Christmas in the 1950s: The way we were in Nashwauk




The Legueri clan during Christmas in Nashwauk, MN, in 1952. Joe Legueri, the author of this story, is the young man front and center with the slightly buck teeth. Photo submitted.Although I was born and raised in Nashwauk, MN, I would suspect that c… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password […]

An old Italian-style family Christmas in Nashwauk




The men of the family during a Christmas gathering, from left: Jim Mancuso Jr., Jim Mancuso Sr., Bill Carlson Sr., Frank Jenko (holding Nancy), Nana—Theresa Ferraro Spariglo, Bruno Spariglo, Jim Pelliciotto Sr., Nat Ferraro, Micky Mancuso, Joe… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The Pulse of Christmas




Barb Fisher and her daughter Billie Sikkila, Pulse band member. Photo submitted.Christmas and music belong together. It makes sense to me that we wrap our love for Christmas with music in the same way that we carefully choose wrapping paper for pres… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Watch out for travel scams this New Year’s Eve



A long holiday weekend is right around the corner, and people will be hitting the roads to reach their intended New Year’s getaway destinations. Once they arrive, you would think they would be safe from scams, but experience says otherwise. Be… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Yummy recipes to try during the holidays




 I assume that most of us have our traditional holiday meals so coming up with something different for this time of year is a bit of a challenge. While scouring through the recipe book section at the Thrift Shop in Cook, I came across a Land O … Please register for a free account or log in below to access […]

Hosting holiday guests?

Keep your pets happy and healthy around visitors

 It’s the time of year when you’ll be opening your home to your closest family and friends, and if you’re anything like us, you’ll want to enjoy your holiday celebrations with everyone you love – including your fou… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Olcott Park Fountain Restoration: 15-month fundraising report



VIRGINIA – As the Olcott Park Fountain Restoration committee works their way towards their ultimate goal of achieving $400,000 in private contributions, they are very encouraged by the support they’ve received in their first 15 months of… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Frandsen Bank in Virginia matches employee contributions to UWNEMN



Frandsen Bank & Trust in Virginia presented Shelley Valentini of United Way of Northeastern Minnesota with a check for employee and corporate matching contributions. Submitted photo.VIRGINIA – Greg Sandau, president of Frandsen Bank & … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

A Christmas Goose




 In that region there were shepherds living in the hills keeping watch over their flock by night. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. – Luke 2:8-9 Back in mid-Novem… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Letters to Santa




 This is our last round of letters to Santa for this year. I was overwhelmed by how many teachers took the time to have the kids work on this project and get these letters submitted. My sincere thanks to all of the teachers for this and all the… Please register for a free account or log in below to access […]


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