Katherine E. Matkovich



Katherine E. Matkovich, 95, of Virginia passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at St. Michaels Health and Rehabilitation Center in Virginia.She was born on August 12, 1917 in Aurora to Peter and Mathilda (Gobatz) Rukavena and grew up there.  O… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     […]

Sidney Wayne Jarva



Sidney Wayne JarvaSidney went to be with our lord Oct 23, 2012, at Cedarview Care Center, Owatonna. He was born Oct 23, 1922 in Hibbing to Lutie A (Koski) Jarva and Wayne Jarva.He resided in Ely, MN, until finishing Ely Junior College. He was a grad… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

John P. Kapsh



 John P. Kapsh, 72, of Babbitt, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 at Essentia Miller Dwan Medical Center in Duluth.  The family prefers memorials to the American Cancer Society.  Arrangements are entrusted to Cron-Sheehy Funeral Home in Eve… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Donald R. “Bud” Roen Sr.



 Donald R. “Bud” Roen Sr., 81, a longtime resident of Eveleth died Sunday, November 4, 2012 at the Virginia Convalescent Center. He was born on November 25, 1930 to Oswald M. and Anna E. (Whitley) Roen in Virginia, MN.  Donald was a gradua… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Mary Anne M. Wargowsky



Mary Anne M. Wargowsky, 71, of Soudan passed away Sunday, November 4, 2012 at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. She was born on April 4, 1941 in Rock Rapids, Iowa to Peter and Lucena (Borman) Baker, Jr. and grew up there.&nbs… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Karl Rukavina: Profile of an Iron Ranger




Karl Rukavina at Basswood Lodge, back in the day. Photo courtesy of Ely Winton Historical Society.Korean War veteran, fishing guide, scientist WINTON – Things were different when Ely native Karl Rukavina was born on November 13, 1931. “Families wer… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Local election results for Nov. 6, 2012



Mayors and City Councils BABBITT Mayor Bernice Norregaard 514 Glenn Anderson 327 City Council (2 seats) Richard Niss 530 Ron Marinaro 385 Paul Hoheisel 279 City Council (1 seat) Andrea Zupancich 547 John Fitzpatrick 268 BIWABIK Mayor Jim Weikum 507… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Minnesota Veterans Homes Celebrate 125 Years

Serving those who have served

 This November marks the Minneapolis Veterans Home 125th year of care in serving those who have served. Once known as the Old Soldiers Home, the Minnesota Veterans Home – Minneapolis was established in 1887 after Civil War Veterans petitioned t… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The Lastu Ladies of Kaleva

Crafters of Finnish Folk Art


Suoma Joutsi of Hibbing, a 60-year Ladies of Kaleva member, shows her many handmade lastu ornaments. Photo by Cindy KujalaThe annual Kaleva Christmas Bazaar is always held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. This year’s bazaar will be held fr… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Sweet potatoes;

super tasty and super for you


 Facts you may not know about sweet potatoes include their high nutritional value and their low glycemic index (important for maintaining blood sugar levels). Their high levels of vitamin A and beta carotene make them a skin superfood; their hi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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