Cora Mae Weaver Hampson



Cora Mae Weaver Hampson, 94, formally of Virginia, MN and Holiday, FL, died December 12, 2016 in Stamford, CT.  Burial will be in the spring of 2017 in Wisconsin.She is survived by Sons: Randy Hampson of Stamford, CT and Gregory Hampson of Carr… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember […]

Karl Drago Oberstar



Karl Drago Oberstar Sr., 92, of Gilbert, MN, died Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Diamond Willow Assisted Living in Mt. Iron, MN. Karl was born September 29, 1924 in Susje, (Slovenia) Yugoslavia to Karl Sr. and Jozefa (Kosir) Oberstar. On June 10, 195… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Elizabeth “Betty” J. Drift



Elizabeth “Betty” J. Drift, 77, of Indian Point-Orr, MN, passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2017, at the Cook Care Center. She was born on December 23, 1939, in Cloquet the daughter of Anton and Mary (Hudson) Barney.  Betty grew up in Minneap… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Jason Dennis Sickel



 Jason Dennis Sickel, 46, of Gilbert, MN, died, surrounded by his family following a courageous battle with cancer, on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Essentia Health-Virginia.  He was born on August 27, 1970 to Scott and Vicki (Butala) Sic… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Greta Marlene Ocklind



 Greta Marlene Ocklind, 84, passed away January 13, 2017 at her home in Virginia, MN.  She was born June 16, 1932 in Virginia, MN, the daughter of Carl Hugo Ocklind and Adeline Katherine Johnson Ocklind.  She was a 1950 graduate of Vi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Alice M. Jackson



Alice M. Jackson, 82, of Pike Bay Drive, Lake Vermilion – Tower, MN, passed away on January 10, 2017, at Essentia Health in Virginia.  She was born on May 23, 1934 in Pittsburgh, PA, the daughter of Michael and Mary (Sandry) Chappie.  She … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Michael P. Callister



 Michael P. Callister, 48, of Virginia, MN, passed away Thursday January 12, 2017 in his home. He was born March 1, 1968 in Virginia, MN to Richard and Polly (Erickson) Callister and had been a lifelong resident. Michael graduated from Virginia… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Our snowmobiling adventures to the Teton Mountains




Our snowmobile group at the 13,200 foot mountain top in March of 1992 with the Teton Mountains in the background. From left to right; laying on the ground, David Dill, second row, Jeff and Lori Sanborn, Mark and Ronette Novak; standing, Kirsten and … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Goodbye and good news:

Cindy Kujala to serve as HTF interim editor


We’re not all work and no play here at HTF. Cindy (behind the camera), Kirsten and I went on a little road trip last fall to Ash River and Voyageurs National Park, just for fun. (Never mind that we accidentally finagled a story out of it.) It&… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

The growing pains of inevitable change




Three weeks ago, Jean gathered our HTF family together and announced her retirement effective the end of January. We were a glum lot for the rest of the afternoon and returned to our offices with shoulders sagging. It was a Wednesday, and our deadli… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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