Wilber G. Fisher



Wilber G. Fisher, 88, of Hibbing, MN, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2011 at Heritage Manor in Chisholm. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Wesley United Methodist Church in Hibbing at 2.00 p.m. with visitation beginning… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot […]

Lester Duane Samuelson



Lester Duane Samuelson “Sammy”, 87, of Virginia, died Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Virginia Regional Medical Center. 1 Corinthians 15:55 says, “Oh death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?” … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Howard W. Manska



Memorial gathering will be at a later date this summer.   Howard W. Manska, 86, died at Heritage Manor in Chisholm, shortly after his 86th birthday. He had been very ill in the hospital since February 22, 2010 and his body just gave up. H… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Wilbert (Will) George Eliason



Wilbert (Will) George Eliason, 71, of Hibbing, died Friday, March 18, 2011 at Fairview University Medical Center-Mesabi in Hibbing. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 26, 2011 at the Grace Lutheran Church in Hibbing.&nb… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Valerie Dorothy Maki



Valerie Dorothy Maki, 90, of Hibbing, died peacefully with family the morning of March 17th, 2011 in her apartment at the Lighthouse of Columbia Heights in the Twin Cities where she spent her last year. Funeral services will be held S… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Woman wins talent in Janis Joplin style




 ELY – The date is March 14, 2011. The time is 8 p.m. The venue is the Ely Steak House. The bright colored lights shine on the stage. The judges are in place. The television camera is live. The audience is filled with anticipation. All eyes are… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

How the Range talent contest was born



Range’s Got Talent Contest was born out of a round table discussion at the Ely Steak House in the dead of the winter when not much is happening on the Iron Range. “We figured this would fill a void and be popular for our television viewers,” said Mi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access […]

Virginia Educational Fund:

For our kids and for our community


 A Ranger comes home Just over five years ago I returned to my hometown of Virginia, MN after a 14 year absence. I didn’t know what to expect. Would it still feel like home? Would there still be that vibrant community energy I felt as an… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Simon Bourgin writes:

Stories of a world traveler & Ely native

 ELY – Margaret Sweet of the Ely-Winton Historical Society sent us some info on a recently published book by Simon Bourgin of Ely. She was so thrilled that the Ely native, who has lived such an interesting life, finally wrote a book about it. M… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Business Bits




Positive word of mouth tends to be one of the best forms of advertising. Meet as many people as possible in different settings to get the word out about your business. Here is where your people skills can shine. Jennifer Pontinen is a Business Consu… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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