Herbert Oliver “Herb” Kangas



Herbert Oliver “Herb” Kangas, age 60 of Sandy Township died Thursday, April 12, 2012 at St. Michael’s Health and Rehabilitation Center in Virginia. He was born August 24, 1951 in Virginia the son of Otto and Melva (Prout) Kangas. H… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     […]

Maimee {Mayme} Eleonora Toikka



Maimee {Mayme} Eleonora Toikka of Embarrass, died Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at the glorious age of 97 years. She had been residing at Park River Estates Care Center in Coon Rapids, Minnesota.She was born June 6, 1914 in Waasa Township, Minnesota the d… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Patricia Lora Albrecht



Patricia Lora Albrecht, 77, Mt. Iron, died Friday, April 13, 2012, at St. Michael’s Health and Rehab Center. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, April 18th, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Mt. Iron at 11:00 AM, with a… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Virginia Mae “Jean” “Gina” Pond



Virginia Mae “Jean” “Gina” Pond, age 64 of Mt. Iron died peacefully Saturday, April 14, 2012; surrounded by loved ones in her home. Jean was born July 24, 1947 in Cass Lake, MN. She was united in holy matrimony to Randall W. … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Betty Eddy Nelson



Betty Eddy Nelson, age 91, of Kelso, WA, formerly of Castle Rock, WA and Eveleth, MN, passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 in Kelso. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 19, 2012 at United Methodist Church in Eveleth with … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Harold Albert Maack



Harold Albert Maack, age 93, longtime resident of Babbitt, MN, died Monday, April 16, 2012, in the Virginia Regional Medical Center. He was born March 23, 1919 in Oscar Twp., MN, the son of Ferdinand and Anna (Stroschein) Maack. He worked … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Margie V. Hall



Margie V. Hall, 81, of Eveleth died Sunday, April 15, 2012 at her home.   She was born on August 12, 1930 in Biwabik to Paul and Virgil (Croteau) Horoshak. Margie attended Eveleth schools and later worked at the Eveleth Shirt Factory.&nbsp… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Hometown Focus AND YOU:

It’s our 4th Anniversary!


  A new era: Our cover today is a remake of the very first edition of Hometown Focus. The guy in the photo, the incomparable Richie Johnson, was our “Captain Community.” The inaugural edition’s title was “The Dawn of a … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Earth Day: April 22, 2012

Have we seen progress since 1970?


 The first Earth Day was founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in on April 22, 1970. Nelson conceived the idea after a horrific oil spill off the coast of southern California, which now ranks third in size after the D… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Heroes for hire




The 2,700 members of Minnesota National Guard’s 34th “Red Bulls” Infantry Division, who returned home from Kuwait this month, have many things to look forward to. Unfortunately, for approximately 19 percent, a job isn’t one o… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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