studio.

  • Magical frozen bubble. Photo by Alicia Dahl.

  • Frozen in time. Photo by Paul Pluskwik.

  • Colorful backdrop. Photo by Barney S. Chamberlin.

  • Fire and ice. Photo by Brenda Pederson Suihkonen.

  • Fancy fish house. Photo by John Cory Andrew

  • Frosty path. Photo by Adrian Koski.

  • Starry, starry night. Photo by Floyd Luomanen.

  • Peaceful foggy morning. Photo by Jackie Hartleben.

  • Historic beauty. Photo by Tracy Cannata.

  • Front row seat. Photo by Paul Pluskwik.

  • Morning over Silver Lake. Photo by Matt Herberg.

  • Ely’s Hidden Valley cross-country ski area has 15 kilometers of trails. Photos by Jody Rae Anderson.

  • Frozen ice falls on a rock face at sunset.

  • Water rushes through Vermilion Falls. Photos by Kallie Kantos.

  • Golden sunrise glory. Photo by Don Monroe.

  • Happy Valentine’s Day. Photo by Paul Pluskwik.

  • Big, beautiful moon. Photo by Matt Herberg.

  • Backwoods of Clinton Township. Photo by Vickie Tuskan.

  • Stuck for good. Photo by Adrian Koski.

  • Pine cone frost. Photo by Jackie Hartleben.

  • Splendor in the sky. Photo by Jackie Hartleben.

  • Cold day at Pokegama Lake Dam. Photo by Tracy Cannata.

  • Privy in the woods. Photo by Don Monroe.

  • Moonlit wonderland. Photo by Floyd Luomanen.

  • Piling high outside. Photo by Ken Hupila, Snotty Moose Studio.

  • Winter will not last forever, even though it might seem that way.

  • Love, features a loon chick and its mom.

  • Out of the Fog is both stark and moody.

  • This photo by Vickie Tuskan is named “A Dahlia a Day.”

  • Farm Fresh, and full of fall color.

  • Coming to Rest—a hummingbird sitting on a daylily—is one of Vickie Tuskan’s favorite photos. Submitted photos.

  • Watercolor paintings by artist Sarah Guy-Levar. Submitted photos.

  • Lake Vermilion is inspiration for Tami Wilfong’s artwork. Submitted photos.

  • Piling high outside. Photo by Ken Hupila, Snotty Moose Studio.

  • Moonlit wonderland. Photo by Floyd Luomanen.

  • Window ice art. Photo by Barney S Chamberlin.

  • Chugging through a storm. Photo by Patrick Romano.

  • Privy in the woods. Photo by Don Monroe.

  • Mississippi winter. Photo by Tracy Cannata.

  • Open water in Ely. Photo by Adrian Koski.

  • Dripping icicles. Photo by Patty Maki.

  • Reflections on Shagawa. Photo by Jackie Hartleben.

  • Northern lights show. Photo by Floyd Luomanen.

  • Pasteur-ized. Photo by John Sajevic.

  • Last blast of winter? Photo by John J Sikkila.

  • Railway to the Milky Way. Photo by Mat Herberg.

  • Hibbing High School. Photo by Jim Schnortz.

  • Rock cut on Mesabi Trail. Photo by Floyd Luomanen.

  • Finding some open water. Photo by Adrian Koski.

  • Veterans Park, Grand Rapids. Photo by Paul Sajevic.

  • Emerald ice road on Lake Vermilion. Photo by Matt Herberg.

  • Spring has been cancelled. Photo by John J Sikkila.

  • The way home. Photo by Adrian Koski.

  • Summer on its way. Photo by Jackie Hartleben.

  • Color returns to the Range. Photo by Matt Herberg.

  • The waves on Lake Superior a couple of weeks ago formed some interesting natural ice sculptures. Photo by Jody Rae Anderson.

  • Spring buds. Photo by Patty Maki.

  • Lights over Birch Lake. Photo by John Cory Andrew.

  • Beautiful blooms. Photo by Paul Sajevic.

  • Rainbow over Kawishiwi Falls. Photo by Paul Pluskwik.

