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SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) A more stable situation begins, allowing you to feel more secure about making important decisions. Meanwhile, be sure to meet your project deadline so you can move on to other things.   More...

Posted 7/27/2017 11:00 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) A new spurt of energy sends you roaring back into that challenging work situation. But be careful not to overdo it, or your sizzle could fizzle before your task is completed.   More...

Posted 7/20/2017 11:13 PM

The Long Line

Goat yoga: Newest fitness trend is not a stretch

You have goat to be kidding! Goat yoga rule #1. Must be willing to share your yoga mat with furry baby goats. “Goat yoga?” you may ask. Yes! It’s really a thing, and it is not yoga for goats! More...

Posted 7/6/2017 11:11 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your social life is picking up, and you’ll soon be mingling with old friends and making new ones. But ‘twixt the fun times, stay on top of changing workplace conditions.   More...

Posted 6/30/2017 12:08 AM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Heed that keen Leonine instinct. It’s trying to tell you to delay making a decision until you’re sure there are no hidden problems that could cause trouble later on.   More...

Posted 6/22/2017 11:47 PM

The Long Line

My grandma’s legacy of wanderlust and adventure

My grandmother Helen Nelson Walker took her last breath on the evening of May 28, 2017, an hour after I said goodbye to her for the last time. She was 102. More...

Posted 6/8/2017 11:09 PM

So much to see and do on the Iron Range this summer

IRON RANGE – Summer’s just beginning and the travel season is upon us, starting with weddings and graduations and transitioning into family reunions and vacations by mid-June. More...

Posted 6/1/2017 11:07 PM

The Long Line

Wild edibles from your backyard: Foraging close to home

EMBARRASS – A scroll through Facebook these days reveals many of my friends posting pictures of their wild spring edibles. It is the time of year to harvest fiddlehead ferns and ramps, as well as other wild delicacies. More...

Posted 5/25/2017 11:30 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Believe it or not, someone might dare to say “No!” to the Regal One’s suggestion. But instead of being miffed, use this rebuff to recheck the proposition and, perhaps, make some changes.   More...

Posted 5/18/2017 10:54 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) It’s going to be especially nice to be the King of the Zodiac at this time. A recent money squeeze  eases. Plans start to work out, and new friends enter Your Majesty’s domain.   More...

Posted 5/11/2017 11:05 PM

Get involved! So many opportunities

IRON RANGE – I can’t write a column without mentioning the Northeast Minnesota Tourism Conference, which was held April 20, at Minnesota Discovery Center in Chisholm. More...

Posted 5/4/2017 10:43 PM

The Long Line

Ten reasons to try kayaking: Sunsets, sunrises, and more

Spring is here and summer is on the way! At least I thought so. As I am writing this there is snow falling out my living room window. Only in Minnesota. It is almost May. More...

Posted 4/27/2017 11:47 PM

Windows Vista is no longer supported

EVELETH – So you have Windows Vista. Well, the end of support for Windows Vista was on Tuesday, April 11. More...

Posted 4/20/2017 10:45 PM

The Long Line

Every summer has a story: My bucket list for this one

Spring is here and to be honest, I am not a huge fan. I love both winter and summer, but I don’t care for this limbo-like season. More...

Posted 4/13/2017 11:08 PM

It’s Spirit of Hospitality Awards nomination time; attend the tourism conference

IRON RANGE – It’s time once again to show your appreciation for Mesabi Iron Rangers who provide excellent customer service.  More...

Posted 4/6/2017 11:21 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Expect a challenge to the usual way you do things. Although you might prefer the tried-and-true, once you take a good look at this new idea, you might feel more receptive to it.   More...

Posted 4/6/2017 11:21 PM

The Long Line

Riding wild: Virginia man twice finishes grueling Arrowhead 135

Northern Minnesota is home to one of the world’s toughest and most grueling ultramarathons. Surprised? So was I. It takes place here in our own backyard. More...

Posted 3/30/2017 10:37 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) It’s time to stop licking your wounds from past mistakes. Get up and get going toward your future. Loyal friends will be there to help the Lion get back into riproaring shape.   More...

Posted 3/23/2017 10:57 PM

The Long Line

Local girl chooses loss to gain a greater life

Angela Larson began to play hockey when she was four years old. Her parents had given her the option of figure skating or hockey. She chose hockey. She wanted to be just like her big brother. More...

Posted 3/16/2017 10:02 PM

Did the IRS (or FBI) call me? No, they do not call or target your computer

So you received an automated call from the IRS (or even the FBI) and they have an automated message saying something like you have a warrant out for your arrest. They want you to call this given number and talk to them. More...

Posted 3/10/2017 12:01 AM

March and April are jam-packed with events

IRON RANGE – March and April events are calling for you to get out and move about!  More...

Posted 3/3/2017 12:09 AM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) The possibility of a new acquisition always makes those Leonine eyes light up. But be careful that what you see is what you want. Appearances often can be deceiving.   More...

Posted 3/3/2017 12:10 AM

Should I update/upgrade my operating system?

EVELETH – So there are new Windows updates released. Should I update right away? Should I wait for a few days? Should I skip all Windows updates? More...

Posted 2/24/2017 12:50 AM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) As a proud Lion, you’re right to be upset about those who might be lying about you to others. But the best revenge is proving them wrong by succeeding at what you set out to do.   More...

Posted 2/16/2017 11:09 PM

SALOME"S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Money matters improve, but you still need to be cautious with your spending. Also, set aside that Leonine pride for a bit and apologize for contributing to that misunderstanding.   More...

