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Musicians thrive on the Range - Hometown Focus
For the record, the mining companies need not have sent the pack sackin’ button box serenaders from the Eastern Seaboard; all they had to do was search out the long suffering Finnish accordion players who were too shy to know how well they played while ...
Jewish religious on the Iron Range - Hometown Focus
Jews first settled on the Iron Range in the Vermillion area in the early 1890s. By 1907, forty Jews could be found in Hibbing, eighteen in Virginia, and fourteen each in Eveleth and Chisholm. Smaller Iron Range towns also had Jewish residents. Just three ...
Merritt Days Committee: - Hometown Focus
At the August 3, City Council meeting: Approved two technology upgrades to help the city run more efficiently and to ensure the security of operations. The first is a fiber drop to the City Garage. The council authorized the NESC to install a fiber ...
Thousands show solidarity at United Steelworkers rally - Hometown Focus
Thousands of United Steelworkers and their supporters walked and rallied in Virginia, Minnesota on Thursday, August 20. The event was in support of union members currently in negotiations with U.S. Steel, Arcelor-Mittal and Cliffs Natural Resources, who ...
The mind-body connection - Hometown Focus
Are you curious why you just can’t get a good night sleep? Are you having trouble quieting your mind? Are you experiencing problems with concentration? Are you suffering from unexplained irritability? You might be suffering from an excess of cortisol.
SALLYWORLD: WEEK 254 - Hometown Focus
Misophonia. I’ve discussed this medical condition that I suffer from in previous columns. It is sometimes referred to as selective sound sensitivity syndrome. It’s basically certain sounds make me crazy. Candy wrappers in movie theatres, clinking ice ...
Remembering Ingrid Bergman at 100 - Hometown Focus
Several events are planned to celebrate Bergman’s life. “The Museum of Modern Art is hosting a film retrospective in New York, beginning on August 29th,” said Bergman’s daughter, Pia Lindström, a respected television journalist, theater critic ...
Iron Range Off-Road Cyclists race into booming biking trend - Hometown Focus
A group of about 35 Iron Range mountain biking enthusiasts is bringing some of the same energy to northeastern Minnesota. Iron Range Off-Road Cyclists has developed a six-mile long intermediate mountain bike trail system at Lookout Mountain north of ...
Designs sought for 2016 pheasant stamp - Hometown Focus
ST. PAUL – Wildlife artists can submit entries for the 2016 Minnesota Pheasant Stamp from Monday, Sept. 7, to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18. The pheasant stamp validation costs $7.50 and is required for pheasant hunters ages 18 to 64. For an extra 75 cents ...
Iron Range Attractions Council forms to promote area tourism venues - Hometown Focus
IRON RANGE – The economic impact of tourism in the five-county Arrowhead region was more than $676 million in gross sales during 2013, according to Explore Minnesota. In St. Louis County alone, the economic impact was $488.4 million in gross sales.
TeleHealth celebration planned at EH-Virginia - Hometown Focus
VIRGINIA – Essentia Health is holding a celebration luncheon and telemedicine demonstration on Wednesday, Sept. 2, from 12 – 1 p.m. in the Iron Range Rehab Center Auditorium at Essentia Health Virginia. Essentia Health is celebrating the expansion of ...
Campers urged to help prevent wildfires - Hometown Focus
STATEWIDE – With conservation officers from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources assisting with California wildfires, attention was recently paid to preventing wildfires in Minnesota. Conservation Officer Eric Benjamin of Warroad encountered a ...
Concert for the Cure planned in Chisholm - Hometown Focus
CHISHOLM – A Concert for the Cure, benefit for childhood cancer research, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19, at Jim’s Sports Club on Lake Street in Chisholm. Music starts at 2 p.m. featuring Shakedown, Rob Wheeler, Hobo Revival, Slap-shot, Pulse and ...
Dementia in the elderly topic of Fairview seminar - Hometown Focus
HIBBING – Fairview Range is hosting an educational offering regarding dementia in the elderly on Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Fairview Plaza in Hibbing. Shelly Wagner, RN-BC will be the presenter. Wagner has over 30 years of psychiatric ...
Applications open for $8 million in Legacy grants - Hometown Focus
ST. PAUL – Groups that want to restore, protect or enhance public land can apply for Conservation Partners Legacy (CPL) grants that help pay for work on Minnesota prairies, forests, wetlands or other habitat for fish and wildlife. Nonprofit organizations ...