Corrine Marie (Hanson/Arachikavitza) Skare



Corrine Marie (Hanson/Arachikavitza) Skare, Virginia, MN and former resident of Rochester, MN, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015, due to injuries received from a single-car accident near Hager City, WI.  She was born at Saint Mary’s Hospital i… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Audrey Elaine Mashuga



Audrey E. Mashuga, 68, of Makinen, MN, passed away, Friday, May 22, 2015 at her residence. Audrey Elaine Mashuga was born March 5, 1947 in Virginia MN to Urho and Helmi (Autio) Maki. She grew up in Makinen and graduated from Cotton High School in 19… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Jon Charles Tekautz



 Jon Charles Tekautz, age 41, lifelong resident of Virginia, MN,  died Sunday, May 17, 2015, in his home.  He was born March 26, 1974, in Virginia the son of Robert and Paula (Koski) Tekautz.  He graduated from Virginia High Scho… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Tyler Jeffery Erickson



Tyler Jeffery Erickson, age 23, lifelong resident of Mt. Iron, MN, died Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at Mayo – St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN.  He was born January 29, 1992, in Duluth the son of Dale and Betsy (Bowman) Erickson and graduated … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Stanley Phillip Mehle



 Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 31, 2015, at First Lutheran Church in Buhl with Rev. Paul Hammar officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Rupp Funeral Home & Cremation Se… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Betty M. Asbach



Betty M. Asbach, 83, of Britt, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Sunday, December 21, 2014. The moment was marked by her unwavering faith in God, and the love and prayers of family and friends. A Graveside Service will be held o… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Taconite production taxes 101

Where the money goes: Everywhere


 I’ve done some rainy day reading in the last few weeks, riveting publications produced by the Minnesota Department of Revenue (the 2014 Mining Tax Guide), and the Office of the Legislative Auditor (2015 Evaluation Report on Mineral Taxation). … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Is their distribution fair?

Taconite production taxes 101


 Why a production tax instead of a property tax? While Minnesota law defines 12 different taxes on taconite and iron ore, I am focusing on production taxes only as they are the ones that are allocated locally, and they constitute almost 80 per… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Honoring and thanking all military families

Minnesota Military Family Tribute dedication June 13 in St. Paul

ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Military Family Tribute (MFT) will forever stand as a thank you to U.S. military Gold Star, Blue Star and Veteran family members. The public is invited to the MFT dedication ceremony on Saturday, June 13. The event is free a… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Veterans ID Cards available through community clinics



Veterans can have their Veterans Health Identification Card (VHIC) processed remotely through the Minneapolis VA community clinics in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Veterans must schedule an appointment through the VA Call Center at 612-467-1100. … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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