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Election 2014: Local candidate statements

Mary McReynolds-Pellinen: Virginia City Council candidate

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Proactive grieving, turning loss into legacy

VIRGINIA- Grief guru Mitch Carmody, as part of his nationwide Proactive Grieving Tour, will be presenting an evening seminar at Virginia City Hall, 327 South 1st Street, on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. More...

The hunting shack

While I was growing up my dad worked as a “timber Cruiser” for Boise Cascade. His job was to survey land for potential harvesting. Through the years he fell in love with one particular area in the north woods. More...

Range of Temptations Craft Fair held in Chisholm

19th Annual Range of Temptations Craft Fair will be held Saturday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Range Center, 1001 NW 8th Ave., Chisholm. Over 40 vendors! More...

Unitarians to discuss compassion at Sunday service

VIRGINIA - Mesabi Unitarian Universalist Church will present the topic “Compassion: The practice of opening,” for exploration at the Fourth Sunday Circle service on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 10:30 a.m. The church is located at 230 7th St. More...

End-of-life planning event cancelled

VIRGINIA - The end-of-life planning event scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 18 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church has been cancelled. More...

Edible greens being grown at Olcott greenhouse

VIRGINIA – The plants along the benches in the south wing of the Olcott Park Greenhouse and Botanical Garden are green and growing again – and this time, the greens are edible. More...

An Election Poem

Elections are here and they sure came quick, They’ve started throwing mud to see what will stick; He said – she said – and everyone knows, He’s there for the money and just look at his clothes; His hair is too long and the oth More...

A face like a pig and a penchant for drama

Slowly waving what looks like a small rooftop TV antenna from side to side, Erica Hoaglund steps carefully through the little bluestem, blazing star and black-eyed Susans growing in the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge. More...

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Football Frenzy

Pick the Games Gift Certificates to WIN!

Circle your pick for the winner of each game for Sunday and Monday night. For the tiebreaker, predict the total points scored in the Vikings game. Pickup a paper and play today! Fill out the form with your NFL winners. More...

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The third week of every month Hometown Focus holds Facebook Contests. Go to our Facebook page and Like & Share to WIN or Comment & Share to WIN. Winners will be chosen randomly and posted on our Facebook page. More...

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Find the Bumper Sticker Gift Certificates to WIN!

Listen, Find, Call, Win! Listen to the WEVE Morning Show weekdays to learn what WEVE and Hometown Focus are giving away! Find the Weve got Focus! More...

Pets  Free Access 

Seven home remedies for your dog

When you’re feeling under the weather, you might find that the perfect thing for treating what ails you is something you already have in the kitchen. Did you know that you can treat your ailing dog with some simple home remedies too? More...

Range History  Free Access 

This Week in Range History

My childhood park – Buhl’s Burton Park

Author Sam Ewing believes that when you go back to your hometown, you find it wasn’t the old home you missed but your childhood. So here I was, on one day this past July, visiting the location of one of my favorite childhood memories. More...

A recipe for the “perfect” grandmother

When I first became a grandmother, I reflected on what recipe made the “perfect” grandmother. What ingredients do we need? How much time is required? Will I be a perfect grandmother? More...

Healthy for Life  Free Access 

Time to lighten up and relax

Staying out of the line of fire

Hello everybody! How is your motivation going these days? More...

Sports  Free Access 

Babbitt renames arena in Ron Castellano’s honor

BABBITT - The City of Babbitt, along with the Babbitt Blue Line and the Babbitt Figure Skating Club, is proud to announce a dedication and renaming of the Babbitt Arena in honor of Ron “Sonny” Castellano. More...

Memorial bowling tourney slated

VIRGINIA - A Memorial 9-Pin No-Tap Tournament will be held Saturday, Oct.25 in Virginia. Bowlers will bowl 4 games, 2 at each bowling alley. Plaza Bowl at 3:30 p.m. and the Virginia Bowling Gardens at 5:30 p.m. Entry fee is $30. More...

Iron Rangers’ Millis named Amyotte’s Awards & Promotions Player of the Week

THUNDER BAY, ONT. – The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced today that Minnesota Iron Rangers forward Drew Millis has been named the Amyotte’s Awards & Promotions Corp. player of the week for the period ending Oct. More...

Focus On Veterans  Free Access 

Best Practices lead the industry and serve as a model

VA sharply reduces drug-resistant staph infections in hospitalized veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) initiative targeting potentially life-threatening staph infections in hospitalized patients has produced significant positive results, according to recent statistics released by VA. More...

VA partners with Walgreens on vaccines for Veterans

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Nominations sought for Research Advisory Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to serve as a member of the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses (RAC). More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Doris Marie Nessett

Doris Marie Nessett passed from this life on Friday, October 10th, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth, MN., surrounded by her family. More...

Kathleen Sternberg

Kathleen Sternberg, 69, of Virginia, passed away Thursday, October 09, 2014 at St. Raphael’s in Eveleth. A memorial service will be held Monday, October 12, 2014 at True Hope Fellowship at 2:00 PM with visitation one hour prior. More...

William Homer Schoonover, Jr

William Homer Schoonover, Jr, age 77, of Eveleth and formerly of Chisholm and Virginia, died peacefully Monday, October 13, 2014 at St. Raphael’s Health & Rehabilitation Center in Eveleth. More...

Like the owl, we are always hunting (for contributors)

The fabulous cover photo of today’s edition was taken by Terry Crayne of Iron, MN. He’s our newest contributor! I stumbled upon his photography on Facebook. He graciously agreed to share his photos with Hometown Focus. More...

