Bosa “Bee” Grubich

Bosa “Bee” Grubich, 94, of Anoka, formerly of Kinney, MN, retired Pentagon logistics program analyst, died Tuesday, February 13, 2018.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 21 at 11 a.m. at St. Basil of Ostrog Serbian Orthodox Church … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me   […]

Mary Lou Jyhla Tamte

Mary Lou Jyhla Tamte, 90, formerly of Britt, wife of Rev. Kenneth R. Tamte, died Friday, February 16, 2018 at Joanne’s House Hope Hospice of Bonita Springs, FL. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Range Funeral Home in Virgin… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Marjorie (Marge) Ann Ellis

Marjorie (Marge) Ann Ellis, 84, born July 2, 1933 in Bemidji, MN, went to meet her Lord after a courageous battle with cancer. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Riverside Chapel in Forbes, MN. Pastor Mark… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Melita R Stewart

Memorial service for Melita R Stewart, 87, of Gilbert will be 1 p.m. Monday, February 26, 2018 at the Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Gilbert with Pastor Nathan Lobb officiating.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.  Inurnment w… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Iron mining supports high-quality education for all Minnesotans



 IRON RANGE – Iron mining is connected to a lot of facets of education including K-12 education and all University of Minnesota schools. Minnesota iron and taconite is mined out of leased land. Some of that land is owned by the state, and the st… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Bedrock core drilling part of mineral exploration process



Blake Beliaj (left) and Max Motley pose by a truck loaded with a drill rig. Photo by Kirsten Reichel. VIRGINIA – IDEA Drilling, which offers surface coring, underground coring, environmental, and sonic drilling services, was established in 1997 in… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

FORTY-TWO YEARS IN MINING

Oldest of seven kids pays tribute to her dad, a miner


Donn and Marilyn Kunnari (back, left center) are pictured at a United Taconite picnic in 2003 or 2004 with children Renee, Rozanne, Eric, Justin, Kelly and Alex. (Not pictured, son Kevin.) Also pictured are Donn’s sister and her husband, Rachel and B… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

DRAWN BACK TO THE IRON RANGE

Opportunities afforded by mining make this area fortunate


Joni Dahl with her father John. Submitted photo.E VELETH – My family immigrated to northeastern Minnesota looking for work and the promise of better opportunities. Like most people who live here, I too can say that. H owever, in my teenage years, I d… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Thoughts on mining’s past, its future potential on the Range



Courtesy of Iron Range Historical Society.Scotch Tape, Post-it Notes, and Command Strips. It’s a good bet that most of us have at least one of these products in our kitchen junk drawers or within reach on our desks. Brought to us by the ever-industri… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Welcome to Babbitt, the Home of Taconite (1960)

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a short excerpt from a “Welcome to Babbitt” pamphlet dated April 23, 1960. The Babbitt graphic and the text below are courtesy of the Iron Range Historical Society. –Cindy Kujala, HTF Managing Content Editor We welcom… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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