Leone Conklin celebrates 100th birthday



Leone Conklin recently celebrated her 100th birthday in Cook, MN. Her family was on hand for the big day. Standing, l. to r.: Daughter Leann Tonjes, son-in-law Cork Conner, daughter Lynn Conner, granddaughter Jessica Tonjes. Sitting, l. to r.: Son-i… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     […]

Focus Veteranson



 Program provides transportation to VA Medical Center Within St. Louis County, the Disabled American Veterans RUSSO-GOLOB Chapter Number 3 in Hibbing operates their van to transport veterans to their needed medical appointments that are schedu… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Grand Rapids pepper sauce guru shares recipes




 GRAND RAPIDS – Steve Olds of Grand Rapids, MN is a hot sauce entrepreneur whom I wrote about in the September 23, 2011 edition of Hometown Focus. This week I thought I would catch up with him and see how he’s doing. And wouldn’t you know it, … Please register for a free account or log in below to access […]

Chicago’s “Chainsaw” Dupont coming to Ely’s Blues Fest




Chicago’s “Chainsaw” Dupont will give a showcase performance on the main stage at the Boundary Waters Blues Fest in Winton on Saturday, Aug. 17. Visit www.elyblues.com for festival lineup and ticket info. Photo submitted.ELY – In t… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Healthy FOR Life




 Good day people! I suspect everyone is captivated by our lovely summer days and is spending every moment being either whimsical or wise in nature. If not, you should be! What a marvelous Fourth of July – the weather was perfect. The wonderful… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

SALLYWORLD: WEEK 144

INAUGURAL FISHING OUTING A SUCCESS, SORT OF SALLYWORLD: REEKING WITH FALSEHOOD


 GREETINGS & SALLYTATIONS! I’ve been informed that “Mr. Leech Lake” has planned a rebuttal about various topics where I have mentioned him from time to time. I’m not sure what he has up his sleeve, but in light of t… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Diabetes med smarts; sudden onset of allergies



 Q: I’ve just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and I’m confused about the treatment options. Can you explain? — Marianne S., Brownsville, Texas A: We’re sorry you were diagnosed, but glad you’re aware of it, since … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Fast facts about massage




 These facts about massage are interesting and informative. Please keep in mind these facts are for the entire United States (I am hoping to have an article that pertains to massage in Minnesota in the near future), and they are taken from www…. Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Goats and gardens, by golly




The gardens of goat-tenders must have fences if there is to be any harvest. Photo by Steve Harsin.Although it recently feels warm, I’m still living with a hangover from the late spring. Because the cold lasted so long, getting baby chicks was delaye… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Paul Metsa: Checkin’ in




Paul Metsa at Shaw’s Bar and Grill in Minneapolis, July, 2013. Photo by Jim Vasquez.MINNEAPOLIS – Virginia native Paul Metsa wants our readers to know that he hopes to write more columns for Hometown Focus in the near future. He’s pretty… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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