Allan Jacob Goerdt



 Allan Jacob Goerdt, 57, of Iron, MN, lost his battle to cancer in his home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, May 10th, 2014. A celebration of life will be held Thursday, May 15th, 2014 at Cherry Town Hall in Cherry from 2:00-5:00 PM… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username […]

Audrey Jean (Frisk) Peterson



Audrey Jean (Frisk) Peterson, 84, of Hibbing, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014 at Fairview Range Medical Center in Hibbing. A memorial service will be held Friday, May 16, 2014 at Range Funeral Home in Hibbing at 1:00 p.m. with visitation beginning… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Wendell L. Rutchasky



 Wendell L. Rutchasky, 56, Bemidji, formerly of Cook, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at his residence. He was born on August 26, 1957 in Hibbing, the son of Beatrice Rankila and William Rutchasky.    Wendell gre… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Matt Damon makes headlines in Finland

Ties to the Iron Range uncovered


 The Finns are always happy when a Hollywood star comments on Finland in interviews. It has been reported many times that Oscar-winning actor Matt Damon has Finnish ancestry and that he would like to visit the country some day. Recently, Damo… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Is Matt Damon an Iron Ranger?




 VIRGINIA – Is the acclaimed actor Matthew Paige (“Matt”) Damon an Iron Ranger? Some say “yes!” Damon is famous for, among others, his role as Jason Bourne in the “Bourne” action spy film trilogy. Damon&rsquo… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Tidbits from the Finnish American Reporter




I had a lot of fun reading the copy of The Finnish American Reporter newspaper that Jimmy Johnson gave me. Here are a few take-aways: An ad for Kuuma Vapor-Fire wood stoves, manufactured by Lamppa Manufacturing in Tower, MN. “The World’s… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Pay it forward:

A tribute to Sand Lake Shuffler Dennis Parson


 Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of “Pay it forward” stories that Charlene Luoma of Britt, MN, will share about special Sand Lake Shufflers. This year’s Shuffle will be held August 8-9, 2014, at Sand Lake Re… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Gov. Dayton signs Women’s Economic Security Act into law



ST. PAUL – Lawmakers and advocates joined Governor Mark Dayton on Mother’s Day to sign the Women’s Economic Security Act (WESA) into law. Women in Minnesota make up half the workforce, but earn on average just 80 cents for every do… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Calling all young writers and poetry lovers



ELY – Do you have a child who loves to write stories? Who keeps a notebook of poems or writes a daily journal of observations? Ask him or her to choose something they have written and would like to share during the Author! Author! event on Sunday, J… Please register for a free account or log in below to access […]

Finnish kantele workshop at MN Discovery Center



CHISHOLM – LynnAnne Vesper and Gerry Henkel will present a workshop on kantele playing at the Minnesota Discovery Center on Saturday, May 31, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants will have the opportunity to try both 5-string and 10-string kant… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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