DNR solicits park and trail grant applications for 2015



ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Parks and Trails Division is now accepting applications for the following grant programs: outdoor recreation, local trail connections, federal recreational trails and regional trails. Th… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

This edition is dedicated to our Mom

In Loving Memory Betty Marie Asbach

 October 25, 1931 – December 21, 2014 Betty M. Asbach, 83, of Britt, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Sunday, December 21, 2014. The moment was marked by her unwavering faith in God, and the love and prayers of family and… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Hey Minnesota! The Iron Range is pretty great and so are its people




Photo courtesy of the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids, MN.It’s that time of year again. Time to take a look back at 2014. Hometown Focus editor Jean Cole and I like to review the year through the pages of Hometown Focus and all the stories… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The Christmas Kingdom of Tory Island




The King of Tory, Patsy Dan Rodgers, assumed his role in 1993. Wikipedia photo.About eleven kilometers from the northwest shore of County Doneghal in Ireland, a fortyfive minute ferry’s ride from Bloody Foreland, and past two rocky islands onl… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Building bridges: A holiday (and every day) tradition




The Riverside Chapel. Photo by Terry Crayne.My favorite bridge crosses the St. Louis River on Highway 7 in Forbes. If someone were to ask about my favorite bridge they might expect a different answer. I could have chosen the Mighty Mac that connects… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The AKC family just got larger!

The Spanish Water Dog and three others gain full AKC recognition

 NEW YORK, NY – The pack has expanded! The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) announced that the Spanish Water Dog, Cirneco dell’Etna, Bergamasco, and Boerboel gained full AKC recognition. This brings AKC’s roster of recognized breeds to 184. “The AK… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Law enforcement officers build relationships with students




Sgt. Bernie Mettler of the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office eats lunch with students at Mesabi East Schools in Aurora. Submitted photo.“Fabulous integration! Please keep this up!” “That is so cool!” These are some of the comments left on the… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Finger foods with mini phyllo (aka fillo) cups and more




Salad stuffed shells. Photo by carianne, food.com.If my finger food and appetizer recipes today seem to have a slight Italian bent to them, it’s because we hosted Christmas this year and had an Italian theme – sort of. I’m writing this column before… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

January is filled with Arrowhead Legacy art and music events




The April Verch Band features world-class musicians Hayes Griffin on guitar and Cody Walters on upright-electric bass and banjo. Verch is an internationally touring Canadian fiddler, step dancer and singer-songwriter. Photo credit Sandlin Gaither, a… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Kathy Moellering recognized for 25 years of service



AEOA and the Community Action Partnership recognize Kathy Moellering, Mt. Iron Senior Dining head cook, for 25 years of dedicated service providing Senior Dining and Meals On Wheels to the seniors of Itasca and St. Louis Counties. Submitted photo. … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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