One fun activity at The Garden House is painting with watercolors. Above, a resident and staff member work together on a masterpiece. Contributed photo

‘This is their home’

July 30, 2015
The Garden House promotes ‘health, independence and choice’
One fun activity at The Garden House is painting with watercolors. Above, a resident and staff member work together on a masterpiece. Contributed photo
Prior to moving into the comforts of The ...
Bud and a nativity scene carved from a hollowed out piece of wood. Photo by Carol Stender

Grandpa Bud’s shop

July 30, 2015
Clinton man shows next generation about turning wood into art
Bud deNeui, 90, loves to do scroll work and enjoys teaching his great grandchildren what he knows about woodworking. Photo By Carol Stender
Bud deNeui is an early riser. Most ...
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Musical friends bring joy to residents

July 30, 2015
True friendship is like a finely tuned instrument, the different elements and strengths combining to make beautiful music.  Steve Bourassa of Brainerd and Marlene Kort of Pillager have that effortless style of friendship, much of it based on a shared ...
Shirley Klatte of Kimball and her book, “The Fateful Rising.” Contributed photo

Writing adventures

July 29, 2015
Author follows passion, writes two books
Shirley Klatte of Kimball and her book, “The Fateful Rising.” Contributed photo
I love to tell the story, for those who know it best Seem hungering and thirsting to hear it like the rest; ...
Twin brothers Wayne, left, and Warren Cook have collectively umpired 7,500 ball games during 42 and 36 years of calling balls and strikes on diamonds all across Minnesota.

Men in blue

July 29, 2015
Twin brothers Wayne, left, and Warren Cook have collectively umpired 7,500 ball games during 42 and 36 years of calling balls and strikes on diamonds all across Minnesota.
Twin brothers have umpired 7,500 games Before the first inning starts, they ...
Steve Borgerding at the first hole of the new disc golf course in Melrose. Photo by Jean Paschke

Melrose man brings disc golf to his city

July 29, 2015
When Steve Borgerding was the Melrose Scoutmaster, a post he held for 21 years, he was always on the lookout for something new and entertaining his troop could do.  He was first introduced to disc golf at Camp Stearns near ...
Lloyd Paulson, of Moorhead, is offering up to $1 million for a new swimming pool in Parkers Prairie, a town he grew up in back in the 1930s.  Contributed photo from Wadena Pioneer Journal

Giving back to his hometown

July 29, 2015
Moorhead man pledges $1 million for new pool project in Parkers By Anna Erickson, Wadena Pioneer Journal Story reprinted with permission from the Wadena Pioneer Journal
Lloyd Paulson, of Moorhead, is offering up to $1 million for a new swimming
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Barn quilts like this one can be found throughout eastern Iowa.
Photo by Karen Flaten

Beyond the Amana Colonies

July 29, 2015
Barn quilts and Grant Wood in eastern Iowa
Barn quilts like this one can be found throughout eastern Iowa.
Photo by Karen Flaten
When my husband and I chose to visit the Amana Colonies to celebrate a recent anniversary, we ...
Dan Winter with some of his long-horned friends at the Bog Creek Ranch. He opted to have long horned cattle because that’s the west, they’re cheaper than regular beef cattle, and, he said, nobody wants them except him. “They’re the perfect setting and everybody thinks they’re wild and mean because of the horns. Them are my girls.” Each year,  Dan and his wife, Teri, open their ranch up to visitors to celebrate the Old West.     Photo by Bev Alquist

Bringing back the wild, wild west

July 29, 2015
The Wild West holds a special place in American history, as it does at the Dan and Teri Winter ranch near Spring Hill. They love the Old West and have captured its essence on their 75-acre ranch, which they’ve named ...
Gary and Brent Wolters pose for a photo inside Marlins Park as part of a 30-ballpark odyssey proposed by the teen when he was 6 years old.
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Grand slam memories

July 29, 2015
Dad, son watch game at every MLB ballpark
Gary Wolters, of Sartell, looks at his son Brent at Minnesota Twins game at the Metrodome before making a goal to attend a game at 30 different MLB ballparks. Contributed photo
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The “terracotta warriors” are nearly 6 feet tall with details from head to toe. They were all buried next to the emporer’s tomb. The warriors were discovered in 1974. Contributed photo

A trip of a lifetime

July 28, 2015
Princeton man, son viewed historic ‘Terracotta Warriors’
The “terracotta warriors” are nearly 6 feet tall with details from head to toe. They were all buried next to the emporer’s tomb. The warriors were discovered in 1974. Contributed photo
It’s been ...
The Kobs family has had an annual reunion each year since 1956. The reunion was formed after a death in the family brought everyone together in the mid-1950s. This photo shows some of the games they play at the reunion. Contributed photo

Sixty-year tradition

June 29, 2015
Family has held reunion each year since 1956
The Kobs family has had an annual reunion each year since 1956. The reunion was formed after a death in the family brought everyone together in the mid-1950s. This photo shows some
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