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    • Harris Communications – Hearing Loss Technology
  • Ask the Expert: The market is hot… do I need a Realtor?+

    Question Do I really need a Realtor when the market is so hot? Answer by Carl Kvale, a real estate agent with Edina Realty, Alexandria This...

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    Highway 14… the road to literary stardom+

    Retired librarian Kathy Baxter likes to point out that U.S. Highway 14 from Mankato to Walnut Grove could be called “the road to literary...

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    Things I have learned: The lost adventures of children+

    Today’s Wisdom: “It is a happy talent to know how to play.” Ralph Waldo Emerson When I was a young kid, I grew up in...

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    Ask the Expert: When does a cataract require surgery?+

    Answers provided by Dr. Mitchell Gossman, M.D., ophthalmologist at Eye Associates of Central Minnesota, St. Cloud If left untreated, cataracts leave a white appearance...

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    Experience sweet family farming+

    While the children in this area often have farm roots, many of them have  lost access to their family farms as grandparents have moved...

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    Safe, comfortable, stress-free rides+

    Treating your customers with courtesy and respect is paramount when running a successful business. And that’s a big reason why ACC Midwest Transportation in...

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    Country Views: When unemployment hit 70%+

    Seventy percent unemployment is not something I can imagine. I’ve been reading some histories of the Civilian Conservation Corps. They say that unemployment on...

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    ‘Living here just makes sense’+

    Willow Park is an independent living apartment complex for seniors in Waite Park Darlene and Dan Thielman, the first residents of Willow Park in...

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    Customers are king at Yetzer’s+

    The Yetzer family is no longer directly involved in the longtime furniture and flooring business in Waconia, but the name and its principles remain...

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    A volunteer love story+

    By giving more of herself, volunteer is building strong relationships, making big impact on area students Ruthie “Mimi” Schultz, of Alexandria, interacts with a...

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    A buried treasure+

    Jar buried as part of school project 80 years ago found 40 years ago… still intact today When Marian (Schroeder) Pagel, of Marshall,...

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    Unique felines+

    Life as a cat breeder Mary Jones, who breeds Selkirk Rex cats in Wisconsin, has been showing and breeding cats since 1969. “It all...

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    A reel passion+

    How ‘Bobber Anne’ followed her passion to land fishing career When “Bobber Anne” Orth was a girl, she and her family often went fishing on the...

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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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