Leaving his mark

September 30, 2014
Robertson has been key to several cultural projects in the area Jamie Robertson has been executive director of the New York Mills Cultural Center for the last seven years. Recently, while Robertson sat in his small office in the 130-year-old ...

Called back to Africa

September 30, 2014
Fergus Falls native and his wife are building relationships, raising their family in Africa An instructor’s unique teaching style spurred Dan Venberg’s passion for the outdoors which he’s paired with his calling to the ministry. Venberg, of Fergus Falls, grew ...

Elaine’s extra special gowns

September 30, 2014
Freeborn woman makes gowns for lost infants, plus unique first lady gowns If there is an earthly angel of compassion sewing clothes for all the lost little ones, it likely would be found in the talented Elaine Seath working quietly ...

Finding a safe place

September 30, 2014
Safe Avenues provides an escape, support for abuse victims With the National Football League undergoing a heavy blitz following the unfortunate news of four of its star players involved in domestic violence cases, people may finally understand that this a ...

Swept away

September 30, 2014
Family tries to cope after receiving tragic news When Katy Zurneiden got up the morning of July 1, it was a day like every other day. Little did she know it would change and not for the good. Her husband, ...

Let’s get growing

September 29, 2014
The community of St. Cloud is growing into a welcoming environment for those interested in gardening. The city has created a way to develop community and awareness of gardening through in-town organic farming programs. There are different gardening programs in ...

RSVP is one area’s ‘best kept secrets’

September 29, 2014
It was a day to remember … even if some people had a little trouble remembering. Near Crossroads Center mall in St. Cloud, Tom Jacobs leads a discussion group for the older residents of Sterling Park Commons in Waite Park ...

Snowbirds land in Guinness Book

September 29, 2014
Couple part of largest human letter Q ever The small desert community of Quartzsite, Ariz., located two hours west of Phoenix and only 17 miles from California’s eastern border, gained fame this year for hosting a gathering that set ...

Lost baby loon inspires popular children’s book

September 2, 2014
In July 2010, retired educator Bob Kutter saw a tiny loon swimming all alone near his home on Big Birch Lake near Grey Eagle. He did what any responsible lake resident would do–he got out his binoculars and looked around ...

Serving from the start

September 2, 2014
Four charter members of Auxiliary still active, 50 years later Teddy Roosevelt wrote, “Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.” It could be said that the ladies of Inspiration Peak American Legion Auxiliary Unit #527 – ...