Burning love for Elvis

August 1, 2017
Elvis tribute artists, fans remember music legend, 40 years after his death You ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog, cryin’ all the time….    Love me tender, love me sweet, never let me go…..  Well, it’s one for the money, two ...

My dad’s trucking company

August 1, 2017
George Heerdt standing in front of one of his trucks. Contributed photo
My dad, George Heerdt, grew up on a farm three miles southwest of Hector. In the 1940s, he worked on the family farm and also drove truck for ...

Soaring once again

August 1, 2017
Eagles continue to flourish in Minnesota
A Raptor Center volunteer holds one of the “ambassador birds.’” These birds help educate about 150,000 people per year through educational programming both on site and at off-site locations. Photo contributed by The Raptor
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Adjusting, thriving in retirement

August 1, 2017
“She’s busier now than when she was teaching!” said Kyle Knudson, describing his mother, Mardi, who had recently retired. His description of a woman who runs marathons, volunteers, and maintains a schedule that many don’t keep up even in their ...

A league of her own

August 1, 2017
Woman was pro baseball player, bowler; named one of state’s best athletes Her baseball glove resides in the National Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. So does her name, as a peer of the elite membership of superb baseball players. ...

When Humphrey was V.P.

August 1, 2017
Family, housekeeper reminisce about life at Waverly household
Left to right, Hubert’s grandson Jordan, Hubert’s son Bob, and the Humphrey longtime housekeeper Irene Woitalla standing around the bust of Hubert H. Humphrey in Railroad Park in Waverly. Photo by Scott
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Sharing bears, spreading joy

August 1, 2017
If teddy bears can offer companionship, comfort and joy then Maxine Rickard, of Arlington, has been making life’s experiences memorable and sometimes more bearable. For nearly 30 years, Maxine, age 90, has assembled and sewn together over 300 teddy bears ...

Evening shadows

August 1, 2017
Evening shadows in hushed silence creep as the lake before me quickly awakens to the magic spell of the coming night. Water laps along the shoreline as neighboring boats head for home. I peacefully rock in my chair on our ...

Piano man

August 1, 2017
Henning man has been bringing player pianos back to life for about 30 years
Some player pianos like this one light up while playing songs. Photos by Jessica Sly
Luke Larson walked through the cluttered garage of his Henning lake ...

Inventing the Bobcat

August 1, 2017
Fergus Falls man and his brother invented the popular machine
Cy Keller, of Fergus Falls, 95, invented the Bobcat, along with his brother, Louis. Cy is pictured at his home, in front of some miniature Bobcats. Photo by Carol Stender
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Old school memories revisited

July 1, 2017
St. Cloud man reconnects with one-room schoolhouse teacher after 65 years
LaVerna (Noland) Birkland, who taught in old School District #67 near Willmar, and one of her students, Bob Erickson, of St. Cloud. The two are standing by a tree
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