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Just one of those days: Mastering the art of imperfection

There are some days where you feel simply incompetent. The days where it seems we just can’t do anything right and our hair is almost as messy as our lives around us. Sound familiar? The other day was just like that. More...

Posted 9/21/2017 11:54 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) An apparently solid-gold opportunity beckons the Lion. But check to see if all that dazzle isn’t just a sprinkling of surface glitter. Check it out before making a commitment.   More...

Posted 9/21/2017 11:55 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) This is a good time for ambitious Leos or Leonas to shift from planning their next move to actually doing it. Your communication skills help persuade others to join you.   More...

Posted 9/14/2017 11:50 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Trying to make an impression on some people runs into a bit of a snag at first, but it all works out. An old and almost forgotten personal matter once again needs attention.   More...

Posted 9/7/2017 11:56 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Now that you’re back enjoying the spotlight again, you should feel reenergized and ready to take on the challenge of bringing those big, bold plans of yours to completion.   More...

Posted 8/25/2017 12:48 AM

Whitewater rafting: See the river, feel the river, ride the river

ST. LOUIS RIVER – Guests are guaranteed to get wet when they participate in one of the newer outdoor attractions the Duluth area has to offer, rallying on to become the outdoor capital of the Midwest.  More...

Posted 8/17/2017 11:52 PM

The Long Line

A family tradition to treasure

WRITER’S NOTE : In my last The Long Line article, I wrote about being berry, berry crazy for blueberries. This week I thought I would share a family blueberry story from my 20 year-old daughter’s perspective as a followup to mine. More...

Posted 8/17/2017 11:52 PM

The Long Line

Berry, berry crazy

July is National Blueberry Month. I adore blueberries, and I adore picking them even more. It is safe to say that blueberry picking ranks number two on my favorite Minnesota pastimes. Fishing is of course the first. More...

Posted 8/3/2017 10:27 PM

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

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

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

Fresh air and simple fare: It just doesn’t get any better

It was the week before opening day of the 2017 partridge season and time to stock the wanigan box for upcoming fall picnics. More...

Posted 9/21/2017 11:54 PM

The Long Line

It’s already shack season

Can you believe it’s already September? The days are quickly getting shorter and the temperatures are growing colder. Most mornings already call for the heat on in the car on my way to work. More...

Posted 9/14/2017 11:50 PM

WALKING UNDAUNTED

Hello! My name is Chloe and I am a full-time barista by day and blogger by night! I can be found curled up in a blanket (because I am always cold) with a good book or watching Netflix. More...

Posted 9/7/2017 11:56 PM

The Long Line

Five stages of grief after losing “The Big One”

“Fishing is unforgiving.”  More...

Posted 8/31/2017 11:28 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your Royalness needs time away from the limelight to catch up on things, from tidying your desk to making those calls you’ve put off. You’re back in the center of things by the weekend.   More...

Posted 8/31/2017 11:28 PM

Your Legal Rights

Beware of Internet escrow scams

Buying and selling items online has become more common in recent years. Annually, people post millions of items for sale on online classified websites, and exchange billions of dollars via online payment services to purchase them. More...

Posted 8/17/2017 11:51 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) A colleague might try to goad you into saying or doing the wrong thing. It’s best to ignore the troublemaker, even if he or she riles your royal self. Your supporters stand with you.   More...

Posted 8/17/2017 11:52 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) You might think you’re not getting the royal treatment you deserve. But be careful not to become a royal pain by complaining about it. Be patient and allow things to work out. More...

Posted 8/10/2017 10:03 PM

SALOME'S STARS

LEO (July 23 to August 22) The success of a recent project should do a lot to boost your self-confidence. You might want to start now to check out ways to make that long-deferred bigger and bolder move.   More...

Posted 8/3/2017 10:27 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

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

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

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