Loretta Rahkola



Loretta Rahkola, 85, passed away Sunday, October 12, 2014 at Essentia Health. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Range Funeral Home in Virginia at 4:00 PM with visitation one hour prior. Pastor Donald Norr will officiate. … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me   […]

Doris Marie Nessett



Doris Marie Nessett passed from this life on Friday, October 10th, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth, MN., surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Range Funeral Home in Virginia at 11:00 AM with visitati… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Kathleen Sternberg



Kathleen Sternberg, 69, of Virginia, passed away Thursday, October 09, 2014 at St. Raphael’s in Eveleth. A memorial service will be held Monday, October 12, 2014 at True Hope Fellowship at 2:00 PM with visitation one hour prior. Pastor Joel Kallber… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

William Homer Schoonover, Jr



William Homer Schoonover, Jr, age 77, of Eveleth and formerly of Chisholm and Virginia, died peacefully Monday, October 13, 2014 at St. Raphael’s Health & Rehabilitation Center in Eveleth. He was born April 26, 1937 in Chisholm, MN the son of … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Mae Elina Wuori



 Mae Elina Wuori, age 91, of Eveleth and formerly of Duluth, passed peacefully with her family by her side Thursday, October 9, 2014, at Essentia Health in Virginia, MN.  She was born April 13, 1923 in Kettle River, MN the daughter of Fran… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Vicki Lee Skubic



 Vicki Lee Skubic, 63, passed away in her Virginia, MN home on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 surrounded by family and dear friends. She fought leiomyosarcoma fearlessly for four years. While the disease took her life, it never once impa… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Mark “Burt” Burton Brinkman



Mark “Burt” Burton Brinkman, 54, of Virginia, died on Thursday, October 9, 2014, at Duluth Essentia Hospital.He passed away peacefully with his wife, Sue, and family by his side. He fought his battle against (GBM), brain cancer, with great courage, … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Like the owl, we are always hunting (for contributors)




Northern Hawk Owl seen in Zim, Minnesota. Photo by Terry Crayne.The fabulous cover photo of today’s edition was taken by Terry Crayne of Iron, MN. He’s our newest contributor! I stumbled upon his photography on Facebook. He graciously ag… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Have you no remorse?

Close encounters with a steam locomotive


 “Miss Empson,” Louie said in his most innocent voice. “Can you show us some information about steam locomotives?” “Why, certainly boys,” Miss Empson said. “I can’t get the information immediately because of my last day of school duties, but if… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Election 2014: Local candidate statements

Mary McReynolds-Pellinen: Virginia City Council candidate

Mary McReynolds-PellinenDear Readers, A little over a year ago, in my role with the Lyric Center for the Arts, I attended the Rural Arts and Culture Summit in Morris, which brought together folks from communities like Virginia and focused on ways w… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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