Arlene Claudette Carlson



Arlene Claudette Carlson, 79, of rural Gilbert, died August 06, 2015 at Cotton Country Manor in Cotton, MN. Funeral Services will be held Monday, August 10, 2015 at Range Funeral Home at 11:00 AM with visitation one hour prior. Arrangements are with… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]

Shirley Burton



Shirley Burton, 79, passed away Friday, August 7, 2015 at Essentia Health in Virginia. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at Pike Apostolic Lutheran Church at 11:30 a.m. Rev. Carl Lamppa will officiate.  Arrangements are… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Helen Elizabeth “Bunny” Warren



Helen Elizabeth “Bunny” Warren, 77, of Embarrass, passed away suddenly, but peacefully on Sunday, August 9, 2015, at the Virginia Hospital with her family by her side. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, August 13, 2015 at Range Funeral Home a… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Louise Grams: Former radio personality, public servant, and my dear friend




Good friends Louise Grams, left, and Betty Pond. Photo submitted.One of life’s greatest pleasures is attending a Virginia City Band concert at Olcott Park with Louise Grams. Her enthusiasm is contagious. During performances Louise grins from ear to … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

My life on Open Mike




 Editor’s note: This piece by Louise Grams was featured in the April, 2009 edition of Heritage News, a newsletter of the Virginia Area Historical Society. Louise and the VAHS have graciously allowed us to reprint it here. – Jean Cole It all st… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

My mom, Louise




Editor’s note: This is a speech given by Louise’s daughter Patty during the May 23, 2014 Virginia High School Awards Ceremony. – Jean Cole I’ve been asked to say a few words about my mom, Louise Grams, and the scholarship aw… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Record muskie caught on Lake Vermilion




Korey Kosek of Stewart, MN, with his 57.5 inch musky caught during the Professional Musky Tournament Trail event on Lake Vermilion, Tower, MN, Aug. 7-8. The musky was the largest ever recorded during a PMTT event in 17 years. Photo submitted.When yo… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

USDA Rural Development Home Purchase and Repair Programs



EDITOR’S NOTE: This week I met with Diann Carlson, a rural development specialist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, whose office is in Virginia. She told me about home purchase loans and home repair loans and grants currently available … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

MN State Fair runs Aug. 27 – Sept. 7

New fair attractions for 2015 announced

Photo courtesy of Minnesota State Fair.ST. PAUL – The Minnesota State Fair announces dozens of new attractions for the 2015 Great Minnesota Get- Together. The following is a list of the fair experiences debuting this year: Math On-A-Stick &nda… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

ASPCA acquires Humane Alliance, spay/neuter service



 NEW YORK—The ASPCA ® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) this week announced that it has acquired Asheville, NC-based Humane Alliance (HA), the nation’s leading training and education organization focus… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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