Dogs sniff out their surroundings with a keen sense of smell



A profound sense of smell is one of the many interesting characteristics about dogs. Dogs’ noses secrete a thin layer of mucus to help keep them moist and enable them to absorb scents. Dogs also will frequently lick their noses to sample smell… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember […]

Some reasons why dogs chase their tails



According to the pet adoption service Petfinder, dogs chase their tails for various reasons. Some dogs may be curious about the appendage or have a predatory instinct, while others may chase their tails just to get some exercise. Tail-chasing may al… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Brown cows and onion trees

Supper on the Farm at Mr. Ed’s Farm, July 12


A 2016 calf at Mr. Ed’s Farm in Hibbing. Submitted photo.HIBBING – I love to eat. Everyone does. Why? Obviously because food keeps us alive, but even more importantly, because it tastes good. I grew up on a farm. We always had a big gard… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Minnesota state partnership with Croatia continues to grow



PABRADE, LITHUANIA – Since 1996, the Minnesota National Guard and the Croatian Armed Forces have been partners in the National Guard’s State Partnership Program. Beyond the bond of the NATO commitment, a mutual trust and unique bond has … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Mission complete: Bearcats finish NATO exercise in Lithuania’s Suwalki Gap



PABRADE, LITHUANIA – At the sound of 17 U.S. Army rotary wing aircraft humming through the air, soldiers of the Minnesota National Guard’s 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 136th Infantry, in addition to service members of five NATO Allied co… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

VEGETABLE RECIPES TO ENJOY WHEN THE




 These recipes come from the Le Cordon Bleu Home Collection Vegetables book. While many of the gardens in our area haven’t produced yet, this would be a good column to hang on to for when the veggies do start to ripen. Two of these recipe… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

TCF bereavement group meeting



VIRGINIA – The Iron Range Chapter of The Compassionate Friends will be holding a summer meeting on Tuesday, July 11, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, 1111 8th St. S. in Virginia. As the group will not be attending t… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Finnish pianist to perform July 9



VIRGINIA – Finnish pianist Kati Arikoski- Johnson will perform a solo recital in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence on Sunday, July 9, from 1 – 2 p.m. at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Virginia. Concert a… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

HTF correction



Photo identification in the Range history section (p. 28) of the June 16, 2017, edition of Hometown Focus was misleading or incorrect. Francine Blair Schlander wrote to say that Warren and Arfan Motors was where her father, Frank “Bingo”… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Healthy for Life

Appreciating the month of July, independence and chillin’ out


 Hello everyone! Can you believe it? Here we are entering the glorious month of July— it is a month we might dream about on the coldest of winter days. Lately it seems there has been much rain and darkness parading on summer’s suppo… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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