William J (Bill) Toivonen



William J (Bill) Toivonen, age 86 of Aurora, died peacefully on January 7, 2015 at Dove Healthcare West, Eau Claire, WI. He was born September 10, 1928 the son of Charles Victor and Jenny Lillian (Jarvinen) Toivonen in Orr, MN and married Dolores “D… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password […]

Arnold “Arnie” Ojanen



Arnold “Arnie” Ojanen, 86, Cook, passed away on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Essentia Health in Virginia.Born Arnold Victor William Ojanen, on June 23, 1928 in Alango Township, where he graduated form high school in 1946. He served in the Army, st… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

HTF’s mobile site gets upgrades; it’s free, no paywalls



VIRGINIA – The mobile version of Hometown Focus’s website has been updated and is now active. User functionality has been enhanced with several new navigation features, and print advertisers will experience increased value by the automatic inclusion… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Nominate a deserving business for annual Labovitz awards



DULUTH – In its 23rd year of celebrating entrepreneurial excellence, the UMD Center for Economic Development has issued the call for nominations. The Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards recognize business owners and entrepreneurs who … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Programs at Gilbert Public Library announced



GILBERT – A number of programs are taking place at the Gilbert Public Library, including Toddler Tales Storytime, Friday Night Movie and a Reading Party. Dates and times are as follows: Toddler Tales Storytime: Every Thursday at 10:30 a.m., to… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Babbitt Senior Travelers plan Canadian Island trip



BABBITT – The Babbitt Senior Travelers will be sponsoring a Canadian Island trip from Sept. 19 – Oct. 1. Cost is $1,325, which includes 12 breakfasts, one lunch and 10 dinners. Points of interest include whale watching and a tour of Queb… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Mining Industry Day job fair to be held at MDC



CHISHOLM – Mining Industry Day will be held at Minnesota Discovery Center in Chisholm on Friday, Jan. 30, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Mining and related businesses will be present and all job seekers are invited to attend. For more information… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Aurora’s silver screen girl

Francine York: Still going strong in Hollywood


Francine York is a veteran film and television actress from Aurora. Submitted photo.From the small mining town of Aurora, Minnesota, to the glitter and glamour of Hollywood, actress Francine York has had a fascinating career and life. From a “… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

NWFA honors area veterans with a photo exhibit by Theresa Drift



COOK – Northwoods Friends of the Arts (NWFA) in Cook is hosting a photography display of local veterans’ portraits taken by photographer Theresa Zottola Drift. The exhibit is on display through the first week of February. The portraits w… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Fun with Phenology to focus on animal tracks



EVELETH – The January session of the Eveleth Naturalist Classes: Fun with Phenology will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 20, from 3:30 – 5 p.m. at the Eveleth Public Library. The guest speakers will be Ray Sogard and Russ Sikkila, DNR trappers,… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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