James Sarkela

James Sarkela, 71, of Iron, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at the University of Minnesota Heart Hospital from complications of heart bypass surgery. James was born May 9, 1948, to John and Velma (Tuomi) Sarkela. He loved all sports, especiall… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]

James T. Wengler

James T. Wengler, 78, of Ely Lake, Eveleth, died on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, at Essentia Health – Virginia, MN. James was born March 15, 1941, in Sauk Centre, MN, to Theodore and Irene (Pangburn) Wengler. He was a graduate of Sauk Centre High School an… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Verner Lavern Keskitalo

Verner Lavern Keskitalo, 94, of Embarrass, died on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at Essentia Health in Virginia, MN. He was born on Dec. 26, 1925, in Ottertail, MN, to Evert and Selma (Hamari) Keskitalo. He attended country school and later enlisted with th… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Duane Richard Krueth

Duane Richard Krueth, 74, of Lakeland, died on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, at his home surrounded by family. Duane was born on Aug. 28, 1945, in Bemidji, Minnesota to Fredrick and Adella (Mueller) Krueth. He married Joey Johnson on Nov. 26, 1966, in Dul… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Elliott R. Christensen

Elliott R. Christensen, 90, of Hoyt Lakes, died on Wednesday, Jan.y 1, 2020, at Essentia Health – Northern Pines in Aurora, MN. Elliott was born on Jan. 1, 1930, in International Falls, MN, to Lloyd and Nora (Moss) Christensen. He attended school in… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Dolores “Dodo” Eileen Samarzja

Dolores “Dodo” Eileen Samarzja, 89, of Buhl, passed away on Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at Heritage Manor in Chisholm. Dolores was born on Sept.17, 1930, in Ellendale, ND, to John and Esther (Schandelmeier) Rowe. She attended schools in Barnum, Hibbing an… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

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Two local students recognized for academic achievement

IRON/ELY — Two Minnesota Connections Academy students from St. Louis County were among the 34 recently inducted into the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society and National Elementary Honor Society in recognition of their outstanding a… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Christy Samarkos: Forged in the Iron Range

Her passion for student success goes back to her MN roots


The article shared here was originally published in News for AztecParents, a publication of San Diego State University. Christy Samarkos’ answer on how to stand out: “work hard and be kind.” Photo courtesy of SDSU.Christy Samarkos remembers her first… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The annual Sax-Zim Bog Winter Birding Festival opens Feb. 14

Great gray owls, like the one pictured, and other owls will be featured at the 13th annual Winter Birding Festival in Meadowlands. Photo by Nick Seeger.MEADOWLANDS — Bird watchers from all over the United States, as well as other countries, have come… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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