Marilyn Frances Falk



Marilyn Frances Falk, 67, of Hibbing, passed away surrounded by her family, on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at her residence. Marilyn was born August 11, 1948 to Thomas and Frances (Lantman) Bonacci in Hibbing where she grew up and graduated from Hibbing … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember […]

George Robert Janesich



 George Robert Janesich, 91, of Silver Bay formerly of Rauch, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2016 at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Silver Bay. George was born on November 20, 1924 the son of Joseph and Josephine (Mulc) Janesich. He was raised … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Dorothy E. Lidberg



Dorothy E. Lidberg, 83, Cook, formerly of Wyoming, MN, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, May 20, 2016.She was born Dorothy Elaine Davidsavor on September 29, 1932, at Wolf Creek, Wisconsin, the daughter of Earl and Myrtle Davidsavor.  S… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Dorothy E. Lidberg



Dorothy E. Lidberg, 83, Cook, formerly of Wyoming, MN, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, May 20, 2016.She was born Dorothy Elaine Davidsavor on September 29, 1932, at Wolf Creek, Wisconsin, the daughter of Earl and Myrtle Davidsavor.  S… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

National Memorial Day observance at Arlington



 The 148th annual National Memorial Day Observance to honor America’s fallen military service members is scheduled for Monday, May 30, at Arlington National Cemetery. The U.S. Army Military District of Washington will conduct a Presidenti… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Rockhounding: An interesting day trip to local mine sites




View from the top of a mine dump at the former LTV mine site. The panorama was beautiful! Photo by Jean Cole.BIWABIK – Normally tethered to my desk, I had a great outing last week exploring a couple of former mine sites: Mary Ellen Mine in Biw… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

Mary Ellen Jasper stromatolite fossils



A rough piece of Mary Ellen Jasper with many stromatolite fossils. Photo by Jean Cole.Mary Ellen Jasper, from the Mary Ellen Mine site in Biwabik, MN, is unique because of the presence of stromatolite fossils. Stromatolites are the oldest known foss… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Gail’s treasures of nature: Mary Ellen Jasper jewelry




Gail Peterson is shown at her booth at the Plaza 53 West flea market in Virginia last weekend with her handcrafted gemstone jewelry. Photos by Cindy Kujala.VIRGINIA – “The appeal of jasper is its interesting color patterns and formations… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Our mining tunnels: How many miles are there?




The 3-D map of underground mine tunnels in Butte, MT, developed by the Montana Bureau of Mines & Geology. To see the map in its full-color glory, view this story on our website, www.hometownfocus.us.So, I’ve got mining on my mind the last few we… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Minnesota’s mineral riches

Lots of time, lots of processes, and lots of luck!


Distribution of rocks associated with the approximately 1.1 billion-year old Mid- Continent Rift (modified from Green, 1996).People that have spent time in northeastern Minnesota may or may not be aware of the wealth of existing, and potentially yet… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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