John F. “Papa John” Strle



John F. “Papa John” Strle, 79, of Gilbert, died Monday, June 23, 2104 at his residence. Memorial Services will be held Monday, June 30, 2014 at Range Funeral Home in Virginia at 11:00 AM with visitation one hour prior. Pastor John Cowan will officia… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password […]

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: As American as baseball and apple pie

Labovitz Awards celebrate entrepreneurs in northeastern Minnesota


 In April, the UMD Center for Economic Development (CED) once again celebrated American entrepreneurism. For the last 20 years, the CED’s Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards Program (Labo Awards) has recognized entrepreneurs and … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Micro-Entrepreneur: Lake Superior Art Glass

Dan Neff, Duluth

DAN NEFFDan Neff’s storefront, Lake Superior Art Glass, is located on Superior Street in Duluth. Dan himself is a thirdgeneration Iron Ranger who was raised to see the value in not only hard work, but good work. “Working for my grandfather, Larry La… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Emerging Entrepreneur: Laurentian Monument

Granite and Stone I Kandi and Mark Sutich, Virginia

 “Surround yourself with positive people and never ever, ever, ever give up on your dreams and goals.” That’s the advice for aspiring entrepreneurs offered by Mark and Kandi Sutich, owners of Laurentian Monument, Granite and S… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Environmentally Engaged Entrepreneur (E-3):

A Laundry Room, Inc. I Rebecca Spengler, Ely

REBECCA SPENGLER“When an idea is put to paper it is one step closer to becoming real,” says Rebecca Spengler, owner of A Laundry Room on Sheridan Street in Ely when asked about advice she would give to aspiring entrepreneurs. Apparently … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Mature Entrepreneur: Zup’s Market

Edward J. Zupancich, Babbitt

EDWARD ZUPANCICH“Success comes in many forms,” says Ed Zupancich of Zup’s Market in Babbitt. It can come in the form of being in business for nearly 100 years. It can come in the form loyal customers or by being able to give back to the community th… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

Entrepreneurial Leadership

Kelly Klun, Ely

KELLY KLUNIn selecting Kelly Klun for this award, the Labo Awards described Kelly’s contributions: “She serves as City attorney and advises on many topics, not just legal issues. She has recently organized the Incredible Ely campaign and the mission… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

An interview with Krys Baratto from The Oddfathers




 The Iron Range’s rich history of giving rise to world class performers can be traced back through several generations, and if asked to come up with the name of a favorite local band OR to identify a native of Northeastern Minnesota who s… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Never use fireworks around pets!

ASPCA offers Fourth of July pet safety tips

 For many people, nothing beats lounging in the backyard on the Fourth of July with good friends and family—including the four-legged members of the household. While it may seem like a great idea to reward Rover with scraps from the grill… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

AVMA pushes for enhancement act passage by year’s end



WASHINGTON, D.C. – The AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) has hired a lobbying firm as part of a push to see Congress pass, by year’s end, bipartisan legislation eliminating the federal tax on the Veterinary Medicine Loan Rep… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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