THIS WEEK IN RANGE HISTORY

History of our modern day ice skate


TOP: Barney & Berry safety edge hockey skate. All skating shoe skates made up to 1908 had high heels. The skates and shoes were usually bought separately and tighten screwed or riveted together. Circa 1898. BOTTOM: Nestor Johnson speed skate. No… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me   […]

John Robert “J.R.” “Stoker” Stocco



John Robert “J.R.” “Stoker” Stocco, age 85, of Virginia, MN died Friday, February 8, 2013, in the Virginia Convalescent Center in Virginia.  He was born May 15, 1927 in Nashwauk, MN the son of Samuel and Olga (Elj) Stocco. During his childhood … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Jean L. Maki



Jean L. Maki a long time resident of Cherry, died on Feb. 2, 2013 at Essentia Health-Virginia.  Jean was born at home in Kinney, MN on April 11, 1922 to Harvey and Cecelia Niemi.  Her siblings were Lucille (Dell), Phil Niemi, and Marg <… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Shannon S. Lokken



Shannon S. Lokken, 39, Angora, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 12, 2013. He was born in Virginia on March 21, 1973, the son of Darold and Carolyn (Lappi) Lokken. He grew up in Angora and graduated from Cook High School in 1992. He… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

A high tech look at what is happening to Minnesota moose




The research team works on this cow in the field. One of the most important things to do is monitor rectal temperature to ensure the animal does not overheat. Minnesota DNR photo.Sometimes it feels like I’ve been following the plight of northeastern… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

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On becoming a contributor to HTF


 This morning, out of the blue, a woman I don’t know came to my office to deliver a story she’d written for Hometown Focus. It was four pages, single-spaced. I asked her what the story was about. She paused and said, “My two dogs and me.” Her s… Please register for a free account or log in below to access […]

Laws that protect veterans and military status



 A range of protections for veterans, servicemembers and those considering military service exist on the federal and state level. Some jurisdictions offer more protection than others. Federal Laws The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemploy… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

St. Michael’s joins learning collaborative



VIRGINIA – St. Michael’s Health and Rehabilitation Center has joined the Stratis Health “Acting Together to Achieve Excellence” campaign (ATTAX). The campaign is designed to ensure that every nursing home resident receives th… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Scholarship applications now online at MRC



VIRGINIA – The Mesabi Range College scholarship application is now online. Scholarship season opened for students on February 11 and applications need to be completed by Friday, March 29, 2013. Students can apply for approximately $100,000 in … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The Way Tour presented by Mesabi Range YFC



VIRGINIA – Mesabi Range Youth for Christ presents The Way Tour with performances by Hyland, School of Worship (the band that leads worship at Acquire the Fire) and George Moss on Monday, Feb. 18, at 6 p.m. at the old Mason building located at … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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