Ross “Rod” Allen Huismann

Ross “Rod” Allen Huismann, 87, of Greaney, MN, passed away Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. Rod was born in Breckenridge, Minn., on Feb. 19, 1930, to Claus and Doris (McKibben) Huismann. When Rod was 8, his family moved to Sauk Centre, Minn. Rod was united i… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username […]

Isaiah A. Adams

Isaiah A. Adams, age 4, lifelong resident of Hibbing died Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at The Hennepin County Medical Center as a result of injuries sustained in a house fire.  He was born August 10, 2013 in Duluth the son of Samuel and Abby (Gillitz… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Randal L. Leppala

Randal L. Leppala, 58, of Virginia, passed away, Sunday, December 24, 2017 at his residence. A memorial service will be held at the Pike Town Hall at a later date. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

HTF’s “FOR THE BIRDS” 2018 photo challenge



An indigo bunting in brilliant blue. Photo by Joan Edblom.A few days ago I was enjoying my morning coffee while reading the January 2018 edition of National Geographic—one of my favorite magazines. The cover verbiage read, “Why Birds Matter.” The ope… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

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The story on the Sears house drew a lot of attention. This house, owned by Dave and Joan Broten of Tower, was the main feature of the article. Photos by Kirsten Reichel. When I first started as a staff writer for Hometown Focus, I wondered how the… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

Duluth Art Institute’s Metal Tooling offered at area libraries

You can create a unique, colorful and textured artwork by tracing designs onto thin metal sheeting before coloring with permanent markers. Submitted photo.The Arrowhead Library System will present Duluth Art Institute’s Metal Tooling, a free program … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Borealis Art Guild hosts artist Bridget Ertlet in January

HIBBING – The Borealis Art Guild in Hibbing is hosting artist Bridget Ertlet for the month of January and an artist reception for will be held on Friday, Jan. 19, from 5 – 7 p.m. The Borealis Art Guild is located at 214 E. Howard St., downtown Hibbin… Please register for a free account or log in below to access […]

Wood carving class offered at NWFA

Pictured is a wood carving by Edward Nelson of Cherry, MN. Submitted photo.COOK – A twice-monthly wood carving class for beginners is being offered at Northwoods Friends of the Arts Gallery, 210 S. River St. in Cook. The first classes will be held on… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Mel Annala to perform in Grand Rapids

Mel AnnalaGRAND RAPIDS – Iron Range interpretive singer Mel Annala will be making his debut appearance at Klockow Brewing Company in Grand Rapids on Friday, Jan. 19, playing from 6 – 8 p.m. Annala has been performing throughout the Northland for the … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

There’s a botanical oasis amid the snow

The Olcott Park Botanical Garden is a tropical getaway in Virginia. Submitted photos.VIRGINIA – Now that the New Year is upon us and we are all wondering how in the world we are going to get through the rest of a long winter, I want you to imagine go… Please register for a free account or log in below to […]


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