2017: It was a new and different year at HTF



 Here we are, once again, finishing off another year. As cliché as it may be to say so, where did it go? It has been a busy, different, interesting, challenging year at Hometown Focus. Change can be like that. Eleven months after her retirement,… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password […]

Don’t you just LOVE these cover photos?

 EDITOR’S NOTE: Oh my gosh! Thanks to our contributors, we’ve had so many great cover photos this year. This is such an important part of the paper each week. From animals to vehicles, monuments to birds, people, places, things, events, celebrat… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

A family: It’s the glue that holds our lives together



The Reichel family (l. to r.) Karl, Kirsten, Trevor and Fred. Fun days spent at the cabin when the boys were youngsters. Photos submitted.When tasked with the assignment of writing an article on the past year in review, the first thought that came to… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Hometown Focus KUDOS: 2017

We have been honored to have many “kudos” extended to us over the past year. Some come in as emails, others are responses on our on-line edition or on Facebook. We also receive great comments in person, the most typical being, “I just love the Hometo… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Minnesota Power crews to travel to Puerto Rico, join restoration mission

DULUTH – Nearly twenty Minnesota Power and Superior Water, Light and Power lineworkers and support staff will be traveling to Puerto Rico in early January to help restore power as part of the first major wave of mainland industry assistance for the U… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

AKC National Championship premieres on Animal Planet

 Royal Canin, a global pet food leader, The American Kennel Club (AKC) and Animal Planet announced that the AKC National Championship Dog Show Presented by Royal Canin will premiere on Animal Planet on New Year’s Day, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, at 7 … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Old Scenic Church: A surprise among the pine trees



Pastor Roger and Yvonne Skogen and Assistant Pastor Jim and Sharlyn Cox pictured in front of the Old Scenic Community Church south of Bigfork. Photo by Allan Behar.Traveling the wooded, winding roads in the Scenic area south of Bigfork, a visitor wil… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

World’s longest-running wildlife census contributes invaluable data

The 118th annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count is here

Northern Bobwhite. Photo credit Scott Buckel/Audubon Photography Awards.For the 118th year, the National Audubon Society is holding its annual Christmas Bird Count. Between Dec. 14, and Jan. 5, tens of thousands of bird-loving volunteers participate … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Help is available for Minnesotans struggling to pay their winter heating bills

STATEWIDE – With frigid temperatures around the state, the Minnesota Department of Commerce encourages eligible Minnesotans to get help paying their heating bills, stay safe through the state’s Energy Assistance Program. The winter weather may be slo… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The spirit of giving is alive and well in the Northland

Volunteers in Education (VinE) received a grant in the amount of $2,235 from the Eveleth Area Community Foundation for a volunteer tutoring program in Eveleth and Gilbert. Pictured at the check presentation to VinE are Cassandra Hainey accepting the … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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