Contented Critters



Meet BLACK JACK. Black Jack is a very lovable Cocker Spaniel approximately 3 years old. He likes other dogs, gets along well with cats and likes kids. Black Jack is almost house broken and just wants to be somebody’s best friend. He has be… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password […]

Out of the blue

Where we never prevaricate, rarely equivocate, occasionally ponti'cate, sometimes exaggerate, usually inundate and always complicate.


  Note: This is the two-year anniversary of the print edition of Hometown Focus. While my column that week didn’t make the cut for the inaugural issue, I saved it and because I am way behind on my sleep, I am submitting it for … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

DNR adds more open burning restrictions



The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will increase restrictions on open burning beginning at 12:01 a.m. on April 23 because of hazardous fire conditions created by very dry weather over much of northern Minnesota. The restrictions… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Commercial minnow dealers convicted



The commercial minnow licenses of two Baudette men have been revoked for three years following an investigation by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). John D. Hult, 69, and Kim D. Barsness, 55, convicted in Beltrami County Distri… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Tree seedlings from state forest nurseries still available



  Tree seedlings in a limited number of species are still available from state forest nurseries, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). “Red pine, jack pine, white spruce, balsam fir, black spruce, tamarack, w… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Bovey author/illustrator presents at Lyric



VIRGINIA – Author and illustrator Stephanie Stevens of rural Bovey will read from her recently published children’s book “Isabelle and Grandma Birdie” on Monday, May 3, at 6:30 p.m. at The First Stage of the Lyric Center for the A… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Virginia Area Women of Today Scholarship Recipient



VIRGINIA – The Virginia Area Women of Today are proud to congratulate Samantha Race as the recipient of their annual high school scholarship. Samantha is a senior at Mountain Iron Buhl High School and is the daughter of Twyla and Craig Race of Moun… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Bidle signs Letter of Intent



VIRGINIA – Virginia High School is proud to announce that Blue Devil senior, Daniel Bidle, signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) today to attend Western Illinois University on a golf scholarship. The Western Illinois “Leathernecks” a… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre to present “Tom Sawyer”



  MT. IRON – Journey down the mighty Mississipp’ with Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, Becky Thatcher and all the gang as 30 local children take the stage along with two professional actors in Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre’s original … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Obituary Notices



Arne E. Peterson Arne E. Peterson, 84, of Virginia, passed away April 14, 2010 at the Virginia Regional Medical Center. Services were at 1:00 p.m. with visitation at 12 noon on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at the Range Funeral Home of Virginia. Rev. … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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