James E. Santa

James E. Santa, 88, of Britt, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Essentia Health Virginia Care Center. James was born December 12, 1930 in Parkville to Elmer and Olga (Hanson) Santa. He was graduate of Mountain Iron High School. Following high sch… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember […]

LaRitta Swanson

LaRitta Swanson, 87, went to be with God October 15th 2018 in Hopkins, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. LaRitta was born in Eveleth March 3, 1931. She grew up in Mountain Iron and was married for 67+ years. Preceded in death by her Parents:… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Bruce L. Swanson

Bruce Swanson, 86, died April 16th 2019. The physical ailments finally took their toll. He is now with God and his wife LaRitta. Bruce was born March 12th 1933 in Grand Rapids. He grew up in Virginia, and Bear River MN. Married to LaRitta for 68 year… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

Ronald Norman Nikunen

Ronald Norman Nikunen, 76, of Eveleth died Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at the New Journey Residence in Biwabik. Ron was born on September 28, 1942 to Hjalmer and Mayme (Lakso) Nikunen in Sparta.  He attended school in Gilbert.  Following his schooling, Ron… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Nancy Lee Berens

Nancy Lee Berens, 82, of Embarrass passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth. Nancy was born to John and Elsie Johnson on April 16, 1937 in Hibbing. Nancy attended school in Hibbing. She soon met the love of her life, Ke… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

Anne Elizabeth Dornik

Anne Elizabeth Dornik, 104, of Gilbert died Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Essentia Health-Virginia. She was born on December 27, 1914 to Jerry and Anna (Bukovac) Dornik in Sparta.  With the exception of the last four years of her life, Anne lived in Gilbe… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Anthony “Tony J. Omersa

Anthony “Tony J. Omersa, 77, of Gilbert, died Monday, June 3, 2019 at Essentia Health – St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. Anthony was born October 5, 1941 in Eveleth to John and Mayme (Indihar) Omersa.  He was a graduate of Gilbert High School and… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

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Fireflies, s’mores, Crocs and more

Here are a few of my favorite things


One of Jody’s favorite summer wildflowers is the marsh marigold, sometimes called a cowslip. Photos by Jody Rae.These are a few of my favorite things Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens Brown paper… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Be a tourist in your own town, for free!

Attractions galore to visit across the Mesabi Iron Range


Visit Hockey Plaza in Eveleth. It’s made for selfies! Submitted photo.This summer, I invite you to be a tourist in your own community. Get out and explore the places you’ve always “meant to visit,” and revisit the places you haven’t been to in a whil… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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