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North Woods' Money Cave educates students on financial responsibility


Money Cave open for business at the North Woods School Store. Photo by Kirsten Reichel.Editor’s note: April is Financial Literacy Month and Hometown Focus will be featuring stories with that theme in mind this month. – Jean Cole COOK – … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me   […]

Local food at the Iron Range Earth Fest




 More and more, the term “local” is popping up and can resonate in many ways in our daily lives. For myself, “local” in the form of a local food system plays a large role in my life. Over the years, I have lived in vario… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The benefits of professional dog groomers



 Grooming is something few dog owners may consider before bringing man’s best friend into their homes. But grooming is an important component of dog ownership that keeps pooches healthy and looking their best. Some dogs are more cooperati… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Are paleo food plans right for today’s pets?



Domesticated dogs and cats are descendents from their wild ancestors, who did not wait around for their owners to use openers to crack open cans of processed food. Wild animals’ eating habits are much different from the dietary routines of hou… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

North St. Louis County 4-H team wins competition




North St. Louis County 4-H Senior Project Bowl team (l. to r.): Zia Koepke, Angelia Tuominen, Heather Herbranson and Jake Knuth. Submitted photo.NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY – On March 6, two teams of North St. Louis County 4-H’ers celebrated … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

14,000 affected by claims processing errors

VA identifies additional beneficiaries in need of fiduciary assistance

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that an information technology system that it deployed in 2014 and enhanced in 2015, the Beneficiary Fiduciary Field System, allowed it to identify claim processing errors affecting approximate… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Combat veterans now get telephonic health care application option



The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced in March that it has amended its enrollment regulations to allow veterans to complete applications for enrollment in VA health care by telephone without the need for a signed paper application. The c… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Veterans Job Fair & Benefit Expo in St. Paul



Representatives from local companies interested in hiring veterans will be on hand at the American Legion Post 39 in St. Paul on Saturday, April 23, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Admission is free. The event is for veterans, current military personnel… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The Pfremmer Agency: An educating and guiding hand in real estate




Pfremmer Realty on Broadway in Gilbert. Photo by Kirsten Reichel.GILBERT – Jerry and Paulette Pfremmer, owners of the Pfremmer Agency, were welcoming and full of good information regarding their business when I stopped in their office in Gilbert rec… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Consumers warned to be wary of so-called “asset recovery” services



The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently issued a consumer advisory on a new scam targeting seniors that packs a double whammy. These so-called ”asset recovery” companies target individuals who have already been victims of fraud… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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