Martin C. Petersen



Martin C. Petersen, 61, of Vernon, CT and formerly of Mt. Iron, MN died unexpectedly on Wednesday (October 5, 2011) the results of a work related accident. He was born on October 27, 1949 in Virginia, Minnesota to Carl and Agnes (Wickstrom) Petersen… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember […]

William “Bill” George Dundas



William “Bill” George Dundas, 83, Orr, died Friday, October 7, 2011, at his son’s home in Mt. Iron . A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, October 13, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Virginia… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The packsackers of Evergreen Trailer Park




 Dear Readers: In a stroke of serendipity, I simultaneously received stories from two of my contributors, Aaron Kelson (Eveleth) and Doug Nemanic (native of Aurora), both dealing with packsackers and being an Iron Ranger. I hope you enjoy Doug… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Who do you think you are?

Lessons learned by a packsacker


 How does one become an Iron Ranger? I’ve wondered about that since moving to Biwabik with my family in 1973. We came here because my father was employed in the mining explosives industry. In 1980, when the mining industry imploded, Dad w… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

UNDERSTANDING CHANGES IN HOMESTEAD BENEFITS FOR PROPERTY TAX PURPOSES



 The 2011 Legislature repealed the Homestead Market Value Credit, (the homestead credit), and replaced it with a new Homestead Market Value Exclusion. The last year of the credit is for property taxes paid in 2011 and the exclusion begins for p… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Business Bits




 Design your advertising to produce sales. Include a special offer and an easy way to take advantage of it. Jennifer Pontinen is a Business Consultant with the UMD Small Business Development Center, at Mesabi Range College in Virginia, MN. Cont… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Making sauerkraut:

easy, inexpensive, and great-tasting


 Years ago, cutting kraut was an essential food preservation activity on the Range. Not many still perform this fall ritual. Yet it’s easy to do, produces great results, and makes for a surplus of inexpensive food. My friend Shirley and I… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

On loss




 Editor’s note: Elanne Palcich sent me this letter upon reading about the loss of my computer. I reprint it with her permission. – Jean Hi, Jean, I am calling this “The Summer of Letting Go.” First, the house where I g… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Healthy for Life




 What’s happening people? We all have so many things to do and accomplish these days, to put us on the path to better lives. Sometimes we make excuses to avoid doing what needs to be done. Often the people around us make positive change d… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

SALLYWORLD: WEEK 55

DIET ADVICE FROM A PRIEST, DATING DOLDRUMS, AND A FAMILY Q. AND A.


 GREETINGS & SALLYTATIONS! Broken record alert: The weight loss battle continues. I’m actively attempting to lose the weight I gained since I started writing this “diet” column. Bit by bit, pound by pound, inch by inch it… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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