September 30, 2016 RSS feed / Features

Share with care: Know the risks before you share a home or ride

Every day, more Minnesotans are participating in the “sharing economy,” where individuals buy, sell or rent goods and services from one another, often through an online platform. More...

Did you know?

Wyoming was not only the first state to grant women the right to vote, but it also was the first state to elect a female governor, electing Nellie Tayloe Ross to that post in 1924. More...

Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association offering 15 scholarships

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – Sheriff Ross Litman of St. Louis County announced Wednesday the commencement of the Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for 2016. More...

Fall means FOOTBALL… and MIB Football Hall of Fame inductions

MOUNTAIN IRON – While the Mountain Iron-Buhl varsity football team watched from the sidelines, a new group of eight former football players and one former coach were inducted into the Mountain Iron-Buhl Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, Sept. More...

Open House October 1-2

New Vermilion Park Inn opens in Soudan

SOUDAN – The new Vermilion Park Inn has always been a place to provide care and comfort. More...

NWFA announce Festival of the Arts in Cook

COOK – October is time for the annual Festival of the Arts members’ show which features all new artwork and crafts created by members of Northwoods Friends of the Arts. The Festival of the Arts show will fill the NWFA gallery at 210 S. More...

Senators seek support for students defrauded for-profit college group

As Minnesota’s Attorney General cracks down on Globe University and Minnesota School of Business, a for-profit college group that was found to be defrauding students, U.S. Sens. More...

AARP Smart Driver courses help boost safety awareness, improve driving skills

The mission of the AARP Driver Safety Program is to provide “engaging instructional program for all drivers, using research based safety strategies. More...

Participate in International Walk and Bike to School Day

Nearly 200 Minnesota schools and thousands of students will participate in International Walk and Bike to School Day on Monday, Oct. 5. More...

AARP Smart Driver courses

Greenway High School 4-hour refresher Thursday, Oct. 13, at 5 p.m. Instructor: Marn Flicker To register, call 218-245-6232 ISD 2711 Community Ed, Aurora 8-hour course Saturday, Oct. 13, at 9 a.m. More...

MNsure finalizes partnerships for broker enrollment center initiative

Seventeen different health insurance agencies located across Minnesota will serve as MNsure broker enrollment centers during the 2017 open enrollment period, MNsure announced today. More...

An informational forum, Oct. 2 The courage of living with mental illness

MT. IRON – Did you know that one out of every hundred people live with schizophrenia or that three to five percent of all adults are diagnosed with depression? More...

Joel Lewicki joins Colosimo, Patchin & Kearney law firm

VIRGINIA – The Virginia law firm of Colosimo, Patchin & Kearney, Ltd. is pleased to announce the addition of Joel B. Lewicki, J.D. to its staff of attorneys. More...

Magnetation, contractors at odds over lease amendment request

GRAND RAPIDS – For the last week and one-half, the Itasca County Commissioners have been caught between the proverbial rock and hard place. More...

Annual Chili Cook- Off deemed a success

VIRGINIA – The St. Michael’s 7th Annual Chili Cook Off, held on Sept. 17, proved to be a successful event having raised over $21,000. These proceeds are slated to be used for a project to reface the main lobby at St. More...

Safety in numbers: Why it pays to replace headlight bulbs in pairs

When it comes to vehicle maintenance, the rule of two has long reigned among professional automotive technicians and driving safety advocates. More...

Know when it’s time to change air filters

Vehicle maintenance can protect drivers’ investments and help their automobiles run efficiently. One area drivers should pay particular attention to is their vehicles’ air filters. More...

Visit state forests for fall color driving tours

Driving a scenic route through a state forest is a great way to view fall color, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. More...

Fire Prevention Week reminder: Replace smoke alarms every 10 years

The official theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, Oct. 9 – 15, as announced by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is “Don’t Wait: Check the Date! More...

Applicants to serve on DNR spending oversight committees sought

Minnesotans who would like to serve on committees that review how the Department of Natural Resources spends Game and Fish Fund dollars are welcome to submit an application by Monday, Oct. 10. More...

Virginia Fire Department

Run Report: September 19 – 25

VIRGINIA – During the week of September 19 – 25, the Virginia Fire Department was called for service 64 times. We had 29 EMS 9-1-1 calls, 27 transfers and eight fire calls. More...

