Thomas Mortaloni



Thomas Mortaloni, 86, of Lake Vermilion, MN passed away Friday, December 4, 2015 at St. Michael’s Nursing Home in Virginia with his family by his side. He was born to Mary and Romolo Mortaloni on December 5, 1929 in Virginia, MN. He graduated from V… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username […]

Twila Mae Saloga



Twila Mae Saloga, 77, of Hoyt Lakes, MN died Saturday, January 11, 2016 at her daughter’s home in Makinen surrounded by family. Twila was born on June 1, 1938 to Charles and Kathryne (Harper) Current in Goodland, KS.  She grew up and attended s… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

William J. “Dale” Aho



William J. “Dale” Aho passed away Friday, January 8, 2016 at University Medical Center in Hibbing, MN.  William was born December 1, 1935 to William “Bill” and Ina (Koski) Aho in Florenton, MN. In 1980, he moved to Mapleview Group Home in Hibbi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Sharyn Christine Franzinelli



 Sharyn Christine Franzinelli, 70, of Hibbing, passed away Monday, January 11, 2016 at Fairview Range Medical Center.  A Memorial Service will be held Friday, January 15, 2016 at Hibbing Christian Assembly at 2:00 p.m. with visitation begi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Olcott Fountain Project update



VIRGINIA – Virginia’s Olcott Park Fountain Restoration Project committee reports $20,302.14 of new donations for the month of December, including a generous $5,000 patron gift by Ken and Mary Waschke. Total contributions as of December 31, 201… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Nominate a deserving business for the Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards



Celebrate the Spirit of Entrepreneurship in the region by nominating a deserving business. The UMD Center for Economic Development (CED) invites individuals to celebrate entrepreneurial leadership and success in the Twin Ports and Northeast Minnesot… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Virginia’s top cop: Chief Nicole Mattson




Police Chief Nicole Mattson next to a VPD squad car, which she doesn’t drive any longer.VIRGINIA – Virginia’s new top cop, Chief Nicole Mattson, took time from her busy schedule to visit with me this week. She shared her background… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Boom Town in Eveleth has recipe for success




Jessica and Eri Lietz, owners of Boom- Town restaurant in Eveleth, MN. Photo submitted.EVELETH – BoomTown appears to have lived up to its name since its opening in August of 2015 since owners, Jessica and Erik Lietz, say that business has indeed bee… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Little Fork Splash!

Riding the Little Fork River – Cook, Littlefork, International Falls


On the Voyageur Trail heading back on Saturday during a past Little Fork Splash. Photo submitted.COOK/LITTLEFORK – February 5 of 2016 marks the date of almost 30 years of a snowmobiling tradition established in the Cook and Orr area in the late eigh… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

HTF welcomes more Pets of the Week!




 We are so pleased to welcome three new Pet of the Week groups to the PETpourri page of Hometown Focus. Borderland Humane Society of International Falls, Paws & Claws Koochiching County animal rescue organization and Range Regional Animal R… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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