Classes upcoming at the Gilbert Public Library



GILBERT – A financial literacy class will be held at the Gilbert Public Library on Tuesday, June 4, at 11 a.m. Thinking of buying a house or refinancing the one you own? Does all of the mortgage information out there seem like a foreign langua… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username […]

Sharon Holmbeck art on display at Virginia library



A Promising Day is one of the two paintings by Sharon Holmbeck on display at the Virginia Public Library during June. Submitted photo.VIRGINIA – Artist Sharon Holmbeck currently has two of her recent paintings on display at the Virginia Public… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

MN Department of Agriculture to fight gypsy moth in Ely and Two Harbors



ELY/TWO HARBORS – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is preparing to treat approximately 570 acres near Two Harbors and 565 acres in Ely to eradicate gypsy moth infestations detected last fall. Officials will conduct the treatments … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Let’s Take a Kid Fishing on LV scheduled for July 20



LAKE VERMILION – The 7th Annual Let’s Take a Kid Fishing on Lake Vermilion event will be held on Wednesday, July 20. Applications will be accepted until July 5 and will be processed in the order of being received. This free event is limi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Travis & Sako: Fishing in the rain on Silver Lake in Virginia




 VIRGINIA – Since the Hometown Focus office sits on the shore of Silver Lake in Virginia, we’re always interested in what is taking place on the lake. Last Friday morning, a guy and dog fishing from a boat while a light rain fell caught my atte… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Be aware of blue-green algae: If in doubt, stay out (pets too)



The unofficial start of summer is here. While water enthusiasts and pets enjoy swimming and boating when the weather is calm and sunny, these conditions are also perfect for growing bluegreen algae, which can be harmful to both people and animals. L… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Virginia Fire Department

Run Report: May 23 – May 29

 VIRGINIA – During the week of May 23 – May 29, the Virginia Fire Department responded to a total of 71 calls, with 69 of them being medical in nature. Of the 69 medical calls, 47 were 9-1-1 calls and 22 were transfers. The 22 trans… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

MN among six states collaborating to enhance pollinator habitat along I-35



ST. PAUL, MINN. — Minnesota is among six state departments of transportation and the Federal Highway Administration that signed a memorandum of agreement that will improve pollinator habitat along Interstate 35, a key migratory corridor for mo… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Record number of watercraft inspectors on Minnesota lakes this year



Photo courtesy of MN DNR.The 2016 Minnesota boating season will be another record-breaker, with more than 800 watercraft inspectors helping to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species in Minnesota. Counties employ and supervise the vast majori… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

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