Donald Gilbert “Don” Simonson



Donald Gilbert “Don” Simonson, 78, of Cook, went home to the Lord peacefully, 5 February 2015, at Cook Community Hospital, after 12 years of living with cancer.He was born 21 June 1936 in Grantsburg, Wisconsin, to Jesse Gilbert and Norma Burnett (An… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]

EmaDee White



EmaDee White, 81, Cook, passed away unexpectedly at home on Sunday, February 8, 2015.She was born  EmaDee Eichholz on November 10, 1933 in Cook, to Anthony and Zada (Brandon) Eichholz.  She grew up in the Vermilion Dam area and graduated f… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Leona Baty



Leona Baty, 91, passed away Monday, February 9, 2015 at Essentia Health Virginia Care Center. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Range Funeral Home at 12:00 PM with visitation one hour prior. Pastor Marlin Bjornrud will off… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Constance Beverly Kippley



 Funeral Mass for Constance Beverly Kippley, 88, of St. Cloud, formerly of Palo, will be 10 a.m. Monday, February 16, 2015 at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Hoyt Lakes with Fr. Steven Daigle as celebrant.  Visitation will be Sunday f… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Melvin “Bubs” Roy Anderson



Melvin “Bubs” Roy Anderson, 86 of Mt. Iron, MN completed his baptismal journey on  Sunday, February 8, 2015 at his home in Mt. Iron.  Melvin was born on July 7, 1928 in Mt. Iron, MN to Ray and Fanny (Saari) Anderson.  He graduated fro… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

He’s a keeper!




Jody and Erick Anderson on their wedding day, with daughters Chloe, right, and Savannah, left, at Melgeorge’s Elephant Lake Lodge in Orr, MN. Photo by Tina Hinrichs.I’m writing this story because I feel beyond blessed that I even have this sto… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Mall-walking turns into courtship for this happy couple




Betty and Randy PondI am so in love with my husband I can hardly see straight. In fact it’s almost embarrassing to be so much in love at my age. I frequently steal glances at him because I find him so attractive. When I’m not with him, I… Please register for a free account or log in below to access […]

39 days from first date to wedding

Who says fast doesn’t last?!


Carol Schwalbe and Robert Pratt on their wedding day, March 7, 1964.In 1964 a tall, dark and handsome young man from Hibbing with his Dunwoody education left the Dunwoody placement office saying, “Where the h_ _ _is Waconia?” Upon arriva… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

A blended family of bargain hunters go shopping




 When my husband and I married we became a family of six. Between the two of us, we had three sons and a daughter – Tony, Alex, Luke and Anneliese, with the two middle boys in the same grade. To hold the grocery budget at bay, I kept a pa… Please register for a free account or log in below […]

A dirt track first date and a die-cast engagement




Jaimie and Paul NiskaMy husband Paul and I met at the Hibbing Raceway in the summer of 1999. Near the end of the racing season, he asked me out for the very first time. Our first date? You guessed it. A dirt track race at the Proctor Speedway. My fa… Please register for a free account or log in below […]


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