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Review your company’s policies. What do you have? What do you need? Develop a policy before it is needed so issues can be addressed when they arise. During the development process, get input from key employees and business advisors. Then, com… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me   […]

How to profit from cognitive dissonance



As we travel through life we must learn to persuade those we encounter. Whether we are a parent, teacher, homemaker, laborer, executive, politician, clergy member or sales professional, our understanding of the mechanics of persuasion is prerequisi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Happy Thanksgiving from Hometown Focus



Here at Hometown Focus, we are thankful for the over 400 contributors from 40 communities who have shared their personal stories, news, recipes and photos with us. This is truly a community-driven publication, thanks to you! Readers, subscriber… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The Blessed Moment

Late September, 2008, Northern Minnesota

  The secluded and wild field, grasses gold and light straw and waning green under the autumn sun, swayed dryly in breezes carrying warmth from the south across this small farm. The borders of the place, the lines where the forests met the me… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The Thanksgiving trek to the trap tree



It was a typical Thanksgiving Day 2000 in northern Minnesota; grey skies, cold and blowing snow. Our   families were gathered at the home of my wife Edie’s aunt and uncle, Dave and Sue Steinhorst of Mizpah, MN, in Koochiching County. D… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Letter to Santa:

a mysterious Christmas tale


  VIRGINIA – Have you ever had something strange happen to you, and rather than dwelling on it and seeking an explanation, you just chalked it up to random weirdness? I’d say most people have experienced something like that. But whe… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

A Day of Blessings



  Many people associate the word ‘eternal’ with the words ‘everlasting life’ because that is one definition of ‘eternal’. What some may not know is that the biblical Greek meaning for ‘eternal’ me… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Vision of the frontier



  Last Thursday evening my wife, Roxanne, and I attended the play “Casey at the Bat” performed in Gilbert at the Nelle Shean School. We were anxious to watch our son, Caleb, perform in a play for the first time. Caleb was the umpire… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Meet Ben Franklin’s new owners



By Jean Cole HTF Editor Ben Franklin owners Sherri and Gerald Kinkel pictured in their new wedding department. Photo by Jean Cole. VIRGINIA – Sometimes you never know the turns your life will take. After 22 years as a convenience store employ… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

GRATITUDE EVERY DAY:

it’s good for you

  What an amazing thing to have a holiday devoted to giving thanks for all the blessings that have been bestowed upon us. We must have had very smart ancestors to dedicate a special day for that purpose. More and more we discover just how impor… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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