Hilda “Ilene” Ventrella

Hilda “Ilene” Ventrella, 83, of Hoyt Lakes died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 at Spectrum Carefree Living in Aurora. Ilene was born on September 5, 1935 to Eugene and Mae (Bach) Howes in Duluth. She graduated from Grand Rapids High School and continued her… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember […]

Shirley Ann Seinola

Shirley Ann Seinola, 81, Rochester former long-time resident of Cook, passed away on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 at Seasons Hospice House, Rochester. Shirley was born to Victor and Mary (Vukelich) Zgaynor on March 27, 1937 in Cook. Shirley grew up in Celin… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Carole Ann Nelson

Carole Ann Nelson, 83, of Babbitt died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 at the Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. Carole grew up in Jordan, MN and graduated from the Jordan High School. She was united in marriage to Darold Nelson in Sept. 1954… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Clayton Wallace Okstad Sr.

Clayton Wallace Okstad Sr., 93, of Aurora died Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 at Essentia Health-Virginia. Clayton was born on Oct. 13, 1925 to Sigurd and Mabel (Anderson) Okstad in Gully, MN.  He grew up and attended school in Proctor before being drafted in… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Patrick “PJ” Jason LaMourea

Patrick “PJ” Jason LaMourea, 45, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. PJ was born Jan. 8, 1973 in Scott Air Force Base I Belleville, IL. He attended and graduated from Virginia High School. Following high school, he attended Hibbing Community College a… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Robert “Bob” Charles Campbell

Robert “Bob” Charles Campbell, 83, of Britt, joined his wife of 54 years, Mona in heaven on Dec. 31, 2018. He was born August 19, 1935 in Buffalo. Bob graduated from Buffalo High School in 1953, where he played baseball and football. He worked as a C… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

Martha Violet Norha

Martha Violet Norha, 89, of Virginia, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 at Essentia Health St. Mary’s in Duluth. Martha grew up in Embarrass and attended Embarrass High School. She was united in marriage to Arnold Norha in October 1953. The couple mo… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Wayne Robert Mayer

Wayne Robert Mayer, 90, of Hoyt Lakes died peacefully in his sleep at Northern Residence in Hawthorne, WI on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018 where he resided with his wife, Lorraine. He was born February 1, 1928 in Mankato to John and Mamie (Erickson) Mayer. … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

New adventures are everywhere in New York City

From the Iron Range to NYC: Oh what a transition it’s been


A few of my friends and I skated at Bryant Park to celebrate the end of finals. (Serena is at the far left). Submitted photos.It is coming close to a year ago that I made my decision to move to New York City to begin attending school at The King’s Co… Please register for a free account or log in […]

A 2018 review of HTF: Lots of birds, an anniversary and more



Even Smokey Bear took time out of his busy schedule to read about HTF’s 10-year anniversary in April. Photo by Cindy Kujala.Happy 2019 HTF readers! The new year arrived in a whirlwind of holiday activities, snow in the Northland, and some pretty cold… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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