Kenneth R. Lampi

Kenneth R. Lampi, 66, longtime resident of Mt. Iron and formerly of Colorado, died Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Chris Jensen Health and Rehabilitation Center in Duluth under Hospice Care.  He spent a large part of his life in pain with Rheumatoid Arthrit… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember […]

Arthur “Tapper” Glen Smith

Arthur “Tapper” Glen Smith (Tapper), 60, passed away May 6, 2018 at Essentia Health in Virginia. He was born June 21, 1957 in Virginia, the son of Arthur J. and Carol M. (Faltinoski) Smith. He was a 1976 graduate of Tower-Soudan High School and a pro… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Elsie Lina Dahlin

Elsie Lina Dahlin, 72, of International Falls, MN, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, May 4, 2018. Elsie was born on December 10, 1945 in Cook, MN to Carl and Margaret (Ross) Hanson and grew up in Buyck. Elsie raised her family in International Fall… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Harlen “Scooter” Raymond Pernu Jr.

Harlan “Scooter” Raymond Pernu Jr., 57, of Virginia, passed away on Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2018 in Duluth. He was born August 9, 1960 in Virginia to Harlan, Sr. and Carmen (Brunfelt) Pernu. He graduated from Virginia Schools in 1980. Scooter loved writi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

He’s the fish that got away to live another day at Ely Lake

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Catching the early-season walleye

Former Lake Vermilion guide shares tips for fishing opener


Some of Paul Pollock’s earliest fishing memories were made with his dad Dave at their cabin on Pike Bay on Lake Vermilion. Submitted photo.My formative memories of walleye opener in northern Minnesota entail fishing from shore at the cabin on Lake Ve… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Last-minute ice out has Vermilion resort owners scrambling



Fraser Bay was still socked in on May 5 but has since been reported to be wide open. Aerial photos by Karl Reichel. LAKE VERMILION – Mother Nature has proven to be a fickle force to reckon with over the past few months. She gave us a long, cold wi… Please register for a free account or log in below […]

The lakes are open but is there bait?

ORR – Cold Springs, Inc. is a small general store located 22 miles north of Orr, MN on Hwy. 53. Cold Springs Deer Farm is one part of the family business that is run at the site. Visitors can get up close and personal with the tame deer that reside o… Please register for a free account or log in […]

Annual fishing closure near Pike River hatchery helps protect spawning fish

Anglers heading to Lake Vermilion will notice fishing closure signs for the Pike River near the seasonal Pike River hatchery operation. The temporary closure is enacted each spring from April 1 to May 30 to protect concentrations of spawning walleye … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Fish! Fish! Fish! They are tasty and lean protein options



 Is everyone looking forward to fishing opener after this long winter? If you enjoy ice fishing you have had a nice long season! The end of April I saw a post on Facebook stating that it was 60 degrees out and this gentleman was heading out ice … Please register for a free account or log in below to access […]


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