Time Passages: The birthdays of presidents

February 16, 2018
Later this month we’ll observe President’s Day, which is generally associated with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln since their birthdays are so close together on Feb. 12 and 22 respectively. So, I thought it would be interesting to look back ...

Our recipe: respect, trust, humor

February 1, 2018
Hutchinson couple celebrates 71 years of marriage If you could sum up 71 years of marriage, John and June Lyman, of Hutchinson probably would choose three words. Respect. Trust. Humor.
June Lyman and husband John enjoy time together in their
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February Reader Photo Gallery

February 1, 2018
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Mother, daughter take ‘terrifying’ journey together

February 1, 2018
Wendy Erlandson loves to sing.
Wendy Erlandson and her mom, Myrna Hanson, were both diagnosed with cancer within a few days of each other in 2006. The two went to chemotherapy together and lost their hair together. They are now
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Things I have learned: Lost in the crowd

February 1, 2018
Today’s Wisdom: Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing. Rollo May
Here was the perfect community connection setting, yet no one was talking except those few who entered together.
I recently spent a few days ...

Helping animals, around the clock

February 1, 2018
Karla Dixon, of Annandale, works at a veterinary clinic in town. She is often the first person you see when you walk in or the first person who answers the phone. Her outgoing personality endears her to the many clients ...

‘My value is in my advice’

February 1, 2018
Most people know about 10 Real Estate Agents. But which one should you pick? Do you pick the one who is your friend? Do you pick the one with the best looking signs? The fanciest web page? Does it matter? ...

Wadena man to be inducted into boxing hall of fame

February 1, 2018
Bob Tubandt is headed for one of the biggest honors of his long boxing career. The 73-year-old Wadena man will be inducted into the Golden Gloves Boxing Hall of Fame in May at the national tournament in Omaha, Neb. Tubandt ...

Publishing books that matter

February 1, 2018
North Star Press helps potential authors bring their stories to life Many times a compelling idea for a book gets locked up in our mind and rarely gets a chance to escape because of the uncertainty of which path to ...

Making a difference… every day

February 1, 2018
It would be impossible to count the number of lives that have been impacted by Patsy Magelssen, of Waite Park, over the years. Her life of service to others comes out of a heartfelt desire to make a difference. At ...

My Perspective: Opportunity knocked… and I answered

February 1, 2018
Old Times, an antiques newspaper, joins our stable of publications There are times when opportunity has knocked, and I have not answered the door. Maybe it was the wrong timing or just the wrong fit. But I recently had ...

‘I just kept doing my job’

February 1, 2018
Springfield editor has been a fixture at newspaper for 60 years
Doris Weber interviews someone outside the Advance-Press office in Springfield. Weber has been working at the newspaper since 1958. Photo by Scott Thoma
The Advance-Press of Springfield is now ...

Boomers Journal: A Drawer Full of …

February 1, 2018
In the early 1960s, more S&H Green Stamps were printed annually than postage stamps. Contributed photo
Every kitchen has one…that notorious junk drawer filled with dead AA batteries, pencils with broken lead, pens with no ink, scribbled notes that have ...

New museum opens in Dawson

February 1, 2018
Community project fueled by local hunter
Dennis and Ruby Anderson and their daughter, Cheryl, in the Safari Room at the Dawson Bank Museum. Contributed photo
Hard to believe that a BB gun purchased by Dennis and Ruby Anderson for their ...

A love for learning

February 1, 2018
St. Cloud man attends college classes partly to ‘make up for the screwing around’ he did in his younger years
Bruce Rowan reading one of the assigned books at the library. Photo by Bill Vossler
When Bruce Rowen, of St. ...

Boomer’s Journal: Sixty years ago

January 1, 2018
Sixty years ago on Jan. 1, 1958, my family watched the Rose Bowl parade and the Sugar Bowl and Rose Bowl on TV. Not a big deal when you’re looking at the big picture of what was happening in history ...

Uplifting art

January 1, 2018
Melrose woman makes bowls from charred pews; gives back to church
Gail Schlicht shapes a piece of wood in her shop in Melrose. Schlicht took some charred pews from St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose and made bowls from the
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