A look back at 2013 through the stories of HTF

From the Time Before History to a One-Way Ticket to Mars


 We’ve covered lots of territory in one short year here at Hometown Focus. Somewhere during the last 52 weeks we’ve revisited the Time Before History (by way of Marvin Lamppa’s book, Minnesota’s Iron Country) and we’ve let readers know that soo… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me   […]

Reflections and prognostications

The year that was; the year to come at HTF


 Tipping the scales at 500 The past year at Hometown Focus was such a rewarding one! We tipped the scales when we hit 500 contributors in November and, though the moment passed with little public fanfare, it was very significant to us. I remem… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Wheels Helping Warriors

Paralyzed Veterans of America launches vehicle donation program

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Paralyzed Veterans of America, a non-profit organization working to serve the needs and challenges faced by American veterans with disabilities and their families, recently announced the national launch of its vehicle … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

VA ID card alert



WASHINGTON, D.C. – The VA ID cards issued to veterans when they enroll in the VA health care system contain their Social Security numbers embedded in the bar code. The code can be read by many bar code readers. The VA has known about this security … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

Hot drinks for our bitter cold days




 It’s darn cold out but these hot drinks will warm you right up. From the simple to the sublime, there are some great concoctions here. Happy New Year to all! Crock Pot Mocha Hot Spot The cook is: Lennie, food.com • 8 c. brewed coffee• 1/2 c. s… Please register for a free account or log in below to access […]

Dawson’s Travel celebrates new ownership




 VIRGINIA – To the best of my ability, I estimate that I have flown on an airplane 14 times in the last 30 or so years. Thirty years ago, nobody booked their own flights online. Today, many people do. I, however, remain steadfastly in favor of … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

Minnesota DNR Question of the Week: How do deer survive Minnesota’s winter weather?



 Q: How does the winter cold and snow affect deer, and how do they survive Minnesota’s winter weather? A: Wildlife in Minnesota must be able to withstand a wide variety of environmental conditions, which provides a niche for cold-adapted specie… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Healthy FOR Life

Let freedom & righteousness ring as we bring in 2014


 Are your ears still ringing from the all the holiday buzz? Here’s hoping everyone received the gifts that they wanted and if you didn’t receive them it is a perfect time to receive what you need. The gift of being true to you and having faith … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

SALLYWORLD: WEEK 168

For 2014: ZTL, no more ironing, and mail maintenance


 GREETINGS & SALLYTATIONS! Well, Christmas is over. Let the re-gifting begin! Now we work up to our next biggie, New Year’s. My favorite time of the year… time for all these fictional resolutions. I’m seriously going to make some positiv… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Statins and Alzheimer’s risk; the fine wine theory of sex



 Q: I heard you on your radiomd.com show, YOU: The Owner’s Manual, say statins reduce age-related memory loss, but I read they contribute to memory loss. I’ve been reluctant to take them (although my cholesterol is high), because Al… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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