Marguerite Nicholas Grams



Marguerite Nicholas Grams, age 104, died Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Essentia Health Virginia Care Center. Marguerite was born November 2, 1910 in Salisbury a suburb of Ishpeming, Michigan to Elias and Laura (Rogers) Nicholas. After moving to the Iro… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     […]

Russell Edward Blake



Russell Edward Blake, age 73 of Virginia and a longtime resident of Parkville died Saturday, April 18, 2015 in his home surrounded by his loving family and faithful dog Serena after a courageous battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) which lasted … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Rowan “Mac” F. McDonnell Sr



Rowan “Mac” F. McDonnell Sr.,80, of Lake Vermilion-Cook, formerly of Duluth, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at the Cook Hospital.  Rowan was born on October, 10, 1934, in Duluth where he grew up.  He proudly served in … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

David Pickar



David Pickar, 64, of Buhl, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at Fairview University Medical Center in Hibbing. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

THE WALKING WOUNDED




 Driving home from work a few months ago, I was listening to a news report on MPR. The reporter said that 1 in 5 women in the U.S. would be sexually assaulted in their lifetime. I couldn’t get that statistic out of my mind. I got out of m… Please register for a free account or log in below to […]

Susan’s story:

Breaking the silence on her journey to recovery


 This is a story about a local 18-year-old woman, who was sexually assaulted by a stranger when she was 14. It took 8 months before she could bring herself to tell her mother what happened to her. Her mother shared this story with me (with her … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

R. S.’ s story:

Former boyfriend became her worst nightmare


HIBBING – Over a pot of coffee at the Hibbing Country Kitchen, R.S. told me her story. She wants people to understand how sexual assaults can happen and the need to break the silence in respect to this crime. In the spring of 2013, R.S.’s form… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Local advocacy group supports victims, educates communities




 When conducting interviews for the series of stories on sexual assault awareness, I learned how important local advocates are to victims, and how important they are as educators in our communities. The Sexual Assault Program of Northern St. Lo… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Native women and sexual assault

Speak the truth so healing may begin


 I am a strong Anishinaabe woman from the Red Lake Nation. I am a survivor of life. I am a viable and important part of society. I have chosen to rise up from the challenges of life to become an educated, employed woman. Today, I am here to sha… Please register for a free account or log in below to […]

Sen. Franken hosts 5th Annual Minnesota

Congressional Delegation hotdish competition

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Minnesota’s Congressional Delegation came together on April 22 for U.S. Sen. Al Franken’s (D-Minn.) fifth annual hotdish competition. Sen. Franken started the friendly “Hotdish Off” as a way to bring the delegation together and ce… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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