A different way to walk

June 27, 2017
Nordic walking has long list of health benefits, including some relief for those with Parkinson’s 
Linda Lemke (white shorts) became a nordic walking instructor and began teaching introductory classes, leading weekly walking groups and presenting nordic walking to businesses in

Rolling across the U.S.

June 26, 2017
Mankato bowler has competed in national tournaments for five decades
John Lamm holds his bowling ball before rolling a few frames at the Wow Zone alley in Mankato. He’s knocked down over 83,000 pins in 50 years of bowling at

Preserving graffiti

June 1, 2017
Historic Hutchinson, with the help of McLeod County Historic Partnership Director Monica Wehler, is on a mission to preserve the graffiti history of the Great Northern Railroad depot in Hutchinson. Historic Hutchinson was formed in 1999 and has been saving ...

Hector woman celebrated 80th Mother’s Day

June 1, 2017
She was first ‘Victory Girl,’ has 210 descendants (and counting) Faye Victory (Schiebel) Hauer, 98, could be entered into many record books. A couple to note are her middle name of Victory and also the number of descendants she currently ...

Love for leather

June 1, 2017
Dan Markell holds a little cylinder case he made while in the U.S. Army. It was the first thing he made from leather. Photo by Scott Thoma
Green Valley man started leather crafting while in the service Looking for something ...

Modern-day blacksmith

June 1, 2017
Garvin man demonstrates lost art form at museum
Ron Boje pounds some hot metal over an anvil. Photo by Scott Thoma
A plume of smoke from the cigar clenched between Ron Boje’s teeth circles his head like a wreath as ...

Pastor’s art has been enjoyed worldwide

June 1, 2017
The Rev. Jerome Tupa’s colorful paintings attract an appreciative crowd, often enthralled by his self-described “sensual” creations that reflect a passionate artist.
Rev. Jerome Tupa, pastor of the Church of St. Joseph, talks about his life-long passion of painting during

Rise and fall of Pan Motor Co.

June 1, 2017
The Pan Model A automobile was produced in 1918. It was deemed “a motor car that will appeal to both the masses and the classes.” Image contributed from Bill Vossler Collection
Either a saint or a sinner. That’s how Samuel ...

An angelic new hobby

June 1, 2017
Long Prairie woman learns to play harp in retirement Susan Kroll, after a lifetime of providing health care around the world and delivering more babies than even she could count, has taken up playing the harp. Forget any connotations about ...

Forty years promoting the arts

June 1, 2017
On the surface it seems unlikely that two storytellers, a wood carver and a zombie crawl enthusiast would have much in common, but they do have a special bond: Each has applied for and received a Lakes Region Arts Council ...

A good thing in a small package

June 1, 2017
Rockville woman: Erecting a Free Little Library was fun, challenging, satisfying One day a pair of women knocked on the door of a Rockville house and asked where the new library was. “We read about it in the newspaper,“ they ...