Dainis Zelenko



 Dainis Zelenko, 78, of Hibbing and formerly Tower – Lake Vermilion, MN, died Friday, June 23, 2017 in his home surrounded by his family.  He was born May 31, 1939 in Ventspils, Latvia, the son of Peter and Vera (Rieksts) Zelenko.  He… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]

Ernest “Ern” D. Drift Jr.



 Ernest “Ern” D. Drift Jr., 56, of Minneapolis and Nett Lake, MN, passed away on Friday, June 23, 2017, in Minneapolis.  He was born on October 20, 1960, in Minneapolis to Ernest and Joyce (Connor) Drift Sr. He grew up in Minneapolis where… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Irene Violet Hannula



Irene Violet Hannula, 90, of Virginia, MN, died peacefully Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at St. Michael’s Health and Rehab in Virginia. She was born on April 24, 1927 to A. William and Matilda (Tervainen) Maki in Palo, MN. She graduated from Virginia High … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Leonidas: Tiny city to celebrate centennial

Former mining location began in 1909 incorporated in 1917


The city of Leonidas is pictured along with the West Eveleth addition in this view from the Leonidas overlook. Leonidas is the small tract of houses to the north (right side in photo) of W. 1st St. Photo by Floyd Luomanen.LEONIDAS – When you think o… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Fourth of July memories: No one does the Fourth of July like the Iron Range




Leanne WeberI have lived in Minneapolis, Kenosha, Wisconsin and now Duluth (which comes close!), but there is something to be said about a small town celebration with swimming, meat grilled over an open flame, friends and family, and of course, fire… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Fun facts about America’s national anthem, fight for independence



 July 4, 2017, marks the 241th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Fireworks will illuminate the night sky, the rich smell of barbecue will be in the air, and the country will be awash in red, white and blue splendor…. Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

HTF’s summer events guide is here



 Hometown Focus’s 2017 summer guide to events, festivals and attractions is here just in time for the 4th of July holiday. You will find the guide inserted in this week’s paper. The guide is packed full of things to do, parades to a… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

It’s Northern Lights Music Festival time

Great classical music on the Range

IRON RANGE – One of Minnesota’s largest music festivals, the Northern Lights Music Festival offers lovers of classical music three weeks of opera, chamber music and orchestra concerts presented by an international roster of guest artists… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

B’nai Abraham offers culture, concerts and a new prohibition exhibit



The B’nai Abraham Museum and Cultural Center is located at 328 5th St. S. in Virginia. Originally the B’nai Abraham Synagogue, the building was built in 1909-10. Photo by Cindy Kujala.VIRGINIA – The B’nai Abraham Museum and Cultural Cent… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Making tough end-of-life choices for beloved pets



 End-of-life decisions are not something many pet owners think about when welcoming new pets into their homes. But time sneaks up on pets just like it can for their owners, and pet owners must inevitably consider end-of-life options for their p… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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