Mowing the roof?

March 1, 2017
Couple’s earth home was perfect retirement plan
Wide, long windows face the home’s south end bringing in plenty of natural light. The home is so well lit by the sun, that little if any artificial light is needed during the
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Teacher spent summers as smokejumper

March 1, 2017
Redwood Falls man fought fires out West 11 summers
Jim Darr at his home in Redwood Falls, wearing a 75th Smokejumpers reunion cap of. Photo by Scott Thoma
When summers roll around, the majority of school teachers utilize their time ...

Living down south

March 1, 2017
New London man spends year at the South Pole
Jais Gossman, of New London, landed in the South Pole in November 2013. He spent about a year at the Amundson-Scott South Pole Station. Contributed photo
“It was like landing on ...

Giving kids a safe lift to school since ‘58

March 1, 2017
When Leo Wenner started driving a school bus in 1958, it was a 1952 Ford straight shift with a two-speed axle. Now, he drives a GMC automatic – quite a contrast.  But then, there are countless ways life has changed ...

Sauk Centre deacon keeps his schedule ticking

March 1, 2017
“I guess I don’t really have a day off,” said Lawrence Kaas, of Sauk Centre. “But that’s OK.” Kaas has kept himself busy as a Catholic deacon as well as an operator of a clock repair shop. If he isn’t ...

Brain therapy

March 1, 2017
Buckman man helps others while dealing with his own brain injury
Tom Theis suffered a traumatic brain injury after a traffic accident on Dec. 12, 1986, and now facilitates a support group at Whitney Center in St. Cloud for other
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Cap man

March 1, 2017
Buffalo Lake man has 700+ sports team hats If Brad Koenig wanted to wear a different cap every day of the week he’d have enough of them to pick from for the next two years out of his collection of ...

City celebrates its heritage with a heaping bowl of borscht

February 1, 2017
The city of Mountain Lake has an interesting history, and that history really shines through at a unique community event each year. While other cities and towns come together for meatballs, fish or pancakes, the people in Mountain Lake come ...

Photo Gallery: February Photos

February 1, 2017
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Friendly visitors

February 1, 2017
Volunteers help those with special needs remain socially and creatively active in the community Dignity. Safety. Hope.
Lutheran Social Services client, Patty, front, shares a laugh in her residence in Mankato with, from left, Shannon Butler, Guardianship Options supervisor; Sandy
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Life behind the bench

February 1, 2017
Instilling hope a crucial part of the legal process, says district court judge
Sally Robertson, of Wadena, has been a district court judge since 1996. Robertson’s current term expires in 2023, but she will retire before then. Contributed photo
District ...