John LaVigne



John LaVigne, 59, died Monday, January 30, 2017. John was born August 11, 1957. John loved music and enjoyed the shenanigans of his friends. John especially loved his job at East Range DAC where he worked for almost 40 years. John lived in Chisholm … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username […]

Elsie V. Kantola Wiljanen



Elsie V. Kantola Wiljanen, 97, died January 28, 2017. Elsie was born April 8, 1919, in Section 30, Winton Township in Lake County, MN to Joel and Lulu Kantola. She went to school in Cook, MN and moved from the Cook area to Virginia as a young bride … Please register for a free account or log in below to […]

Patricia Ann DeVaney Barnes



Patricia Ann DeVaney Barnes, 88, of Aurora, MN, died on February 4, 2017. She was born on August 14, 1929, to Fred and Martha (Spear) DeVaney, in Rolla, MO.  The family, including siblings Nancy and Dan, moved to Hibbing, in 1942, as Fred pursu… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Albert J. Nordlund



 Albert J. Nordlund, 99, former longtime resident of Sturgeon Township, passed away on Monday, February 6, 2017, at the Cook Care Center.  He was born on October 24, 1917 in Chisholm, the son of Gust and Fanny (Mattila) Nordlund.&nbsp… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Thelma Negaard



Thelma Negaard, 100, of Cook  passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at the Cook Carefree Living.She was born Thelma Fayette on July 15, 1916 in Rugby, North Dakota. At the age of 9 she moved with her family to a farm near Lankin, N.D. where … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

Lucille L. Morrison



Lucille L. Morrison, of  Nett Lake, Minnesota – The Great Spirit took her hand on Wednesday, February 8, 2017.  Visitation will be from noon until the 2:30 praying of the Rosary on Tuesday, February 14th,  at the Nett Lake Government … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Don and Lorraine Kunnari: Celebrating 70 years of marriage

A legacy of 11 children, 52 grandchildren, 71 great-grandchildren (and counting)


A Kunnari family portrait from 1969. Back (l. to r.) are Donn, Donald, Lorraine and Connie; middle (l. to r.) are Diane, Laurel, Dan, Kathy and Ellen; and front (l. to r.) are Tim, Jack, Rachel and Pete. Photos courtesy of Don and Lorraine Kunnari.V… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

A Valentine’s Day variety

A storm, a death in the family, and perfect timing bring couples together

 EDITOR’S NOTE: We asked our readers for their stories about Valentine’s Day and/or how they met their significant other. Here are a few stories they shared with us. – Brian Miller, HTF staff writer Sorrow turned to joy We di… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Free Old MacDonald Had a Banjo programs offered



Folk musician Paul Imholte plays the part of Old MacDonald as he sings original and classic children’s songs at free programs offered by Arrowhead Library Systems at area libraries. Submitted photo.IRON RANGE – The Arrowhead Library Syst… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Weigh the benefits of adopting a dog or cat later in life



 Companion animals bring great joy to their owners. The unconditional love cats and dogs provide appeals to people of all ages. While many people associate pets with kids who can’t wait to welcome the first cat or dog into their homes, pe… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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