Jamie (Jim) Lawrence Como



Jamie (Jim) Lawrence Como, 76, died Monday, August 15, 2016 following a sudden heart attack, in the company of his family, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Jamie was born December 29, 1939 in Marshall, MN to Virgil and Donna (Coyle) Como. He graduat… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]

Alexander T. “Alex” Johnson



Alexander T. “Alex” Johnson, 14, of Tower, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2016. He was born on July 15, 2002, in Duluth, the son of Todd and Shiela ( Syverson) Johnson.  Alex grew up in the Tower area and would have entered the eighth grad… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Darlene R. Pecha



Darlene R. Pecha, 69, formerly of Gilbert and Soudan, died Friday, August 19, 2016, at Evergreen Terrace in Grand Rapids. She was born on August 10, 1947 to Anton and Rose (Kalsich) Pecha in Soudan, where she grew up and attended grade school. She g… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Martin A. Hudson



Martin A. Hudson, 96, of Virginia, passed away Saturday, August 20, 2016 at St. Raphael’s Health and Rehab in Eveleth. A funeral service will be held Friday, August 26, 2016 at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Virginia at 11:00 a.m. with visitation … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Optimism marks UTAC’S Mustang Pellet Project




A view of UTac’s Fairlane taconite processing plant in Forbes, MN. Photo by Jean Cole.FORBES – It’s so great to be able to write an upbeat mining story for this week’s Mining Edition. It was truly a celebratory atmosphere at the August 11 grou… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

All aboard! Northshore’s Babbitt to Silver Bay train




The Northshore Mining locomotive, waiting to take us to Silver Bay. Photo by Alex Kay Potter.BABBITT/SILVER BAY – All aboard! I took a ride on the Northshore Mining train from Babbitt to Silver Bay – and back. What a day! Let me tell you how this ca… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

Hull Rust Mine View: Grand Canyon (of the North) vistas await




Truck 166, 170-ton production truck, was donated to the Hull Rust Mine View by Hibbing Taconite. All photos by Cindy Kujala.HIBBING – I’m writing this article on deadline. It’s Thursday, Aug. 25, and the paper goes to press this afternoon. In last w… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Pasties – a mining meal tradition




 I have made over a couple of thousand pasties in my life. It may sound impressive but the truth of the matter is that I made them, with the help of many other volunteers, to sell for class fundraisers for my boys when they were in high school…. Please register for a free account or log in below to access […]

Rio & Tall ships—and memories of the trip of a life-time




The Amorina, a Swedish 3-masted barquentine, in Rio. Photo submitted.Rio’s back to pre-Olympic normal. The Tall Ships have sailed out of Duluth. And both have stirred up memories joined in the long-ago trip of a life-time… ending about as far away f… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

FINALLY, I TOURED A TACONITE PLANT




A dimly-lit hallway leads us out of the plant at Hibbing Taconite. Photo by Jean Cole.HIBBING – I’m embarrassed to admit that despite being a fourth-generation Iron Ranger, I’d never been in a taconite processing plant until a couple weeks ago. I’d … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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