William A. Laitinen

William A. Laitinen, 53, of Hoyt Lakes, died Saturday, Mar. 10, 2018 in Essentia-St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth.  He was born February 9, 1965 in Cook, the son of Allen and Katherine “Katy” (Sam) Laitinen of Cook.  Bill was employed as a HVAC Technici… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password […]

Glenn Van Schyndel

Glenn Van Schyndel, 96, of Hibbing, passed away Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018 at his residence with his wife at his side. Glenn was born February 18, 1922 in Platte, SD to Christian and Trina (Meyer) Van Schyndel.  He moved from Platte to Meadowlands in 193… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Jacqueline “Jackie” Elayne Christensen

Jacqueline “Jackie” Elayne Christensen, 73, of Orr, MN, was called home to her Lord on Tuesday, Mar. 13, 2018. Jackie was born to Jacques and Atha (Niehls) Vezina on January 3, 1945 in Cook, MN. As the daughter of a logger, they frequently moved with… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Shirley Rae Jones

Shirley Rae Jones, 84, of Hibbing, went to be with her Heavenly Father Thursday, Mar. 15, 2018, at her home surrounded by family, in Hibbing. She was born in Leon, KS to Preston and Maude (Booher) Johnson on February 4, 1934. Shirley had worked with … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Julie Marie (Mlaker) Pierce

Julie Marie (Mlaker) Pierce, 51, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. Julie passed away in her home and had been a long time resident of Hibbing. Julie was born on August 8, 1966 in Riverside, CA. Julie was the daughter of Frank and Sharon Mlaker, of Hibbing… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Marlys Mae Saxhaug

Marlys Mae Saxhaug, 88, of Virginia, died Monday, Mar. 12, 2018 peacefully, in Diamond Willow Assisted Living Residence in Mountain Iron. She was born September 24, 1929 in Menominee, WI the daughter of Frederick and Hazel (Pechmiller) Eckert. Marlys… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Start your spring tune-up by getting a massage



So are you ready? Ready to get outside and enjoy the nice sunshine and warmth coming our way? Or are you feeling a bit stiff from winter fun of snowmobiling with the last recent trip of 100 or 200 miles, trying to get some time in before the snow… Please register for a free account or log in below to […]

Reclaiming traditions for a sustainable future

Iron Range Earth Fest approaches 10th anniversary


 MT. IRON – The tenth annual Iron Range Earth Fest is taking place on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Think about it. Tenth annual. How did the largest sustainability Earth Day-related event in northern Minnesota start here on the Iron Range? How have… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

1st Iron Range Earth Fest held April 18, 2009

Ten years of Iron Range Earth Fest: A chronology

 2ND IRON RANGE EARTH FEST HELD APRIL 17, 2010 Theme: Inspiring Sustainability New developments and related activity: First Green Inventors Contest to feature student projects proposing inventions at Earth Fest. First Everyday Guide to Sustainab… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The first performance hosted by Messiah Lutheran Church

Like a bell, a review of The Gospel of Mark Alive! from 2012


MT. IRON – One of the things I like about bells is that the sound keeps reverberating long after the bell is struck. When Messiah Lutheran Church’s steeple was struck by lightning in July 1998, the flames devoured the bell tower and sent the old bell… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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