What DOES community mean?

A REVIEW OF THE ONE YEAR- ONE CAMERA COMMUNITY PROJECT


 The One Year-One Camera community project with 52 photographers has drawn to a close. This project featured people of all ages taking pictures, each over a one week period of time, beginning in June 2011 and ending in June 2012. The resulting … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember […]

Messiah Lutheran: A church where lightning never strikes just twice

Soul-searching and changing attitudes in one ELCA congregation


Pastor Ellen Taube. Submitted photo.Lightning never strikes twice, but the people of Messiah Lutheran Church in Mountain Iron, Minnesota, know that it can and does, again and again. On July 14, 1998, lightning struck the steeple of its old building … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

President signs Rep. Walz’s bill to expand job protections for troops



 Last week, legislation introduced by Congressman Tim Walz that would expand job protection for members of the Armed Forces was signed by President Obama and is now the law of the land. The bill, H.R. 3670, requires the Transportation Security… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

HTF welcomes Cindy Kujala



Hometown Focus would like to introduce our newest editorial staff member, Cindy Kujala. Cindy is a third-generation Iron Ranger and a native of Chisholm. Her grandparents were Finnish immigrants and her father, David Kujala (now deceased) was a lif… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Locker hooking rug class to be held at MDC



CHISHOLM – Henrietta Koski will be teaching a locker hooking class at the Minnesota Discovery Center (MDC) in Chisholm on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. The class is offered as part of the upcoming exhibit, Standing on T… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

It’s almost Chili Cook-Off time! FIRE UP!



 The St. Michael’s Foundation Chili Cook- Off will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 5-7 p.m., at the Mt. Iron Community Center. In anticipation of this wonderful annual event we’re featuring some chili recipes from residents and employees of… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

RIA: God’s Beautiful Gift

A miracle baby survives serious pulmonary disease


 The doctor came into our room on August 9 with news that turned our celebration into a nightmare. My daughter, Stacy Pohlman, had carried her second child to full term the day before – something the doctors said would never happen with her hig… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Healthy FOR Life




My grandmother and her dancing partner. Photo submitted by Julie Asbach.Here’s to imagining that everyone made it through the first week of September unscathed and satisfied with the new month’s arrival. It definitely was a glorious long… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

SALLYWORLD: WEEK 102 ON-A-STICK VACATION IS A DIET BUSTER; BACK TO LESS-IS-MORE




 GREETINGS & SALLYTATIONS! What a vacation! Finally, my long-awaited for week off was realized. I did a little hotelpool time and a metro trip, and it all ended way too fast. As promised, I will tell you what I found on a stick at the Stat… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Programs for the elderly and listeria



 Q: I visited my 84-year-old grandmother in her assisted-living home recently, and she seemed lonely. I visit as often as I can, but what else I can do for her? — Irene, S., Tucson, Ariz. A: Visiting your grandmother is worth your weight in g… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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