WAWF helps girls, women in transition

July 30, 2014
They’re raising money to give grants that are used to establish and support programs that strengthen the lives, both socially and economically, for women and girls not just in the local area but throughout Kandiyohi County. Willmarites Karin Gilbertson and ...

A passion, respect for the outdoors

July 30, 2014
Underwood man named to Minnesota Waterfowl Hall of Fame Richard “Dick” Anderson, of Underwood, claims he didn’t work one day over the past 25-plus years. At least, it didn’t seem like work with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resource’s Advanced ...

Ox carts common in Minnesota in mid 1800s

July 30, 2014
Before there were cars, before pioneers came into the area, ox carts were the only means of transportation through the Minnesota and North Dakota area. According to the Author Joel Arnold’s book, Ox Cart Angel, ox carts were the main ...

Power of peonies

July 30, 2014
Benson mom used flowers to reclaim her land Presented with an annoying and potentially dangerous problem, Jill Stevens tried a practical solution that worked out beautifully. When Jill and Kevin Stevens moved to Benson in the fall of 1993, they ...

Ebersviller was POW, successful businessman

July 30, 2014
Rod Ebersviller’s roots run deep in the Fergus Falls area. His is a life filled with community involvement, a stint in a German POW camp during World War II, running a successful implement dealership with his family, and extensive travel ...

Step back in time at ‘Grandpa’s Place’

July 30, 2014
Three miles west of Wadena and a half-mile south of Highway 10, Richard and Carol Taggart have turned a part of their land back in time 100 years. They have left no stone unturned resurrecting “Grandpa’s Place.” Even the scarred ...

Aging like a fine twine

July 30, 2014
Thousands of people from around the world put this Minnesota attraction on their bucket list each year — visit the Darwin Twine Ball Museum, home of the world’s largest ball of twine made by one man. Movies have been made ...

Music to our ears

July 30, 2014
St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra continues to dazzle after 38 years After 38 seasons, the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra continues to keep people coming back for more. What is their secret? “I think people keep coming back because our concerts are ...

Ted Kramer’s barn

July 30, 2014
My parents, Ted Kramer and Veronica Foley, were both born in rural Meeker County. Ted grew up in Forest Prairie Township near Watkins. Veronica was raised in Manannah Township near Watkins. On Oct. 17, 1933, they were united in marriage. ...

Roadside rhymes remembered

July 30, 2014
A ton of fun packed into six little lines Back when life and traffic went by at less than a mile a minute, dad, mom and the kids used to pile into the family sedan and hit the road just ...