Calvin C. “Jr.” Edstrom



 Calvin C. “Jr.” Edstrom, 62, of Tower died Monday, November 10, 2014 at his residence.He was born on August 12, 1952 to Calvin C. and Ann J. (Flipovich) Edstrom Sr. in Virginia, MN.  Calvin was raised in Sparta and attended Gilbert School… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]

Ronald Lang



 Ronald Lang, 78, Hibbing, died Monday, November 10, 2014 in Bemidji.  He was born in Hibbing to Luther and Marie (Viljanen) Lang on April 13, 1936.  Ron was a youth hockey coach, an avid outdoorsman, and loved to travel.  He had… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Wilbert “Sonny” Strong Jr.



Wilbert “Sonny” Strong Jr., 52, whose Indian name was “aakiia anakwad”, meaning Thunder Cloud, passed away on Monday, November 10, 2014 at Essentia Health  in Duluth.Sonny was born on January 21, 1962 in Cleveland, Ohio the son of Wilbert and P… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Louis Begich



Louis Begich, 85, of Virginia, passed away Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at Essentia Health Virginia Care Center. A Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Virginia at 11:00 a.m.with visitation one hou… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Doris Anna Lehman



Doris Anna Lehman, age 92 of Embarrass died Wednesday, November 5, 2014 in her home. She was born February 14, 1922 in Massillon, Ohio the daughter of Ava and Sarah (Sommers) Wengerd and has lived in Embarrass since the 1940’s. In 1998, Doris suffer… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Goodbye East Range Clinic!



The East Range Clinic on 6th Ave. N. in Virginia is being demolished. According to Kerry Waschke Collie, General Manager of Ken Waschke Auto Plaza, they’ve signed a development agreement with the City of Virginia and have plans to construc… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Festival of Trees returns for its 15th year



MT. IRON – Mark your calendars for the 15th Annual Festival of Trees which will be held November 19-22, at the Mountain Iron Community Center. The event, put on by Essentia Health-Virginia Regional Foundation and the Volunteer Service Organiza… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

VA Community Foundation is planning for the future



VIRGINIA – The Virginia Community Foundation announced its participation in the Virginia Community Foundation Strategic Planning Initiative. Over the next four months the foundation will have access to a strategic planning consultant who will … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

MIB Spotlight on the Arts debuts Nov. 20



MT. IRON – The MIB Drama Department will present “Law & Order: Fairy Tale Unit” by Jonathan Rand on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 20 – 21, at 7 p.m. in the Merritt Elementary auditorium. This production is available by specia… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Our trip to Boston

Family, friends, and food: Fuhgeddaboudit!


Harvard’s Widener Memorial Library is the world’s best academic library, containing 3.3 million books. Its namesake, Harry Widener, went down with the Titanic when he was only 27 years old.My brother-in-law, Mark Rukavina, turned 60 last… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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