Theodore “Ted” Eugene Parson



Theodore “Ted” Eugene Parson, 85, Cook, formerly of Gheen, passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at the Cook Nursing Home, with loved ones by his side.  He was born on June 17, 1930 in Virginia, MN, the son of Gust and Augusta “Gustie… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember […]

NEW! Local videos on HTF website



Two new videos have been posted to our Hometown Focus website (www.hometownfocus.us). One is of last weekend’s We Are the Range benefit concert held in Olcott Park in Virginia, where many talented local musicians performed to raise funds and d… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

ELY’S FIRST ANNUAL MARATHON!

The 8930-rod portage


I wonder if the Ely Marathon course will go by this creek along the Echo Trail? It will certainly be a beautiful time for a northern Minnesota marathon! Photo by Paul Pluskwik.ELY – Ely is well-known for their summer Blueberry Arts Festival and thei… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Minnesota Power’s first community solar garden offers new energy option



Minnesota Power’s community solar garden is coming in 2016. Submitted photo.DULUTH – Minnesota Power will offer a new energy option for customers by launching a community solar garden program that is expected to be generating power from … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

2015 Summer of Service initiative exceeded goals

VA more than triples volunteers in facilities nationwide

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) this week announced that the 2015 Summer of Service initiative, which launched in May, has exceeded the goals set for community volunteers serving veterans and the development of new partner… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Patriot Day serves as a reminder of patriotism and strength



 This Friday [September 11], in honor of Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance the VFW pauses to remember the 2,977 Americans who tragically lost their lives 14 years ago, and to offer our gratitude to America’s Newest G… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

McDonald’s switching to 100 percent cage-free eggs



NATIONWIDE – McDonald’s announced plans to eliminate the currently-standard practice of confining egg-laying hens in cages from its supply chain by switching to 100 percent cage-free eggs for its U.S. and Canadian operations—a move… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Entrepreneur Fund awarded SBA Micro Lender Award



DULUTH – The Entrepreneur Fund announced it was awarded the 2015 Micro Lender of the Year award by the Small Business Administration (SBA) at the SBA Lender’s Conference in September. This marks the third year in a row that the Entrepren… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Gilbert Community Picnic planned for Sept. 20



Mel AnnalaGILBERT – The Gilbert Community Picnic will be held on Sunday, Sept. 20, from 2 – 4 p.m. The picnic is sponsored by the Gilbert Community United Methodist Church. Food, games and crafts will be featured. Gilbert singer Mel Anna… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week



ST. PAUL — The best way to protect a child from serious injury or death in a car crash is to make sure they are properly restrained. Too many children are at risk as three out of every four child restraints in Minnesota are used incorrectly ba… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]


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