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Home & Garden Tips

Frost Warnings

If not already harvested, the last remaining items in the garden will need protection. You can cover remaining crops with floating row covers, old bedsheets, cardboard boxes, or even milk jugs with the bottoms removed. More...

SpaceLIFT

Decorator Secret: Using color to set the mood! RED… How To: More...

Health

Why kids are often sick when school starts; hepatitis A

Q: My 8-year-old son objected to going to school several times in the first couple of weeks, saying he had a headache. I made him go anyway, but felt so guilty about it. Did I do the right thing? -- Sarah F., Franklin, Tennessee More...

Massage for Your Health

Parkinson’s disease and massage, part 2

In my last article I wrote about how massage can possibly help someone with Parkinson’s disease. While I was okay with the article, I felt the need to expand on this topic. I have recently acquired a new pathology book. It More...

Business

Laurentian Divide Salon & Spa offers Reiki and Reflex

VIRGINIA/BIWABIK – Laurentian Divide Salon & Spa, with locations in Virginia and at Giants Ridge in Biwabik, is pleased to offer Reiki and Reflex on the Iron Range. More...

Outdoors by Jerry McCormick

Ladybug look-alikes

Not all orange and black beetles are ladybugs, and not all ladybugs are orange and black! There are several kinds of beetles that strongly resemble ladybugs. Also, insects that are orange and black are a very interesting bunch. More...

Guest Columnists

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) This is a good week for all you fine Felines to turn your attention to some important considerations, such as your health, your job situation and the status of important relationships. More...

What to look for in a permit-to-carry class

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Steven Johnson: Candidate for Virginia City Council

My name is Steven B. Johnson. I am running for one of three open seats on the Virginia City Council. I am a lifelong Virginia area resident. I graduated with honors from Virginia High School. More...

NOV. 8 GENERAL ELECTION ALERT!

Candidates invited to submit statements

Candidates for all local elected offices, including school boards, are welcome to submit statements introducing themselves to the community, sharing their backgrounds, qualifications, and their reasons for running for office. More...

St. Louis County hosts 34th annual event

Health and Human Service Conference set for Oct. 13-14

DULUTH – An award-winning playwright and storyteller and a local musician who gained national recognition for winning the NPR Tiny Desk Contest will headline the opening ceremony at the 34th annual St. More...

Hwy. 21 re-opens following bridge replacement project

BABBITT – Highway 21 northwest of Babbitt has reopened to traffic, now with a new bridge spanning the Birch River. The new bridge is a single span concrete beam bridge measuring approximately 80-feet long. More...

The Long Line

Think girls with guns are scary? Tell that to Annie Oakley and Machine Gun Mary

“Girls with guns scare me.” That’s what a bachelor friend of mine told me earlier this week when I told him I was going to deer hunt this year. More...

Microwave Massacre producer to attend Crypticon convention

VIRGINIA - Another year and I’ll be a guest again for the biggest horror/fantasy convention in the Midwest. Crypticon is back, October 14-16, in Bloomington, MN, at the Crown Plaza Hotel. More...

A story of survival: I made the call to make things better

EDITOR’S NOTE: Scott Geiselhart, whose story is shared below, will be a guest speaker at the October meeting of the Iron Range Mental Health Task Force. More...

Olcott Park Fountain Restoration progress report

As we work our way toward our ultimate goal of achieving $400,000 in private contributions, we are very encouraged by the support we’ve received in our first 12 months of fundraising. More...

Fourth annual BradtoberFest celebrates local music and craft beer

DULUTH – An offbeat fall festival in the community-minded spirit of Germany’s Oktoberfest tradition will be held in Duluth on Sunday, Oct. 2, from 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. The BradtoberFest Run/Rawk/Crawl is a one-of-a-kind event. More...

MN Opera: Stories Sing program at Virginia library

VIRGINIA – The Arrowhead Library System will present Minnesota Opera Stories Sing with Alisa Magallon, a free program being offered at the Virginia Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 12 p.m. More...

