Dolores L. Toivonen



Dolores L. Toivonen, of Aurora, born on February 20, 1927, died peacefully at the age of 86 on Thursday, August 29, 2013, at the Virginia Regional Medical Center surrounded by her family.Dee was born an Iron Range gal in Orr, MN, then moved about th… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username […]

Pamela Jean (Sarff) Cowan



Pamela Jean (Sarff) Cowan, 50, of Pengilly, Minnesota quietly passed away on August 31, 2013 surrounded by her family after a short battle with kidney cancer.   Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Edward “Ed” Verant



Edward “Ed” Verant, 65, of Eveleth, died Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at the University of Minnesota Hospital, due to complications from leukemia. Memorial services will be held Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.at Faith United Church in Iron, MN…. Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Elton Dahl



Elton Dahl, 87, formerly of Hinckley, Hibbing and Virginia died Thursday, August 29, 2013 at St. Michaels Health and Rehabilitation Center in Virginia MN. Services will be held on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Range Funeral Home in Virginia wi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Doris Barber



 Doris Barber, age 81 of Virginia died Monday, September 2, 2013 in St. Michael’s Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born January 30, 1932 in Virginia the daughter of Axel and Olga (Michaelson) Finni. Doris grew up in Pike and was a grad… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The Importance of Minerals and Mining



 Let’s start on a Monday morning. It’s 6:00 a.m.. Time to get up! ELECTRICITY to run your alarm clock comes through COPPER WIRES. Copper comes from a COPPER MINE. Copper sulfide minerals have to be concentrated to separate them from worthless … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

A family divided, sort of

Raise your hand if you support clean water


 My daughter is an environmental activist and student at Northland College in Ashland, WI, where she’s one semester shy of receiving a degree in Sustainable Community Development. Living off the grid for the last three years, she has the least … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Local exporters

Mining-related businesses grow beyond the Iron Range


Expansion of mining-related business outside the Range area provides stability within the Iron Range economy. As mining on the Iron Range developed, many spin-off businesses began to provide services and products to support the mining industry. Mini… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

American Legion Legacy Run

Scholarship money raised for children of fallen servicemembers

 More than 220 motorcycles traveling across five states and 1,500 miles have raised more than $334,000 for college scholarships for the children of U.S. servicemembers killed on or after Sept. 11, 2001. The eighth annual American Legion Legacy … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Having a blast at United Taconite




 EVELETH – The “blasting guy” at United Taconite (UTAC) in Eveleth gave me a little primer in mine explosives. Mike Indihar, Drilling and Blasting Mine Engineer, has been blasting rock for years. It’s a very technical and dangerous job, and he … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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