Viena Lydia Kaunonen



Viena Lydia Kaunonen, 100, passed away on December 17, 2016 in Grace Point Crossing West in Cambridge, MN.  She was born August 2, 1916 in Waasa Township along with her twin sister Viola, daughters of Andrew and Sanna Salo.  Viena attended… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me   […]

Rosalind “Rose” Jenkins



Rosalind “Rose” Jenkins, 54, of Duluth, died unexpectedly on Saturday, December 17, 2016. She was born on June 1, 1962 in Virginia and was raised by adoptive parents John and Lillian “Ruby” Boshey. Rose grew up on the Vermilion Reservation, moved to… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Judge Myron H. Bright



Judge Myron H. Bright, 97, died peacefully on December 12, 2016 at the Eventide Fargo Senior Living Facility surrounded by his children and grandchildren. Myron was born March 5, 1919 to Morris and Lena Bright in Eveleth, MN. He and his four si… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Scott Dean Hinrichs



 Scott Dean Hinrichs, 47, of Virginia, died Friday, December 16, 2016 following a courageous five year battle with colon cancer surrounded by his parents and brothers at his parents’ home. He was born on May 24, 1969 to Stephen and Beverly (Sig… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Bonnie Blanche Rasmusson



 Bonnie Blanche Rasmusson, 83, died Friday, December 16, 2016 at St. Michael’s Health and Rehabilitation Center in Virginia. Bonnie was born on July 3, 1933 to Harold and Josie (Bast) Thompson in Hampton, IA.   She grew up on her fami… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Esther M. Huggett



Esther M. Huggett, 101, of St Paul, formerly of Hoyt Lakes, MN died peacefully on December 14, 2016 at home.  She was born May 15, 1915 in Watertown, SD to John and Nettie (Otterson) Narem. Esther attended school in Waubay and Watertown SD.&nbs… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Elizabeth J. Kinsey



Elizabeth J. Kinsey, 61, longtime resident of Ely and Babbitt died Wednesday, December 14, 2016, in her home.  She was born June 1, 1955, in Robbinsdale, MN, the daughter of Edward and Dorothea (Chase) Dougherty.  She graduated from High S… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Gregory J. Jurkovich



 Gregory J. Jurkovich, 88, of Aurora, MN died peacefully on December 14, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth, MN.   Greg suffered a major heart attack on December 12.  He passed peacefully surrounded by his family, including hi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Merry Christmas!



 Our Hometown sincere wishes Focus to family you all extends for a blessed our We Christmas. are so grateful we are for able your to support, continue and giving pray the Your New warm Year, embrace and back beyond. in makes May it all your wo… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The Long Line

The magical tradition of cutting your own Christmas tree


Savannah (l.) and Chloe bagged their tree, in 2010. Photo submitted.When I was a child my father would hike out into the woods and cut down our Christmas tree every year. Every year without fail, my mom and I would despise it. There was always somet… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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