Elizabeth Nancy “Betty-Nan” Peterkin Wheeler



Elizabeth Nancy “Betty-Nan“ Peterkin Wheeler, age 87, died at her log cabin home in Zim. Minnesota on October  5,  2012 as a result of complications from bone marrow failure.  She was born on February 20, 1925, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     […]

Georgina Johnson



 Georgina Johnson, age 97, of Tower and formerly of Ely, died Thursday, October 4, 2012, in the Golden Horizons Nursing Home in Tower.  She was born December 28, 1914 in Rainy River, Ontario, Canada the daughter of Robert and Agnes (Duffy)… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Paul Alan Thomas



 Paul Alan Thomas, age 58, lifelong resident of Virginia, died unexpectedly Thursday, October 4, 2012, at his home.  He was born December 23, 1953 in Virginia, the son of Charles and Clara (Fitzgerald) Thomas. Paul played football for and … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Einard A. Saatela



Einard A. Saatela, 92, of Mt. Iron, died Friday, October 5, 2012 at VRMC – Hospice Unit.  A Memorial Service will be at 11:00 a.m.  Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at Trinity Lutheran Church, with a visitation one hour prior to the service, Pa… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Theodore Gene Tollin



Theodore Gene Tollin, U.S. Army retired, 81, of Buhl, MN died on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at Heritage Manor in Chisholm.  There will be a gathering of family and friends on Monday, October 8, 2012 at Range Funeral Home in Hibbing from 6-8 p.m…. Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Project Care: Free clinics on the Range

How a group of dedicated people decided to start a free clinic


 In 2006, some folks in Hibbing started a clinic for people who had no place to turn for basic medical care. “In Minnesota, if you are very poor you are eligible for some sort of medical assistance,” says Dr. Joel Cassingham, one of… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Hospice: Caring for the whole person



Staff members at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Hospice, front row, l. to r.: Joan Saarela, hospice aide; Kathy McQuillan, coordinator of bereavement services; Mary Gregorich, secretary. Back row, l. to r.: Bonnie Schandorf, spiritual care coordin… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

What Is Hospice?



The modern hospice movement was started in the 1960s by British physician Cicely Saunders who founded St. Christopher’s Hospice near London. She helped to establish hospice as a team approach integrating specially trained professional caregive… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Taking our pulse

Data paints bleak picture of NE MN health status


 How healthy are you and your family and friends up here on the Iron Range? What roadblocks are keeping you from being healthier? Do you need to lose weight or get more exercise? Do you smoke and, if so, would you like to quit? Are you or someo… Please register for a free account or log in below to access […]

Women Veterans Program



 Mission Statement The mission of the Minnesota Women Veterans program is to ensure women veterans have equitable access to federal and state benefits and services. The program ensures response to the gender specific needs of women veterans and… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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