The boy with the red hair

December 1, 2014
How these moccasins became a special family heirloom Submitted by Edward Pederson, Oak Lawn farm, of Benson This past August, the Pederson family gathered on the homestead, Oak Lawn farm, for a family reunion. Edward Pederson is the current owner, ...

Filling up on nostalgia

December 1, 2014
Clearwater man’s collection recalls good old days at the pump If you blink you might miss Bing Skelton’s shrine to gas stations of the past. His dazzling display of old gasoline pumps and other gas station memorabilia is partially hidden ...

Seeking the summit

December 1, 2014
Adventures of Courtland man leads him to mountain tops The majesty and wonder of nature in wide, open, remote spaces surrounds John Rieger each time he decides to climb another mountain, kayaks through whitewater river rapids or hikes in and ...

Childhood curiosity takes flight

December 1, 2014
Every once in awhile a boyhood fascination will grow and grow and one day become a mainstay into a lifelong passion. That is what happened to bird enthusiast Jason Schmidt, of Echo. At the ripe young age of 5 Schmidt ...

Remembering a special Santa

December 1, 2014
Alexandria man who played Kris Kringle year round, died this spring in motorcycle accident Whether the sun was beating down on his snowy white beard in mid-July or the snowflakes would collect on the shoulders of his crimson suit in ...

‘This is our gift to the community’

December 1, 2014
Fergus Falls couple turns their yard into winter wonderland this time each year Jim and Pat Johnson decorate for Christmas in a big way. The couple creates a winter wonderland in their rural Fergus Falls yard using more than 20,000 ...

Dassel man giving graves new life

December 1, 2014
Pigeon Lake Baptist Cemetery, also known as Chaney Cemetery, is getting a new look on life thanks to Dassel resident Paul Fank. Pigeon Lake Cemetery is located in Section 8, Collinwood Township approximately three miles south of Dassel on the ...

Why act your age?

December 1, 2014
Paynesville man remains quite active, engaged in his community at age 90 When children behave inappropriately, we often tell them to act their age. The same thing can be said for Willie Scheel. The 90-year-old Paynesville resident doesn’t act his ...

Grief therapy leads Sartell man to write

December 1, 2014
Dennis Herschbach didn’t plan to be a writer, but life had other plans for him. The former teacher from Sartell lost his wife Dorothy to melanoma August of 2005 and turned to creative writing to deal with his grief. She ...

Hooked on hooking

November 3, 2014
Carol Dunn has been a hooker for 25 years. To clarify, Carol is a primitive rug hooker, an art that once was considered a craft of poverty during the 1800s. As a teacher of this primitive art, Carol explained, “Rug ...

Lofty flight plan

November 3, 2014
St. Cloud doctor aiming to land in every airport in Minnesota Dr. Mitch Gossman lets his imagination take flight when he is not treating patients at Eye Surgeons and Physicians in St. Cloud. The native Minnesotan has a personal goal ...

Golden K members come together to help the hungry

November 3, 2014
Some 50 Golden K members, spouses and friends gathered at Harvest Pack in Alexandria, to purchase and package over 10,000 meals for shipment to hungry and starving people around the world. In just over an hour on a Thursday afternoon ...