March 17, 2017 RSS feed / Features

Kealy’s St. Patrick’s Day tradition still going strong

The Blarney: “Best weekend in Buhl”

BUHL – When I think of St. Patrick’s Day I think of my dad, Dennis Kealy. He loved being Irish and, of course, St. Patrick’s Day was his favorite holiday. More...

Hibbing Dylan Project issues all for artists to create murals

HIBBING – As part of its mission to honor to Bob Dylan on being awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, the Hibbing Dylan Project—in partnership with the Hibbing Arts Council and Lees Rental— announced an open call for artists intere More...

Project will expand ACE wind portfolio to 640 MW across five states ALLETE Clean Energy, Xcel Energy sign 100 MW power purchase agreement for new North Dakota wind farm

DULUTH – ALLETE Clean Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ALLETE Inc. More...

Olcott Park Fountain Restoration Project progress report, upcoming events

VIRGINIA – As the Olcott Park Fountain Restoration Project committee in Virginia continues to work their way toward their ultimate goal of collecting $400,000 in private contributions, they are encouraged by the support they’ve received. More...

Advice from the Better Business Bureau MN/ND on choosing a hearing aid specialist

Hearing aids are widely available for consumers experiencing hearing loss of all types. Rapidly advancing technology has given way to several new features, accessories, and capabilities. More...

So you want to be a snowbird

Yes, the grass is greener in Florida during winter

Welcome to the club! Who hasn't dreamed of experiencing a winter with sun and warmth? While I know the idea of year-round green grass isn't for everyone, for me it was a resounding YES! More...

Finding things to do in between skiing and fishing

It’s mid-March and I put my cross country skis away until next year. More...

Minnesota Power’s competitive rate advances

DULUTH – Minnesota Power received a decision from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) that advances the approval of its new competitive rate for some of northeastern Minnesota’s largest employers.  More...

Green Innovators’ Expo expectations

Identify a solution to our Waste Reduction Grand Challenge facing us. Your innovation should focus on up-cycling; take something that we would throw away and make it into something useful.  More...

Range Respite to launch brown bag lunchtime learning series

VIRGINIA – Range Respite in Virginia is launching a brown bag lunchtime learning series. More...

MnDOT invites comments on Transit Investment Plan

The public is invited to comment on the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s draft Greater Minnesota Transit Investment Plan. The comment period runs from March 13 to April 11.  More...

Ice fishing shelter removal dates approaching for area lakes

Ice anglers in northern Minnesota are reminded ice shelter removal dates are approaching for lakes located north of Highway 200 and U.S. More...

The Little Mermaid, Jr. musical performed in Grand Rapids

Presented by the Grand Rapids Players and the Reif Center showcasing their collaborative Theatre Education program. More...

Obituaries

Pets

ASPCA announces the Top Pet Toxins of 2016

The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) is your best resource for animal poison-related emergencies— 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. More...

Range History

WILLIAM J. BELL,

Disciple of the social gospel on Minnesota’s iron ranges

THIS WEEK IN RANGE HISTORY Part 1 of 2 More...

Health

Pros and cons of testosterone therapy; can pain cause hypertension?

Q: My husband, 76, is on testosterone therapy and says he feels great. But I heard there was a new study that was negative about the side effects of the therapy. What's the real deal? -- Gladys F., Plano, Texas   More...

Hometown Recipes

Recipes from the 7th Annual Minnesota

“Working together to improve the lives of Minnesotans, one hotdish at a time.” - www.franken.senate.gov   More...

Focus On Veterans

VA study highlights benefits of enhanced aspirin in preventing certain cancers

Researchers know of aspirin’s benefits in preventing certain ailments—from cardiovascular disease to most recently colorectal cancer. More...

Sen. Franken seeks entrants to poetry contest for Minnesota students

In recognition of the Month of the Military Child and National Poetry Month in April, U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) announced that he is hosting his sixth annual poetry contest for Minnesota students. More...

Build your dream workshop for veterans offered

A 5-day self-employment workshop for veterans and their families will be held on Mondays, April 10 through May 8, from 6 – 9 p.m. at WomenVenture, 2012 E. Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis. There is no cost to veterans. More...

Sallyworld

SALLYWORLD: WEEK 332

Do you know the Muffin Man? Time to start baking

Greetings and Sallytations!   More...

A love of flowers paves the way to a life-long journey of floral arrangement

COOK – If flowers could speak, their voice would be that of Sara Niska. More...

Nominations for 25th annual Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards announced

DULUTH – The UMD Center for Economic Development (CED) announces an all-time record 75 businesses have been nominated to receive honors during the 25th Annual Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards program, which recognizes entrepreneurs More...

Hibbing Dylan Project to present Hobo Revival at Crown Ballroom

HIBBING – Hibbing’s Bob Dylan will take the stage in Stockholm, Sweden, on April 1, 2017, and, presumably fulfill his speech obligation for the Nobel Prize in Literature that was awarded to him on December 10, 2016. More...

