William Arthur “Bill” Mattson



 William Arthur “Bill” Mattson, 82, of Virginia, MN, and formerly of Aurora, died unexpectedly of natural causes, on Friday, July 14, 2017 in his home. He was born September 8, 1934 in Biwabik, MN the son of Arne and Hilja (Paaso) Mattson. Bill… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember […]

Joanne Ellen Petrangelo



Joanne Ellen Petrangelo, 62, lifelong Chisholm and Hibbing, MN resident, passed away Monday, July 17, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN, after a one year battle with cancer.  She was born on December 22, 1954 to Richard and Esth… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Rai Landon Walden



Rai Landon Walden, 29, of Makinen, MN, died Sunday, July 23, 2017 as a result of a motor vehicle accident.  Rai was born January 19, 1988 in Duluth, MN.  He attended Mesabi East, class of 2006. He grew up in Makinen and enjoyed comput… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Gregory J. Lamppa



Gregory J. Lamppa, 57, of Virginia, died Monday, July 24, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 29, 2017 at the Nichols Town Hall, Mountain Iron at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior. Arrangemen… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Our blessed life in raising a special child




The Soular family (l. to r.) Hunter, Les, Aaron, Gina and Amanda.Editor’s note: Gina and Les Soular are dear friends of mine. Les and I graduated in 1981 from Aurora-Hoyt Lakes High School and he has always had a special place in my heart. I d… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

What do you see? The disability? Or the person?




Bryce (left) and Gust have been best friends their entire lives. The two boys, now 18, met as infants. Both are wheelchair-bound with cerebral palsy. Photo by Debi Alto.Can you see me? What do you see when you look at me? Do you see the disability? … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

The Arc Range: A long legacy of advocacy, resources



 EVELETH – For over 50 years, the Arc has been a presence on the Range promoting a better life for all individuals who live with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The organization started as a parent-toparent group, at a time w… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Local United Way says: Healthy kids are not hungry



 CHISHOLM – In northeastern Minnesota, one in five children faces hunger. To learn, grow and thrive, children need healthy food each day. According to Feeding America, “When they’re hungry, children are more likely to be hospi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Special Olympics offers so much for Iron teenager




Tianna Clayton beams with her medals won in Special Olympics competition. Submitted photo.IRON JUNCTION – Special Olympics has been an important part of my daughter Tianna Clayton’s life for the past four years. Prior to joining Special … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Learn the facts and symptoms of feline leukemia



 Sharing one’s life with a companion animal can be a testament to a person’s capacity to love and offer affection. Millions of people welcome cats into their homes, enjoying their playful antics and cheeky personalities. While cat o… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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