Martin John Maki



Martin John Maki, 62, of Hibbing,passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at his residence.  A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held Monday, December 9th at 10:00 a.m. at Range Funeral Home in Hibbing.  Burial will be at Maple Hill Cem… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]

Laura Helen Pennanen



Laura Helen Pennanen, 91, passed away Friday, December 06, 2013 at Essentia Health Virginia Care Center. Memorial services will be held at a later date in the spring. Inurnment will be at West Pike Cemetery. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Steven “Steve” Burton Venaas



 Steven “Steve” Burton Venaas, 54, of Leonidas, died Thursday, December 5, 2013 at Essentia Health St. Mary’s in Duluth from complications of ALS. He was a dedicated Christian that went home to be with his Lord and Savior. Funeral services will… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Brenda J. Nylund



 Brenda J. Nylund, 55, of Virginia, died Friday, December 6, 2013, at Essentia Health St. Mary’s in Duluth. Memorial services will be held Monday, December 9, 2013 at Range Funeral Home in Virginia at 1:00 PM with visitation one hour prior. Pas… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Evelyn “Evie” Mankus



Evelyn “Evie” Mankus, 74, Orr, passed away peacefully at home after a long hard-fought battle with cancer on Wednesday, December 4, 2013. She was surrounded by her loving family.Evie was born On April 1, 1939 in Virginia, the daughter of Wallace and… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Vera M. Svedberg



Vera M. Svedberg, 94, Virginia, formerly of Cook, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 9, 2013, at the Virginia Convalescent Center, with her loving family at her side.Vera was born on July 28, 1919, at Cook, to Olaf and Helga (Edblom) Olson. … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Herman William Stauner



Herman William Stauner, 89, of Nashwauk passed away Friday, December 6, 2013 at Guardian Angels in Hibbing, MN.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Hibbing.  To sign the onlin… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Children’s Christmas Wishbook




 Today (and next week) we are sharing local children’s Christmas wish lists. From the tiniest tots at child care centers, to fourth grade elementary students, Hometown Focus received reams of lists. Teachers collected (or recorded) the wish lis… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The many layers of Christmas




It’s that time of year again – the Christmas season. Time to dig out the old boxes of decorations, time to choose gifts and charities, to bake, to shop, to buy, to plan. I mull over what Christmas was like for my grandmothers, one hundred years ago … Please register for a free account or log in below to access […]

My happiest Christmas moments




The wonder of Christmas came to me not though Santa Claus, but through my grandparents. Every year Grandma and Grandpa had a huge traditional dinner in their home. This was passed down from their own parents and so on and so forth. That dinner held … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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