Posted 2/9/2017 11:48 PM

The Long Line

Reflections from a weekend of unplanned happenings

Tonight I am reflecting on the weekend and thinking about how sometimes the best thing you can do for yourself is to step out of the everyday, go with the flow, and just enjoy life moment to moment. More...

Posted 7/20/2017 11:13 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) A new spurt of energy sends you roaring back into that challenging work situation. But be careful not to overdo it, or your sizzle could fizzle before your task is completed.   More...

Posted 7/13/2017 11:25 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 August 22) A workplace change could lead to that promotion you’ve been hoping for. But you’ll have to face some tough competition before the Lion can claim his or her share of the goodies.   More...

Posted 7/6/2017 11:11 PM

The Long Line

When summer rolls around: Celebrating midsummer or “juhannus”

Is it just me, or does it almost seem like a miracle each year when summer finally rolls around? Here in Minnesota, it is not a secret that our winters are dark, harsh, and long. More...

Posted 6/22/2017 11:46 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Some snags could cause delays in those plans you’re eager to see put into operation. But be patient. The Clever Cat  will soon have good reason to celebrate a job well done.   More...

Posted 6/15/2017 11:51 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your interest in a co-worker’s project could lead to a profitable experience for you both. But before you agree to anything, be sure to get all your legal I’s dotted and T’s crossed.   More...

Posted 6/8/2017 11:10 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) While a few details involving upcoming decisions still need your attention, you fun-loving Felines can begin to spend more time enjoying your lively social life again.   More...

Posted 6/1/2017 11:08 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) As much as you love being a social Lion, you might well benefit from staying out of the spotlight for a while. You need time to reflect on some upcoming decisions.   More...

Posted 5/25/2017 11:30 PM

The Long Line

Guiding the next generation to a love of fishing

COOK – Minnesota’s 2017 Fishing Opener is almost here. There is only one other thing that is as fun as fishing for me, and that is writing about it. More...

Posted 5/11/2017 11:05 PM

What is the different between spyware, malware and viruses?

EVELETH – You always hear these terms: spyware, malware and viruses. But what are they? Are they dangerous? Oftentimes people consider them all the same, but—while none of them are good—they are all different.  MALWARE   More...

Posted 5/4/2017 10:43 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) You’re moving up and away from that recent setback. But remain cautious about finances. An exercise in thrift  today helps cushion a possible end-of-the-month money squeeze.   More...

Posted 5/4/2017 10:43 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) You now have information that can influence that decision you planned to make. But the clever Cat will consult a trusted friend or family member before making a major move.   More...

Posted 4/27/2017 11:47 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) You now have information that can influence that decision you planned to make. But the clever Cat will consult a trusted friend or family member before making a major move.   More...

Posted 4/20/2017 10:45 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) You might have just learned that someone close to you is keeping a secret. And, of course, the Cat’s curiosity has gone into overdrive. But be patient. All is revealed soon enough.   More...

Posted 4/13/2017 11:09 PM

Searching the Internet; things to know

EVELETH – You want to research something, but not sure what to do—or even if you do know how to search the Internet—there are a couple of things people should pay attention to. More...

Posted 4/6/2017 11:21 PM

Is the email I received a spam email or does it contain malware?

EVELETH – You have received an email, but you’re not sure if it is a valid email or spam. If you’re not certain, you should always check with the sender to make sure they actually sent it to you. More...

Posted 3/30/2017 10:36 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Congratulations. You’re really getting things done to purrfection. And don’t forget to take a catnap now and again to keep those energy levels up and bristling for action. More...

Posted 3/30/2017 10:38 PM

Your Legal Rights

Beware of “Can you hear me?” scam calls

“Can you hear me?” “Are you there?” “Is this you?”Most people have been asked these questions in a phone call. More...

Posted 3/16/2017 10:01 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Put the lessons you learned from past disappointments to work in planning your future. The way ahead opens to opportunities “purrfectly” suited to the adventurous Lion. More...

Posted 3/16/2017 10:02 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) That unexpected attack of self-doubt could be a way of warning yourself to go slow before making a careerchanging decision. Take more time to do a closer study of the facts.   More...

Posted 3/10/2017 12:01 AM

The Long Line

My dormant obsession with fat tire bikes comes to life

A few years ago, I developed an obsession with the fat tire bike. It wasn’t because I rode one and fell in love instantly. An opportunity to ride has actually never presented itself until recently. More...

Posted 3/3/2017 12:10 AM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your pride might still be hurting from those unflattering remarks someone made about you. But cheer up, you’re about to prove once again why you’re the Top Cat in whatever you do.   More...

Posted 2/24/2017 12:50 AM

What is the cloud? Is it cloud storage, cloud backup, cloud sync, cloud computing?

EVELETH – What is the cloud? The simple answer is it is a bunch of servers on the Internet networked together to provide you your services and storage from the Internet instead of your hard drive. More...

Posted 2/16/2017 11:09 PM

Lessons from a life on ice

Jean-Paul Tessier: From hockey to ice fishing

LAKE OF THE WOODS – For those of us who are avid ice fishermen, spending time on the ice is all about ice fishing. More...

Posted 2/16/2017 11:10 PM

Mesabi Is Magic

Tourism is topic of conference in April

IRON RANGE – Tourism will be the topic of the day on Thursday, April 20, 2017, from 8 a.m. – 3p.m. More...

Posted 2/3/2017 12:08 AM

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