Josephine Ann (Hudela) Trost



 Josephine Ann (Hudela) Trost, 92, of Aurora, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 at Carefree Living-Aurora, surrounded by family and friends.  She was born September 15, 1925 to Gertrude (Zelnik) and Fred Hudela of Meadow Location, just East of … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot […]

Thomas David Maki, Sr.



 Thomas David Maki, Sr., 74, of Cumberland, WI, formerly of Mt. Iron, MN died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 at Lakeview Medical Center in Rice Lake. He was born January 24, 1943 in Virginia, MN to Onnie and Belma Mae (Barber) Maki. Tom graduated from… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Ellen La Verne (Korpela) Fortuna



Ellen La Verne (Korpela) Fortuna, 80, of Virginia, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 at Essentia Health in Virginia.  She was born December 29, 1937 in Markham, MN to Henry M. and Selma E. (Wesa) Korpela.  She attended St. Louis County Schools i… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Joan Marie Carlson



Joan (pronounced JoAnne) Marie Carlson, 91, passed away on Sept. 25, 2017 at Guardian Angels in Hibbing, where she had been a resident of their family for 6 years.  Joan was born December 30, 1925, to Johannes and Martha (Lilleengien) Olsvick i… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Duane “Duke” Palmer Ellingson



Duane “Duke” Palmer Ellingson, 87, of Aurora, died Tuesday Sept. 26, 2017 at Essentia Health in Aurora. Duane was born August 4, 1930 in Grand Forks, ND to Arthur and Alice (Moen) Ellingson.  He was raised on a family farm along with his nine s… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

VERMILION: THE BOUNDARY WATERS COLLEGE

Ely campus provides students unique educational opportunities


Vermilion Community College offers many niche programs unavailable at other schools. Submitted photo.ELY – Vermilion: “The Boundary Waters College” provides a unique educational experience exactly as the moniker implies. Situated on the very doorste… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

VCC: New housing, financial support, niche programs



Veterinarian Dr. Peter Hughes will instruct classes for Vermilion’s new Veterinary Technician program and lead the process to gain American Veterinary Medical Association accreditation. Submitted photos.ELY – Vermilion’s newest program, Veteri… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

NHED: Five colleges that complement each other

Education-based economic development provides range of opportunities for students


Bill MakiOver the past five weeks, each one of the five colleges of the Northeast Higher Education District (NHED) has been profiled in Hometown Focus. Each college has several points of pride to present and display. One of the strengths of our dist… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

STEM Showcase: Science and engineering fun for everyone!




Experimenting with generating electricity in the Wimhurst Machine.Can you walk on water? Make ice cream in 60 seconds? Get a magnet to float in mid-air with no-strings attached? You can experience all of this and much more at this year’s 2017 … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Harbormasters Barbershop Chorus coming to Virginia



Members of the Duluth-Superior Harbormasters Barbershop Chorus (from left) Jerry Uecker, Mel Rosholt, Pat Sowl, Don Johnson, Sulo Kangas, Chuck Morris, Steve Rantala, Jim Barschdorf, Jason Zissos, Steve Lapatka, Vernon Gimpel, Dan Mcclelland, Lauren… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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