Bradley Allen Bliss



Bradley Allen Bliss, 55, of Tower, MN died Friday, July 28, 2017 at Golden Horizons Assisted Living in Tower, MN. Bradley was born May 6, 1962 in Minneapolis, MN to Parents Darrell and Jeanette (Berg) Bliss.  He attended Horace Mann School in B… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember […]

Elsie R. Patrow



 Elsie R. Patrow, 81, of Hoyt Lakes, MN, died Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at Miller-Dwan Hospital in Duluth, MN.  She was born February 5, 1936 in Detroit Lakes, MN to Clarence and Annie (Peterson) Bartness.  Elsie attended country school… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Patricia “Patti” L. Morley



Patricia “Patti” L. Morley, 67, of Kugler Township, Tower, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis, with her children by her side. She was born on January 20, 1950, in Soudan,… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Shirley Ann Cheney



Shirley Ann Cheney, 70, of Angora Township passed away peacefully, with her loving family at her side, on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at her residence. Shirley was born on April 16, 1947 in Soudan the daughter of Richard and Alberta (Frabel) Miller.&… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Fairs abound in the month of August




Youngsters enjoying a day at the Effie Rodeo/62nd Annual North Star Stampede this year. It is held annually the last weekend of July. Photos of Effie Rodeo courtesy of Paul Pluskwik.The hot, steamy start to August bodes well for the many festivities… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Many community events will held in the upcoming weeks



COTTON DAYS Cotton, Aug. 4-5 Celebrating Cotton, Community, Alumni & Cardinals. Cotton Days started in August of 2012 at Old School Lives and has continued every August since. Each year it grows more people get involved and inspire community ce… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Minnesota State Fair announces new attractions for 2017



The Great Big Wheel is a new attraction to the fair this year. Photo courtesy of Minnesota State Fair.What began in 1854 as a territorial fair to highlight agriculture and encourage farming in the region became the Minnesota State Fair in 1859, a ye… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

County fairs: Itasca, Koochiching and St. Louis counties



Here are some highlights and schedule information for the county fairs being held in our region during the month of August. AUGUST 9-13 133rd Annual St. Louis County Fair Chisholm, MN The Five Best Days of Summer GATE HOURS: Wednesday: 3–11 p…. Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Ely-area photographer honored by International Wolf Center



Heidi Pinkerton played a key role in documenting the arrival of last year’s pups, Axel and Grayson, at the International Wolf Center, as well as their first year in Ely. Those images will be on display in the gallery until April 2018. Submitte… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Weddings at the Eveleth Auditorium: A family tradition




Shelly and Cord Tocchio are pictured with Grandma Wudinich at their wedding reception. Photo by Justine Herberg.EVELETH – Throughout the last eight years I have been photographing weddings and I have witnessed some pretty awesome moments take … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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