Wendell Charles Sabin

Wendell Charles Sabin, 85, of Hoyt Lakes, died Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Northland Village in Hoyt Lakes, MN.  He was born October 2, 1931 in Virginia, MN to Leon and Violet (Ostlund) Sabin.  Wendell was a 1949 graduate of Virginia High School and later worked for the Duluth Winnipeg Pacific Railroad.  In 1951 he enlisted with the U.S. Army.  […]

Helen L. Edblom

Helen L. Edblom, 92, of Cook, MN, passed away peacefully January 5, 2017 at Cook’s Carefree Living.  She was born in Virginia on March 30, 1924 the daughter of Gottfrid and Sophie (Olson) Carlson. After high school she became friends with Albert Carlson, fell in love and they were married for 39 years until his passing.  She married a longtime friend […]

Elvie Frost

Elvie Frost, 92, of Babbitt, MN, died Thursday, January 5, 2017 at her residence. Elvie was born October 13, 1924 in Hibbing to Emil and Hulda Maki. She grew up in Alango, graduating from Alango High School. On October 30, 1943, she was united in marriage to Edward Frost in Virginia. Together they raised five children. Elvie worked as a […]

William George Welsh

William George Welsh, 71, of Zim, MN, died peacefully Thursday, January 5, 2017 at his home. The family would like to thank the Essentia Health Hospice Facility and the ALS Association. William was born April 30, 1945 in Duluth to Harold and Esther (Purdy) Welsh. He was a 1964 graduate of Duluth East High School. Following high school, he studied […]

Dale Long

Dale Long, 61, of Orr, MN, passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at his residence after a lengthy illness. Dale was born on October 28, 1955 in International Falls, MN the son of Clinton and Marion (Smith) Long. He graduated from the Orr High School Class of 1974 and then furthered his education by completing the Auto Mechanics program […]

Marvin Louis Aune

Marvin Louis Aune, 84, of Cook, MN, passed away unexpectantly Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the Cook Hospital.  Marvin was born on August 1, 1932 to Louis and Alma (Amundson) Aune in Cook. He lived in Linden Grove and moved to Cook in 1933, graduating from the Cook High School Class of 1951. He went into the Army at Fort […]

Lawrence “Louie” George Maronick

Lawrence “Louie” George Maronick, 84, of Virginia, MN, died Saturday, January 7, 2017 at his residence. Lawrence was born September 26, 1932 in Duluth to John and Gertrude (Bartels) Maronick. He attended school in Cook. Following school, Louie traveled and worked on ranches in Colorado and Nebraska. After returning to Cook, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving during the […]

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Family of WWII MIA veteran George Minerich finally receives Purple Heart in Christmas Day ceremony

CLOQUET – Lil (Minerich) Twomey remembers the last time she ever saw her big brother Georgie. She was six years old, and George was 21. They lived in the mining town of Leetonia, MN, just west of Hibbing, an enclave of immigrants, mostly Croatian, Serbian and Slovenian. World War II was raging on the other side of the world. “I […]

Range freshmen lawmakers have ambitious goals for 2017 legislative session

IRON RANGE – Heading into the 2017 Minnesota legislative session, the region’s freshman legislators are setting their sights on some ambitious goals. Representative Sandy Layman, (R) – District 5B, says her committee assignments last week were just where she was hoping to put her energy. “I was really fortunate as a freshman to get on the committees I really wanted, […]

U. S. Congressman Nolan’s staff to hold “Congress Comes to You” meetings

IRON RANGE – U.S. Congressman Rick Nolan (MN-08) announced the locations of several Congress Comes to You meetings his staff will operate in January – March 2017. Iron Range-area Congress Comes to You meetings scheduled include all of the following. Wednesday, Jan. 18: • Hoyt Lakes City Hall, 206 KennedyMemorial Dr., Hoyt Lakes, 10 – 11 a.m.• Biwabik City Hall, […]