Darin Lee Anderson



 Darin Lee Anderson, 56, lifelong resident of Virginia, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2017 in Essentia-Virginia Care Center. He was born January 11, 1961 in Virginia, the son of Rodney and Mary Kay (Gustafson) Anderson and was a graduate of Virginia… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     […]

Ronald Wayne Koski



 Ronald Wayne Koski, 82, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth. He was born to Waino and Esther Koski on April 13, 1934 in Idington, MN. He grew up in Cook, MN where he graduated from Cook High School in 1952. He served… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

John L. Arbuckle



John L. Arbuckle, 55, of Virginia and formerly of Minneapolis, died Jan. 5, 2017, at Essentia Health in Virginia. He was born on June 1, 1961, in Oakland, CA, the son of John and Bernice (Chosa) Arbuckle.  He lived in Bois Forte as a young chil… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Hannah Joy Filipovich



 Hannah Joy Filipovich, 7, of Eveleth, died in the arms of her family on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 at her home. Hannah was born on August 7, 2009 to Thomas and Danyel (Warwas) Filipovich in Duluth. She grew up in a loving country home just outside… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Terry Lee Benoit



Terry Lee Benoit, 65, of Virginia, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Feb. 24, 2017.  Terry was born in Virginia on April 6, 1951 to Edward and Jean (Thompson) Sregzinski.  After she married her husband, Don, she became … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

William “Bill” Siegel



William “Bill” Siegel, 95, of Eveleth passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth.Bill was born on July 6, 1921 in Eveleth to Samuel and Belle Siegel and attended Eveleth Junior College.  He ent… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Arvo Nestor Vuori



Arvo Nestor Vuori, 87 years old, passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at St. Raphael’s Health and Rehabilitation Center.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Range Funeral Home in Hibbing at 11:00 a.m. with visitation be… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Georgia to Maine:

My epic six-month, 2,189-mile hike of the Appalachian Trail


Wind Rock Overlook, VA, May 2016. All photos by Jill Aubin.I sit bolt-upright in bed with the words “Get up, you’re late!” ringing in my head. I struggle to open my eyelids. They feel so heavy, almost as if they have been glued shut. As my eyelids s… Please register for a free account or log in below to access […]

My husband Fred: Lifesaver, hero

Quick reaction rescues snowmobiler from Lake Vermilion


A kind note to Fred in a card given to him by Ron.COOK – My husband Fred is a hero in the true sense of the word. Hero is defined as, “A person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements or noble qualities.” … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Community gardens spring back to life in Virginia

Growing Together program provides plots for residents to rent


Surplus canned food storage for the hot lunch program at Hermantown Public School in January, 1939. Photo credit: Minnesota Historical Society.VIRGINIA – Imagine a local garden yielding 25 bushels of potatoes, 50 heads of cabbage, 40 of cauliflower,… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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