Irma T. New



Irma T. New, 94, of Virginia, MN passed away Thursday, November 19, 2015 at Essentia Health Virginia Care Center. Irma was preceded in death by her parents, Joel and Senia Latvala; Husband: Cecil; Brother: Arvo.  Per Irma’s request, no services… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     […]

Elizabeth (Liz) Corrine Schramm



Elizabeth (Liz) Corrine Schramm, 82, of Hibbing, MN passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at her residence.  Elizabeth was born July 31, 1933 in Garfield, MN to F. Conrad and Esther (Hanson) Foslien. She was raised on the family farm in Moe To… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Rojean “Roje” Strong Hartland “Ozaawa Anagookwe” (Yellow Star Woman)



 Rojean “Roje” Strong Hartland “Ozaawa Anagookwe” (Yellow Star Woman) 42, Virginia, MN, formerly of Nett Lake, passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2015 in Virginia, MN. She was born in Denver, CO on July 31, 1973 to Terrence Joseph and Rosema… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Give blood and ride into the New Year



IRON RANGE – Memorial Blood Centers is partnering with Polaris Industries to give one lucky person the chance to ride into the New Year on a brand new ATV. All those who present to donate with Memorial Blood Centers during the month of Decembe… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Learning the art




Dear Readers, I’m thankful that we managed to get this edition of Hometown Focus out. I kid you not. But I know that even if we hadn’t, the sky would not have fallen. The November 13th death of Trevor Reichel, HTF staff writer Kirsten Reichel’s son… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Living the ‘hygge’ life

Learning to embrace and celebrate winter


 Children growing up in Minnesota normally define winter in terms of activities such as sledding, skating, skiing, and all the other beloved winter sports. They would also define it as COLD! As fate would have it, my great-grandparents from Fin… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Pumpkin boats



If your pumpkin is large enough, you can paddle, troll, or fish in it.World’s largest pumpkin pie Largest pumpkins ever The world’s largest pumpkin pie was made in New Bremen, Ohio, at the New Bremen Pumpkinfest. It was created on … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

What is the difference between BCE/CE and BC/AD, and who came up with these dating systems?




 BCE (Before Common Era) and BC (Before Christ) mean the same thing – previous to year 1 CE (Common Era). This is the same as the year AD 1 (Anno Domini); the latter means “in the year of the lord,” often translated as “in the… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

With fire deaths on the rise, State Fire Marshal asks for public’s help



STATEWIDE – The number of fire fatalities in 2015 has already surpassed last year’s number — a concerning statistic with some of the historically most deadly months ahead for residential fires. Minnesota State Fire Marshal Bruce We… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

MNsure: Tax credits can reduce, or eliminate, large premium increases



With more than two weeks of open enrollment in the books, more than 70 percent of Minnesotans enrolling in a private health insurance plan through MNsure are qualifying for financial help available only through the state-based health insurance marke… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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