‘I’ve been spoiled since day one’

August 1, 2017
Prairie River Home Care provides individualized care in home-like setting
Residents and staff pose for a photo while some do some gardening work in the garden box at the Birchwood House. Pictured are (L to R) Arlys, Caren, Betty, Chuck,
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Burning love for Elvis

August 1, 2017
Elvis tribute artists, fans remember music legend, 40 years after his death You ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog, cryin’ all the time….    Love me tender, love me sweet, never let me go…..  Well, it’s one for the money, two ...

‘Never been happier with my hearing’

August 1, 2017
HearLife of MN has been improving patients’ lives through better hearing for more than 10 years in the Alexandria area. The Hearlife team includes Dr. Tara Brink, Andrea Speckmier, Stacy Wicklund and Angie Yanda. Each plays an important role in ...

Gain knowledge, find resources at upcoming Expo for Seniors

August 1, 2017
The Expo for Seniors gives seniors a great opportunity to learn about different products and services from businesses, organizations and professionals across central Minnesota. This photo was taken at last year’s Expo. Contributed photo
If you think an Expo for ...

Connecting people, businesses

August 1, 2017
Federated Telephone Coop. has offered communications at the ‘speed of life’ for 65 years
Brad Motz and Shaun Ripley installing services in Big Stone County. Contributed photo
Federated Telephone Cooperative has been connecting people and businesses for over 65 years. ...

My dad’s trucking company

August 1, 2017
George Heerdt standing in front of one of his trucks. Contributed photo
My dad, George Heerdt, grew up on a farm three miles southwest of Hector. In the 1940s, he worked on the family farm and also drove truck for ...

BOOMER’S JOURNAL: Locust invasions

August 1, 2017
Each year as the August harvest began and dad reviewed my field duties as a grain wagon driver, I wondered if the great locust invasion of either the late 1800s or the 1930s would recur under my very eyes. Dad ...

Soaring once again

August 1, 2017
Eagles continue to flourish in Minnesota
A Raptor Center volunteer holds one of the “ambassador birds.’” These birds help educate about 150,000 people per year through educational programming both on site and at off-site locations. Photo contributed by The Raptor
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Adjusting, thriving in retirement

August 1, 2017
“She’s busier now than when she was teaching!” said Kyle Knudson, describing his mother, Mardi, who had recently retired. His description of a woman who runs marathons, volunteers, and maintains a schedule that many don’t keep up even in their ...

A league of her own

August 1, 2017
Woman was pro baseball player, bowler; named one of state’s best athletes Her baseball glove resides in the National Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. So does her name, as a peer of the elite membership of superb baseball players. ...