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 ...

In Your Garden: It’s not always bees

September 2, 2014
University Of Minnesota Entomologist Marla Spivak was recently in Edinburg, Scotland, speaking about bee pollination. She noted that more than 1/3 of the world’s crop production is dependent on bee pollination with an estimated market value of between $18 and ...

Country Gardens: Easy care succulents

September 2, 2014
Succulents are booming in popularity for two simple reasons: They are beautiful and nearly indestructible. That is why I recommend them for beginning gardeners and those who forget about watering indoors. This is my favorite type of plant to grow ...

In Your Garden: Fall color

September 2, 2014
Did your Autumn Splendor maple turn out to be an autumn flop? As much as they were touted as the best new thing for fall color, they turned out to be only minimally hardy here in the frozen north. Just ...

From Where I Sit: Queens of summer

July 30, 2014
Tell me, girls, doesn’t every woman want to be a queen? It’s part of a female’s natural psyche.  We want to be queen of something, somewhere, at some time in our life. We covet those sparkly, though rather tacky, rhinestone ...

In Your Garden: An exotic replacement tree

July 30, 2014
Bunkey will have to replace a box elder tree next spring. As with most of its kind, it has been a fall pain in the backside. It is a female, thus attracts the box elder bugs that plaster the south ...