Twins fan like no other

March 27, 2015
It matters not to Angeline (Angie) Lee of Clarkfield, that the Minnesota Twins have trained in Florida since their days as the Washington Senators in 1936 to the present training season, with the exception of the war years of 1943-1945. ...

Incredible eggs

March 27, 2015
The art of the Ukrainian egg or “pysanka” dates back to ancient times. Raw eggs are decorated with traditional Ukrainian folk designs using a wax-resist (batik) method.  The word pysanka comes from the verb pysaty, “to write,” as the designs ...

Planting more seeds

March 27, 2015
Staples man continues to help, mentor in agriculture Mel Wiens of Staples has a passion for agriculture he shares with others to achieve their farming dreams. Wiens, who mentors others on gardening and farming practices, is among several producers working ...

Passion for woodworking strong at 94

March 27, 2015
At age 94, Bill Scherer of Hutchinson has 75 years experience doing furniture repair, refinishing, antique restoration and caning. He loves doing woodworking in his insulated garage with his son, Scott. Scherer started woodworking when he was 15 years old ...

Volunteerism has no age limit

March 1, 2015
Wheaton woman continues to stay as active as ever in her community at age 91 There’s nothing retiring about Doris L. Rixe’s retirement years. The 91-year-old Wheaton woman is an active volunteer in her community and church with no plans ...

Marshall artist discovered talents as teenager in Iran

March 1, 2015
Abstract transitionalist, Sima Amid Wewetzer, of Marshall, received her first art award at the tender age of 13 while she was living in her home country’s capital city, Tehran, Iran. It all began with a school project when she painted ...

Chasing trains, history

March 1, 2015
New Ulm man’s passion for photography and locomotives dates back to his childhood The definition of a life-long hobby is doing something you enjoy. Personal satisfaction and creativity gained from that hobby is a direct benefit which can be shared ...

Retired pastor finds new voice as author

March 1, 2015
Richard Gist has been many things in life: a foreign language specialist in the Air Force, an auto mechanic, a pipeline welder, a husband, a father and a minister. But there’s one thing that the 80-year-old doesn’t plan to do ...

Helping more get hooked

March 1, 2015
Ice fishing has changed over the years, and as popular as ever Minnesota winters get a bad rap, but for those who love the outdoors, there is recreation galore. The state boasts 22,000 miles of groomed snowmobile trails and miles ...

A Blonde’s Perspective: Case of the missing ring…solved

March 1, 2015
Another blonde blunder has been added to my ever-growing list. Rings have been a fashion statement for me for over 40 years. During the late 1960s and ‘70s, I wore rings on nearly every finger, which began while working in ...

The man behind the famous ‘Act’

March 1, 2015
The Andrew Volstead house, now over 150 years old, still stands in the center of Granite Falls. The front porch faces east, where the Minnesota River can be seen meandering to the south. The wood-structured home features a two-story stairwell ...

A fort built for safety, but never needed

March 1, 2015
It was built with the best of intentions, but Fort Juelson saw little, if any, use. The sod structure, constructed by Otter Tail County settlers in 1876, brought hope and thoughts of safety during a period of Indian attacks and ...