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Senior Perspective

Bringing good news to good folks since 1993

Find interesting articles, reputable goods and services for seniors, local area events, handy tips, stimulating puzzles, intriguing photos, and more. Now in five different editions each month, tailored to your local area in Minnesota and Southeastern North Dakota.

Valley Edition

Covers Fargo/Moorhead, Detroit Lakes, Park Rapids, and the good small towns in-between.

Runestone Edition

Our first edition, started in 1993, ranges around Fergus Falls, Alexandria, Wadena, and Morris.

Lindbergh Edition

From Brainerd to St. Cloud, including Little Falls, Princeton, and around Mille Lacs Lake.

Prairie Edition

Focusing on Willmar, Marshall, Appleton, and nearby towns.

River Edition

Stories from Hutchinson to Mankato, even over to Waconia and Shakopee near the Twin Cities area.

Heroes Remembered Edition

Contains Veteran stories, plus Ask The Expert, Business Profiles, columns, classifieds, and more!

Bringing news and local stories about people with interesting hobbies to enjoy during retirement or before, exciting military service stories, recollecting the way things were, and more. Different each month. Always good.


See something interesting on the way home, in your garden, on vacation or somewhere else, and want to share it with other readers? Share your photos with us.


Get the word out with a classified ad. An easy way to sell to other readers.


About Sr. Perspective

The Senior Perspective is a free monthly publication that was established in 1993 by Jeanne Olson. It has been published by Jim Palmer since 2002. The first copy was distributed in a handful of communities in west central Minnesota. The publication has been one of the fastest-growing in the state over the last decade. As popularity of the paper grew, its borders started to grow. Today, it is distributed in nearly 50 counties, more than 300 communities and in over 3,200 locations in Minnesota and the southeast corner of North Dakota. Our readership is estimated at about 174,000 people per month.

The readership of the newspaper has grown because people like the product. Our paper is not filled with hard news or political news. You will not find offensive or highly charged stories that will leave the readers upset and frustrated. Instead, we provide a newspaper with well written feature stories on people in your area; informational stories on health, finances, future planning and issues of aging; poems and recipes submitted by folks in your community; jokes, cartoons and games; and we fill in the cracks with some useful tips, interesting quotes and a touch of tasteful humor.

Readers of the Senior Perspective are very loyal to our paper and they support the advertisers who are represented in the paper. Our mission with each newspaper is to satisfy both the readers and the advertisers and we work hard to achieve this mission each month.

In addition to the Senior Perspective newspaper, we publish a cookbook each year in November. We have sold better than 10,000 cookbooks each year for the last five years.


More Lifelong Favorites


A collection of recipes from Senior Perspective with fun pictures and tidbits shared by readers. Available from the advertisers each year in time for the holidays. Check out our shop if you haven't found a copy to purchase locally.



Got a good story idea? We would love to hear about it. Most of our stories start out as ideas from readers. Other questions or comments about the paper can be sent here too.

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