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  • ASK THE EXPERT: Is a standby generator right for me?+

    Question: What is a standby generator and what are the benefits of having one? Answer by Mike Gimbel, Director of Residential Operations, Ellingson Plumbing, Heating,...

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    Cherished letters full of hope, pain+

    In just four months, Dick Bakker went from managing a grain elevator in Renville, Minnesota, to deadly combat in the Argonne Forest. He wrote...

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    Ten children in WWII, one in Korean War+

    If Annie Sammons’ grown children had all marched off to war at the same time, there would have been enough to form their own...

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    ‘Good citizen’ circus helped the war effort+

    We lived in Vermillion, South Dakota, in the summer of 1942. That summer my father was in the service as a Navy SeaBee and...

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    Experienced eye care in a new clinic+

    Eyes are such a precious organ; it’s paramount that we take very good care of them. And it only makes sense that we prefer...

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    My Perspective: My very own ‘Giving Tree’+

    When I was young, one of my favorite books was The Giving Tree, by Shel Silverstein. It still ranks up there as one of...

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    Passion for gardening grew into perfect job+

    Mary Lou Salzl, of Albany, is excited about putting in 90,000 plants in her garden this spring–“the garden” being the world-renowned Clemens Munsinger Gardens in...

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    ‘Service with a smile’ at Stockmen’s+

    Former accountants Tracy Droessler and Jim Ducker have gone from accruals to annuals, and from ledgers to lilies, as second-year owners of Stockmen’s Greenhouse...

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    New details uncovered in Dawson bank robbery+

    Bandits got away with approximately $2,600 in cash and gold 88 years ago Thomas Holden (Left) escaped from Leavenworth Penitentiary two months before his...

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    Willmar man stays positive despite PLS diagnosis+

    Matthew Jensen, who grew up in New London, but now lives in Willmar and works part-time at a business in Spicer, has a debilitating...

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    Take it off, keep it off… naturally+

    Program promotes healthy shopping, healthy eating, sustainable weight loss The percentage of people in the United States that are considered obese is staggering. Obesity...

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    ‘Life is what you make it’+

    Community educator has been teaching since ‘63 Joanne Flom makes a variety of items to give away and to sell at craft shows in...

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    No eating, drinking since ‘95+

    Litchfield woman has paralyzed stomach, can no longer have food or drink through her mouth Rosie Hartwig-Benson showcases her baking skills in the kitchen...

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    Independence at any age+

    Looking for a new place to live? Want to maintain your independence? Hoping to find a community that offers variety of amenities and fun...

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    Writing since ’40+

    Long Prairie woman has written about 50 unpublished novels, 50 children’s stories Erma Long, of Long Prairie, 91, has been writing and doodling for...

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    Remembering the Scheels+

    After being assigned to write a story about a 90-year-old man who had no idea what the term “elderly” meant, I had no idea...

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