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Orton P. Jones, Jr.



Orton P. Jones, Jr. passed away peacefully at home in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 28, 2014. He was born on June 8, 1938 in Council Bluffs, IA to the late Orton & Helen Jones. He attended Aurora/Hoyt Lakes High School, MN and graduated from Glenbard… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. […]

Smokey Bear celebrates 70th birthday; continues to encourage fire safety to prevent wildfires



For 70 years, children and adults have written to Smokey Bear, the U.S. Forest Service symbol for wildfire prevention. So many letters were sent in the 1960s that the U.S. Postal Service authorized a ZIP code – 20252 – just for Smokey. C… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Caregiver support group meeting slated for Aug. 11



HIBBING – Caregivers Are Heroes, a family caregiver support group coordinated by Range Respite, will meet on Monday, Aug. 11, from 2 – 3:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Hibbing. The decision-making process will be the topic of th… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

New K-9s at work Serving St. Louis County




Louie (top) and Diesel are the newest K-9s working with the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office. Submitted photos.Highly driven. Eager to work. Methodical. With references like that, Louie, Diesel and Ted sound like ideal candidates for just abo… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

K-9s have their paws in law enforcement around the state




Ike is a K-9 with the St. Louis County Rescue Squad. Submitted photo.Editor Jean Cole and I were having a lot of fun learning about our area’s trusty K-9s and their work with law enforcement or search and rescue. We kept coming up with one more ques… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

Golf fundraiser for Contented Critters to be held Aug. 16



COOK – Contented Critters Animal Sanctuary in Makinen is holding a golf fundraising event at Vermilion Fairways in Cook on Saturday, Aug. 16, with a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. Cost is $75 per person, which also includes a cart and dinner at t… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Relay For Life annual fundraiser upcoming at Bennett Park



HIBBING – Relay For Life will be holding its annual fundraising event at Bennett Park on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. There will be games, prizes, food, entertainment, raffles and silent auctions throughout the day to help raise aw… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Teen Challenge service planned at OSL Church in VA



VIRGINIA – A Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge service will be held on Sunday, Aug. 10, at 9:30 a.m. during the regular church service at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Virginia. … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Lyric Volkswalk: Take a walk on the art side




 VIRGINIA – When the Laurentian Arts and Cultural Alliance (LACA) purchased the Lyric Building in downtown Virginia in 1998, the nonprofit organization created the following mission statement: “To provide artistic and educational opportun… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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