DHS cuts threaten Eveleth mental health facility and jobs

Rukavina to step in to protect vulnerable Minnesotans

ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Department of Human Services is moving forward with sweeping plans to close dental clinics, reduce mental health services, and lay-off workers, including the Community Transition Services facility in Eveleth. State Re… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Chickenpeople: They’re everywhere




  I object to the fact that the Hometown Focus is dedicating an entire issue to chickens. I’m not sure whether it’s heredity, environment, early-life trauma, or some kind of chemical imbalance that causes a person to become a chicke… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Spring concert to feature two groups



  The East Range Choral Society and The Five Seasoned Brass Quintet will present a spring concert on Friday, April 9 at 7:30 P.M. at the First Baptist Church in Chisholm, on Saturday, April 10 at 2:00 P.M. in the Babbitt High School Auditorium,… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Woodcut artist and author exhibit at Mesabi Range



An artist reception and book signing by Betsy Bowel will be held at Mesabi Range College in Virginia in the library art gallery on April 15 from 3-6 p.m. The exhibit will run from April 12-28. Betsy Bowen lives and creates her woodcut prints in G… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Virginia School Board to meet



The next regular meeting of the school board of Virginia Public Schools will be on Monday, April 12, 2010, at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room, Roosevelt 104. … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Obituary Notices



Janice Lorraine Pappone Janice Lorraine Pappone, 85, of Virginia, died peacefully on Friday, April 2, 2010 at the Lenci House, a Spectrum Health Services Home in Virginia. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 9, 2010 at t… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Vicky’s chicken story

Love or hate? That is the question

y first experience with chickens was as a young child of 4 or 5. I was staying at my grandmother’s farm in southern Minnesota for the summer. She had all the typical farm animals and then she had – chickens! Different breeds of chickens! B… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The hardship of spring



It’s an old cliché to think of spring as a time of renewal. What we forget is that spring is also a time of hardship and privation. With our super markets and mega stores, the concept of a lean time of year is more or less beyond us. Today, h… Please register for a free account or log in below […]

Calling all roosters



In mid-June of 1971, I awoke to the call of the neighbor’s rooster. This was an auspicious day, because I was beginning a journey that would bring me to the home of my ancestry. Some 5,200 miles later, I would awaken in a farming village in th… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

Forcing Blooms



Bring the beauty of early spring blossoms indoors by “forcing” them into bloom now until the middle of April. Pussy willow, Nanking cherry, forsythia, red maple, flowering almond, and crabapple are great choices for this delightful trea… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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