Richard.”Wooly” A. Rutka



Richard.”Wooly” A. Rutka, 59, Orr, passed away unexpectedly at home of  natural causes on Saturday, November 8, 2014.  Rick was born on April 21, 1955 in Denver, Colorado, the son of Stanley and Lucille (Goodin) Rutka. He grew up and was s… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]

Glenda Kaye Hokkanen



Glenda Kaye Hokkanen, 64, formerly of Alango, passed away on Friday, November 14, 2014 at the Carefree Living in Orr.Glenda was born on March 12, 1950 in Virginia, the daughter of Olaf and Doris (Kimberlin) Hokkanen.  She grew up on the family … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Mary E. Krall



Mary E. Krall, 94, Virginia, formerly of Greaney, died on Sunday,  November 16, 2014, at St. Michael’s Health and Rehabilitation Center in Virginia.Mary was born on January 12, 1920, in Collis, Minnesota, the daughter of Fra… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Donald E. Murray



 Donald E. Murray, 86, of Mountain Iron, died Friday, November 14, 2014 at Cornerstone Villa in Buhl. Funeral Services will be held Friday, November 21, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.with visitation one hour prior at Range Funeral Home in Virginia. Pastor … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

John A. Trenti



 John A. Trenti, 87, died Tuesday, November 18, 2014. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, November 21, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 5:00 PM with visitation beginning at 3:30 PM. Fr. Brandon Moravitz will officiate. A private fami… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Small Business Saturday is Nov. 29

Local small businesses: They keep our communities clicking


When my daughters were little, I spent a lot of time in Target and Festival Foods and Herberger’s. It seemed that every day – for years – there was some pressing need that sucked me through those automatic doors and spit me out an hour l… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Top 10 reasons to think local – buy local



 There are many well-documented benefits to our communities and to each of us to choosing local, independently owned businesses. We realize it is not always possible to buy what you need locally and so we merely ask you to Think Local FIRST! Bu… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

A stash of cash and a cuckoo clock




Betty’s precious cuckoo clock, brought back to life by a local small business owner.Editor’s note: A local small business saves the day in this story by Betty Pond. – Jean Cole My late husband lived with stage 4 cancer for five ye… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Mary’s Flower Shop



 Mary assembles the last corsage of the day. Her expert hands ply the familiar items on the table. A pin, some baby’s breath, a sprig or two of ferns And a fresh pink carnation. She takes in the aroma And remembers fondly That was always … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Honesty at a small market’s checkout




Falkowski’s on 9th Ave. N. in Virginia, where they tell the truth about their cheese. Photo by Jean Cole.We were coming home from Duluth last week, slowly whittling down the shopping list the closer we got to Soudan. When we reached the outski… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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