Life is a Daring Adventure: ‘Not another place like it on earth’

October 1, 2019
Book research, curiosity led man to Egypt David Johnson of Moorhead has always been fascinated by young people who rose to power at an early age, remained in power and accomplished great things. He has spent his retirement researching and ...

October Reader Photo Gallery

October 1, 2019
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‘You see you make a difference’

October 1, 2019
Foster grandparent program can make big impact on kids, volunteers Many of us grew up with our grandparents living nearby or even in the same house. Today’s young families often live several states away from grandparents, and contact is limited ...

‘They treat you right here’

October 1, 2019
Service, selection hit the mark at Little Crow Shooting Sports One by one, gun enthusiasts flock to Little Crow Shooting Sports in Hutchinson like mallards to an open pond. “I’ll tell you why so many people come here and why ...

A worldly home

October 1, 2019
Sacred Heart woman has themed rooms representing countries, cultures across the globe Guests staying at the home of Laurel Dikken outside of Sacred Heart may soon feel like they are in Spain, Norway, Italy or any other number of countries. ...

Message in a postcard

October 1, 2019
A look at the other side of postcards A picture is worth a thousand words but words count, too!  Early 1900s postcards were the text messages of that time.  Most deltiologists (postcard collectors) focus on the front of the card, ...

‘This year will be different’

October 1, 2019
Medicare made simple!  Breitenfeldt Group provides service, selection all in one place “This year will be different,” said Dennis Breitenfeldt, owner of Breitenfeldt Group, referring to the big changes in Medicare last fall that resulted in 400,000 Minnesotans losing their ...

‘Quilting is contagious’

October 1, 2019
Lakes Area Quilters started stitching 30+ years ago They come from Douglas, Pope, Grant, Stearns, Todd and Ottertail counties, and they meet in Alexandria at the Bethesda Lutheran Church on the third Monday of each month. It’s all about quilting ...

Ask the Expert: What can be done about droopy eyelids?

October 1, 2019
Question: What happens to our eyelids as we age and what can be done about it? Answer by Andrea Joplin, M.D., an ophthalmologist at Eye Associates of Central Minnesota, located in St. Cloud It’s not uncommon for aging eyelids to ...

Alex woman wins national photo contest

October 1, 2019
Lou Ann Marks of Alexandria loves to take photos. Since retiring about five years ago, she has been taking many photos with her iPhone. “I have always been interested in photography but having a camera on my phone has given ...

Northern Days Gone By: Picking apples can be hazardous

October 1, 2019
You may be surprised to learn that bears and apples go together. Grandma anticipated her apple crop and she was impressed with the quality of the apples.  Every Sunday we were at our grandparent’s home and enjoyed grandma’s cooking.  We ...

Coast to coast bike ride, inspired by his son

October 1, 2019
When Charlie Manzoni decided it was time to kick it up a notch in his charitable work with the Children’s Cancer Research Fund (CCRF), he did it with gusto. Not only was his work for a great cause, but he ...

Carving out a new career

October 1, 2019
Josh Epping admitted 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 ...

Trolling for a new life, he hooked a career

October 1, 2019
Bigfork man fished wild Alaskan waters for a living Some people decide they can do anything–and then do it. For that, put Gene Rajala (rye-a-la) of Bigfork, Minn., at the top of the list, for learning how to fish professionally ...

When a deadly tornado hit near Mankato

September 1, 2019
‘Oh, my goodness, something terrible has happened’ Georgia “Jo” Schultz has no difficulty recalling the evening a tornado hit the Green Gables cabin camp, skirted the Minneopa Golf Course and roared through a turkey farm near Mankato on Saturday, Aug. ...

‘We shop the market for you’

September 1, 2019
Medicare Insurance Advisors offer Medicare advice and guidance free of charge With the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period coming up in mid-October, senior citizens are already seeking help to understand the confusing process. Paul and Patricia Hamilton of Medicare Insurance Advisors ...

September Reader Photo Gallery

September 1, 2019
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