Spicer man’s adventure-packed life

December 1, 2017
From hunting big game in Alaska to shivering in a fox hole in South Korea, to an airplane crash, Vern Thorstad, of Spicer, has had quite a life. Vern, 87, grew up on a farm in North Dakota, and never ...

My Perspective: Our first deer hunting experience

December 1, 2017
It was  6 a.m. on a cold Saturday morning in November. I woke up my oldest son, Noah, and grabbed some breakfast. For the first time in his life, Noah was excited to get up at 6 a.m. And for ...

Cherished gifts received by WW I soldiers

December 1, 2017
It was a rough Christmas for Thomas Bass in 1917: The Kentucky man, who’d enlisted in the Army in August of that year,  was stationed at Fort Riley, Kan. It was World War I, and Bass said he wanted to ...

Providing affordable hearing loss solutions for 35 years

December 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

December 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 ...

‘I love to work’

December 1, 2017
New Ulm man has run his own business since 1947
Arnie Schweiss stands with some life-sized fiberglass horses that are part of his front yard collection of various animal statues and other displays that watch drivers go past on North
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Cookbooks are Going Fast

December 1, 2017
The newest Senior Perspective cookbook, “More Lifelong Favorites, Vol. 15” is available still at several
locations throughout Minnesota. Get yours today! Cookbook Advice:  Some locations may sell out quickly. Calling ahead might be a  good idea. Be sure to thank ...

Helping you reach your financial goals

December 1, 2017
Grow your wealth. Grow your financial confidence in the future. Find the balance of pursuing your dreams of tomorrow with what you want today.
Jim Beste and Jackie Alderman at Beste & Associates in St. Cloud. Photo by Jim Palmer
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Photo Gallery: December Photos

December 1, 2017
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Medicare simplified

December 1, 2017
MN Medicare Advisors helps seniors enroll in the Part D plan that is right for them This time of year, seniors are inundated with information on Medicare Part D and prescription drug plans. How does a person know what plan ...

Trip to Vietnam brings big change in perception

December 1, 2017
Having served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War, Jerry Goedderz, of Royalton, had decades-long ideas and opinions about the country based on his experiences and those of his peers. He never anticipated traveling back to Vietnam and having ...

Home is where the heart is

December 1, 2017
The Legacy offers assisted living service in quiet, home-like setting
(L to R) Cindy Allen, Marilyn Allen and Erna Angell at the Mother’s Day Tea held at The Legacy in Morris earlier this year for the residents and their families.
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Rice Memorial taking new approach to better serve its patients in the ER

December 1, 2017
A hospital emergency room is one of the most stressful places there is for people. But in recent years, the stress level at emergency room facilities has been magnified due to an outbreak of substance-abuse emergencies.
At Rice Memorial Hospital,
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A gift from Springfield

December 1, 2017
Community has been offering free Christmas pageant for 32 years When Crystal and Nick Dauer portrayed Mary and Joseph in the annual Springfield Live Nativity Pageant, the experience changed the way they now look at Christmas.
Nick and Crystal Dauer
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A calling, a diagnosis and a miracle

December 1, 2017
Farm boy from St. Nicholas handed a medical ‘death sentence,’ then unlikely cure during ordination
Stang’s ordination to the Diaconate at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in 1990 after his cancer diagnosis.
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Farming was in his blood at a ...

Growing up with Johnny

November 1, 2017
Cold Spring man got to know late night legend  when Carson was a teen
Ken Raschke of Cold Spring knew Johnny Carson before Carson was famous. They both lived in Norfolk, Neb., and Johnny and Ken’s older brother were good
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Photo Gallery: November Photos

November 1, 2017
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