June A. Johnson



On December 17, 2015, June A. Johnson entered through the gates of Paradise. Born in Watford City, ND on June 20, 1933 to Theodore and Myrtle Hayes, June was the 8th child of 13. At the age of two, her family moved to Turtle River, MN where they con… Please register for a free account or log in below to […]

Thomas Edward Smolich,



Thomas Edward Smolich, 91, of Aurora, MN, died Friday, January 1, 2016 at Northern Pines Medical Center in Aurora, MN. Thomas was born October 18, 1924 in Aurora, MN, to Eli and Mary (Skraba) Smolich.  He was a 1942 graduate of Aurora High Scho… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Ann L. Katzenberger



Ann L.  Katzenberger, 57, of Cook, MN, passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2015 at St. Luke’s Hospice in Duluth. She was born Ann Louise Whiteside on November 26, 1958 in Cook, the daughter of John “Jack” and Dorothy (Stenbeck) Whiteside. Ann… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Thomas “Tupu” Lloyd Lesemann



Thomas “Tupu” Lloyd Lesemann, 67, of Pike River, MN, died Saturday, January 2, 2016 at his residence. Thomas was born August 18, 1948 in Big Fork, MN to Elmer and Dorothy (Hamilton) Lesemann.  He graduated from school in Embarrass prior to bein… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Scott George Thomas



Scott G. Thomas, 52, Cook, MN, passed away unexpectedly the result of a logging accident on December 31, 2015 near Cook. He was born Scott George Thomas on April 19, 1963 in Virginia,MN,  the son of Robert and Norma (Nieters) Thomas. He was rai… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Shane Ward Anderson



Shane Ward Anderson, 62, of Hibbing, MN passed away Thursday, December 31, 2015. Shane was born on July 18th, 1953 in Eveleth, MN, to William and Harriet (Olsen) Anderson.  Shane worked hard all of his life.  He was blessed with a wonderfu… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Jeffrey S. Wudinich



Jeffrey S. Wudinich, 32, of Eveleth, MN, died Thursday, December, 31, 2015 at Essentia Health- Virginia due to complications of recent surgery.  He was born September 24, 1983 in Virginia, MN to Jill (Horoshak) and Michael “Mick” Wudinich…. Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Joyce D. Voigt



 Joyce D. Voigt, 74, of Melrude, MN, passed away Saturday, December 19, 2015 at her residence.  Joyce Darlene Voigt was born April 16, 1941 in Perham, MN to Christopher and Fern (Rader) Ebeling-Anderson. She was united in marriage to Lee V… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

New MN laws took effect on Jan. 1, 2016



The following are selected new laws passed during the 2015 legislative session that take effect Jan. 1, 2016. CIVIL LAW Automated license plate reader policy requirements addressed Automated license plate readers used by many community law enforcem… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Last new best friend

A tribute to Mitch Omer


Paul Metsa and Mitch Omer holding each other’s book. Photo by Scott Steble.Mitch Omer’s reputation preceded him. Years of working through the rungs of kitchen jobs near and far produced the driven and primarily self-taught master chef, who ope… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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