Land of the Loon 2012

Mildred Davis



Mildred Davis, 95, of Tower, died on June 20, 2012, at the Virginia Regional Medical Center. She was born in Bordulac, North Dakota. At age 18, she moved to St. Paul, where she married Frank Karich, became a mother, and worked as a cook.&n… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]

Gerald M. “Jerry” Anderson



 Gerald M. “Jerry” Anderson, age 81 a lifelong resident of Hibbing died Saturday, June 23, 2012 in the Heritage Manor Health Center in Chisholm. He was born March 13, 1931 in Hibbing, the son of Gust and Selma (Forsman) Anderson and was a 1950 … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Donald L. “Don” “Windy” Ronkainen



 Donald L. “Don” “Windy” Ronkainen, age 75, a lifelong resident of Tower-Soudan died Monday, June 25, 2012 in St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. He was born June 2, 1937 in Soudan, the son of Wayne and Ida (Meittunen) Ronkainen and was a… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Benjamin Earl Holmes



Benjamin Earl Holmes, age 21 of Idington, MN died unexpectedly at home on June 25, 2012. He was born April 2, 1991 in Virginia, the son of Stacey Hazen and Jonathan Holmes. He attended Cook High School and Mesabi Range College, graduating in 2009. &… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Alice Irene Kahtava



Alice Irene Kahtava, 79, of Rural Gilbert, MN, died on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at VRMC in Virginia, MN. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Monday, July 2nd from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Range Funeral Home in Virginia. Online gues… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

VIRGINIA NATIVE WINS $50,000 ARTIST AWARD

John Caddy: Poet, teacher, naturalist

 Editor’s note: John Caddy was born in Hibbing, Minnesota, in 1937, and grew up in Virginia, Minnesota. His great-grandfather, Hibbing pioneer Tom Caddy, was a mine captain from Upper Michigan via Cornwall who sank the first underground m… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

A POET’S LOVE AFFAIR WITH NATURE




 Our cover photo of poet John Caddy was taken at Windgrove in Tasmania, where earlier this year Caddy spent a week as poet-inresidence. Windgrove is a 100 acre coastal property in southeast Tasmania that borders Roaring Beach and looks out acro… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

OOPS: Two corrections



Last week’s cover story, a profile of Ely’s Polly Carlson-Voiles, written by contributor Terry Jackson, had an incorrect byline. So sorry, Terry! Also, we inadvertently missed listing a sponsor for the annual Rotary Kids’ Fishing Contest. Each year … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Miner’s Tool and Equipment Expo slated at MDC



CHISHOLM – The Minnesota Discovery Center (MDC) in Chisholm will host the first ever Iron Range Miner’s Tool and Equipment Expo on September 6 and 7. “The Iron Range has a proud mining heritage,” said Lisa Vesel, MDC executive dir… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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