3rd annual Health and Wellness Fair, Oct. 7

Town of White promotes health and wellness for area citizens

TOWN OF WHITE – The 3rd annual Health and Wellness Fair offered by Essentia Health and the Town of White will be held at the Loon Lake Community Center, 3816 Hwy. 100 in Aurora on Friday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. – 12 noon. More...

Soroptimists: Strengthening communities together!

CHISHOLM – The Soroptimist International of Virginia, MN, continued its work in supporting our communities on the Range by again participating in United Way of Northeastern Minnesota’s Buddy Backpack program on Thursday, Sept. More...

Habitat for Humanity home dedication on Sunday

VIRGINIA – North St. Louis County Habitat for Humanity announced the home dedication for the Stan and Aliisa Dow family in Virginia, MN. The home dedication will take place on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 922 14th St. N. More...

Partridge pre-season hunting preparations

Ever since I began hunting partridge, the week before season has been a time I looked forward to almost as much as opening day. More...

My Tattoo

This tattoo belongs to Shalane Aune of Cook, MN. The quote, along with the birth date, refers to her daughter, Bella. The flower in the tattoo is a Pluminaria, which is a symbol for new life. The tattoo artist is Josh from Anchors End in Duluth. More...

Gear up! Pheasant hunting season opens soon

Pheasant hunting can put food on the table, supports grassland conservation and is a fun sport that doesn’t require a lot of specialized or expensive equipment. More...

4 reasons for a check engine light

Vehicles rely on many components working harmoniously to function at optimal capacity. Any number of systems can go wrong, and oftentimes the first indication that something has gone awry is an illuminated dashboard signal. More...

The benefits of waxing vehicles

After a thorough washing and interior detailing, many vehicle owners put the finishing touch on their cars and trucks by applying a coat of wax. Is this a practice of automotive vanity, or does waxing actually pay legitimate dividends? More...

Voyageur Country ATV plans ribbon cutting celebration on Oct. 5

ELEPHANT LAKE – Voyageur Country ATV is hosting a ribbon cutting celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 5, to celebrate the opening of St. Louis County roads and several U.S. Forest Service roads to ATV use. More...

VFD holding Fire Prevention Week activities

VIRGINIA – The Virginia Fire Department will be holding a variety of activities during Fire Prevention Week, which begins Sunday, Oct. 9, and continues through Saturday, Oct. More...

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Obituaries

Rick Robert Koyiol - 2016-09-30
Eugene F. Kedrowski - 2016-09-30
Willard Robert Groth - 2016-09-30
David John Stickney - 2016-09-23
Grace Mae Olsen - 2016-09-23
Jan Peter Dawson, M.D. - 2016-09-23
Shelby Jean Stickney - 2016-09-23
Merlyn M. Johnson - 2016-09-16
Jerry Neagbour - 2016-09-16

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Pets

Seasonal safety tips: Beware of these fall dangers

There’s nothing quite like the first few days of fall. The crisp, cool air and beautiful foliage get you excited for the changing of seasons, and we’re sure your pets are also welcoming a break from summer’s hot, sticky weather. More...

Stop your pet from escaping

The ASPCA estimates that 7.5 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Many of these animals are strays, as shelters house about twice as many stray animals as pets given up by their owners. More...

Range History

Equal rights and free love

The remarkable story of the first female U.S. presidential candidate

The 19th amendment to the United States Constitution, which was the result of many decades of hard work and lobbying from tireless suffragists who battled on both the state and national fronts, prohibits any US citizen from being denied the right to More...

Healthy for Life

Healthy for Life

It's October, get out your honey and the rake!

Here are a few reasons to eat honey and tips for those of you who are venturing out to do some raking. Get adventurous, maybe dip yourself in honey and roll around in those leaves to get them up! More...

Hometown Recipes

Friends’ faves shared here

This week’s recipes were shared by friends of mine and HTF editor Jean. There are a gazillion recipes that can be found online, but it helps to have a friend recommend or share one to know if it is tried and true. More...

Focus On Veterans

Absentee voter tips offered for U.S. military, overseas citizens

With less than two months until the general election on Nov. 8, absentee voters are beginning to receive their state ballots. More...

Sallyworld

SALLYWORLD: WEEK 310

The walk that never was; cleaning tips

Greetings and Sallytations! More...

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