Trolling for a new life, he hooked a career

October 1, 2019
Bigfork man fished wild Alaskan waters for a living Some people decide they can do anything–and then do it. For that, put Gene Rajala (rye-a-la) of Bigfork, Minn., at the top of the list, for learning how to fish professionally ...

Minnesotans played part in forgotten part of WWII

November 1, 2018
Like many WWII soldiers, some Minnesotans trained in the California desert and boarded planes to the Pacific. During the flight they would learn for the first time that they were going to the North Pacific, the territory of Alaska. “There’s ...

In for the long haul

April 30, 2014
Life of a real ice road trucker Have you experienced biting wind chills of 110 below zero? Bennie Burk has. Have you ever cooked a frozen steak on a hot truck manifold in the frozen tundra of Alaska? Bennie has ...