Katherine (Kay) M. Norri



Katherine (Kay) M. Norri, 90, lifelong resident of Virginia, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Essentia Health Virginia Care Center.  Katherine Marie Norri was born July 29, 1925 to Matt and Anna Mejasich in Eveleth, MN, wh… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     […]

Wilbert Raymond Heikkila



Wilbert Raymond Heikkila, 86, of Babbitt, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2015 at his residence. Wilbert was born April 5, 1929 on the family homestead in Babbitt to John and Aliina (Ylinentalo) Heikkila.   After graduating from Embarrass… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

LaVerne Evelyn Tupy



LaVerne Evelyn Tupy, 89 of Cook formerly of Gheen, passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at the Cook Nursing Home.  LaVerne was born on August 7, 1926 in Minneapolis, the daughter of Walter and Lydia (Dixon) Gross. She grew up in Minneapolis … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Cowgirls and cowboys flock to Virginia for Western Shoot




Flying Doc Coyote has got the moves. All photos by Paul Pluskwik.Last weekend the Virginia Rifle and Pistol Club hosted the 33rd annual Squinty Eye Western Cowboy Shoot. Nearly 100 participants of all ages from across the Iron Range and other states… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Upward Bound students gain direction from job shadowing



True North Upward Bound students. Pictured (l. to r.) in front are Bo Knudson and Colton Seppala; in back are Amy Achman, Heather VanGuilder, Amy Makela, Tyler Jacobson and Nick Monacelli. Submitted photo.VIRGINIA – True North Upward Bound, lo… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Back to school Elementary schools begin new year with big changes




Merritt Elementary in Mt. Iron underwent classroom remodeling this summer. Photo by Jean Cole.MT. IRON and VIRGINIA – Merritt Elementary students in Mt. Iron will find big changes in their building when they return to school next month after a summe… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Vermilion Country School: A project-based learning environment




Students showed their support for charter schools during School Choice Week last January. Submitted photo.TOWER – As the Vermilion Country School (VCS) enters its third school year, teachers and staff have been busy refining and improving the … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Century-old Blackberry Country School rededicated at farm and antique show




Doug Lane, Blackberry Country School project coordinator, talks about the school’s history while Al Mattson and Richard Johnson handle the ribbon cutting at the school’s rededication ceremony. Submitted photo.BLACKBERRY – “Co… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The closet up above

Technical writing assignment has long-lasting community effect


Kaitlyn Hunt and Kaely Whiting are pictured in 2009 when the Kid’s Closet was created. Submitted photo.AURORA – It certainly isn’t the nicest room in the building, nor is the warmest. The importance of it and the far-reaching effec… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The importance of planning for your pet’s future




 CHISHOLM – This summer Precious Paws Humane Society of Chisholm accepted the surrenders of three cats who, except for the unexpected, never would have found themselves in a shelter. All three were beloved family members for many years, m… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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