Have you no remorse?

Close encounters with a steam locomotive

“Miss Empson,” Louie said in his most innocent voice. “Can you show us some information about steam locomotives?” More...

Mark Chad: Eveleth-Gilbert School Board candidate

Hello, My name is Mark Chad and I’m running for the Eveleth-Gilbert School Board. I’m a lifelong resident of Eveleth and a 2002 graduate of Eveleth-Gilbert High School. More...

Ruby’s Pantry food distribution at Clinton Town Hall

Ruby's Pantry next food distribution in Iron, MN will be Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 4:30-6 p.m. at Clinton Town Hall, 8907 Hwy. 37. Anyone may participate and receive an abundance of grocery items. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. More...

Mt. Iron to host annual Halloween Carnival

MT. IRON – The Mountain Iron Parks and Recreation Department and local non-profit organizations will hold their annual Halloween Carnival on Sunday, Oct. 26, from 12 – 3 p.m. at the Mountain Iron Community Center. More...

Ikola to present for Finnish Americans

Finnish Americans and Friends will meet 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the Hibbing Memorial building in the servicemen's area. More...

City of Mt. Iron meeting

MT. IRON – The Mt. Iron City Council will meet in the Mt. Iron Community Center, in the Mt. Iron Room, on Monday, Oct. 20, at 6:30 p.m. More...

Annual Fall Bazaar and Luncheon in Embarrass

EMBARRASS - Annual Fall Bazaar and Luncheon at Hope Lutheran Church will be held Saturday, Nov. 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Soups, desserts and coffee will be serve for $6. Dessert and coffee only is $30. The church is located at 5088 Hwy. More...

Pretty Pictures

A boy and his dog on the Vermilion Dam Lodge dock. Photo by Paul Pluskwik. More...

Your Legal Rights

Beware of extended auto warranty offers

Many people report receiving postcards and mailings that claim that their manufacturer’s auto warranty is about to expire. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Real Estate

Your Legal Rights

How to spot a scam

Scammers are constantly reinventing new ways to perpetrate old ploys. Whether you’re contacted by phone, mail, email, text, or inperson, the following tips provide advice on how to spot a scam. Look for these telltale red flags More...

News Briefs  Free Access 

Prepare now for Medicare Open Enrollment

ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Department of Commerce urges seniors to use Medicare Open Enrollment as an opportunity to evaluate their coverage options. More...

DNR water bombers were landing and taking off from Ely Lake

On Sunday, Oct. 12, DNR water bombers were landing and taking off from Ely Lake, filling their tanks with water, in order to fight a fire near the Kennel Club on highway #7. Photo by Larry Aho. More...

Eveleth and Fayal kids participate in Fire Prevention Week and coloring contest

EVELETH - Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. More...

Home & Garden Tips  Free Access 

End of season reminders

There is precious time to complete garden chores before the snow begins to pile up. Tropicals (hibiscus, mandevillas, bay leaf, geraniums) need to come indoors for the brightest light. More...

SpaceLIFT

Decorator Secret: Mixing and matching fabrics How To: You can mix fabrics together in dozens of different ways. However, if you have never so much as paired two patterns together, start with these three helpful tips. 1. More...

Health  Free Access 

Understanding depression; tracking the fracking

Q: My 35-year-old son moved back home because he wasn’t coping with “life on the outside.” He’s seeing a therapist and taking an antidepressant, but I don’t think he’s really working on getting better. More...

Hometown Recipes  Free Access 

Fun ethnic treats: fastnacht donuts and flancat!

Little Mary (I call her) is the woman in the hat from Keewatin. What a delightful lady and so much fun. I met her many years ago at hamburger night at the American Legion in Keewatin where she and her friends would meet every Wednesday. More...

Business  Free Access 

Minnesota’s Cold Weather Rule in effect - take steps now to protect yourselves

DULUTH - Minnesota Power reminds its residential customers who may have trouble paying their energy bills that the Cold Weather Rule will help protect them from service disconnection during the winter – as long as they take a few steps to ensure tha More...

$28 million regional wastewater treatment facility opens near Chisholm

Governor Mark Dayton and ShelvesIRRRB Commissioner Tony Sertich participated in the ribbon cutting and open house for the commissioning of the Central Iron Range Sanitary Sewer District (CIRSSD) Waste Water Treatment Facility near Chisholm. More...

Iron Ore Alliance addresses rail delays during Governor’s roundtable

DULUTH – The Iron Ore Alliance emphasized the importance of fixing the current state of rail service at Governor Mark Dayton’s rail delay roundtable in Duluth Tuesday. Larry Sutherland, general manager for Minnesota Ore Operations at U. More...

Sallyworld  Free Access 

SALLYWORLD: WEEK 209

The unfiltered comments of small children (and adults)

Greetings & Sallytations! A recent conversation with my granddaughter, Sunshine, age 4: “Gramma, you look very beautiful today.” Me: “Thank you, Sunshine.” She goes on, More...

Guest Columnists  Free Access 

Norman Lloyd approaches 100-year milestone

Norman Lloyd admits he’s taking things a bit easy these days. This year, he currently has only one film waiting for release and he now plays just two tennis matches a week. More...

SALOME'S STARS

LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Financial matters once again figure in any major action you might take regarding career, travel or other endeavors. You’ll want a ready reserve to help you back up those moves. More...



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