Puzzle fanatic

October 1, 2017
St. Cloud man has fun, finds online following with unique puzzle blog It is no puzzle how Joe Young, of St. Cloud, got interested in puzzles. “When I was young, we were interested in family games. Word games like Probe, ...

Hutch native hiked Pacific Crest Trail

October 1, 2017
Gabriel Albers at the start of the Pacific Crest Trail going from Mexico to Canada. A total of 2,650 miles. Photo contributed by Gabriel Albers.
It was a life-changing experience for Gabriel Albers, a 21-year old native from Hutchinson, to ...

Photo Gallery: October Photos

October 1, 2017
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Providing affordable hearing loss solutions for 35 years

October 1, 2017
Everything you need for hearing loss Harris Communications has you covered – at a price you can afford. www.harriscomm.com Based in Eden Prairie, Harris Communications is a leading supplier of hearing loss solutions for people with all levels of hearing ...

Satisfying customers, a page at a time

October 1, 2017
Prairie Meadows Publishing, a division of Lakeside Press, specializes in book printing and publishing A lot of people aspire to become an author. But it’s the fear of the unknown that holds them back once they put their idea down ...

History, function of Morrison Co. dams

October 1, 2017
On warm summer evenings in Morrison County people are often drawn to the Mississippi River and its dams. 
Early stages of the dam construction on the east side of the bridge in Little Falls in 1887. Photo compliments of the
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A baseball life

October 1, 2017
New Ulm man wore multiple hats working for the Milwaukee Braves in the 1950s Ask any fan of major league baseball and they’ll probably agree that October is a favorite part of the season with all the excitement of playoffs ...

A roadmap to Medicare

October 1, 2017
Breitenfeldt Group offers guidance, support, reviews at no charge “It’s so confusing! There are so many companies and choices available in today’s Medicare marketplace.” This is the phrase most often heard when meeting with members, said Dennis Breitenfeldt, V.P. of ...

Spicer man living life at full speed

October 1, 2017
Co-founder of area ski team stays active at age 93 After playing a round of golf and then going to the YMCA in Willmar for a workout, Leland Juhl apologizes for being “a little out of breath” while conversing over ...

Finding the right health care plan

October 1, 2017
Legacy Benefits Consultants offer health care options from multiple carriers
Legacy Benefits Consultant CEO Tim Jopp, right, speaks with a customer in his office about the various health care options at his new office in Waconia. Photo by Scott Thoma
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Exploring mysterious, isolated Cuba

October 1, 2017
Melrose groups explore country, learn about our neighbors
A group photo of one of the two Melrose groups to visit Cuba in June. The group visited landmarks and learned about the food, culture and history of the country. Contributed photo
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‘It’s my second family’

October 1, 2017
Realife Cooperative offers independent living with cooperative ownership
Residents (L to R) Barbara Keigan, Mary Ann Zinniel, Shari Hoffman, Linda Urbik, Annette Koring, Jean Symanietz , Jo-Ann Haggenmiller and Amy Schaefer enjoy a cup of coffee together on the patio
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Working together to identify, treat those suffering from PAD

October 1, 2017
Initiative brings awareness, resources to rural Minnesota
Nurse Amber Keyes checked a patient’s blood pressure in both the arms and the legs, one of the initial tests in diagnosing PAD. Contributed photo
If you are 65 or older and have ...

Ink still flows at ‘throwback’ shop

September 1, 2017
Andy Kahmann stands in front of his A to Z Letterpress shop. The “A” represent his name and the “Z” is for his son, Zach. Photo by Scott Thoma
It’s possible that if Andy Kahmann happens to get cut, we ...

A meticulous hobby

September 1, 2017
Willmar man creates counted cross-stitch works of art From operating heavy machinery to embroidery work is quite a change in pace for Chuck Bredeson, of Willmar. And it’s not just regular embroidery work, it’s counted cross-stitch work.
Chuck Bredeson, 79,
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Photo Gallery: September Photos

September 1, 2017
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Living better with St. Cloud Orthopedics

September 1, 2017
Care fueled by technology, dedication, results Lon Linke had enjoyed an active lifestyle from a young age, even landing a career riding horses, and water skiing regularly for leisure. The inevitable wear and tear took a toll on his everyday ...