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Essentia specialist discusses Ebola concerns

DULUTH – Dr. Rjesh Prabhu is an infectious disease specialist with Essentia Health of Duluth, the local “go to” guy when talking about the Ebola crisis. We had a chat last week. More...

Life Link III: “When minutes matter…”

Unique medical consortium provides vital service for critical patients

Whether at home or at work, I often hear the unmistakable sound of a helicopter overhead or getting ready to land or take off from the Essential Health hospital in Virginia. More...

Running and diet changes turned woman’s life around

“I went from 240 lbs. to 133 lbs.”

My name is Joyce Hobbs, and I am a runner. More...

Prepare for winter with food therapy

Look to the seasons for the basic and most important dietary healing clues available. In the spring, energy is moving upward, in summer, outward, in autumn, downward and in winter energy is moving inward. More...

Election 2014: Local candidate statements

Nevada Littlewolf: Virginia City Council candidate More...

Rick Nolan: Tom

MN 8th District Congressional candidate

I’m running to rebuild the middle class. To help create more middle-class jobs by promoting our mining, timber, tourism and manufacturing industries, and reinvesting in America’s infrastructure and transportation system. More...

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Dr. Sarah Bezek provides Ebola training in Nigeria

HOUSTON, TX - In mid-September, Dr. More...

Minnesota hospitals identify strategy for Ebola care

ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) announced today that hospitals and health systems from around the state have developed a coordinated strategy to care for Ebola patients in Minnesota. More...

MDH establishes Ebola hot line for Minnesotans

As part of an ongoing effort to provide Minnesotans with information about Ebola and related precautions against the disease, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) this week established an Ebola Information Line. More...

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This Week in Range History

Becoming American: Democracy at work

Immigrants! The cry, “What would we do without them!” of the early 1900s became, “What do we do with them?” in the 2000s. The mines here certainly depended on cheap labor from northern and southern Europe. More...

Healthy for Life  Free Access 


Let your positive spirit shine

It’s sugar season More...

Hometown Recipes  Free Access 

A special quiche, Salisbury steak, pork roast and more!

I’ve got a fun collection of recipes this week from HTF contributors. Every one of these recipes sounded delicious to me. If you try them, let me know how they turned out. And, if you have recipes to share, please send them to me! More...

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Fairview Range awarded $12,000 grant to improve heart attack care

HIBBING – Fairview Range Medical Center (FRMC) has been awarded a $12,000 grant from the American Heart Association as part of Mission: Lifeline, an American Heart Association communitybased initiative aimed at improving the system of care for More...

St. Louis County Iron Range Youth in Action receives $5,000 AT&T donation

VIRGINIA – St. Louis County Iron Range Youth in Action (IRYA) received a $5,000 AT&T donation today to help support its youth leadership programs and develop tomorrow’s leaders. More...

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Halloweens of old, treadmill relocation and who ate the candy?

Greetings & Sallytations! More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Alma G. Hummel

Alma G. Hummel, age 83 of Hibbing and formerly of Duluth and Mesa, AZ died Friday, October 24, 2014 in the Fairview Range Medical Center. More...

Darrell Hendrickson

Darrell Hendrickson, 77, of Eveleth, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. He was born on December 05, 1936 in Eveleth to Uno and Verna (Wilimaa) Hendrickson; grew up in Central Lakes and graduated from Cotton High School in 1956. More...

Cory Scott Kozar

Cory Scott Kozar, age 49 of Aurora died Wednesday, October 22, 2014. He was born February 28, 1965 in Virginia, the son of Frank “Poncho” and Bea (Motti) Kozar. More...

Sierra Leoneans on the Iron Range discuss the Ebola crisis in their homeland

ANGORA, MN – You can’t watch the news these days without seeing coverage of the Ebola crisis, predominately in the west African countries of Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea. More...

"We cannot do anything for her"

About Patricia: I am from a ranching family in rural, southwestern Montana where I work as a Family Nurse Practitioner in public health. I work intermittently with MSF. My first assignment was in Malawi on a large HIV project. More...

Breast cancer survivor relies on the expertise of local mastectomy fitter

VIRGINIA – Joyce Wessman is a busy lady. She lunches with friends, visits with neighbors and plans to start a Finnishspeaking club. She helps her daughter, who serves as a minister at a local church. More...

Breast cancer survivor: Year number 8 is a time to celebrate!

I’ve been a breast cancer survivor for eight years! Last week I volunteered to write a personal story for the Hometown Focus. More...

Quitting smoking: Breaking bad habits with hypnosis

One of the most common reasons clients come to see me for hypnosis is to assist them in quitting smoking. Hypnosis can be an effective tool to help a person change this behavior. More...

Tim Riordan: Virginia School Board candidate

My name is Tim Riordan and I'm a candidate for the Virginia School Board. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Alma G. Hummel - 2014-10-31
Darrell Hendrickson - 2014-10-31
Cory Scott Kozar - 2014-10-31
Darlene J. Marinac - 2014-10-31
Sylvia E. Johnson - 2014-10-31
Paul J. Pozniak - 2014-10-31
Norman L. Holm - 2014-10-24
David W. Cuff - 2014-10-24
Martina Cot - 2014-10-24
Dorothy J. Anderson - 2014-10-24
Donald E. Heisel - 2014-10-24
Kathleen Sternberg - 2014-10-17
Mae Elina Wuori - 2014-10-17
Vicki Lee Skubic - 2014-10-17
Loretta Rahkola - 2014-10-17
Doris Marie Nessett - 2014-10-17

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Canine CPR methods: artificial respiration for dogs

Artificial respiration is a lifesaving technique that is performed when a dog has stopped breathing. The heart, meanwhile, may or may not be beating. More...

Home & Garden Tips  Free Access 

Happy Halloween

This is the spooky fun time for ghouls of all ages. Decorating the front porch for a spooktacular welcome for those daring trick-or-treaters is fun to do. More...


Decorator Secret: Dress up a fireplace How To: Right after the holidays when you take down all the glitter and gold many of us find this to be a great time to “re-do” one or more rooms in our home. More...

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Range Respite receives approval

VIRGINIA – Range Respite was recently approved by the Charities Review Council (www.smartgivers.org) as “Meets Standards.” The Accountability Standards® are co-created benchmarks of nonprofit governance, finance, fundraising and pub More...

Halloween safety: Be safe, be seen this Halloween

The leading injury risks for children at Halloween time are pedestrian injuries, falls and burns. More...

St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office K-9s get ballistic vests

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – The four K-9s from the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office – Kilo, Roscoe, Louie and Diesel – have been awarded ballistic vests thanks to a nonprofit organization, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. More...

Focus On Veterans  Free Access 

Veterans Choice Act extension offers opportunities for potential providers

VA accepting provider applications to extend TBI program for Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it is currently accepting proposals for the Assisted Living Pilot Program for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (AL-TBI). More...

Expansion of Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits is part of Veterans Choice Act legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it will begin accepting applications by mail on Monday, November 3, 2014, for the Fry Scholarship under newly expanded eligibility criteria to include surviving spouses. More...

VA telehealth services served over 690,000 Veterans in FY 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that its national telehealth programs served more than 690,000 Veterans during fiscal year 2014. More...

Guest Columnists  Free Access 


SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) The facts continue to be on your side. So make use of them in dealing with any challenge to your stated position. Also, open your mind to the offer of help from an unlikely source. More...

Senior Legal Line Q. and A.:

Will travel outside of the country affect my Medicare or Social Security benefits?

Dear Senior Legal Line: More...

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