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The Lost Puppy Case Files

By Staff | September 14, 2018

I am in timeout. I don’t understand the hows, the whys, the whathave yous, nor the Hüsker Düs or don’ts that led to my current predicament. I am in a word clueless. And here’s the thing. I thought timeouts were supposed to be good. That you were supposed to save them. For what?! Cruel and unusual punishment? Best I can […]

Essentia Health hospice patients to be honored

By Staff | September 14, 2018

Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Hospice invites the public to attend upcoming annual “Service of Remembrance” events throughout the Northland. The services are to remember patients who have died while in hospice, honor their families and friends and thank their caregivers. “These are very special and moving events for our families who have experienced a loss in the past year through Essentia […]

Wild birds or rabbits:

By Staff | September 14, 2018

Small-game hunting season is just around the corner so here are some recipes to consider if you have a successful hunt. Most are wild bird recipes since that is more my preference. However, in looking through this very old book, The Wildlife Chef, which I purchased at an antique shop, I noticed a recipe for hasenpfeffer. Now, many of you […]

Headlamp Hustle, Lyric Volkswalk, Bridge View Park and more!

By Staff | September 14, 2018

VIRGINIA – The second annual Bridge Daze, taking place Saturday, Sept. 15 in Virginia, celebrates the unique placement and construction of the Hwy 53 bridge, as well as the region’s mining history. The headline event is the Headlamp Hustle, an evening fun run/walk from the east end of Chestnut Street along the Mesabi Trail, across the bridge and back. But […]

Ruby slippers recovered after 13 years

By Staff | September 14, 2018

GRAND RAPIDS – A pair of the famous ruby slippers worn by actress Judy Garland in the 1939 movie “The Wizard of Oz” has been found after being stolen in 2005. The famous shoes were on loan from a private collector to the Judy Garland Museum in Grand Rapids when they were stolen. Law enforcement authorities held a press conference […]

WHEELS

By Staff | September 14, 2018

Autos Chrysler 1999 Chrysler LHS: dependable, good cond., 132K mi., 1992 Chevy 1500; V8; 4×4; ext.cab; 93K mi. $1500 OBO. 507- 261-1172 (Ely) 2000 GMC Jimmy, 4×4, 6 cyl., auto, 165k, runs well. $2500. 218- 780-8479 Autos FORD 2002 Ford Mustang: 3.8, 5 spd., 78.5K miles, tinted windows, 2 new front tires, Colorado red, $4,500. 218-259-3261*** Autos Dodge 2005 Dodge […]

Recommended birds for new bird owners

By Staff | September 14, 2018

Birds are friendly, loyal and intelligent pets that can learn to replicate human speech and interact with their owners in very unique ways. Such attributes have helped make birds increasingly popular pets. Interest in pet birds has risen, as statistics from the American Pet Products Association National Pet Owners Survey 2017-2018 show that 7.9 million American households have pet birds, […]

Harlan “Scooter” Pernu had a tale to tell

By Staff | September 14, 2018

EDITOR’S NOTE: Scooter Pernu of Britt loved to write. Disabled at 4 years old, the result of a car accident, he wrote a story about his life—the accident, highs and lows, memories, and family and friends. Scooter died on April 18, 2018, at age 57. His family gave Hometown Focus Scooter’s story to encourage people, disabled or not, to live […]

Open house to be held Friday, Sept. 21, from 4 – 7 p.m.

By Staff | September 14, 2018

MT. IRON – Mountain Iron-Buhl schools have always been a place where you can find school pride, caring teachers, and exciting academic and sporting events. A new school could not have created those things. So as you walk into the schools it is not about what there is as much as what has been enhanced by technology, innovative space designs […]

New fitness test measures combat readiness, Army Secretary says

By Staff | September 14, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “If you can’t pass the Army Combat Fitness Test, then there’s probably not a spot for you in the Army,” said Secretary of the Army Mark T. Esper. On July 9, the U.S. Army announced a new physical fitness test—the Army Combat Fitness Test, or ACFT. The test is designed to replace the APFT with a gender- […]