Albert Richard Laukkonen



Albert Richard Laukkonen, age 85 of Virginia and formerly of Sparta died Wednesday, March 14, 2012 in the Virginia Convalescent Center. He was born September 19, 1926 in Sparta, the son of Richard and Helen (Puurula) Laukkonen; and was a graduate of… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]

Reino W. Hujanen



Reino W. Hujanen, 95, of Tower, MN died on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at St. Raphael’s Health & Rehabilitation Center in Eveleth, MN. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tower, MN at 2… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Why I love the HOME, BOAT, AND TRAVEL SHOW

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 VIRGINIA – I shop under duress and only when I have to. I have friends who live to shop, love to shop, always shop! Obsessive shoppers who love nothing better than finding a great deal on a needed or unneeded item. Me, I’d rather do just… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

It is nice to fool Mother Nature




 VIRGINIA – It’s my favorite time of year. Thoughts are turning to garden planning, tuning up the bikes, getting those BWCA permits, and I get to invite you to the 4th annual Iron Range Earth Fest on April 21, 2012. Every year I write this arti… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

confessions of a recycling fanatic





 VIRGINIA My day job involves working closely with the recycling programs in St. Louis County. In some ways it’s made me a little fanatical about what goes in our garbage can at home, but then I was pretty much that way before I got the j… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The Nest




 There was an old, dilapidated, one-story house for sale near the end of my motor route. I’d been driving past it for about five years. I knew that nobody was checking on it because the driveway was grass covered in summer and never plowe… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

People with disabilities serve their community



VIRGINIA – Range Area Vocational Supports (RAVS) is a vocational training program that provides training and work options to adults with disabilities. Many people are surprised to hear that RAVS’ individuals have been working on the Range sinc… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Iron Trail Toyota of Virginia wins President’s Award



VIRGINIA – Iron Trail Toyota of Virginia, MN was recently named the recipient of the President’s Award which honors Toyota’s highest quality dealers in the Chicago Region who excelled in all areas of their operations during the year 2011… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

DIY household cleaners:

cheap, easy and effective


 I don’t know about you, but when I look in the cabinet under my kitchen sink, in my bathroom, and in the laundry room, I see a myriad of cleaning products that I’m pretty sure I don’t need. Some of my friends on Facebook were… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Poetry by Vietnam veterans inspired local writer




This week Kay Keller of Virginia stopped in our HTF office to share a piece she had written about poetry by Vietnam veterans. Keller said she had come upon a website with poetry written by Vietnam veterans and was so taken by the poems that it compe… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]


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