Mildred (Millie) Marie Finney



 Mildred (Millie) Marie Finney, 85, of Hibbing, died peacefully on April 12, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.  She was born on September 6, 1931, in Duluth, MN.  She was the daughter of Hjalmer and Selma (Kalio Kurssi) Bloom. Mil… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     […]

David Francis Milos



David Francis Milos, 75, of Gilbert, died Saturday, April 15, 2017 at his home surrounded by family. He was born April 10, 1942 in Biwabik, MN to Francis and Marion (Ruotsi) Milos.  Following his schooling, he enlisted with the U.S. Marines and… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Mariann W. Wood



 Mariann W. Wood, 92, of Cook, graduated to Heaven on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at her passing in the Cook Carefree Living.  She was born Mariann Wilson on March 7, 1925 in Lincoln, IL, the daughter of Harrison and Edna (Hoblit) Wilson. Mar… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Marilyn J. Lilya



Marilyn J. Lilya, 82, of Moose Lake, MN, formerly of Burntside Lake, Ely, passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Augustana Mercy Care Center in Moose Lake. She was born on November 22, 1935, at home, in Great Scott Township, MN, the daughter o… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Joe Lee Korva



 Joe Lee Korva, 39, of Palo, died Monday, April 17, 2017 at Essentia Health- Northern Pines in Aurora.  He was born on August 15, 1977 to Leonard and Elizabeth (Schley) Korva in Virginia.  Joe attended Mesabi East High School graduati… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Leona Mae Wilson



 Leona Mae Wilson, 88, of Bear River, passed away on Monday, April 17, 2017 at the Heritage Manor Care Center in Chisholm. Leona was born on December 1, 1928 in Bear River, the daughter of George and Mabel (Urdahl) Namchek. She grew up in Bear … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Allan Richard Olsen



Allan Richard Olsen, 58, of Gilbert, died Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at his home. He was born on June 25, 1958 to Wayne and Mary Ann (Clement) Olsen in Duluth.  Al grew up in Duluth and attended Duluth East High School, graduating from the class o… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

IT’S HTF’S 9TH ANNIVERSARY!

A year of growth, change and another award nomination


 VIRGINIA – It must be an honor to be nominated for a prestigious award. And no doubt winning such an award must be thrilling, humbling, satisfying and many other things. To business owners large and small all across our region, the Labovitz En… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

LET’S TRAVEL!

My undersea adventures on the Mayan Barrier Reef


Turquoise Bay Dive and Beach Resort in Roatan off the coast of Honduras. Photos by Kallie Kantos.Roatan is located approximately 40 miles off of the northern coast of Honduras. It is located in the Caribbean Sea on the Mayan Barrier Reef. The main i… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

What is it like being a staff writer?




 I consider myself a newbie at Hometown Focus even though I have been on the editorial staff since August of 2015. Often times I am asked what it’s like working for the paper; I love it even though it’s a crazy ride. Our interim edi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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