William “Bill” F. Forsline

William “Bill” F. Forsline, 80, Chisholm, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, with his loving family at his side. Bill was born on May 8, 1934 in Cook, the son of Hans and Mabel (Erickson) Forsline.  He grew up in Cook, where he graduated from high school in 1952. After working at the Enterprise Mine in […]

Robert “Tilly” C. Kjenaas, Jr

Robert “Tilly” C. Kjenaas, Jr., 66, of Pike Township, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at his residence after a long and courageous battle with COPD and heart disease. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday March 26, 2015 with visitation one hour prior to services at Range Funeral Home in Virginia. Interment will follow, with military honors […]

Doris Mae (Rosati) Haugen

Doris Mae (Rosati) Haugen, 84, of Eveleth, died Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Essentia Health-Virginia.  She was born on January 5, 1931, in Eveleth to Julio and Clara (Tomassoni) Rosati.  Doris was united in marriage to Leighton A. Haugen on September 29, 1956 in Virginia.  She worked for Stop n Shop Grocery, Cluett-Peabody Shirt Factory in both Gilbert and Eveleth […]

Allan McKie

Allan McKie, 90, formerly of Chisholm and Crane Lake, who was born June 16, 1924 in Bessemer, MI, to Cecelia (Lampi) and William McKie returned to his Maker on Wednesday, March 18, 2015.  He leaves behind his 5 children, Carol McKie (Jerry) Manning, Ann McKie, Stuart (Mary) McKie, Lauren (Lawrence) Aho and James McKie.  In the past 2 years he […]

Clara A. McGleno

Clara A. McGleno, 63, Nett Lake, passed away on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth. Clara was born on May 21, 1951, in Virginia, Minnesota, to Edward and Flora Skinaway.She grew up in Grand Rapids, MN and in Minneapolis.  While in Minneapolis she was employed as a mail clerk at  the Minneapolis Government Center and […]

Joanne Donald (Zaa We Bi Ne Siik “Yellow Bird”)

Joanne Donald (Zaa We Bi Ne Siik “Yellow Bird”) passed on to the spirit world on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Joanne was born on November 2, 1935 and raised on the Nett Lake Indian Reservation (Bois Forte). Joanne moved to Lake Vermilion (Bois Forte) with her husband Gary W. Donald in 1978.Joanne graduated from the Orr High School in 1953. […]

Adeline Catherine Pratt

Adeline Catherine Pratt, age 87, of Virginia and formerly of Parkville and Tower, died Monday, March 23, 2015, at Chestnut Grove in Virginia.  She was born July 2, 1927, in Virginia the daughter of Fredrick and Sarah (Roses) Limmer.  She graduated from the Pike-Sandy School.  Adeline was united in marriage to Donald C. Pratt on June 17, 1946, in Virginia.Adeline […]

Vision-Pro Optical moving to new location in Aurora

AURORA – The locallyowned eye care retail chain, Vision-Pro Optical, is moving to a new location in Aurora, Minn., early next week. The Aurora Vision-Pro store is moving to 405 West 3rd Ave North, also known as the “old East Range Clinic building.” The store will be opening its doors to the public on Monday, March 30. The location will […]

Hwy. 53 reroute: What will it look like?

A grand opportunity for the Quad Cities

VIRGINIA – Contrary to a recent local news report (MDN, Mar. 26, 2015), the proposed Hwy. 53 bridge over Rouchleau Pit will NOT be 200 feet long and 1,100 feet high. In fact, it will be approximately 1,100 feet long and (almost) 200 feet high. While a thousand-feet high bridge would certainly be something to behold, this mis-reporting could send […]

Drone video of the Hwy. 53 re-route

Terry Hartikka of Virginia is the only person I know that has a drone. He doesn’t like the negative connotation that goes with “drone” so he calls it an “unmanned aerial vehicle.” He is fascinated by the technology and knew he had to have one. His is a rebuilt model and he’s had it since last winter.Terry’s use is classified […]