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IAVA’s Instagram campaign

#GoSilent highlights true meaning of Memorial Day

NEW YORK - Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), will host and participate in a series of events Memorial Day weekend to honor our nation’s fallen. More...

In memory of Don Glenn Tekautz

The Iron Range Veterans Memorial loses a dedicated supporter

Don Tekautz passed away on May 11. It was like losing yet another family member. We have lost so many over these last years. More...

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News Briefs

Repeat champs at City Auto Glass Walleye Classic on LV

LAKE VERMILION – Bob Lubovich of Lakeville and Greg Ribich of Minneapolis have become the first repeat champions of the City Auto Glass Walleye Classic. More...

Second annual Operation K-9 fundraiser is June 4

DULUTH – In just the last few months, law enforcement K-9s in our region have helped locate a missing toddler on the Iron Range, found a weapon used in a bank robbery in Duluth, apprehended a suspect wanted for threatening a man with a knife in More...

Don’t forget to pack the insect repellent to fend off ticks this Memorial Day weekend

STATEWIDE – If your Memorial Day Weekend plans include walks through wooded or brushy areas, make sure you pack the insect repellent – and use it – to ward off tick bites. More...

Range History

This Week in Range History

A Memorial Day tribute to Indian “code talkers”

Memorial Day, where we honor those who served and died in military service to our country, is once again upon us. More...

Healthy for Life

Healthy for Life

It’s Memorial Weekend…here we go!

Welcome to Memorial Day weekend filled with lots of green, flowering buds, humidity, hungry mosquitoes and memories of lost loved ones, amongst other things. More...

Hometown Recipes

World’s Fair Cake from Worthington, MN

While searching for recipes with a Minnesota flair, I stumbled upon this World’s Fair Cake. It turns out the food critic at the Washington Post, Tom Sietsema, is from Worthington, MN! Who knew? And this is his mother’s recipe. More...

Focus On Veterans

Obama to posthumously award Medal of Honor to WWI soldiers

WASHINGTON – Two fallen World War I veterans will posthumously receive the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry from President Barack Obama during a June 2 White House ceremony. Army Sgt. William Shemin More...

The Medal of Honor’s history

Military awards and medals had little role in the early years of the U.S. military. During the Revolutionary War three soldiers received a purple heart-shaped Badge of Military Merit made of cloth for gallantry, fidelity or essential service. More...

Outdoors by Jerry McCormick

BODY SNATCHERS OF THE NORTHWOODS

I considered saving this topic for Halloween, because it sounds like something Edgar Allen Poe would have dreamed-up. But it is too cold by Halloween, and the topic is an insect that one has the best chance of seeing during spring or summer. More...

Guest Columnists

I am old: A pill box confession

I have finally accepted that I am old. Not old...old! Not even old...old...old! Just OLD. More...

Finding healing and hope through nature

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. More...

SALOME'S STARS

CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Capricorneans face many decisions this week, with the Sea Goat’s kids rating high on the consideration scale, especially regarding vacations and upcoming school matters. More...

Memorial Day

“In my economics class today two students talked about how a choice someone else made took the life of their family member. More...

Total cost of U.S. wars since 2001

At the website www.NationalPriorities.org, they have a real-time counter that displays the amount of U.S. taxpayers’ money being spent on wars. Every hour, $10.54 million is being spent for the total cost of wars since 2001. More...

We Honor Veterans program is about dignity

Veterans entering hospice care at Essentia Health-Virginia receive recognition

There is a long tradition of military service in Dee Dee Thesenvitz’s family. Her uncle fought in France during World War I and was buried there. More...

Obituaries

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Pets

Who’s in charge of your animal’s care while you’re away?

The reservations are made, the bags are packed and you’re ready for your trip. If you’re not taking your animal(s) with you, who’s in charge of healthcare decisions while you’re away? More...

Home & Garden Tips

Honeyberries

Honeyberries (also known as Haskap or Edible Blue Honeysuckle) are Native to Russia, Japan, and Canada and are super-high in antioxidants for better health. They are related to honeysuckle, but mimic strawberries in growth patterns. More...

SpaceLIFT

Decorator Secret: Use what you use as décor! How To: More...

Health

New treatment for asthma; pets and disease

Q: I have asthma, and I never know when an attack might start! But I hear that researchers finally might have found a drug that cures the disease. Is it true? And if so, when will it be available? -- Paul S., Knoxville, Tennessee More...

When you or someone you love has a serious illness

Serious illness is something that is hard to bear if it happens to you or someone in your close circle of friends or family. More...

Business

St. Luke’s adds revolutionary heart imaging system

DULUTH – St. More...

Major renovation nears completion at Delta Air Lines customer facility in Chisholm

CHISHOLM – Delta Air Lines is flying toward completion of a $5.9 million renovation at its Iron Range Customer Engagement Center. More...

Miners National Bank receives preservation award from Eveleth Heritage Committee

EVELETH – The Eveleth Heritage Committee celebrated Historic Preservation Month by honoring Jerry Hoel and the staff of Miners National Bank of Eveleth as their 2015 “This Place Matters” award winner. More...

Sallyworld

SALLYWORLD: WEEK 241

A new ’do, TV wars with hubby, and a fork faux pas

Greetings & Sallytations! More...

Obituaries

Robert Thomas Johnson, ("Butsy")

Robert Thomas Johnson, ("Butsy"), 85, Orr, died peacefully on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at the Chris Jensen Health and Rehabilitation Center in Duluth. Robert was born on July 1, 1929 in Hibbing, MN. More...

Eldon Darrel Kirsch

Eldon Darrel Kirsch, 80, of Virginia, MN went peacefully to be with his Lord on May 15, 2015, with his family by his side. More...

Janina “Jane” Las

Janina “Jane” Las, 63, Pelican Lake-Orr, passed away on  Monday, May 18, 2015 at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth. More...




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