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Brett William Anderson

By Staff | January 14, 2022

Brett William Anderson, 37, of Britt, MN, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 1, 2022. Brett was born on November 1, 1984, to Dennis and Susan (Fortman) Anderson in Hibbing, MN. He graduated from Mt. Iron-Buhl, Class of 2004. Brett was an avid car enthusiast, who enjoyed car shows and cruises. He was very active in the iRace Club with […]

Darrin David Bahr

By Staff | January 14, 2022

Darrin David Bahr, 54, of rural Gilbert, MN, died on Thursday, January 6, 2022, at Essentia Health–St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, MN. Darrin was born on May 4, 1967, in Little Rock Arkansas Air Force Base Hospital to Ronald and Shirley (Markgraf) Bahr. Darrin was a graduate of Jordan High School and later earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business […]

Margaret Louise Hodnik

By Staff | January 14, 2022

Margaret Louise Hodnik, 65, of Aurora, MN, formerly of Duluth, died on Monday, January 10, 2022, at Solvay Hospice House in Duluth, MN. She was born on August 24, 1956, in Virginia, MN, to Ralph and Anna (Kermouner) Hodnik. Margaret was a 1974 graduate of Aurora-Hoyt Lakes High School and later earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English from Macalester College […]

Ron (Ronnie) Tague

By Staff | January 14, 2022

Ron (Ronnie) Michael Tague, 58, of Iron, MN, died on Sunday, December 12, 2021, in his home, with his wife by his side. Ron was born on September 16, 1963, in Ft. Collins, CO, the son of Richard and Cherryll (Smith) Tague. Ron served in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged on 12 JUN 1985. Ron met […]

Jack Maynard Harju

By Staff | January 14, 2022

Jack Maynard Harju, 64, of Eveleth, MN, passed away on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at Essentia Health in Virginia. No services are planned. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia.

Delphi Linette Hallfors

By Staff | January 14, 2022

Delphi Linette Hallfors, 87, of Virginia, MN, passed away on Monday, December 27, 2021, at Essentia Health-Virginia. Delphi was born October 3, 1934, in Duluth to Oscar and Jennie (Peterson) Lorentzson. After graduating from Cotton High School, she worked at the Halfway House in Cotton. Then she worked at Cluett, Peabody for several years, sewing men’s shirts, until they closed. […]

Joanne Mae Plevell

By Staff | January 14, 2022

Joanne Mae Plevell, 86, of Aurora, MN, died on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at Essentia Health–Northern Pines in Aurora, MN. She was born November 24, 1935, in Eveleth, MN, to Louis and Jennie (Turk) Putzel. Joanne was a 1954 graduate of Aurora High School. On July 10, 1954, she married Bill Gauthier. Joanne worked at Virginia Regional Medical Center, Ely […]

2022 Ely Winter Festival: February 3 – 13

By Staff | January 14, 2022

ELY — The 2022 Ely Winter Festival will be held from Thursday, February 3, through Sunday, February 13. The Ely Winter Festival board and volunteers have been busy putting all the final details together for 10 days of funfilled activities in February. The festival will include some time-honored favorite events such as the Snow Sculpting Symposium, Ely ArtWalk, snowshoe hikes […]

Hey, baby!

By Staff | January 14, 2022

REGIONAL — Welcome, all the Everetts, Emmas, Ashers, and Hazels that were born in the Northland in 2021! Regional hospitals have compiled their lists of top baby names of 2021, and they feature a mixture of classics and modern names. More than seven babies were born per day at Essentia Health’s Minnesota hospitals in 2021, and variety again was the […]

Co-op shoppers donate to Angel Fund

By Staff | January 14, 2022

VIRGINIA — Natural Harvest Food Coop (NHFC) shoppers donated $2,097 in December to the Angel Fund of Northeastern Minnesota. Donations will be used to support those in Iron Range communities diagnosed with cancer through financial, food, and transportation assistance, among others. Learn more about Angel Fund’s mission at www.angelfundrange.org. Each month, NHFC selects a local nonprofit organization to be the […]