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‘Tis the (hunting) season

By Staff | September 25, 2020

This is my favorite time of the year. It begins in late August when, despite warm daytime temperatures, you can feel a change in the air at night. There’s a coolness and a fresh scent in the air that wasn’t there during the summer season. If you look for them, you can see some red leaves beginning to show on […]

You can help manage DNR wildlife funding

By Staff | September 25, 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE: If you, like Doug Nelson, have been preparing your hunting gear, you might be interested in this article from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. National Hunting and Fishing Day is celebrated on the fourth Saturday in September. President Richard Nixon on May 2, 1972, wrote in a presidential proclamation that created the holiday, “I urge all our […]

Off the BEATEN PATH

By Staff | September 25, 2020

I hear them before I sense them. Three soft shapes materialize from the depths of shadow to orbit me as if I were the earth and they the moon. They call to me softly in deep throaty voices because I carry with me sweet-smelling hay. I know them well, even in the inky blackness. I know them by the way […]

Early voting open for November election

By Staff | September 25, 2020

ST. LOUIS COUNTY — The early voting period for this November’s election began on September 18. People wishing to vote early in person can do so at their designated early voting location. For anyone living in a city, the early voting location is likely their city hall. Township and unorganized township residents can vote at the St. Louis County Auditor’s […]

Free yard signs support public safety personnel

By Staff | September 25, 2020

HIBBING — Free yard signs showing support for first responders and law enforcement are available at Perrella & Associates and the Hibbing Area Chamber of Commerce. “It started because people I’ve talked to—businesses, friends, associates—got tired of people badmouthing the people risking their lives for us,” said owner and Realtor Greg Perrella. “The support has been phenomenal.” Perrella says he […]

Nominate a great teacher during school supply drive

By Staff | September 25, 2020

HIBBING — Security State Bank of Hibbing is sponsoring a school supply drive now through October 2. Needed supplies are Clorox wipes, face masks, hand sanitizer, Kleenex, pencils, crayons, markers, Elmer’s Glue, pens, folders, rulers, Ziploc bags, notebooks, colored pencils, and paper towel. All donations will go to local school districts. In addition, the bank will award a school supply […]

Events canceled at Buhl-Kinney Senior Center

By Staff | September 25, 2020

BUHL — The Buhl-Kinney Senior Center has canceled its monthly evening meals, which would normally resume in September, until further notice. Firearm safety classes at the senior center are also suspended.

Trentini club antipasto sales canceled this year

By Staff | September 25, 2020

IRON RANGE — The Trentini Tirolese del Minnesota club will not be making antipasto this year. The club hopes to make it again in October 2021. Contact a club member next year to place an order. The club will announce by the end of November whether it will have a Christmas celebration.

Teaching your dog to come when called

By Staff | September 25, 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part one of a two-part article on how to train your dog to come when called. Part two will appear in the October 2 edition – Kirsten Reichel, HTF Staff Writer One of the proudest moments I’ve had with my dog was getting her to stop mid run and come back to me while she was […]

Hometown Focus Recipes

By Staff | September 25, 2020

This week’s recipes are, once again, based on the fall nip in the air. Hearty meals for dinner make tucking in for a cooler night that much more comfortable ­ I guess that’s why it’s called “comfort food.” These easy-to-make, one-skillet preparation recipes can be put together in a short time after a busy day. Pan-Roasted Chicken Breast Recipe by: […]