Donald Steven Pluskwik



 Donald Steven Pluskwik, 97, of Virginia, MN, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at St. Michael’s Health and Rehab in Virginia. Donald was born September 4, 1919 in Virginia to Alexander and Mary (Jakubik) Pluskwik… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     […]

Camille M. Drift-Helgerson



 Camille M. Drift-Helgerson, 47, of Palo, MN, passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at St Luke’s Medical Center in Duluth due to complication from diabetes.  She was born on August 24, 1969 in Virginia.  She lived in Aurora/Palo and g… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Dale P. Nelson



Dale P. Nelson, 46, of Virginia, MN, died Thursday, June 1, 2017, from complications due to heart surgery, at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis. He was born November 3, 1970.  Dale enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, rid… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Brian D. Griffith



Brian D. Griffith, 58, Cook, MN, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on Friday, June 2, 2017, at  Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth. He was born on August 20, 1958, at Waterloo, IA, the son of Donald and LaVon (Busey) Griffi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Gary P. Neari



Gary P. Neari, 71, of Virginia, MN, passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017 at home under hospice care surrounded by his family.  Gary was born on January 29, 1946 to Fred and Florence (Carlson) Neari. Gary graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Lee Roy Crippen



Lee Roy Crippen, 83, of Le Center, MN, passed away Monday, June 5, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Heath System in Mankato.  Lee was born January 18, 1934 to Arthur and Olive Crippen.  He was united in marriage to Joyce Benjamin on April 21, 1954 in V… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Dean Ervin Cowan



 Dean Ervin Cowan, 55, of Nashwauk, MN, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Indian Point Camp Ground in Pengilly.  Dean was born November 4, 1961 in Grand Rapids, to Kenneth Leroy and Mary Kathryn (Humble) Cowan.  He grew up in Blackb… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

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A new home (bigger and better) for Natural Harvest


The new Natural Harvest Food Co-op is located at 732 N. 4th St. in Virginia. Photo by Cindy Kujala.VIRGINIA – “Like all projects like this, it’s been a long time in the making and many people were involved to make it happen.”… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Natural Harvest Food Co-op: Ready for another 37 years

Ribbon cutting was held May 19; thoughts on the new building are shared


Natural Harvest’s ribbon cutting ceremony was held on May 19. Speeches were made by General Manager Anja Parenteau and Board President Jake Rosandich. Photo by Ron Kutsi.VIRGINIA – The mission statement of Natural Harvest Food Co-op incl… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Roche’s legacy lives on at Mesabi Family YMCA

Second annual golf tournament fundraiser next Friday at ECC


Pat Roche golfing at Eshquagama Country Club. Submitted photo.LAKE ESHQUAGUMA – Pat “Paddy” Roche had a lot of passions in life – his wife and family, his job at the Trenti Law Firm – and as an avid athlete, he loved biking and hunting, and the hock… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]


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