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  • Beyond the Amana Colonies+

    Barn quilts and Grant Wood in eastern Iowa Barn quilts like this one can be found throughout eastern Iowa.Photo by Karen Flaten When my husband...

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    ‘This is their home’+

    The Garden House promotes ‘health, independence and choice’ One fun activity at The Garden House is painting with watercolors. Above, a resident and staff...

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    Country Gardens: The art of tomato pruning+

    When growing tomatoes you may notice side shoots, otherwise called “suckers,” that form on the main stems and leaf stems. You may have...

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    Boomer’s Journal: The ultimate recycler+

    A clever way of re-purposing an old mattress box-spring, used in the gardens of Caroline Petefish of Alexandria. My mother recycled “tin foil” and...

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    Writing adventures+

    Author follows passion, writes two books Shirley Klatte of Kimball and her book, “The Fateful Rising.” Contributed photo I love to tell the story, for...

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    Grandpa Bud’s shop+

    Clinton man shows next generation about turning wood into art Bud deNeui, 90, loves to do scroll work and enjoys teaching his great grandchildren...

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    Aging in place gracefully+

    Good Shepherd has a place for all, regardless of the level of care needed Sandy Dilts, a staff member at Good Sheperd, shares a...

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    A trip of a lifetime+

    Princeton man, son viewed historic ‘Terracotta Warriors’ The “terracotta warriors” are nearly 6 feet tall with details from head to toe. They were all...

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    Men in blue+

    Twin brothers Wayne, left, and Warren Cook have collectively umpired 7,500 ball games during 42 and 36 years of calling balls and strikes...

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    Giving back to his hometown+

    Moorhead man pledges $1 million for new pool project in Parkers By Anna Erickson, Wadena Pioneer Journal Story reprinted with permission from the Wadena Pioneer Journal Lloyd...

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    Musical friends bring joy to residents+

    True friendship is like a finely tuned instrument, the different elements and strengths combining to make beautiful music.  Steve Bourassa of Brainerd and Marlene Kort...

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