Barbara “Bubby” `Murray Philips



 Barbara Murray Philips (Bubby) passed away peacefully with family by her side in Cumming, GA on June 22, 2017.  She was born December 10, 1926 in Eveleth, MN and was the youngest of four girls.  She graduated from Eveleth High School… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me   […]

Charles “Chuck” Scott Nelson



Charles “Chuck” Scott Nelson, 47, passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017, in Gainesville, FL from cancer.  He was born on August 14, 1969 in Rhinelander, WI.  After living in Florida for about ten years, he and his parents moved to Britt, MN… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Violet Mae Christensen



Violet Mae Christensen, 95, of Aurora, MN, died Friday, Aug. 11, 2017 at her home. She was born September 9, 1921 in Money Creek, MN to Thomas and Ella (Nelson) Kingsley.  She attended school in Money Creek and later married Norman Christensen … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Palo’s Steve Solkela has a style all his own

Outgoing Finn seeks fame with his “overpopulated” one-man band, opera studies


Steve Solkela is pelted by rotten tomatoes outside the Loon Lake Community Center in Palo during a cancer fundraiser after his show “Solkelamania” on Sunday, Aug. 6. Photos by Brian Miller.EDITOR’S NOTE: Palo’s Steve Solkela,… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

My Trip to Finland: Excerpts from my daily travel diary




(Above) A wood-burning sauna. (Left) Steve Solkela tries his hand building a haystack with a pitchfork. Submitted photos.Day 1 I left the Range at 1 a.m., running on three hours of sleep, full of excitement and paranoia. On the shuttle to JFK, I me… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Together—Finland 100 exhibit at VAHS’s Heritage Museum




When the Winter War in Finland began in 1939, communities across the Range worked to send relief to the Finnish people. Information on the relief efforts is part of the Finland 100 exhibit currently on display at the Virginia Area Historical Society… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

News from Finland: Celebrating Finland’s centenary



 FINLAND – Finland’s centenary theme “Together” has sparked an unseen creativity and enthusiasm to do things together. During the Together weekend on 25 to 27 August, a host of events in the Finland 100 programme are lin… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Tips for raising a healthy and happy kitten



 New pets can make life at home more exciting. Cats are popular pets because of their curiosity, playfulness and size, which make them great pets in private homes and apartments big and small. Many people prefer cats because they tend to requir… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Ely chamber announces shop local initiative



ELY – Think local first. This is the message behind the Ely Chamber of Commerce’s shop local initiative, ShopEly101. Ely is very fortunate to have businesses which provide valuable goods and services to residents, create jobs, and give b… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

International Wolf Center receives a 4-star rating



ELY – The International Wolf Center learned recently that it had received another 4-star rating from the independent watchdog group Charity Navigator. The rating is Charity Navigator’s highest mark. This is the second consecutive year an… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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