Mabel Leona Katherine Trevena



Mabel Leona Katherine Trevena, 86, passed away on December 4, 2016, in Leesburg, FL.  She was born on January 7, 1930, in Menahga, MN, to Jack and Esther (Harju) Pulju.  She was a 15 year resident in Leesburg and a summer resident in Hibbi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password […]

Lorraine Angela (Schultze) Mortaloni



Lorraine Angela (Schultze) Mortaloni, 83, of Lake Vermilion Tower, MN, died Saturday, December 10, 2016. Lorraine was born May 9, 1933 in Virginia to George and Olive (Pacifico) Schultze. She graduated from Virginia High School in 1951. Following hi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Russell Leroy Rushford



Russell Leroy Rushford, 52, of Virginia, MN, died Saturday, December 10, 2016 at his residence. Russell was born February 28, 1964 in Beloit, WI, to Robert Rushford and Luella (Spangenberg) Wachlin. On September 13, 1986, he was united in marriage t… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Robert William Saukko



Robert William Saukko, 67, of Tower, MN, died Saturday, December 10, 2016 at his residence. Robert was born May 24, 1949 in Virginia to Axel and Bertha (Johnson) Saukko. On May 27, 1978, he was united in marriage to Noreen Flaada. Robert enjoyed fis… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Fayette Wray (Pitz) Moore



Fayette Wray (Pitz) Moore, 86, of Eveleth, MN, died Saturday, December 10, 2016 of natural causes at her home in Eveleth.  She was born on July 27, 1930 in Sibley, IA to Velva (Saxhaug) and Raymond Pitz.  On September 8, 1952 Fayetta marri… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Safer together: Collaboration works to keep unsafe toys off store shelves



 The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are joining forces this holiday season to keep kids safe and stop dangerous and violative toys from reaching kids’ hands. CPSC’s and CB… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Children’s Letters to Santa




 This is our second week of presenting letters from kids to Santa. Once again, I see the common thread of kids hoping for quality time with family as well as wishes for those who have less. There are, of course, many requests for a variety of g… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

Christmas Eve at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, ca. 1968




Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Virginia, MN. Photo by Cindy Kujala.VIRGINIA – It all starts in the late afternoon with a Christmas Eve service at Gethsemane Lutheran Church. My mother, Gladys Johnson, church organist, arrives forty-five minutes early… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

My Christmas Cherub Choir debut, ca. 1960




VIRGINIA – I hesitated in the doorway of Gethsemane Lutheran Church, more than a bit wary of the Cherub Choir director. When she laughed, her entire face participated, her piercing blue eyes crinkled, her nose wrinkled, her mouth arched like a slice… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

You’re invited!

The Hanson Family & Friends Sleigh Ride is Jan. 7


The 6th annual Hanson Family & Friends Sleigh Ride will be held Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, two miles north of Cook, MN, and you’re invited. Sleigh rides, hot chocolate, sledding, and a Food Shelf fundraiser – doesn’t get better th… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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