“I grew up on a farm in west central Minnesota and thought that that wasn’t really the life … Read more
Sam Karkela, an Allstate Insurance Agent from Grand Rapids, recently received the Beacon Award, which recognizes private businesses or individuals that go above and beyond in supporting the active Girl Scouts in their area. This award acknowledges people and businesses outside of the Girl Sc…
Grand Rapids natives to bring tribute of Harry Nilsson to Reif stage
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. -- A 4-year-old boy from Iowa drowned with his father on May 19 on Hart Lake when their kayak overturned. That is only the closest to home of a recent spate of child drownings and near-drownings in Minnesota.
CROSSLAKE -- At the spry age of 74, Rep. Rick Nolan, D-Crosby, is becoming something of a practitioner of sudden reversals -- at least in terms of his future plans.
As many of you “Kiddie Lit” (which elementary teachers affectionately call children’s literature) fans well know, “Whoville” is a fictional town created by the beloved author Theodor (actually spelled without an ending “e”) Seuss Geisel under the name Dr. Seuss and it appeared in the books “…
AURORA — Seeking her second 800 meter title, Mesabi East sophomore Ava Hill could feel the breath of her closest competitor on her. She could hear her feet pounding away at the track, matching her step for step. But when push came to shove, Hill showed why she’s a competitor, winning the 800…
Grand Rapids’ postseason run came to an end with an 8-1 loss to Willmar in the consolation bracket in the Class AAA state tournament held at the University of Northwestern in St. Paul Friday.
There were 21 area runners who completed the 42nd Grandma’s Marathon held in Duluth Saturday.
"Plant diseases and insects, were recurrent catastrophes during the ages. The ancient remedies were supplications to the supernatural spirits or gods." Norman Borlaug, winner Nobel Peace Prize.
There was one thing I had forgotten.This month, we hosted our first foray into programming for babies, a program we named Tiny Explorers. Not having any experience in library programming for the under two crowd, I spent months in preparation. What do babies like nowadays? What can we make fr…
As I have said many times before, the pursuit of diplomacy is the only path toward brokered peace with North Korea or any other adversary. Our Nation cannot afford the burden of endless wars of choice that have cost us so dearly in blood and treasury. In what many historians consider his gre…