Marlene Joyce (Salminen) Hardy



 Marlene Joyce (Salminen) Hardy at age 77, formerly of Nashwauk and resident of Guardian Angels Health & Rehab Center in Hibbing, was called home on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 after a short but courageous battle with brain cancer.She was born ups… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me   […]

Susan Elaine Palkovich



 Susan Elaine Palkovich died on December 12, 2013 surrounded by her friends at Essentia Health in Duluth, Minnesota.  She was born May 23, 1953 to Joyce and William Palkovich. She never knew a life without limitations, yet Susan didn’t let… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Venner Anderson



 Venner Anderson, 93, died Sunday, December 15, 2013 at Edgewood Vista. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 19, 2013 at Range Funeral Home in Virginia at 11:00 AM with visitation one hour prior. Pastor Nathan Sager will officiate. … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Linda (Suihkonen) Conan



 Linda (Suihkonen) Conan, 65, of Virginia, died Friday, December 13, 2013 at Essentia Health St. Mary’s in Duluth. Memorial service will be held Sunday, December 22, at the Range Funeral Home in Virginia, MN at 1:00 p.m.with visitation one hour… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Bev’s wonderland of nostalgia




The Red Room with the toaster collection on the wall shelving.COTTON – It all started with going to Grandma’s house. It all started with nostalgia. Each Christmas, and for a three-week stay each summer, Bev Petruzalek and her family would trav… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

PACKSACKER IN BETHLEHEM: A MOVING STORY




 As I remember it, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 1988 was a cold one, temperatures taking the kind of vertical plunge that muscles through an open door, rakes your nostrils, bites the edges of your ears, needles your cheeks, and splinters down from your fi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The Christmas puzzle




 I enjoy just about everything about Christmas. My family has a lot of Christmas traditions including the Christmas puzzle. Every Christmas morning after we’ve had our traditional breakfast and opened all the gifts we break out our new pu… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Long before Christmas




Long before there was Christmas our ancestors sensed the coming darkness of winter, sensed it deep in their bones. Outdoor work diminished. Food was put up for the months ahead. Fires were lit and the people gathered at the hearth. There was more ti… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

New Year’s Eve dinner theater to die for




VIRGINIA – THUD! The body drops to the floor and lies motionless. But not to worry. The victim has been ‘dying’ three times a week for the past eight weeks on the rehearsal stage up in the Teen’s Center’s “Loft” o… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

A journey’s divine grace




For three hours he circled through radio stations while wind ripped at the little car’s every gap. Waiting at the rest stop. Waiting. North Iowa. A prairie blizzard whipping around everything, through everything as it does as on the prairie. Three h… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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