Jerry T. Lee



 Jerry T. Lee, age 82, of Britt died Saturday, November 16, 2013 in his home surrounded by his family. He was born August 12, 1931 in Hermitage, AR, the son of James O., Sr. and Gladys (Thompson) Lee. Jerry was a Mechanical Engineer and a longt… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. […]

Paul Jerome Johnson



 Paul Jerome Johnson, 79, of Hibbing, passed away Sunday, November 17, 2013 at his residence.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 23 at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran church in Hibbing.  Visitation will be Friday, November… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Victor Raymond “Gusty” Wirkkula



Victor Raymond   “Gusty” Wirkkula age 86 of Hibbing died Wednesday, November 13, 2013 in the Cornerstone Villa of Buhl. He was born December 27, 1926 in International Falls, MN the son of William and Anna (Anderson) Wirkkula. Vic married S… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Bruce Norman Olson



Bruce Norman Olson,  age 69 a longtime resident of the Lakeview Residence in Virginia and the Merritt House in Biwabik died Wednesday, November 13, 2013 in St. Michael’s Health and Rehabilitation Center in Virginia. He was born September 8, 194… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Dannel Craig Maratta



Dannel Craig Maratta, age 54 of Virginia, died Saturday, November 16, 2013. He wasborn October 6, 1959 in Mankato, MN the son of Jay and Eileen (Engdahl) Maratta. He was a graduate of Virginia High School attended Mesabi Community College and Minnes… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

SHOP Local

Small Business Saturday Local businesses are more than just a place to shop


 Brick and mortar. Small and local. Those are descriptors of businesses that are the honorees of Small Business Saturday. This year Small Business Saturday is on November 30. The idea behind Small Business Saturday is to encourage people to sup… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Small Business Saturday is Nov. 30

RIP: The Range’s Main Street businesses of past

 Editor’s note: I asked readers to go down memory lane and revisit some of their favorite small businesses that are no more. Below are their comments. Remember to give some love to your favorite small businesses today, so they’re su… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Small Business Saturday is Nov. 30

Contributors name some of their favorites

 Editor’s note: I asked readers to share with us some of their favorite small, local businesses. There are so many great local businesses; those mentioned here are only the tip of the iceberg. I hope you remember to patronize these, and a… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

A history: The Pine View Inn (Ski View Motel)




 My grandpa and grandma, Jack (Levio) and Betty Bertolas, bought a 7-cabin “motel” in June 1951. They named it “Jack’s Cabins.” Back then motels were cabins, not huge units. In 1959 a 22-unit modern motel replaced … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

A saner rat race




 Small town community life has sometimes been romanticized (particularly before the advent of so many technological advances), and for good reason. While some small communities may not have always been progressive or inclusive, they often had p… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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