My Perspective: What era was the best to grow up in?

December 31, 2014
Every so often, my boys ask me questions that are pretty deep. Sometimes they pertain to living and dying. Sometimes it has to do with past relatives. Sometimes it is about religion. They usually catch me and my wife a ...

Time Passages: Roadside art part of Minnesota landscape

December 31, 2014
One of the cool Minnesota road trip things to see from the window of a passing car is roadside art. Roadside art can pop up in the most unexpected places, along busy highways or quiet rural roads, but often it’s ...

From Where I Sit: Crack the whip!

December 31, 2014
As I trudge a path through the snow drifts to the mailbox, I see white whisps of smoke curling out of my neighbors’ chimneys. Icicles drip from rooftops decorating houses with silver stalactites resembling tinsel on a Christmas tree.  Bunny ...

Boomer’s Journal: Snow Angels

December 31, 2014
I’m going to start the New Year by just lying in the snow and making a snow angel. It’s a new year.  I’m grateful for the old, and I’m excited for the new. I’m going to lie in the snow ...

Featured Pet: Timber

December 31, 2014
A little about Timber
Two year old Timber is a well marked, 46 pound male, Shepherd/Husky mix. An energetic boy who loves attention, Timber is eager to learn new things and likes being around people.
An adoption fee of $150.00 ...

Country Views: Less garbage this Christmas?

December 1, 2014
A young family I know lives on a limited income. One way they have decided to save a little money is to decline paying for the local garbage pick-up. Instead, they deliver their own garbage to the disposal station where ...

Access to long-term care becoming difficult

December 1, 2014
Submitted by Bill Ward, former administrator of a senior living facility in Dassel Earlier this year the people in Glenwood and St. Peter each saw one of their community’s care centers close. In 2013 the people in Hoffman and Lewiston ...

Cookbooks Have Arrived, ‘Heroes Honored’ debuts

November 3, 2014
Autumn is a busy time here at the ‘Perspective’ Just like the elves work feverishly in preparation for Christmas Eve, the “elves” here at the Senior Perspective have been doing the same. The month of October was a wild one. ...

Time Passages: Military plane nose art peaked in WWII

November 3, 2014
I’m not a pilot, but I’ve always enjoyed airplanes, especially military aircraft and in particular, WWII era planes.

Some of my favorites are the B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator, P-51 Mustang and British Spitfire among others. Bombers are in the ...

Time Passages: Citizens fought back against James-Younger Gang

September 30, 2014
If there ever was a story about frontier citizens in Minnesota who took justice into their own hands and were successful fighting back against the notorious James-Younger outlaw gang it had to have occurred during the month of September 1876 ...

Country Gardens: Storing potatoes and onions

September 30, 2014
Most storage crops need to be cured to enhance their storage potential. During the curing process, potatoes and sweet potatoes heal over small wounds to the skin, garlic and onions form a dry seal over the openings at their necks, ...

My Perspective: One step in front of the other… for 60 miles

September 2, 2014
Walking is a great way to get outdoors and get some exercise. For my wife, Karna, walking has also been for something bigger this summer. Karna joined about 750 walkers in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk. The walk is ...