Joyce Elaine Wessman



 Joyce Elaine Wessman, 82, of Virginia, MN, died Saturday, May 13, 2017 in the Cornerstone Villa in Buhl. She was born November 30, 1934 in the More Hospital in Eveleth, the daughter of Walfred and Helmi (Kippola) Ornberg. She was a 1952 gradua… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember […]

Robert Frank Jaksa



 Robert Frank Jaksa, 90, of Virginia, MN, passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at his home. He was born on January 28, 1927 in Virginia to Anton and Mary (Neumann) Jaksa, along with his twin brother; attending school in Virginia and graduating… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Snowden Elizabeth Johnson-Bothwell



 Snowden Elizabeth Johnson-Bothwell, 7, of Hibbing, MN, died tragically on Sunday, May 14, 2017 as the result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. She was born December 11, 2009 in Virginia, the daughter of Charles Bothwell III an… 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.  A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Gethsemane Evangelical Lutheran Church in Virginia.  Pastor Nathan Sager will off… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Jill E. Duame



Jill E. Duame, 81, of Cook, MN, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s- Duluth. She was born on January 24, 1936 in Virginia, MN, where she grew up.  Earlier she spent time with her family and friends in Cook and Lake V… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Herman Henry Hyvonen



Herman Henry Hyvonen, 66, of Mountain Iron, MN, died unexpectedly on Sunday, May 14, 2017. He was born December 1, 1950 in Virginia, the son of Raymond and Rommel (Kern) Hyvonen and was a graduate of the Eveleth Vocational Technical College. Herman… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Irving Roy Stoddard



 Irving Roy Stoddard, 85, died Friday, March 24, 2017 at Heritage Manor in Chisholm. Irv was born on April 25, 1931 to Roy and Vivian (St. Jean) Stoddard in Soudan, where he grew up and graduated from Tower-Soudan High School. His parents owned… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Dung Ngoc Tran



Dung Ngoc Tran, 49, of Virginia, MN,  died Tuesday, May 16, 2017 in Essentia St. Mary’s Health Care Center in Duluth. He was born June 29, 1967 in Vinh Long, Vietnam and has lived in Saigon, Vietnam, Duluth, MN and Minneapolis prior to moving t… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Sisu the Traveling Sauna spreads warmth, goodwill

U.S. tour celebrates 100 years of Finnish independence


Sisu the Traveling Sauna (right) is pictured with Frank W. Eld’s “Finnebago” in Harrison, ID. Eld and the Finnebago will be in Embarrass for the National Sauna Day on June 3. Submitted photos.EMBARRASS – Sisu the Traveling Sauna is going… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Embarrass hosts fourth annual National Sauna Day on June 3




The Nelimark sauna in Embarrass is on the National Register of Historic Places. Submitted photos.EMBARRASS – Finnish residents here in Embarrass are accustomed to taking a hot steamy sauna on Wednesday or Saturday nights. Whether it be winter,… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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