  • Pike Bay sunset on Lake Vermilion. Photo by Adrian Koski.

  • Opener on Embarrass Lake. Photo by Carol Bowman.

  • Awesome opener. Photo by Floyd Luomanen.

  • The road of life. Who knows where it will take you next? Submitted photo.

  • Jody is pictured standing on the shore of Lake Michigan. Submitted photo.

  • TOP PHOTO: Taken in beautiful downtown Buyck. BOTTOM PHOTO: Taken by the Whiteface River in Meadowlands. Photos by Paul Sajevic, Hibbing, MN.

  • Fraser Bay was still socked in on May 5 but has since been reported to be wide open. Aerial photos by Karl Reichel.

  • A Saturday, May 5 flight over Lake Vermilion shows Pike Bay ice-free.

  • Sittin’ on the dock of the bay. Photo by Paul Pluskwik

  • In 1969, the Mountain Iron Mine was designated a Registered National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of Aug. 21, 1935, as the site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States. Photos by Cindy Kujala.

  • Mining equipment and information about Old Babbitt can be found at this site coming into Babbitt from Embarrass. Photo by Cindy Kujala.

  • First iron mine: “From the Breitung Pit of the Soudan Mine just north of this town, the first commercial ship of Minnesota iron ore was made by the Minnesota Iron Company July 31, 1884, over the Duluth and Iron Range Railroad. This line had just been built by Charlemagne Tower and Associates to open up the Vermillion Range.” This monument is located just off Hwy. 169 in Soudan. It was erected by the Vermilion Range Old Settlers’ Association on the fiftieth anniversary (July 30, 2884 – July 30, 1934) of the first shipment of iron ore from Soudan Mine and State of Minnesota, to commemorate that industrial event, and in remembrance of those sturdy pioneers who made it possible. Photo by Cindy Kujala.

  • The first iron ore was discovered on the Missabe Range at Mountain Iron on Nov. 16, 1890. “The first car of ore was shipped from Mountain Iron Oct. 17, 1892, and was sent to Duluth where it was on exhibition,” the plaque reads. The monument seen here was erected to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the discovery of iron ore on the Missabe Range. It was dedicated to the pioneers of the Missabe Range on June 13, 1931. This monument is located on Main Street in Mountain Iron just north of the Mountain Iron-Buhl High School. Photo by Cindy Kujala.

  • This 4-1/2 ton granite boulder—dubbed Paul Bunyan’s marble—was unearthed from the Fraser Mine east of Chisholm on December 19, 1940, and is on display at the Minnesota Museum of Mining in Chisholm. Photo by Don Monroe, DonMon Photography.

  • On display at the Minnesota Museum of Mining, a 1931 2-ton White, one of the first mining trucks. Photo by Velma Ostman.

  • This structure, located at the west end of Chisholm’s Lake Street, was a 1938 Works Progress Administration project. Photo by Cindy Kujala.

  • The castle at the Minnesota Museum of Mining houses displays, the museum’s gift shop and more. Photo by Velma Ostman.

  • A girl walks towards grave markers at La Cambe.

  • The English Channel can be seen in the background behind the graves at the Normandy American Cemetery.

  • Nearly 10,000 American servicemen are buried at the Normandy American Cemetery.

  • This view of “The Bridge” taken last weekend shows an interesting angle as the bridge crosses the Rouchleau Mine pit and continues north into Virginia. It was expected that the bridge would have a name by now, but no information has been forthcoming from the Minnesota State Legislature as yet. Photo by Floyd Luomanen.

  • Chisholm’s Iron Man Miners Memorial was dedicated in 1987. It is 85 feet high—one of the highest free-standing memorials in the United States—and weighs over 4-tons. The memorial is titled “The emergence of man through steel.” A monument at the site describing the story of the Iron Man says it “is a lasting tribute to the Mesabi, Vermilion, Cuyuna and Gogebic ranges’ men of steel who carved out of a sylvan wilderness the iron ore that made America the industrial giant of the world.” Photos by Cindy Kujala.