It’s Problem Gambling Awareness Month; Just Ask MN campaign to share risks with young people

STATEWIDE – Nearly 6 percent of college students in the U.S. have a serious gambling problem. More...

Education Gardening (March 23) and Kids’ Clueseum (March 25) at Minnesota Discovery Center

CHISHOLM – The next session of the Education Garden Series being held at Minnesota Discovery Center in Chisholm will be held on Thursday, March 23, at 6 p.m. Presenters will be Connie Janice, superintendent of horticulture for the St. More...

Memorial Blood Centers is calling all life-savers to donate blood; April blood drives announced

IRON RANGE – Memorial Blood Centers invites all eligible blood donors to roll up their sleeve and give blood. Every 2 seconds someone needs blood– from heart transplant and cancer patients to accident victims and premature babies. More...

Three money-saving travel tips for retirees

Though a transient lifestyle is something few people aspire to during much of their lives, come retirement, the idea of staying in a place for only a short time has more appeal.  More...

Spring break season primetime for grandparent scam; be aware

As students and family members begin to prepare for spring break, Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota® (BBB) is warning relatives staying home—particularly grandparents—to be on the lookout for the grandparent scheme. More...

Natural Harvest Food Co-op gives back through its Change Within Reach round-up program

VIRGINIA – Natural Harvest Food Co-op in Virginia collected over $1,200 for the Hibbing Historical Society in the month of February through its Change Within Reach round-up program.  More...

Earth Fest 2017: Living well on a changing planet

Focusing on personal, community and ecological wellness

IRON RANGE – The 9th annual Iron Range Earth Fest is being hosted by the Iron Range Partnership for Sustainability (IRPS) and will be held once again at the Mountain Iron Community Center, Messiah Lutheran Church and Merritt Elementary School&m More...

Commissioners visit centers in Duluth, Virginia to push proposals

Governor’s new funding recommendation would address child care, early education issues

Human Services Commissioner Emily Piper visited early education centers in Duluth and Virginia on Tuesday to highlight budget proposals that provide the building blocks young Minnesotans need so they can start school ready to learn. More...

Virginia Fire Department

Run Report: March 6 – March 12, 2017

VIRGINIA – During the week of March 6 – March 12, 2017, the Virginia Fire Department was called for service 95 times: eight fire calls, 19 transfers, and 68 EMS 9-1-1 calls. More...

My Tattoo

EDITOR'S NOTE: This tattoo belongs to Chandlor Steele of Atikokan, Ontario. Chandlor was one of the waitresses working at the White Otter Inn in Atikokan where Cook Timberwolves snowmobile club members stayed while on a recent ride to the area. More...

Health Features

Study finds that viruses, bacteria may be found in some public water supply wells

One year into a two-year study requested by the state Legislature, scientists with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) report finding evidence of genetic material, like DNA, from viruses and bacteria in water from some of the state’s publi More...

Personalized medicines may be the future of healthcare

When a person feels ill, his or her doctor may assess any symptoms and then prescribe a particular medication to treat or alleviate those symptoms. More...

Home & Garden Tips

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

St. Patrick was born in England, but died in Ireland in 460 AD. He was most commonly known to have turned pagan Irish to Christianity. For centuries, the feast of St. Patrick was celebrated for just one day during Lent. More...

SpaceLIFT

Decorator Secret:  Furniture planning secrets…  How To:   More...

Massage for Your Health

Massage and lifestyle changes can help reduce stress

Do you have tight muscles in your neck, shoulders, or back? If so, does the pain keep you from getting a good night sleep or functioning normally? More...

Business

Tax Time Guide: Payment options are available to those who owe federal taxes

The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that it’s easier than ever to pay taxes electronically. For those unable to pay on time, several quick and easy solutions are available. More...

Region lacked strong desire to repeal Sunday liquor ban

One of the few remaining states that separate liquor sales from all other store sales, Minnesota has responded to pressure from big box liquor stores moving into the market. More...

Minnesota Commerce Commissioner warns consumers of a new type of timeshare resale scam

Throughout the country, regulators have recently received reports of a more sophisticated timeshare scam. More...

Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue

Where we never absquatulate, rarely excoriate, intermittently interpolate, sometimes scintillate, often obfuscate, usually fantasticate and always nictitate.

It is St. Urho’s Day as I write this. More...

Guest Columnists

Your Legal Rights

Beware of “Can you hear me?” scam calls

“Can you hear me?” “Are you there?” “Is this you?”Most people have been asked these questions in a phone call. More...

The Long Line

Local girl chooses loss to gain a greater life

Angela Larson began to play hockey when she was four years old. Her parents had given her the option of figure skating or hockey. She chose hockey. She wanted to be just like her big brother. More...

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Put the lessons you learned from past disappointments to work in planning your future. The way ahead opens to opportunities “purrfectly” suited to the adventurous Lion. More...

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