Therese Loretta Ocepek



 Therese Loretta Ocepek, 88, of Gilbert, MN, died Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth.  She was born on October 4, 1928 to Patrick and Margaret (McLaughlin) Hogan in Gilbert.  She grew up in … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     […]

Robert “Bob” Carl Olson



Robert “Bob” Carl Olson, 64, of Chisholm, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 11, 2017, at Guardian Angels Care Center in Hibbing.  Bob was born on July 29, 1952, in Chisholm to Charles W. and Anna M. Olson. He grew up in Chisholm and gradua… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The start of a tradition:

Dream Machines annual cruise night


Ron and Judy Lehman’s 1960 Ford Starliner 2-Door Hardtop cruising Chestnut Street in Virginia. Photo by Lauren Nelson.VIRGINIA – Nearly 20 years ago, the Dream Machines Car Club held their first cruise night in downtown Virginia. It was in the sprin… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Dream Machines Car Club holding raffle



This 1941 Ford flat bed truck is the 1st prize for the Dream Machines Car Club raffle. The truck was donated by Bob Bozich of Malton Electric in Virginia. Submitted photo.VIRGINIA – The Dream Machines Car Club is currently selling $5 raffle ti… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Squires Car Club of Hibbing: 60th anniversary was celebrated in 2016



Squires Car Club’s 60th anniversary car cruise was held June 12, 2016.HIBBING – The Squires Car Club was originally organized in 1956 by a bunch of teenagers not only trying to keep their cars running, but also trying to help others who … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Northern Cruisers Car Club hosting 33rd Annual Weekend of Wheels



Weekend of Wheels at the IRA Civic Center in Grand Rapids, 2016. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, July 29. Submitted photo.GRAND RAPIDS – In the early 1970s, about a dozen guys from the Grand Rapids area were definitely into c… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Chisholm’s car club revisited: The Road Knights cruise again




Jim Zaitz’s 1960 Ford Galaxie at the Shifters Car Club car show in Hibbing on June 4, 2017. Photo by Cindy Kujala.CHISHOLM – We didn’t plan this edition of Hometown Focus looking at classic car clubs to coincide with the 44th Annual Back to th… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

“Minnesota steel makes Chevy muscle”

Car club’s international meet set for Hibbing in July


A group of Chevy Impalas are parked in Galena, IL, at the 2013 FSCC convention. Submitted photos.HIBBING – The Chevrolet Impala was the bestselling automobile in America – ever, in a single year – in 1965, selling an astounding 1,0… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Run Rampage at the Ridge extreme 5K to benefit Iron Range veterans



Planning the 2017 Rampage at the Ridge course are (l. to r.) Andrea Whiting and Erin Shay of United Way of Northeastern Minnesota, and Bill Maki and Benji Neff of Giants Ridge. Submitted photo.BIWABIK – As we celebrate the Fourth of July and our cou… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Civic pride: Finding the Olcott Park Fountain in Paris




The Luxor Obelisk and the Eiffel Tower as seen from the Palace de la Concorde in Paris on May 16, 2017. Photo by Aaron Kelson.“We are going to Paris in May.” That’s what my wife, Roxanne, told me in November 2016. My wife is not a “high-maintenance”… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]


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