Theodore Arcadius “Ted” Maki



Theodore Arcadius “Ted” Maki, age 61 of Virginia died Monday, March 9, 2015. He was born April 6, 1953 in Virginia, the son of Melven A. and Marguerite (Ogden) Maki, was a graduate of Virginia Roosevelt High School, Hibbing Community College’s Culin… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]

Kathleen Pearl Haataja



Kathleen Pearl Haataja, age 93 of Virginia passed away Saturday, March 7, 2015 in St. Michael’s Health and Rehabilitation Center in Virginia. She was born November 21, 1921 in Eveleth, the daughter of James and Lucille Davey, grew up in Leonidas, an… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The Home, Sport and Travel Show

Exhibitors, a simulated shooting range, and magic tricks


Amazing Charles captivates his young audience at the 2014 Iron Range Home, Sport and Travel Show in Virginia. Photo by Jean Cole.As we slowly creep closer to retirement, my husband and I occasionally talk about getting a (really) small pull-behind t… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Smokey the Bear’s WWII connection




Smokey Bear’s debut poster from 1944.I heard on MPR on my way to work today (Wednesday, Mar. 19, 2015) that 85% of Minnesota is now officially experiencing drought conditions. Our house and yard are surrounded by forest and I don’t like … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

VHS presents Guys and Dolls:

A story of crap shooters and straight shooters


 VIRGINIA – Musical theater has made a comeback at Virginia High School, and this year audience members will be raking in laughs once again. Last year’s musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, took place in Prohibition-era New York City; this … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

57,400 MN children enrolled in all-day kindergarten



ST. PAUL – In its first year of implementation, new data from the Minnesota Department of Education shows that 57,479 students are now benefitting from the state’s all-day, every day kindergarten initiative. That number amounts to 99.6 p… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Northern Community Radio presents The Beat Café III



BEMIDJI – Independent National Public Radio affiliate KAXE/KBXE is presenting a live radio show of spoken word and music. For the third year The Beat Café is live from the former train depot and fruit warehouse, the Rail River Folk School in B… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

VA establishes MyVA advisory committee Highly respected group of outside leaders to advise VA secretary



 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the establishment of the MyVA Advisory Committee (MVAC). The Committee brings together skilled experts from the private, non-profit and government sectors to assist in reorie… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Memorial Blood Centers is calling all lifesavers



DULUTH – Memorial Blood Centers invites all eligible blood donors to roll up their sleeve and give blood. Every two seconds someone needs blood – from heart transplant and cancer patients to accident victims. The need for blood is consta… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Made in MN solar thermal rebates available



ST. PAUL – More Minnesotans will have access to affordable solar thermal systems after the Minnesota Department of Commerce announced that they will offer rebates beginning March 18 to residents, businesses, nonprofits, and government entities… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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