Mounted patrol saddles up

September 2, 2014
A horse with a fan club? It’s not such a far-fetched idea. When the Minneapolis Police Mounted Patrol retired their much-loved horse, Oliver, in February, found a new home in rural St. Cloud. There, he was not only cared for, ...

Back in the same GTO, 40 years later

September 2, 2014
In 1960 Dennis Kesteloot, of Cottonwood, graduated high school and worked with his dad on the family farm in Lyon County, until he decided to join the Army  on Feb., 28,1963.  Like most red-blooded American young men, Kesteloot had an ...

Woman finds birth family after 39 years

September 2, 2014
‘It was the most comforting, heartwarming welcome you could ever experience’ “Never give up hope. If you’re looking for someone go and find them. If it turns out that you don’t like them or it doesn’t work out you never ...

Running man

September 2, 2014
Wabasso’s Joel Dudgeon has run over 66,000 miles in the past three decades In the Academy Award-winning 1994 Hollywood movie, Forrest Gump, actor Tom Hanks ran back and forth across the country for three years just because he felt like ...

A fixture at the fair

September 2, 2014
If caretaker Dennis Griebel followed a personal mission statement every day he set foot on the Brown County Fairgrounds in New Ulm he says it would go something like this: “I want the place to look nice and be successful.” ...

Pedal Pusher

September 2, 2014
At age 80, Washick has participated in 16 MS Trams, hoping for more When Dan Washick started bicycling for Multiple Sclerosis Society (MS) he couldn’t imagine the impact it would have on his life. Dan started MS biking in 1996, ...

Boomer’s Journal: Drama at the Sunset

September 2, 2014
The old drive-in theater, a place where drama unfolded outdoors, on a big screen, in a former cattle pasture sprinkled with strange- looking metal boxes on wooden posts. The old drive-in theater. This was a place where summer nights were ...

Ellering excels in sport of power lifting

September 2, 2014
She doesn’t look like a weightlifter.  Her biceps don’t bulge and look more suited to carrying a tray at her dad’s restaurant. But as Rachael Ellering, of Grey Eagle, points out, she’s not a body builder, and she doesn’t lift ...

Life is sweet at home

September 2, 2014
Alternative Senior Care provides compassionate care, peace of mind for those who want to stay at home Alternative Senior Care was born in 2005 in Cindy Karasch’s home. With a history of working and caring for people, Cindy followed her ...

Serving from the start

August 28, 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 – ...