March 27, 2015 RSS feed / Features

1962 classmates get together

A gaggle of geriatrics got together for lunch last week. We are members of the Gilbert High School Class of 1962. This is not something we have done before. Oh, we have reunions every five or 10 years, but to just get together for lunch was a first. More...

Why do woodpeckers peck?

During the long months of winter and early spring, one thing we do not have to worry about is bugs. More...

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Vision-Pro Optical moving to new location in Aurora

AURORA – The locallyowned eye care retail chain, Vision-Pro Optical, is moving to a new location in Aurora, Minn., early next week. More...

Louise Redmond benefit slated for April 25 in Orr

ORR – A benefit for Louise Redmond, who was recently diagnosed with inoperable stomach cancer, will be held on Saturday, Apr. 25, from 4 – 8 p.m. with a dance to follow at the Orr American Legion on Hwy. 53 in Orr. More...

DNR seeks volunteers for frog and toad calling survey

STATEWIDE – The Department of Natural Resources’ Nongame Wildlife Program is seeking volunteers to participate in the Minnesota Frog and Toad Calling Survey to help track population changes in the state’s 14 frog and toad species. More...

Range History

Historic commercial, emergency and miscellaneous vehicles on the Iron Range

I’ve been an old car, truck and tractor enthusiast ever since I can remember and I’ve been an Iron Range Historical Society member for several years. More...

Healthy for Life

Healthy for Life

Raise your palms

Greetings to everyone! Hopefully in this, our awakening season, we may strive to recognize every day as a spiritual adventure towards everlasting peace. The end of this week notes Palm Sunday which begins Holy Week. More...

Hometown Recipes

Easter ideas:

Fresh ham with maple- balsamic glaze and roasted coconut carrots

My family had a Thanksgiving reunion a few years ago at my sister and brother-in-law’s on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. More...

Focus On Veterans

Groundbreaking device being tested by VA may put end to pressure ulcers

Pressure ulcers (commonly known as bed sores) are one of the most troublesome and painful complications for patients during a long hospital stay, but a joint project between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Center for Innovation and General El More...

VA works to expand Veterans Choice Program eligibility

WASHINGTON, D.C. More...

Calculation would change to driving distance

One of the current eligibility criteria for the Veterans Choice Program is based on the distance calculation using the straight line distance from a Veteran’s home to the nearest VA medical facility. More...

Guest Columnists

The new Microsoft Windows 10 operating system

What’s going on in the world of upgrades for Microsoft’s current operating system Windows 8.1? More...

SALOME'S STARS

CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A family matter is given to you to resolve because you have the gift for bringing quarrelsome kinfolk together. But while you’re playing Dr. Phil, don’t neglect your career obligations. More...

Hwy. 53 reroute: What will it look like?

A grand opportunity for the Quad Cities

VIRGINIA – Contrary to a recent local news report (MDN, Mar. 26, 2015), the proposed Hwy. 53 bridge over Rouchleau Pit will NOT be 200 feet long and 1,100 feet high. In fact, it will be approximately 1,100 feet long and (almost) 200 feet high. More...

Drone video of the Hwy. 53 re-route

Terry Hartikka of Virginia is the only person I know that has a drone. More...

Earth Fest to feature “Toward Zero Waste” event

At this year’s Iron Range Earth Fest on Saturday, April 18, visitors and exhibitors will have the opportunity to participate in the event’s first ever “Toward Zero Waste” initiative. What exactly does this mean? More...

Virginia 6th grade boys win MYAS basketball championship

“Offense wins games, but defense wins championships.” That was the lesson imparted to and learned by the 6th grade boys basketball traveling team from Virginia this season, says coach Phil Peliska. More...

Obituaries

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Pets

ASPCA guide to pet-safe gardening

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) experts field tens of thousands of calls each year involving animal companions who’ve had potentially hazardous contact with insecticides, weed killers and pet-toxic plants. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Seed starting tips

The seed catalogs arriving in the mailbox contain all the pertinent successful growing information for each variety. Reading these catalogs will educate novice gardeners for success. The seed packets contain all the information for that variety. More...

SpaceLIFT

Decorator Challenge: Furniture in front of the window? Remedy: More...

Health

Marijuana munchies; cancer biopsy safety

Q: Now that marijuana is legal in some states, can we have a frank discussion about what causes the munchies? -- Timothy L., Nederland, Colorado A: Nederland, eh? You’re up even higher than Boulder ... but back to the point: Why the munchies? More...

The comparison game

How often have you caught yourself looking at the long list of status updates from all of your friends on Facebook? Daily, multiple times a day, or weekly? Have you sat there thinking to yourself, when is my life going to start looking like that? More...

Business

St. Luke’s Hibbing Family Medical Clinic welcomes ophthalmologist

HIBBING – St. Luke’s Hibbing Family Medical Clinic welcomes ophthalmologist Dr. Charlie Ahrens. Dr. More...

Experts team up to answer MNsure questions, assist with enrollment

ST PAUL – Minnesotans who need help figuring out if they are eligible for MNsure’s special enrollment period can get free, in person assistance across the state starting this week. More...

MN’s statewide entrepreneurial competition begins

MINNEAPOLIS – The 11th annual Minnesota Cup — the largest statewide entrepreneurial competition in the United States — is accepting applications for the 2015 contest. More...

Sallyworld

SALLYWORLD: WEEK 232

Free coffee pot costs $120: Read the fine print

Greetings & Sallytations! There is no such thing as a free coffee pot. I received a card in the mail from a Minnesota casino that I had won a “free” Keurig coffee pot More...

Obituaries

William “Bill” F. Forsline

William “Bill” F. Forsline, 80, Chisholm, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, with his loving family at his side. More...

Robert “Tilly” C. Kjenaas, Jr

Robert “Tilly” C. Kjenaas, Jr., 66, of Pike Township, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at his residence after a long and courageous battle with COPD and heart disease. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. More...

Doris Mae (Rosati) Haugen

Doris Mae (Rosati) Haugen, 84, of Eveleth, died Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Essentia Health-Virginia.  She was born on January 5, 1931, in Eveleth to Julio and Clara (Tomassoni) Rosati.  Doris was united in marriage to Leighton A. More...



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