Alice Elizabeth Lahti



Alice Elizabeth Lahti, 97, of Virginia, died on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at St. Michael’s Health & Rehabilitation Center in Virginia, MN.  There will be no funeral services at this time.  Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Vir… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot […]

Rynold William Pasch



Rynold William Pasch, 76 of Lakeland, died Saturday, December 8, 2012 at his home as per his wishes, after a year long battle with cancer.  This was made possible with the help and support of his loving wife Judy, daughter Nancy and Brian Hopki… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Charles “Chuck” Henry Smith



Charles “Chuck” Henry Smith, 86, of Chisholm, passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at Sanford Senior Health Unit in Bemidji.  A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 15 at 11:00 a.m. at Range Funeral Home in Hibbing with visita… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Clarence Frederick Bye



Clarence Frederick Bye, 68, of Hibbing, passed away Sunday, November 25, 2012 at his residence.  A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 14, 2012 at Range Funeral Home in Hibbing.  Military… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Cynthia “Cindy” Peterson



Cynthia “Cindy” Peterson, 56, of Eveleth died Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Essentia Health St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth. She was born the 14th child of Edwin and Effie (Dormanen) Peterson on January 6, 1956 in Eveleth.  Cindy made … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Growing healthy communities

HTF’s next Focus on Health: Obesity

Dear Readers, Our first stand-alone Hometown Focus on Health publication will debut Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, and we hope you consider being a part of it – as a health care provider, organization, business or individual. The topic we are focusi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Rep. Tom Rukavina retires:

A common man with uncommon character


 HUGE DISCLAIMER: I have a relationship with Rep. Tom Rukavina – he’s my husband. And so, not unlike Editor Bill Hanna of the Mesabi Daily News, it’s difficult for me to be objective when it comes to this man. The main difference, for journalis… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Luka Meadow: Our wild child, little ray of sunshine




 Luka Meadow is six months old now. During the three months since she took up residence with us, my little ray of sunshine is more often referred to as our wild child. Gallop. Jump. Run. Climb. Somersault. Repeat. On top of the refrigerator or… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Operation Enduring Freedom veteran profile: Patrick Sullivan

The long and winding road


 First Lt. Patrick Sullivan was the All-American kid working at one of America’s major projects. The only problem was that hardly anybody in America was paying attention. With most of this nation’s media and energy focused on Iraq… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Appetizers to after-dinner drinks,

and everything in-between

 I asked some Hometown Focus contributors for their favorite holiday recipes and got a full array! Appetizer, entrees, desserts, and after-dinner drinks: it’s all here! If your Christmas and New Year’s menu is still up in the air, c… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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