Now in its fourth stage of development

The Lyric Center continues to grow and promote local artists


The Lyric Center for the Arts, located in downtown Virginia, is in the fourth stage of its renovation. Photos by Jill Pepelnjak.VIRGINIA — The Lyric Center for the Arts in downtown Virginia has an interesting past and a promising future, according to… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me […]

Being children in our Finntown neighborhood

We enjoyed growing up in this very special area of Virginia


The Eichholz family: Marilyn, Butch, Judy, Milton, Janet, Susan and Ruth. Submitted photos.It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood, A beautiful day for a neighbor, Would you be mine? Could you be mine? It’s a neighborly day in this beauty wood, A n… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Make barbecuing events safer for pets

 When the season for outdoor entertaining arrives, time spent in the yard entertaining friends and family tends to increase. Barbecuing lends itself well to informal warm weather gatherings. While spending time outside, many pet owners like to h… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

How dogs detect and react to changes in the weather

Owning a dog is a big responsibility, but one that also provides a companion whose love is unconditional. Dog owners quickly learn their four-legged friends respond differently than humans to certain situations, including the changing weather. Many d… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

The 4th of July: Full of fun, fireworks, festivities and parades

Make sure to check out the 2019 Discover MN Summer Community Calendar included with this week’s Hometown Focus. The Summer Community Calendar is filled with events, festivals and attractions all across the Iron Range.AURORA: July 2 – 4 Aurora Patriot… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Itasca County Veterans History Project

ICHS developing new exhibit and online county veteran database

Itasca County veteran Otto Kinnunen, Jr. is pictured in Europe in 1920 during World War I. Photo courtesy of Itasca County Historical Society.GRAND RAPIDS — Itasca County Historical Society (ICHS) is developing a new interactive veterans exhibit that… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

13th annual Veterans Career Fair slated for July 24 in Brooklyn Center

BROOKLYN CENTER, MN — Minnesota Veterans Employment Services invites all veterans, active military members and their spouses to the 13th annual Veterans Career Fair on Wednesday, July 24, from 2 – 6 p.m. at Earle Brown Heritage Center, located at 615… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Disabled Veterans Fishing Contest to be held on July 27 in Ironton, MN

IRONTON, MN — Come out and join the Disabled Veterans Restoration through Recreation Scuba’s first ever Underwater/Above Water Fishing Contest. The event will be held on Saturday, July 27, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Cuyuna Country State Recreation … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Recipes

Cooking it up for the 4th


 The 4th of July is just around the corner. There will be many celebrations in towns and cities across the Iron Range. Parades, picnics, parties, dances, music and fireworks. However you choose to spend the holiday, enjoy the time it offers to s… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Mental health: We all have a stake in it!

Mental Health Allies meets monthly at the Cook Hospital

 COOK — Mental health is “health” every one of us needs to be aware of and take notice. There are many misconceptions surrounding mental health. One of the largest misnomers is that mental health and mental illness are one in the same thing. Peo… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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