Helping autistic kids, one heavy blanket at a time

May 10, 2011
An unplanned chain of events changed life for Mike and Mary Remarke from Grove City. It has also changed the lives of hundreds of children throughout the world. The Remarkes make weighted quilts from denim jeans for autistic children, and ...

Morton man’s mission of remembrance

May 10, 2011
Classmate dedicates memorial for fallen Vietnam soldier. On the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., one of the more than 58,000 inscribed names of those who died in that conflict is Steve Goelz of Morton. Now, 41 years after ...

Struggles of dementia documented in book

May 10, 2011
Most of us know someone who has either had dementia or a caretaker for a person with dementia. But most of us probably don’t know what goes on behind the scenes of a family dealing with the lifestyle changes dementia ...

Amateur baseball at its best

May 10, 2011
Green Grove baseball started in 1949. “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”.………Henry Ford In the early years of baseball in the Melrose area, players were being recruited to play for other teams for ...

Faith in Action providing a helping hand when needed

May 10, 2011
Helen moved from her home of 45 years into a second floor apartment in a building with no elevator. It was quickly clear that hauling bags of groceries up a flight of stairs and down a long hallway would be ...

A Norwegian flair

May 10, 2011
A Norwegian nisse may be living in the rosemaling classroom at the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center in Brainerd. The impish folklore character, more commonly described as a cross between a gnome and Santa Claus, has started to play tricks ...

And the band plays on..

May 10, 2011
St. Cloud band now in 125th year. Music has certainly withstood the test of time, thanks in part to a long line of musicians who have been a part of the St. Cloud Municipal Band. While working to promote music ...

Catching it early

May 10, 2011
 Sage Screening led to early detection, likely saved the life of Eagle Bend woman. Two years ago Gladys Judes of Eagle Bend received a card in the mail. She almost ignored it. The card was a reminder from the Sage ...

Minnesota: Land of 80,000 personalized plates

May 10, 2011
You’re cruisin’ down the highway, and as you brake to stop for a red light, you notice something unusual about the car ahead. Focusing on its rear license plate, you realize that instead of having a random combination of letters ...

Wife of POW tells their painful story

May 10, 2011
At 1:15 one October morning in 1945, there’s a knock on Pernina Burke’s hotel door.  “Man!  He looked good!  We talked all night.”  They had not seen each other since September 1941. Major Edward Burke had regained some of the ...

Peddling for a cause

May 10, 2011
Three hundred miles in five days on a bicycle…who is up for the challenge? The Bike MS: TRAM Ride 2012 is scheduled for July 22-27. The 23rd annual event will begin in Bemidji and take cyclists on a nearly 300-mile ...

Jack of all trades, in Africa

May 10, 2011
At age 75 most people probably wouldn’t consider hopping on a plane for Africa to do construction work or whatever else needs doing in various remote villages, but Jack Myers of rural New London did just that. And it isn’t ...

Kerkhoven artist passing on skills to others

May 5, 2011
Florence Bauman of Kerkhoven has been painting since she was quite young, and has literally filled her entire home with the works of art she’s created. In fact when you look at her work you might think she was born ...

Ink still flowing through his veins

May 5, 2011
Brownton man’s newspaper career started in the 1930s. Chuck (Charles H.) Warner II was born with ink in his blood. His father, Chas. H. Warner I, who was born in Indiana in August of 1866 was co-publisher of the Aitkin ...

Sisters use earth to educate

May 5, 2011
Sisters Kay and Annette Fernholz are, of course, sisters. But they are also Sisters. The duo joined School Sisters of Notre Dame in the fall of 1956 and 1957, respectively, upon high school graduation. Their time at the Mankato-based school ...

And the band plays on..

May 4, 2011
Minnesota ‘Over 60’ Band was inducted into Minnesota Music Hall of Fame in 2003. Old musicians never die, they just blow away. They may be getting older, but members of the Minnesota “Over 60” Band know they’re never too old ...

Going back in time

May 4, 2011
Park in Annandale gives families a chance to experience pioneer living. There’s excitement in the air when a school bus filled with young children arrives at Minnesota Pioneer Park in Annandale. When school tours are scheduled, Kitty Pallies and a ...