Giving more by working together

April 27, 2017
If it is truly better to give than to receive, then CommunityGiving will be the best at what it does.
Donor Relations Coordinator Courtney Schmidt (left) is greeted by administrative assistant April Burton at the downtown St. Cloud suite of

Celebrating Norwegian way of life

April 26, 2017
Royalton couple has immersed themselves in Norwegian culture
Patricia Fernelius at her home in Royalton. She honors Norwegian heritage in a variety of ways, including clothes, wall hangings and celebrations including Syttende Mai. Photo by Jennie Zeitler
Norwegian Constitution Day, ...

Historic grounds celebrated

April 1, 2017
Remembering the fur-trading days on the Crow Wing Most of the year only an occasional visitor disturbs the deep silence at the 300-acre Old Wadena Park on the banks of the Crow Wing River north of Staples. That is, no ...

Skyward bound

April 1, 2017
Willmar woman was one of state’s first female pilots If your name is engraved on a plaque alongside the likes of Amelia Earhart, Charles Lindbergh, Jimmy Doolittle, and Sally Ride, you know you are in elite company. But Mary Jane ...

Photo Gallery: April Photos

April 1, 2017

Eye on the skies

April 1, 2017
Burtrum woman is plugged into NASA, space travel
Nancy Atkinson stands on the launchpad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida with space shuttle Discovery prior to its launch in 2010. Photo courtesy Nancy Atkinson.
Nancy Atkinson’s love with space exploration ...

Intro to farm living

April 1, 2017
Program shows students the basics of agriculture Like a farmer starting out small and eventually expanding into a larger operation, Roger Dale, of Hanley Falls, instigated an elementary agriculture presentation for 20 students in a classroom 27 years ago that ...

Grainwood Apartments opening soon

April 1, 2017
New independent living senior apartments by Dominium will have ‘up north’ feel, quality craftsmanship
Architectual sketch of what Grainwood Apartments in Prior Lakes will look like once completed. The project is in its final phase and will be ready for

Rolling out a good time since 1939

April 1, 2017
Garden Center Lanes, Fat Daddy’s Bar & Grill and Broadway Ballroom Event Center each offer something unique to Alexandria and the lakes area. They offer year-round entertainment and dining, and can host events for groups big and small. They each ...

When tobacco was a Minnesota cash crop

April 1, 2017
When you think of crop farming in Meeker County, you envision corn stalks, oats, barley, soybeans and wheat fields. But one thing that may surprise you is quite a few farmers in Meeker County grew tobacco. In fact, in 1931 ...

‘I still love driving’

April 1, 2017
Sleepy Eye bus driver’s 40 years behind the wheel To put into perspective how long Karen Stephens has been driving school bus in Sleepy Eye, consider that when she first got behind the wheel, her only daughter was in the ...