Ronald Eldred Burtness



 Ronald Eldred Burtness, 70, of Hibbing, passed away on March 28, 2015.  Ron was born on May 25, 1944 in Cook to Eldred and Julia (Anthony) Burtness.  After receiving education and care in Cambridge and Brainerd, Ron moved to Hibbing … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me   […]

Jean Mae Terch



 Jean Mae Terch, 86, of Virginia, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Fairview Medical Center in Hibbing.  A Memorial Mass will be held Friday, May 1, 2015 at the Resurrection Catholic Church in Eveleth at 11 a.m. with the Rosary begin… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Lynn “Bunny” Pohia



Lynn “Bunny” Pohia, 54, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth. Funeral Mass was  held Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Virginia, MN at 1:00 p.m. with visitation at 12:00 p.m…. Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Jo Bjerke to speak at garden club meeting



PIKE – The regular meeting of the Embarrass Garden & Flower Club will be held on Wednesday, May 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the Pike Town Hall. Master Gardener JoAnn Bjerke of Virginia will be the guest speaker. She will be sharing information on n… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Women’s Bocce League meeting on May 11



VIRGINIA – A captains meeting for the Virginia Women’s Bocce League will be held on Monday, May 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Virginia Elks Club. Captains are urged to attend. Anyone interested in joining the league are welcome to attend the m… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The amazing fish species of Lake Vermilion

Chemical defense mechanisms, upside-down sex, pharmaceutical wonders, bladderless sinkers, and the scourge of Japan


The bluegill is an invasive scourge in Japan, via a gift by Mayor Daley of Chicago in 1960. MN DNR photo.I learned amazing things this week about some of the fish species that make their home in Lake Vermilion. Who• knew that:Some minnows have a che… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Lake Vermilion’s walleye harvest down in 2014



 Editor’s note: Lake Vermilion anglers may be interested in the MN DNR’s most recent (2014) Fisheries Management report for Lake Vermilion, which includes a fish population assessment and creel survey results. Creel surveys are sche… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Tower gears up for Governor’s Fishing Opener and community picnic



Gov. Dayton during the 2013 GFO in Park Rapids, MN. Photo wildernessnorth.com.TOWER— As the organizer of the 2015 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener (GFO) Community Picnic Stephanie Carlson has been checking, double-checking and then re… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Local guides selected for Governor’s Fishing Opener on Vermilion



Local guide Tim “Buck” Lescarbeau will host Gov. Dayton on opening day on Lake Vermilion. See Buck’s website at vermilionwalleye.com.ST. PAUL – A pair of accomplished anglers from the Lake Vermilion area will host Gov. Mark Dayton … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Medical experts to advise VA on health care for 9 million Veterans



WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced a new 11-member Special Medical Advisory Group (SMAG) composed of leading medical experts to assist the Department in delivering health care to the 9 million Veterans enrolle… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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