Northeast Minnesota industries making progress hiring next generation of employees



NORTHEASTERN MN – Minnesota’s state economist and state demographer have been warning of a major labor shortage as baby boomers move to retirement age, but Northeast Minnesota is doing better than the state as a whole in attracting young… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot […]

A foodie librarian shares some holiday-worthy recipes




 Steve Harsin is the Grand Marias Public Library Director (formerly of Side Lake, MN) and a frequent contributor to Hometown Focus. Steve has served in several libraries in the past, including the Cook Public Library and the Iron Range Research… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Snowy owls on the rise

A different kind of snow storm


 If you have a passion for birds or even if you’re so-so about them, you’re going to love this. All the indicators are present telling us this year is going to be witness to another snowy owl eruption across the upper United States. That means … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Healthy for Life

Cherished Christmas Memories


Mom and I in the present day with one of our favorite Christmas trees.Winter and Christmas time were my favorite times of the year when I was growing up and living in Midway with my family. The woods in the back of our home were often flocked and fu… Please register for a free account or log in below to […]

SALLYWORLD: WEEK 218

Flabby arm girdles and the quintessential Reuben sandwich


 Greetings & Sallytations! ’Tis the season to be invited to holiday gatherings. One popular event people attend is the ever popular Ugly Christmas Sweater Party. Let me give you a little holiday tip. No matter what, when you see some… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

One more saturated-fat mistake; space heater safety



 Q: I’m confused by the latest study that says it’s carbs, not saturated fat, that are bad for your heart. What exactly is the scoop? — Daryl G., Andover, Massachusetts A: We’re glad you asked about that study from Ohio State University. It’s… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Holiday prep creates need for down time




 Ah, the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Christmas carols playing in the background, the smell of fresh baked cookies in the kitchen. Or are things a little more hectic for you right now as you work … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Arrowhead Library presents: The Art and History of Henna Body Art




Henna body art. Submitted photo.MT. IRON – The Arrowhead Library System is pleased to present the Art and History of Henna Body Art with Kristy Johnson. This free program will include the history and culture of henna through the ages, as well as how… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Your Legal Rights

Internet safety: How to protect yourself against hackers

With the Internet continuing to grow, some criminals, known as hackers, illegally obtain usernames and passwords from websites, making those with an online account vulnerable. Many people are now doing their shopping, banking, and bill paying online… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Senior Legal Line Q. and A.:

I want to change my Power of Attorney. Can I?

 Dear Senior Legal Line: I am 92 years old. My daughter Julie is my Power of Attorney and has been for many years. Julie and I are not getting along and I don’t want her to be my Power of Attorney anymore. I would like to name my son ins… Please register for a free account or log in below […]


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