Ross “Rick” P. Toole Jr.

Ross “Rick” P. Toole Jr., of Britt, passed away Sept. 17, 2018, at his home. He lived a life dedicated to service of his country and fellow man. Rick was born May 9, 1948, in Philadelphia, Pa. He joined the U.S. Army at 17 years old and served as… Please register for a free account or log in below to […]

Rita (Ebnet) Erickson

Rita (Ebnet) Erickson, 69 of Dickson, TN formerly of Hoyt Lakes died Sunday, Sept. 16th, 2018 in Nashville, TN surrounded by all of her children. Rita was born Aug. 18th, 1949 in Mahnomen, MN to Paul and Bernice (Niesen) Ebnet. She was a graduate of … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Avery Victoria Straughter

Forever Seventeen. A bright, friendly smile.  A deep inner pain.  On Monday, September 17, 2018, Avery Victoria Straughter died by suicide in her home in Gilbert, a direct result of her depression.  Avery was born in Virginia, MN on November 15, 2000… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Viola Eleanor Lamppa

Viola Eleanor Lamppa, 99, of Embarrass, died on Wed. Sept. 12, 2018 at Essentia Health in Virginia. She was born on January 30, 1919 to Matt and Wilhelmina (Koyola) Paavola on Section 30.  When she was two years old her family moved to rural Babbitt … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Francis “Pete” Leroy Lamppa

Francis “Pete” Leroy Lamppa, 84, passed away Sept. 8, 2018 at Carefree Living in Virginia. Francis was born on Sept. 7, 1934 in Biwabik, MN to Richard and Rose M. Lamppa. Francis graduated from Embarrass High School in 1952, received his BS in Educat… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Gretchen Webber Lobe

Gretchen Webber Lobe, 102, of Ely died Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at Carefree Living in Babbitt. She was born June 8, 1916 the daughter of Paul and Evelyn (Connell) Webber in Albert Lea. Gretchen was the eldest of their four children. She always l… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Rudy Ray Esala

Rudy Ray Esala of Mesa, AZ passed away August 20, 2018 at the age of 81. He was born in Sandy Township, MN on Sept. 30, 1936 the third son of Nick and Ethel (Pernu) Esala. Rudy touched the lives of many with his smile and generosity.  His genuine int… Please register for a free account or log in below […]

New state park increases visits to Tower/Soudan downtowns

The new Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park opened in June. Photos courtesy of IRRR.TOWER-SOUDAN – Visitors to the new Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park are shopping and spending at nearby downtown businesses due in part… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Named after Richard’s grandmother

Evie the ’57 Chevy is still a classy and sassy Iron Range gal


A recent picture of Richard with Evie the ’57 Chevy along scenic Highway 61 on Lake Superior. Submitted photos.I’d like to introduce you to my classy girl Evie. She always wears red with a white top. She’s about 5′ 4″ high and very heavy. No, she doe… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

A financial reality check for your teen



 Is your teenager in need of a financial education? If your child is like most American teens, the answer is a resounding yes. A recent study from Charles Schwab and Company revealed that most U.S. teens are uneducated when it comes to personal … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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