Gary Allen Carlson



 Gary Allen Carlson, 65, of Virginia, died early Friday morning, May 27, 2016 at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth after a year-long battle with cancer. He was born March 11, 1951 in Virginia, MN to Philip and Ann Carlson.&nbs… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]

Raymond L. Avikainen



Raymond L. Avikainen, 97, of Virginia passed away Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Essentia Health Care Center in Virginia surrounded by his family.  Raymond was born on April 29, 1919 in Soudan, the son of Finnish immigrant parents Lauri and Hulda (P… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Phyllis Mae Hendrickson



Phyllis Mae Hendrickson, 82, of Virginia, MN, found peaceful rest and went to Heaven early Thursday morning, May 26, 2016, at St. Michael’s Health and Rehabilitation Center in Virginia. She lived unselfishly, was full of grace, and left this world a… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Governor Dayton approves $2.6M for UMD’s Natural Resources Research Institute



Rolf T. Weberg, NRRI executive directorThe Supplemental Budget approved by Governor Mark Dayton Wednesday included $2.6 million for the Natural Resources Research Institute at the University of Minnesota Duluth. The applied research organization req… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Open house to be held on June 15 for Hwy. 38 project north of Grand Rapids



MARCELL – Residents and business owners are encouraged to attend an open house on Wednesday, June 15, to learn more about the 2017 resurfacing project on Highway 38 between Itasca County Road 19 near Pughole Lake to Marcell. The open house is being … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Virginia’s Great Depression golf course celebrates




Aerial photo of Virginia Golf Course. Photo by Floyd Luomanen.VIRGINIA – 1936 was a memorable year in Minnesota, weather-wise. Temperatures remained below zero for a record 36 days beginning on January 18. Later in the summer, Moorhead tied a state … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

A salute to Bob Dylan Paul Metsa and Friends to perform at Fortune Bay



 TOWER – Paul Metsa, whom the Huffington Post referred to as “the other great folksinger from the Mesabi Iron Range,” returns home with a smart, six-piece band for a special Bob Dylan 75th Birthday Acoustic Musical Salute and … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The Million Dollar Bash BOB DYLAN’S 60th BIRTHDAY

Rock ‘n’ Roll Hootenanny Tribute Show

Bob Dylan performing at Azkena Rock Festival in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, in June 2010. Photo by Alberto Cabello, via Wikimedia.“Bow down to her on Sunday, salute her when her birthday comes” She Belongs To Me—Bob Dylan Kevin Odegard… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Operation K-9 is on June 9

Event raises funds for law enforcement K-9 teams

 Over the last year, law enforcement K-9s in our region have helped apprehend convicted felons wanted for serious crimes, and to find and rescue missing, vulnerable citizens. They’ve sniffed out critical evidence that’s led to convi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

More about K-9 Roscoe



ST. LOUIS COUNTY – “One of Roscoe’s big success stories from this past year involved helping track a bank robbery suspect in Hibbing,” said Dana Kazel, St. Louis County communications manager. A bank robber has pleaded guilty… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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