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After more than three decades on the bench, a jurist retires

An affirming flame: Justice and Judge David E. Ackerson


Judge David E. Ackerson is pictured with his daughters in July of 2018, the week he retired from the bench. From left: Chloe, Kristin, Ashlie and Aimee. Submitted photo.CHISHOLM – The Range Bar Association held a retirement celebration for Judge Davi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me   […]

Justice was not just a principle to Dave, nor was it just a law


David Ackerson (right front) was sworn in as a St. Louis County District Court judge in Hibbing on Dec. 30, 1981, by Judge Mitchell Dubow of the Sixth Judicial District Court. Looking on are Judge Ralph Harvey (back left) and Judge Nicholas Chanak. A… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The profession of justice (the kind that makes a difference)


Judge David Ackerson on the bench with Carly Melin’s son Teddy Norenberg, age 2, earlier this year. Submitted photo.I want to thank all of you judges and lawyers, members of the Range Bar Association, for recognizing my years of service, but more imp… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

When a judge makes a decision, lives are impacted


Retired Judge David Ackerson and Carly Melin are pictured at the Range Bar Association’s retirement celebration for Judge Ackerson held Sept. 20, 2018, in Chisholm. Submitted photo.Judge Ackerson’s commitment to justice has served our community well … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The pursuit of justice is actually a feeling, and an experience


Santa [Ackerson] went to granddaughter Kalle’s 5th birthday party on a Harley in May 2017. Submitted photo.My name is Michele Statz, and I’m an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Duluth. I’m also an anthropologist of… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Canelake’s Candies under new ownership

Grandchildren continue family legacy

Canelake’s Candies was founded in 1905 by Gust Canelake and his brothers. Submitted photos.VIRGINIA – Grandchildren of original Canelake’s candy-makers have bought back their grandfather’s business founded in 1905. The Canelake family announced the p… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Navigating aging with senior pets

 As pets age, their needs change and pet owners must adjust how they care for their pets. Spunky pups and curious kittens draw the attention of people eager to welcome new pets into their families. As pets begin to age, owners of senior animals … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Are raspberries for the dogs? Yes they are!

According to the American Kennel Club, raspberries offer an abundance of health benefits to dogs so long as they are fed to pups in moderation. Dogs do not need to eat fruit for its nutritional value, as the AKC notes those needs are typically met by… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Musical celebration with Pat and Donna Surface Oct. 20

Virginia Elks Lodge presents God Bless the USA concert

Pat and Donna Surface will perform a special fundraising concert at the Virginia Elks Lodge on Oct. 20. Photos by Carly Ann Evancevich.VIRGINIA – A musical celebration of iconic music—honoring veterans and the men and women in the U.S. Armed Forces—f… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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