Vidar Benjaminsen is a Norwegian ski-orienteering competitor and world champion. He has received four gold medals, four silver medals and seven bronze medals at the World Ski Orienteering Championships, from 1986 to 1996, he won the overall World Cup in Ski Orienteering in 1989 and 1993. After retiring from elite ski-orienteering, he has been an active organizer of events as well as promoter of the sports of orienteering and ski-orienteering. In 2004, he was awarded a prize for his voluntary efforts by Oslo's regional sports administration, his club is Lillomarka Orienteering Team. He has been an active member since its formation in 1985, he is married to Anne Benjaminsen, they are parents of Andrine Benjaminsen and Juni Marie Benjaminsen
The Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Depot is a railroad station located between Suffolk and Lowell Streets in Ironwood, Michigan. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985; the Milwaukee, Lake Shore and Western Railroad line was laid through what is now Ironwood in 1884. At the time there were no people in the settlement, but the railroad and the surrounding virgin timber made the city a boomtown, which swelled to 11,000 people by 1892; the railroad had constructed a wood-frame building for use as a depot in Ironwood, but it proved inadequate. In 1892, the company built this brick replacement at a cost of $18,000; the Milwaukee, Lake Shore and Western became part of the Chicago and North Western Railway soon after. The station was used for passenger traffic until 1970, freight until 1981. In 1983, the former depot was purchased by the Downtown Ironwood Development Authority, it houses the Ironwood Area Historical Society. The Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Depot in Ironwood is a red brick and sandstone structure with a one-block long platform.
It has a multi-level hipped roof covered with slate. The depot consists of a single-story main depot with a small second story space in the center and a separate, single-story baggage unit with a small modern addition; the two portions are joined with a single roof and measure 175 feet by 28 feet. The two buildings have vertically laid brown sandstone slabs on the bottom of the walls, rising to a height of about 5-1/2 feet; the walls are brick above. The depot's lower story has simple rectangular doorways and windows with one-over-one double hung windows. A triple-window bay which once housed ticket windows projects from the center of the trackside facade; the small second floor has three round-head window with sandstone sills recessed between sandstone columns with foliated capitals. The projecting eaves of the main hipped roof are supported by large curved wooden brackets; the interior of the main depot contains a train dispatcher's quarters and locker room on one side, a ticket office in the center, a passenger waiting room and rest rooms on the other side.
The walls are plastered and painted white, the floors are wooden. Many of the interior details are original, including the wainscoting, window trim and ceiling molding; the second story housed a railroad agent's office and small store room. The baggage structure has three rooms, one of, the small addition. Ironwood Area Historical Society