Church bell found after failed theft

August 1, 2019
Shared with Sr. Perspective by Tri-County News It was a little after 4 a.m. on the morning of Saturday, June 29, when there was a disturbance on Hazel Avenue East in Kimball. Lee and Cathy Doering were outside on their ...

Boomer’s Journal: A better home and garden

August 1, 2019
Gardening and the word “hobby” were not synonymous in my world when I grew up on the farm. I don’t think it was in mother’s world either. Oh, she wanted a beautiful garden alright, and I think she might have ...

August Reader Photo Gallery

August 1, 2019
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‘It’s a special place’

August 1, 2019
The Legacy provides assisted living in a residential setting When you build a senior living facility, you know it’s first rate when your own mother lives in it.
Resident, Stella Raasch, and staff member, Sara Hesse, get their hands dirty
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Your boiler and in-floor heat experts

August 1, 2019
‘If you have a big problem and you want it fixed right, call these guys.’ If you are having trouble with your current boiler, in-floor heat system or any hydronic system in your home or business, Koegel Plumbing and Heating ...

‘I couldn’t be any happier’

August 1, 2019
Realife offers quiet, secure cooperative living in St. Cloud
Joking that the regular playing cards are too small to see, some of the residents brought out the giant playing cards for a game. Cards and other games are played often
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Just a Kid at Heart: Take a stab at embarrassment

August 1, 2019
What in the world was I thinking? I should have known my older sister would do anything she could to ruin my vacation. When I was very young, Karen pulled me aside and clearly announced that I was her little ...

Carving out a new career

August 1, 2019
Josh Epping admits it was scary leaving his full-time job to pursue a career in art, but the Fergus Falls man is glad he did. “There were enough coincidences in my life that have shown me this is the path ...

Catching up with Cyril

August 1, 2019
Spring Hill man left his mark on Minnesota rock and roll scene
This 1963 photo was taken during Dick Clark’s Caravan of Stars tour of the East Coast in 1963. (L to R) Dick Clark, Jerry Haacke, Joel Shapiro, Myron
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Vicky’s garden party

August 1, 2019
Morris woman celebrates friendships, raises money at annual garden party People who lovingly tend to gardens also tend to have a loving heart. You can find this in the beauty they create, the way they share the bounty grown there, ...

Ask the Expert: What is glaucoma?

August 1, 2019
Answers provided by Mitchell Gossman, M.D., ophthalmologist at Eye Associates of Central Minnesota, St. Cloud What is glaucoma? Glaucoma is a disease where loss of vision takes place due to damage to the optic nerve, usually starting in the peripheral ...

My Perspective: ‘Someone had to teach me once’

August 1, 2019
Last month, my wife and I loaded up our three boys and headed west. Our family’s summer vacation took us all the way into the mountains, to the city of Steamboat Springs, Colorado (and a few other places along the ...

A ride in the woods

August 1, 2019
Russell man built ATV trails for public to enjoy Much like a roller coaster ride, the six miles of man-made ATV trails on the west edge of Russell are a thrill.
Gary Thooft points out one of the 12 bluebird
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Historic chalice finds way back home

August 1, 2019
Chalice was saved after church tornado 123 years ago
Rita Stoffel Johnson sits with Barb Urlaub of Amoré Antiques and a church chalice that will be returning to its original home… a church in Mascoutah, Illinois. Johnson’s family has been
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New statue of literary legend unveiled

August 1, 2019
Sinclair Lewis returned to the town of his birth on July 1, standing on the lawn of the Sinclair Lewis Library clutching a book, his gaze fixed on Sauk Centre’s Original Main Street. He is a bit larger than life, ...

Life is a Daring Adventure: Conquering Kilimanjaro

August 1, 2019
West Fargo man climbed to the peak of famed mountain
Ron Sorum starting out at the first base camp. Contributed photo
Ron Sorum of West Fargo learned that climbing a mountain for a flatlander can be a monumental life event. ...

Train enthusiasts recreate a vanishing era

August 1, 2019
Laurence Lau, Fairmont, and Dale Hedlund, are members of the St. James Model Railroad Club. They stand in front of the St. James Historical Depot Museum, where they are volunteers. Photo by Carlienne Frisch
Dale Hedlund received his first electric ...