Richard John Luoma

Richard John Luoma, 75, of Makinen, died on Thursday, July 23, 2020, at his home in Makinen. He was born on March 25, 1945, to Albert and Elvie (Mileusnich) Luoma. Richard was a graduate of Cotton High School and was later drafted into the U.S. Army… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. […]

Benjamin R. Kaiser

Benjamin R. Kaiser, 37, died on Monday, March 30, 2020, from injuries sustained in a utility side-by-side vehicle accident near his home in Gilbert. Ben was born Nov. 6, 1982, and was a lifelong Iron Range resident. Ben attended Hibbing Community Co… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Darnell Henry Stage

Darnell Henry Stage, 81, of Ely, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 5, 2020, in Ely, surrounded by loved ones. Darnell was born on Dec. 8, 1938, to Herman and Emma (Dehne) Stage in Cobden, MN. Darnell was united in marriage to Bonnie Lou Russell… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

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Blood donations are needed to reduce shortage

 Amid the ongoing challenges of recruiting blood donors during the COVID-19 pandemic, local nonprofit Memorial Blood Centers (MBC) is facing a shortage of blood and platelet donations. The need for blood is constant, but the number of donors dec… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

MnDOT will soon improve Hwy. 53 signal systems in Virginia

Hwy. 53 project map. Courtesy of MnDOT.VIRGINIA — Virginia and Mt. Iron businesses, residents and travelers may have noticed the orange signs going up to indicate the beginning of traffic signal work at the intersections of Hwy. 53 and 13th Street/Mt… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Explore history, culture, nature and more at area attractions!

 EDITOR’S NOTE: Anyone who says there’s nothing to do on the Iron Range hasn’t taken the time to appreciate just how much this region has to offer. We are blessed with museums, historic sites, roadside attractions, and nature centers that help u… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Tucker takes the reins

My path to this job began 11 years ago—when I was 12


Tucker Nelson’s first story in Hometown Focus was published on Oct. 2, 2009, when he was in seventh grade. As you will notice in my byline, I have a new title. This issue of Hometown Focus is my first as interim editor. This job is not where I tho… Please register for a free account or log in below to […]

Signs your pet may be experiencing pain

 Pet owners go to great lengths to treat their animals well. When a pet is ill, the animal may exhibit signs of anxiety and upset. However, sometimes it is not so easy to detect that something is awry with a pet, even if the animal is in pain. C… Please register for a free account or log in below to […]

Allergies can affect anyone, including the family dog

According to the American Kennel Club, various types of allergies can affect dogs. Skin allergies and food allergies can be very unpleasant. And just like their owners, dogs may be vulnerable to environmental allergens like dust, pollen and mold. Lea… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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