Lives Remembered

Historical Reflections

PEEK A BOO I SEE YOU Here are Al and Mary Bally having some playful moments for the photographer. These photos are probably from the 1920s, during their courtship or early in their marriage.
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Lives Remembered

Celebration of Life for Valerie Spieker There will be a Celebration of Life for Valerie Spieker on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at Trinity Lutheran Church. Visitation will take place at 12:00 and at 1 p.m.
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Historical Reflections

20 YEARS AGO SEPTEMBER 12, 2003 v Unsatisfactory work on a retaining wall over a drainage ditch just west of Eighth Avenue West in Grand Marais has created a bottleneck in the flow of work in the Highway 61 reconstruction project. It’s also choked traffic flow as cars and trucks are funneled over the narrow bridge near Trailside, which has been slated to be widened and should have been completed by now.
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Skraba and Hauschild honored by Minnesota League of Cities

The League of Minnesota Cities has recognized 35 state lawmakers, including Rep. Roger Skraba (R-Ely), and Sen. Grant Hauschild (D-Ely) as 2023 Legislators of Distinction. Chosen legislators are honored for specific actions that aided efforts of Minnesota cities during the past year’s state legislative session.
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Former editor of the Cook County News-Herald passes away

Noted outdoor writer Shawn Perich, 64, died of brain cancer on August 3, 2023. Shawn was a passionate sportsman and conservationist who loved the great outdoors. He was born and raised in Duluth, graduating from Denfeld High School and then attending and graduating from the University of Minnesota Duluth before embarking on a long and successful career. His journalistic journey led him from UMD to working as a writer for Fins and Feathers magazine, Game and Fish Publications, and Minnesota Outdoors, where he served as field editor for almost 25 years.
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Ellen B. Olson

It is with great sorrow and sadness to announce the passing of Ellen B. Olson on May 15, 2023. Ellen was an enrolled member of the Grand Portage Band. She…

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Fred Bonin

First born son of Kenneth and Junice Bonin was born on July 23, 1947, in Duluth, Minnesota. Fred passed away on July 13, 2023. Fred attended grade school in Tofte…

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Valinda Missy (Smith) Hagen

Valinda Missy (Smith) Hagen born February 22, 1967, lost her battle to cancer on July 10, 2023. Missy was born and raised in Grand Marais and lived here her whole…

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Judy Loris Herrick

Judy Loris Herrick, Eagan, Minnesota, passed away on February 28, 2023. Judy was born December 16, 1956. She lived in Tofte for more than 30 years.

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Jean Boostrom Blackwell Roberts

Jean Boostrom Blackwell Roberts, age 97, passed away on December 17, 2022. Jean was born January 3, 1925, at home on the west side of the Grand Marais harbor. She…

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