Columns

MASSAGE FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Massage can help ease your pain

Thankful for the mess

Be grateful for creativity, potty training, and less playdough

Out of the Blue

SALOME’S STARS

What’s on my Mind

Learning to accept change

Health

Be thankful for winter—like Norwegians

Older adults, don’t forget your flu shot!

Foods to help control blood pressure; protein essential in building muscle mass

Range History

THIS WEEK IN RANGE HISTORY

Happiness and heartbreak during Thanksgiving 1908

Note No drownings thus far reported in this city for...

A labor of love

Orr General Store & Mercantile Co. was a community hub

ORR — In October 1983, my husband, Phil, and I...

The life and times of timber cruiser Billy Orr, Orr’s namesake

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following story is an excerpt from the...

Iron Ranges of Minnesota, 1909

The booming village of Ely springs up from the wilderness in 1887

ANNALS OF PIONEER DAYS Following the development of iron mines...

THIS WEEK IN RANGE HISTORY

Honoring three Iron Range veterans: Robert Hinz, Lewis Lennartson, and Veda Ponikvar

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you have not visited the Richard I....

Home & Garden Tips

How to avoid injuries when shoveling snow

The beauty of freshly fallen snow is undeniable. Such beauty...

Is your table set for Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate family, reflect on blessings,...

Steps for hanging holiday lights outdoors

It begins to look a lot like Christmas when twinkling...

Tips for tackling troublesome textures

Popcorn. Orange Peel. Sponge. No, I’m not rummaging through your...

Safety measures all hunters should take

Hunting draws millions of people into the great outdoors every...

Pets

Look for warning signs of cancer in pets

Cancer can strike any person at any time. Cancer does...

Canine oral papilloma virus can affect young pups

Juvenile dogs, much like their similarly aged human companions, have...

Varied, vital work of veterinary technicians

Credentialed veterinary technicians have always been essential components of the...

If you contract coronavirus, what is your pet care plan?

During the pandemic, many Americans have become new pet owners,...

Signs that dogs are having vision problems

Dog owners take their furry friends’ health very seriously. Like...

How to safely feed your pup if you’ve run out of food

Healthy foods are essential for the well-being of companion animals....


Features

Thoughts on giving thanks during lonely and difficult times

“It is not happy people who are thankful. It is...

A boatload of thanks from Hometown Focus staff

I’m thankful for my life (I’m a cancer survivor!), a...

Brewing community together

VIRGINIA — Loonies Coffee Shop in downtown Virginia is a...

Shop local in Ely

ELY — While each person contributes to the culture and...

Finding a niche that fit

VIRGINIA — “47 years is long enough,” Dee Skoog said...

Business

Economic recovery through green energy

NORTHERN MINNESOTA — Minnesota Power is asking regulators for an expedited review of its plans for a $40 million investment in solar energy to aid in the region’s economic recovery,...

LVC Range operations moving to new Hibbing location

HIBBING — LVC’s branch services and offerings have expanded in recent years to meet its customers’ needs and requests. To continue to best serve the community and regional cities, a...

Remodeled Aurora auto parts store joins Auto Value group

AURORA — Minnesotabased Automotive Parts Headquarters Inc. (APH), a family-owned aftermarket auto parts distributor and store group, has added JR Parts LLC to its family of independently-owned Auto Value parts...

Shop locally on Small Business Saturday—and all year long!

During a recession in 2010, American Express created a movement to inspire people to support the small businesses in their hometowns. In 2011, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution...

Green Gate Gasthaus nears completion

BIWABIK — Local lodging entrepreneur Shawn Callahan used a Downtown Building Rehabilitation (DBR) grant to help transform a vacant building on main street Biwabik into a three-unit lodging facility. The...

Contributor

A glimpse above, a feast below

A Minnesota traveler joins a meal at a New Mexico pueblo

I’m thankful for fishing trips (even when they don’t go as planned)

My wife’s favorite inventions are practical and selfless

Thinking of past Thanksgivings with family and friends

Hometown Recipes

Hometown Focus Recipes

Hometown Focus Recipes

Hometown Focus Recipes

Focus on Veterans

VFW recouped more than $99.7B7B in benefits for veterans nation wide

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) accredited service officers recovered more than $9.7 billion in Veterans Affairs disability compensation benefits for nearly 550,000 veterans this fiscal...

VA program helping more veterans connect with account choices

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced this week at least 25,000 more veterans are now receiving monetary benefits through federally-insured banks and credit...

VA allows its healthalth care providers to practice acracross state lines

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced recently it published an interim final rule affirming VA’s current policy allowing VA health care professionals to...

VA and federal partners plan for COVID-19 vaccination distribution

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced this week it is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal...

VA participating in COVID-19 clinical trials

As part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the department announced this week its nationwide effort to recruit...

VA, American Kidneyy Fund partner toto…

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it is partnering with the nonprofit The American Kidney Fund (AKF) to help veterans diagnosed with...