Ralph “Mustard” Arnold Nikunen



Ralph “Mustard” Arnold Nikunen, 83, of Sparta died Friday, March 4, 2016 at St. Raphael’s Health and Rehabilitation Center in Eveleth. He was born on March 29, 1932 to Toivo “Hjalmer” and Mayme (Lakso) Nikunen in Sparta.  Ralph was the middle c… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]

Donna G. Cox



Donna G. Cox, 83, of Palo, died Monday, March 7, 2016 at her home. She was born on September 1, 1932 to Onni and Hannah (Skytta) Johnson in Palo.  She grew up and attended school in Palo.  Donna married Kenneth Lappi and the couple had six… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Kenneth Malcolm Hill



 Kenneth Malcolm Hill, 80, of Cook passed away on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at the St. Raphael’s Health & Rehabilitation Center in Eveleth, MN.  He died as a result of complications from cancer. Ken was born on June 23, 1935 in South … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Bradley Gene Pelletier



Bradley Gene Pelletier, 63 of Britt, MN, died unexpectedly Thursday, March 3, 2016 in his home. He was born April 28, 1952 in Pickstown, S.D. the son of Gerald and Florence (O’Connell) Pelletier. Brad lived in Duluth and Virginia prior to moving to … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Loren Charles Nelson



Loren Charles Nelson, 62, died in his home of natural causes in Britt, MN on February 12, 2016. He was the youngest son of Wilbert K Nelson and Hannah M Nelson. Loren was born in Denver, CO and then spent his early childhood and school years in Cook… Please register for a free account or log in below to access […]

About Daylight Saving Time (spring forward) Reminder: Change your clocks Sunday morning



Daylight Saving Time (DST) or summer time is the practice of advancing clocks during summer months by one hour so that in the evening daylight is experienced an hour longer, while sacrificing normal sunrise times. Typically, regions with summer time… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

From iron ore to clay and bronze

Retired miner Lanny Johnson becomes award-winning sculptor


Lanny Johnson is pictured in his Cotton studio next to his sculpture called “The Miner.” This is a track gang worker in the mines, he said. All photos by Cindy Kujala.COTTON – There were many fabulous artisans at this year’s … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Lions clubs: Since 1917, where there’s a need, there’s a lion




East Range Lions members (l. to r.) Rick Bradford, Robert L. Olson, Rod Salo, Don Barstad, Jeff Rock and Tom Gillach conduct vision screenings at Mesabi East. Submitted photo.AURORA – Courage. Strength. Activity. Fidelity. These qualities had much t… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Mesabi East TEAMS competition winners



Pictured (l. to r.) are members of the Mesabi East team that took first place in the TEAMS competition: Jake Barkdoll, Ian Ramfjord, Brennan Scott, Ryan Skinner, Jazmin Portz, Kade Laugen, Josh James and Carson Becicka. Submitted photo.AURORA &ndash… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Why do dog feet smell like Fritos?



 Have you ever smelled your dog’s feet? There’s a pretty good chance they smell like Fritos. Many dog owners have said for years that their dog’s feet smell like corn chips – have you ever wondered why? I know I’m … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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