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Engineering, Cool! Turning ideas into reality

Three, two, one….FIRE! Launching into the sky is the rocket a student has built, bringing engineering to life. What better way to learn about how COOL engineering really is than through hands-on active learning? More...

Iron Range Radio Control Club promotes the hobby of model aviation

The Iron Range Radio Control Club, Inc. has been invited to participate in the upcoming Iron Range Mind Trekkers STEM Showcase event in Virginia. More...

Tritec’s STEM gem:

The Big Daddy dirt box: a manufacturing success story

VIRGINIA – We’re focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) topics this week (see stories p. 4-7 and p. 34) and I was so excited that TriTec of Virginia celebrated a HUGE engineering and manufacturing feat this week! More...

Exploring to the outer limits

Mesabi Range College’s 2014 STEM Camp soared to high altitudes

Mesabi Range College held its annual STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Camp this summer during the week of June 9 – 13 for students entering grades 7 – 10. More...

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E-book written by former Embarrass pastor

Pastor Chuck Barnes, formerly of Embarrass, has written an e-book entitled "Saints and Sinners Under the Pines" about some of his experiences as a pastor on Minnesota's Iron Range. The book also celebrates the good that small congregations do. More...

MIB Community Ed offers defensive driving class

MT. IRON – A defensive driving 4-hour refresher class will be held at the Mt. Iron-Buhl School on Monday, Sept. 29, from 5 – 9 p.m. The class will be held in the home economics room. Cost is $14. More...

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General rabbit care tips and advice

Some bunny out there wants to be a part of your family

Rabbits have special requirements to stay happy and healthy. They can be trained to use a litter box, they’ll come when called, and some will engage their owners in a daily game of tag! Domestic rabbits are delightful companion animals. More...

Home & Garden Tips  Free Access 

Keep composting!

Compostable items accumulate daily. Every kitchen should have a compost bucket for collection of these items. Keep collecting and adding to the compost pile throughout the winter. More...

SpaceLIFT

Decorator Secret: Balance of Power! Even the most choreographed wall groupings can appear off balance if forced to compete for attention, so make potential competitors, architecture and furnishings, allies in your wall displays How To: More...

Massage for Your Health  Free Access 

Searching for a massage therapist?

Oh what do you ask when looking for the right massage therapist for yourself? Everyone has their own list of needs/ requirements when searching. More...

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DNR digital tools help plan for hunting time

STATEWIDE – Hunters making plans for upcoming seasons can get scouting and other services from Minnesota Department of Natural Resources digital tools. More...

Deer hunts will take place at some state parks

STATEWIDE – Special hunts to prevent overpopulation of deer and protect resources will take place this fall at several Minnesota state parks, and access to the parks will vary during these hunts. More...

Focus On Veterans  Free Access 

App available to the public

VA develops mobile application “Concussion Coach”

WASHINGTON, D.C. More...

Programs offer innovative learning opportunities for Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Each year, more than 250,000 Servicemembers take off their uniform for the last time. And for those transitioning Veterans, among the first questions they ask is: What’s next? More...

Reorganization of VA discussed

WASHINGTON, D.C. – VA Secretary Robert A. McDonald met recently with the chairmen and ranking members of the Senate and House Veterans Affairs Committees to affirm his commitment to working together to better serve Veterans. More...

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Senior Legal Line Q. and A.:

Minnesota is #1 in services for seniors

Dear Senior Legal Line, More...

Chili Cook-Off was huge success

VIRGINIA -It was an absolutely perfect fall day in northern Minnesota, and Miners Memorial Building was the site of St. Michael’s 5th Annual Chili Cook-Off last Thursday, September 18. More...

They’ll knock your socks off!

MIND TREKKERS come to Virginia

VIRGINIA - Mind Trekkers will be coming to the Miners Memorial building in Virginia on October 3-4 for two days of experimental fun and adventure at the Iron Range STEM Showcase. More...

Range Engineering Council: Bringing STEM events to you

HIBBING - There are many STEM-related organizations involved in various activities in northern Minnesota. One of them is the Range Engineering Council which was very involved in bringing the Mind Trekkers event to our area October 3-4. More...

Arrowhead Library System to present History and Music of the Accordion

MT. IRON – The Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present the History and Music of the Accordion with Mario Cianflone in a free program on the following dates: More...

Melvin and Luella’s 67th Anniversary

MT. IRON – Melvin Anderson is a bit of a history buff and visits our office occasionally for a chat. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Ellen L. Johnson - 2014-09-26
Lorrayne A Hovila - 2014-09-26
Roy Alex Ahlstrand - 2014-09-26
Ronald Arthur Ebert - 2014-09-19
Austin Lee Paolo - 2014-09-19

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Classical music program planned at church in Cook

COOK – A Piatigorsky Foundation program, sponsored by Northwoods Friends of the Arts, will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Cook on Sunday, Oct. 5, at 4 p.m. More...

Early voting with absentee ballots now underway

SAINT PAUL – Eligible Minnesota voters can vote early for the November 4 general election with an absentee ballot starting Friday, September 19 — and a new animated video from the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State is helping vote More...

City tax levy remains at 0% for 5th consecutive year

From the City Council: The West Two Rivers Campground closed Sunday, September 21, after a very successful season. Thank you Mr. Bill Haapala, for another great job as caretaker! More...

Range History  Free Access 

Gilbert High School’s GENE LORENDO

Legendary Class of ’39 alum had interesting life - Part 1

AUTHOR’S INTRODUCTION: More...

Health  Free Access 

Breakfast: Overrated? No, underrated; winning the battle of the biome

Q: I read recently that it doesn’t matter if you have breakfast. This contradicts everything I’ve heard for years. Can you sort this out for me? -- Carey J., Pierre, South Dakota More...

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HEALTHY4LIFE

Bonding with Autumn

Fed straight from Mother More...

Hometown Recipes  Free Access 

Reviving 30-year old ladies’ auxiliary cookbook recipes

Thirty years ago, the Women’s Auxiliary of the Vermilion Lake Township Volunteer Fire Department published their second cookbook. It is 77 pages, spiral bound and handed typed on mimeograph sheets of paper. More...

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Fairview Range recognized for efforts to protect patients from influenza

HIBBING – Fairview Range was among 180 hospitals and nursing homes from around the state recognized by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) for achieving high influenza vaccination rates among the facility’s employees during the 2013-14 flu seaso More...

State gains 6,100 jobs in August; unemployment rate drops to 4.3 percent

St. Paul- Minnesota emplyers added 6,100 jobs in August, according to seasonally adjusted figures released by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). More...

UMD offers 2-day business management workshop at Mesabi Range College

VIRGINIA – Profit Mastery, a two-day financial management workshop, will be held at Mesabi Range College in Virginia on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 28 – 29. Hours are 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. More...

Sallyworld  Free Access 

SALLYWORLD: WEEK 206

Don’t have it anymore? Ditch the owner’s manual!

Greetings & Sallytations! More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Ellen L. Johnson

Ellen L. Johnson, 82, Cook, formerly of Greaney, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning at the Cook Community Hospital on September 21, 2014 More...

Lorrayne A Hovila

Lorrayne A Hovila, 89, of Virginia, died Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Essentia Health Virginia.  A Visitation will begin on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Range Funeral Home, Virginia from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. More...

Roy Alex Ahlstrand

Roy Alex Ahlstrand, 94, of Virginia MN, died on Tuesday morning, September 17, 2014 at Essentia Health – VCC in Virginia. More...



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