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Doreen V. Eckstrom, 93, of Pengilly, passed away Saturday, Feb…

James R. Klobuchar, 83, died on Feb. 8, 2019, at Solvay Hospic…

Robert Frank Sever, 87, of Chisholm, passed away on Jan. 8, 20…

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The recent Polar Vortex resulted in quite a few calls inquiring whether the courthouse was open for business. We were, and I am very thankful that heated seats were included in my last vehicle purchase. But the decision process for closing a courthouse is probably a little more complicated t…

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Like a lot of kids who grew up on Northern Minnesota’s Iron Range during the economic crisis of the 1980s and ‘90s I saw plenty of reasons to leave. Many of my friends did. But I’m glad I found good reasons to stay. Many friends did that, too. That doesn’t mean, however, that our lives are e…

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Having recently gone through contract negotiations for my place of work, I understand the frustration the Chisholm teachers are going through. First off, purchases of higher ticket items that might be in need or updated are delayed in hopes that the contract would soon be settled. I can’t im…

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