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Tower gears up for Governor’s Fishing Opener and community picnic

TOWER— As the organizer of the 2015 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener (GFO) Community Picnic Stephanie Carlson has been checking, double-checking and then rechecking to make sure everything is in place. More...

Feelin’ lucky?

CAG Walleye Classic guarantees $10,000 to first place angler

TOWER—With a guaranteed grand prize of $10,000, it’s no wonder the City Auto Glass (CAG) Walleye Classic, presented by American Family Insurance, and hosted at Fortune Bay Resort Casino, continues to be one of the area’s premier fis More...

The Dirt Lady expands

Gyppo Antiques added to the mix

SANDY – Michelle Gunderson opened a new business just three years ago, The Dirt Lady Gardens, at her Sandy Township homestead north of Virginia. More...

Mobile Man, David and I:

Finding water and magic in the desert southwest

“Do you want to go fishing while we’re in Las Vegas?” I asked my 14-year-old great nephew, David. He is a pretty big fishing enthusiast. A puzzled look came over his face. “Wait a minute,” he said. More...

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Jo Bjerke to speak at garden club meeting

PIKE – The regular meeting of the Embarrass Garden & Flower Club will be held on Wednesday, May 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the Pike Town Hall. Master Gardener JoAnn Bjerke of Virginia will be the guest speaker. More...

Women’s Bocce League meeting on May 11

VIRGINIA – A captains meeting for the Virginia Women’s Bocce League will be held on Monday, May 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Virginia Elks Club. Captains are urged to attend. More...

TV series to feature Crucible Foundry

The Crucible Foundry & Gallery in Norman, Oklahoma that cast the Iron Range Veterans Memorial – Shoulder to Shoulder Even the Fallen Stand Tall – bronze sculpture that sits on the shore of Bailey’s Lake in Virginia’s City More...

Range History

Burbot oil in Baudette kickstarts a billion-dollar biz

Dear Readers, This edition of Hometown Focus has been so much fun for me (and I hope for you, too). While researching fish species in Lake Vermilion, More...

Healthy for Life

Healthy for Life

Celebrating the month of May

In comes May full of life with all it brightness and blessings. What a grand sound I hear - the first loon of the lake has let us know it’s arrived! More...

Hometown Recipes

Gear up for the opener with some new walleye recipes

There are few things I like more than walleye. I enjoy it deep-fried, pan-fried, broiled, grilled, baked, sautéed, in a fish chowder, in a taco, pickled – you name it. More...

Focus On Veterans

Medical experts to advise VA on health care for 9 million Veterans

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced a new 11-member Special Medical Advisory Group (SMAG) composed of leading medical experts to assist the Department in delivering health care to the 9 million Veterans enrolled More...

Yellow Ribbon School ceremony May 6 at HCC

HIBBING – Steering committee members of the Hibbing Community College Yellow Ribbon Network are proud to announce that Hibbing Community College will be officially recognized as a Yellow Ribbon School. More...

Salute to Women Veterans event in Brainerd

BRAINERD – Registration is now open for the 2015 Salute to Women Veterans event Saturday, May 16, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Cragun’s Resort in Brainerd, Minn. More...

Sallyworld

SALLYWORLD: WEEK 237

Less Bruce Jenner, more MN Wild, and what will Mr. Wonderful get me for May Day?

Greetings & Sallytations! More...

Guest Columnists

This guide is fishing with family on opening weekend

Hello everybody, More...

Salome's Stars

CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Anyone trying to bully the Sea Goat -- whether it involves a personal or a professional matter -- will learn a painful lesson. Others also will benefit from the Goat’s strong example. More...

The amazing fish species of Lake Vermilion

Chemical defense mechanisms, upside-down sex, pharmaceutical wonders, bladderless sinkers, and the scourge of Japan

I learned amazing things this week about some of the fish species that make their home in Lake Vermilion. More...

Lake Vermilion’s walleye harvest down in 2014

Editor’s note: Lake Vermilion anglers may be interested in the MN DNR’s most recent (2014) Fisheries Management report for Lake Vermilion, which includes a fish population assessment and creel survey results. More...

Local guides selected for Governor’s Fishing Opener on Vermilion

ST. PAUL – A pair of accomplished anglers from the Lake Vermilion area will host Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith for the 2015 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener on Saturday, May 9. More...

Embarrass greenhouse reopens under new ownership

EMBARRASS – The tables and benches at the only greenhouse in Embarrass – known as the coldest spot in the continental United States – will be green and growing again beginning this weekend. More...

Robert Olson honored for 50 years of dedication to education

AURORA – Not everyone gets a special day or a conference room named after them, but that wasn’t the case for Robert L. Olson who was bestowed these honors on April 24, 2015, at a celebration at Mesabi East School. More...

If you’d put down that sandwich!

It’s been really nice to have a long spring this year. My girlfriend Melanie and I have been biking, hiking and cutting trails many times already since the snow melted for the most part in late March. More...

Obituaries

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Pets

Outbreak reported in Chicago area

Key facts about canine influenza (dog flu)

What is canine influenza (dog flu)? More...

Home & Garden Tips

Benefits of a healthy yard

A healthy yard can increase the value of your property by as much as 20%. Multiple vegetative layers such as the canopy, the understory, shrubs, herbaceous plants, and leaf litter will save money by not hauling leaves to the dump. More...

SpaceLIFT

Decorator Challenge: Furniture…comfort with style…does it exist? Remedy: More...

Health

Autism and antibiotics; joint replacement and weight loss

Q: I read about an autistic child who improved after taking antibiotics for strep throat. I thought people with autism needed more -- not fewer -- gut bacteria, and that antibiotics kill them off. What’s the real story here? More...

Massage for Your Health

Going on vacation? Don’t forget the massage

Getting ready to pack your bags? Got that resort destination in mind? Have you scheduled your massage while there? If not you might want to think about it. Many places offer massage and many also include couples’ massage on their menu. More...

Business

New Orthopaedic Associates Clinic opening in Hibbing on May 1

HIBBING – Orthopaedic Associates of Duluth is expanding their orthopaedic services in Hibbing with the addition of a new clinic opening on May 1. The new office, located at 1101 E. More...

Mesabi East teacher and students honored at STEM All-Star recognition banquet

AURORA – Students at Mesabi East and instructor Bill Krueth were honored at the first annual STEM All Stars Banquet held at Hibbing Community College on April 23. STEM is the acronym for the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. More...

Outdoors by Jerry McCormick

What? Warm-blooded insects?

April and early May are the months we see the first insects come crawling out. the first insects to come out are not the familiar troublesome types. The early-season insects face the problem most of us faced all winter: keeping warm. More...

Obituaries

Ronald Eldred Burtness

Ronald Eldred Burtness, 70, of Hibbing, passed away on March 28, 2015. More...

Jean Mae Terch

Jean Mae Terch, 86, of Virginia, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Fairview Medical Center in Hibbing.  A Memorial Mass will be held Friday, May 1, 2015 at the Resurrection Catholic Church in Eveleth at 11 a.m. More...

Lynn “Bunny” Pohia

Lynn “Bunny” Pohia, 54, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth. Funeral Mass was  held Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Virginia, MN at 1:00 p.m. with visitation at 12:00 p.m. More...





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