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History will be made Thursday night, January 23, at the Eveleth-Gilbert and Virginia hockey game when the new mascot, colors, and name will be revealed for the two respective school districts. It will be a notable event because historically, these communities have been titanic rivals with on…

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Growing up in North Dakota, dad would randomly ask us trick questions as a form of entertainment.

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It seems like every year some knuckleheads on snowmobiles have to be reminded that they need to stay on the trails, stay off of private property and stop acting like morons in town.

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You cannot tell me that the San Francisco 49ers have a more talented roster, player for player, than the Minnesota Vikings do.

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There have been plenty of ridiculous comments made by C-list Hollywood morons, knee taking failed athletes, terrorist sympathizing U.S. Representatives and even brain washed ordinary Americans since the Trump administration decided to punch the sneakiest bully in the world (Iran) in the face…

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Editor’s Note: Today is Ruth Carlson’s final Touch of Taste column for the Mesabi Daily News. We want to thank Ruth for her years of providing recipes and food tips to the Iron Range, and wish her the best.

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced this week that spring wild turkey hunting licenses will now be available over the counter across the state (except for in three large Wildlife Management Areas).

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One of the hardest times of the year for a reporter is during the holidays. This is a time where people hunker down with their families. Careers become day jobs while their hearts are focused on home.

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“The Dead of Achill Island” is a Nora Barnes and Toby Sandler Mystery by coauthors Betsy Draine and Michael Hinden. Both Draine and Hinden are professors emeriti of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The book is published by the University of Wisconsin Press, has a retail price …

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We are getting closer to snowmobile season and potential for a lot of snow this weekend and into the early part of this week will undoubtably leave sledders chomping at the bit to get out on the trails.

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A lot of newspaper columnists like to fill their last ego piece of the year with year-end reviews or lists of what they think are cool and noteworthy items as we turn our collective calendars over to a new year, but that’s just not my thing.

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While some people spend every moment between Thanksgiving and Christmas worrying about Black Friday deals, Cyber Monday steals and obsessing over last minute deals, there are a group of individuals in Minnesota who couldn’t give a hoot less.

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Orchids: To the Eveleth-Gilbert Mesabi East Bantam B tournament in Virginia this past weekend winning the first place trophy. You all played a great tournament and you should be proud of yourselves. (Submitted by Kathleen Rostvit)

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I have a few guilty pleasures as of late including the Jeffrey Epstein didn’t kill himself memes, Donald Trump’s head on some other body photoshops, and my new favorite: Videos of people harassing Joe Biden at his rallies.

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The photograph in my computer archives is titled "Snowy Woods in Lakeland." It was found on an excursion through the many photographs I keep in wicker baskets, waiting to be put into albums.

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I believe it was Rahm Emanuel, President Obama’s, right-hand strongman, who famously said, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” Whether this crisis is real or imagined matters not. This is the perfect time to ram through questionable policies that would gain little traction if cooler heads…

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The final firearms deer harvest totals are in and although they are considered preliminary at this point, one can paint a pretty complete picture of the season with them: The numbers were down up north.

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Through the generosity and foresight of our community, voters in Eveleth-Gilbert and Virginia passed a $178.5 million bond issue in May of 2019. One component of that bond issue was an Aquatics Center, which included two pools, a larger pool to be used for competitive swimming events, and a …

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My daughter got an email on Wednesday from the powers that be at the University of Minnesota-Duluth informing her that the college program she is enrolled in there will be temporarily suspended as part of a move to cut the school’s operations and management budget by $5.2 million next year.

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Coworker Nikki Buchholz came to a halt in my office doorway. “Are you crying over a book? You have got to be kidding me,” she said with shock. “Didn’t I just hear you laughing?”

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Many Minnesotans might be surprised to learn that most children who are adopted in Minnesota today are not coming from China, Colombia, Malawi or India. They are children right in our own backyard.

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Let’s get serious about preserving our mining economy! I read an article on the survival of Hibbing Taconite in the November 10, 2019 Mesabi Daily News. It was really an outdated response to the issue of property for the Hibbing Taconite operating to continue.

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