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Jean Cole, Editor

2017-01-06 / Features
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Come on, baby, do the loco-motion with me

I take a deep breath as I sit down to write today. More...

2016-12-30 / Features
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Mookie returns home for Christmas

COOK - The Doug Watt family of Cook received a special Christmas miracle gift this past week when their dog, Mookie, was found after being missing for almost a month. However, the circumstances of his disappearance still remain a mystery. More...

2016-12-30 / Business

United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger on Dec. 21, announced federal criminal charges filed against 21 defendants for conspiring to commit health care fraud. More...

2017-01-20 / Features
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BIWABIK – If the swallows of Capistrano return each year to the same spot, the same time, count on AARP+ guys to return daily to the Italian Bakery (Virginia), Lucky Seven/ Subway (Biwabik), Broadway Tony’s (Gilbert), Megan’s Restau More...

2017-01-06 / Features
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Luke Soderling of Gilbert has faced challenges before. His latest challenge was participating in The Wheel, an ultimate survival challenge for a reality TV show that premieres on the Discovery Channel on Friday, Jan. 13. More...

2016-12-23 / Features
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The St. Louis County Board held its final meeting of the year on Tuesday, Dec. 20, and the last meeting ever for commissioners Steve Raukar and Chris Dahlberg. More...

2016-12-23 / Features
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The story continues…

This past October, the Hometown Focus published “Whistling Past the Graveyard in Ghostober,” which I wrote. In the story, the Timpano crypt in North Hibbing was mentioned. More...

2017-01-06 / Features
I LOVE you ALL. (I’ll be BACK.)

Dear Readers,   I’m retiring from Hometown Focus (see story p. 4). I honestly don’t know how to say goodbye – to my family of co-workers, our contributors, our readers, our supporters across the Iron Range.  More...

2017-01-06 / Features
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Just when you thought Christmas was over

“Is that like Jewish Christmas?”  More...

2017-01-20 / Features
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VIRGINIA – Karena Arjavec thinks nice people deserve to be recognized and she set about doing something about it.  Karena is the owner of Arjavec Photography of Virginia, MN. More...

2016-12-30 / Focus On Veterans

A recent VA study points to a possible breakthrough in differentiating between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), otherwise known as a concussion.  More...

2016-12-30 / Focus On Veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced that it is amending provider regulations to permit full practice authority to three roles of VA advanced practice registered nurses (APRN) to practice to the full extent of their education, t More...

2016-12-02 / Guest Columnists

Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman announced that Minnesotans now have access to a new online service they can use to help locate lost life insurance policies or annuity contracts that belonged to a deceased family member.  More...

2017-01-20 / Features
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TOWER -Bobby Menne of Tower, MN, has been an avid snowmobile rider since the young age of three. More...

2017-01-06 / Features
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CHISHOLM – With the 133rd St. More...

2017-01-06 / Business

U.S. Steel’s Keetac mine in Keewatin will re-open in 2017 after a closure exceeding 19 months, the integrated mining and steelmaking corporation announced Thursday.  More...

2016-12-30 / Features
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VIRGINIA – Matt Krage has been named the new director of the Range of Voices choir. More...

2017-01-06 / Features
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ST. PAUL – Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. More...

2017-01-13 / Features

ST. PAUL – Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. More...

2010-07-30 / Features

Maybe you’ll remember the Iron Range schools of the 50’s; maybe not. More...

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