Michael “Mickey” Bennett



 Michael “Mickey” Bennett, 56, formerly of Parkville and Aurora, died on Thursday March 6, 2014 at his home in Orlando, FL due to heart related illness. Services will be held on Saturday March 22, 2014 at Faith United Lutheran Church on Hwy 37 … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password […]

Ray Raymond Mackey



Ray Raymond Mackey, 82, of Forbes, passed away Friday, February 21, 2014 at Virginia Essentia Convalescent Center.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Range Funeral Home in Hibbing at 2:00 p.m. with visitation beginning… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Arvid Paul Edblom



Arvid Paul Edblom, just shy of 99, passed away on Monday, March 17, 2014, at Carefree Living in Cook. Arvid was born on April 16, 1915 at the Leander community, the son of Gust and Sussana (Wadell) Edblom. He grew up in Leander, attending school the… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Jeff A. Leoni



 Jeff A. Leoni, 56, of Eveleth, died Monday, March 17, 2014, due to complications of a kidney disease, at Essentia Health in Virginia. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 21, 2014 at Range Funeral Home in Virginia at 11:00 AM with visit… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Ellen Mae Cogger



 Ellen Mae Cogger, age 84 of Mountain Iron died Monday, March 17, 2014 in the Solvay Hospice House in Duluth. She was born October 9, 1929 in the family home on Snowball Lake near Calumet, MN the daughter of Joseph and Mary Medich; and married … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Mar. 27-Mar. 30

Annual Iron Range Home Show a harbinger of spring


All photos are of the 2013 Iron Range Home Show. By Jean Cole.VIRGINIA – Hometown Focus has participated in the annual Iron Range Home, Sport and Travel Show for several years. It’s a blast to visit with the hundreds of people who attend… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

COLLECTOR OF HIGH SCHOOL ANNUALS

brings joy to strangers


 Quirks. We all have them. One of mine is buying high school annuals at garage/estate sales and then trying to find someone who would like them. As a historian I hate to see these books discarded if they are still in good shape. Sometimes I cal… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

MNsure announces March to Enroll invincibles week



ST. PAUL – With the 2014 open enrollment period entering its final weeks, MNsure is launching a statewide effort to reach “young invincibles” and encourage them to enroll in quality, affordable health insurance coverage by the March 31 deadline. “Yo… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Nashwauk’s George Raskovich: My mentor, friend, savior




 It’s 1956. Darkness had just arrived on a summer night in Nashwauk, MN. I was sitting gingerly on one of the back steps of our house trying to stay away from my three sisters and a moments-ago-completed harsh parental discipline incident… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Care and benefits for Veterans strengthened by $164 Billion VA budget



 WASHINGTON – Continuing the transformation of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) into a 21st century organization, the President has proposed a $163.9 billion budget, a 6.5 percent increase over Fiscal Year 2014, that will support V… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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