Robert “Bob” Arvid Koivisto



Robert “Bob” Arvid Koivisto, 76, of Aurora, died Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. Bob was born on November 24, 1939 to Arvid and Beatrice (Maki) Koivisto in Detroit, MI.  He grew up in Little Swede… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]

Willard A. Esala



 Willard A. Esala, 100, of Pike-Sandy, died Saturday, April 16, 2016, at the Virginia Care Center. Willard was born on May 22, 1915 in Sandy Township to Jacob and Hilma (Ruuth) Esala – Finnish immigrants. He attended school in Sandy and Pike an… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Eunice D. Roivanen



Eunice D. Roivanen, 73, of Cook, passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at the Solvay Hospice Home in Duluth. She was born on December 8, 1942, in Watertown, SD, where she grew up. Eunice moved to Minneapolis, where she met and married Cedric Roiv… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Geraldine Frances Polasky



 Geraldine Frances Polasky, 69, of Gheen, passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at the Cook Hospital. Geraldine was born on November 12, 1946, in Nett Lake the daughter of Gerald and Rosalie (Porter) Sheehy.   She grew up in Nett Lak… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Gladys Lillian Martinson Tanem



 Gladys Lillian Martinson Tanem, 94, of Hibbing, died Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Guardian Angels Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hibbing. She was born July 30, 1921 in Marsh Grove Township, Marshall County, MN, the seventh child of John and … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Robert John “Sarge” Jylha



Robert John “Sarge” Jylha, 81, of Hibbing, died Thursday, April 14, 2016 in Guardian Angels Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born July 14, 1934 in Virginia, the son of Fred and Leone (Kehoe) Jylha and attended Virginia Roosevelt High School…. Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Robert J. Vidmar



Robert J. Vidmar, 73, of Virginia, passed away Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. He was born on February 1, 1943 in Virginia to Ben and Louise (Postudensek) Vidmar and grew up in Mountain Iron, where he… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Here’s our 8th Anniversary Edition!



 There’s something grand about having a spring anniversary. It’s an uplifting time of the year and we have much to celebrate in our workplace, our communities, and our personal lives. We’re gratified that our entrepreneurial venture, founded 8 … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Strong Towns to host community conversations on economics on the Iron Range



 IRON RANGE – Strong Towns, a national nonprofit working to strengthen financial resilience in America’s towns and neighborhoods, will lead a weeklong series of community conversations on the Iron Range beginning May 16, sponsored b… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

HTF is 8!

In dog years, we’re over the hill


 A spring time anniversary (our 8th) is a beautiful thing. Reflecting on HTF’s journey in a time of renewal and optimism is good for the soul. Taking stock of missions accomplished and goals yet to achieve is invigorating. We’ve so much to be g… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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