Roy Melvin Pearson



Roy Melvin Pearson, 90, of Cook, MN, passed away peacefully to his heavenly home on Monday, January 16, 2017 at Gracewood Senior Living in North Branch, MN, with his family at his side. Roy was born on August 1, 1926, in Cook MN, to John Abel and Cl… Please register for a free account or log in below to access […]

Joel Dean Gangness



Joel Dean Gangness, 54, of Hibbing, MN, died Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at his home. He was born in Hibbing on November 17, 1962 to Luverne and Emma (Sunsdahl) Gangness. He grew up in Hibbing and graduated from Hibbing High School. He was employed by… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Emil J. Stimac



 Emil J. Stimac, 91, died Monday, January 16, 2017 at Chris Jensen Health and Rehab Center in Duluth. Emil was born June 24, 1925 in Croatia to Marko and Lucy Stimac. He was a 1943 graduate from Mountain Iron High School. Emil enlisted in the U… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Gaynard Strong “Ah-Kway-We-Dung”



 Gaynard Strong “Ah-Kway-We-Dung”, 66, of Vermilion Reservation – Tower, MN, died Friday, January 20, 2017 in his home, under the care of Essentia East Range Hospice. He was born October 1, 1950 in Cloquet, the son of Albert and Ruthann (Boshey… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Eva Laural Quirk



Eva Laural Quirk, 76, of Chisholm, MN, died Friday, January 20, 2017, at Fairview Range Medical Center in Hibbing. She was born September 27, 1940 in Thief River Falls, MN to Selmer and Elvina (Dyrdahl) Urdahl.  She had been a Chisholm resident… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

James “Jimmy” Zigmond Kishel



 James “Jimmy” Zigmond Kishel, 57, of Hermantown, MN, died Monday, January 23, 2017.  He was born October 15, 1957, in Virginia, MN, the first child of James and Anorine “Brusacoram” Kishel.  Jimmy was supposed to be a cesarean sectio… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Josephine (Miklovich) Anttila Ringgenberg



 Josephine (Miklovich) Anttila Ringgenberg, 95, passed away on Monday, January 23, 2017, at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Josie was born on April 18, 1921, to Michael and Mary (Siler) Miklovich in Buhl, MN. She most recently lived in Duluth, MN. S… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Nicholas Eli Antonovich



Nicholas Eli Antonovich, 66, of Bismarck ND, formerly of Gilbert, MN, died Monday, January 23, 2017 at Sanford Medical Center in Bismarck, ND. He was born April 23, 1950 in Grand Rapids, MN to Eli and Eleanore (Koppy) Antonovich.  He was raised… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Nina Skjold Anderson Suihkonen



 Nina Skjold Anderson Suihkonen, 91, of Virginia, MN died January 22, 2017.  She was born on December 28, 1925 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the first daughter of John & Hazel Skjold.  She taught elementary school students in Karlstad, M… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

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Dear Readers, This week we look at some weird and rare health conditions that were suggested by readers and contributors to Hometown Focus. The weirdness begins on page 8, and kicks off with a doozy: cyclic vomiting syndrome. This story was shared … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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