A majestic leap (and a bounce)

June 1, 2019
Photographer captures day-old ducklings taking their first flights
These ducklings wait their turn before jumping (and bouncing) to the ground below. Photo by Steve Maanum
If you have a desire to photograph wildlife, even if it’s just a hobby, you ...

June Reader Photo Gallery

June 1, 2019

A life drenched with culture

June 1, 2019
Sauk Centre woman has lived an adventurous life, much of it spent in the Middle East
Jill and Muhammad Abahsain spent the turn of the millennium 15 miles from the pyramids of Giza at a huge party. Contributed photo
Jill ...

‘I have lost my best friend’

June 1, 2019
Husband watches as his wife of 62 years slowly ‘fades away’ from Alzheimer’s Alzheimer’s is a disease that doesn’t discriminate. It’s the deterioration of  brain substance because little parts of the brain dry up. You lose communication with whatever part ...

A garden honoring a special mom

June 1, 2019
Researchers continue to find a link between nature and healing. The outdoors is said to bring relief to a variety of symptoms, reduce stress and improve a person’s overall sense of well-being and hopefulness. Patricia Buschette, of Renville, had this ...

Arts celebrated at historic Henning Landmark Center

June 1, 2019
In the center of Henning, Minnesota, on the edge of Otter Tail lakes country, Henning Landmark Center invites visitors to explore new arts opportunities, to share experiences and celebrate local history, and provide a welcoming space to gather in this ...

Life is a Daring Adventure: Living life full speed ahead

June 1, 2019
Fargo woman spent 26 days in Antarctica, was first female in N.D. accepted into veterinary school Joann Colville, of Fargo, North Dakota, always wanted to be a farmer. Not a farmer’s wife, but an actual farmer. Instead, she became the ...

Need a safe, comfortable lift?

June 1, 2019
Building a positive reputation within a company takes time, effort, discipline, dedication and desire. But for a company to continue to prosper and grow, it must make sure the customer is getting a quality service. And ACC Midwest Transportation, of ...

My Perspective: My (first) hole in one

June 1, 2019
It was one of the first 60+ degree days in April. The golf course near me had just opened up, and my youngest son, Easton (age 8), and I were thinking about things to do. I mentioned a few options. ...

Evacuating Cuba

June 1, 2019
Minnesota military family was in the middle of the Cuban Missile Crisis During the first few weeks of October 1962, life on the U.S. Naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, went on as usual, even as tensions mounted between the ...

‘God didn’t want me yet’

June 1, 2019
Princeton man, now 93, survived kamikaze attack in WWII When World War II began, Princeton resident Evertt Snetsinger was just a regular Minnesota boy. He was the eldest of three boys, born in 1925 in Minneapolis. He spent several summers ...

Things I Have Learned: View from my front porch

June 1, 2019
Today’s Wisdom: As for me and my house, we are going to serve iced tea and sit on the porch.  Isn’t it interesting how we often take nouns and turn them into action verbs. The one I hear the most ...

Simple tips to take better photographs

June 1, 2019
If you want to take better pictures, follow these tips, which will provide immediate dividends:
Photo by Bill Vossler
1. Plan Ahead. When your granddaughter is baptized, where will you stand? Or where will you pose your brothers and sisters ...

Diving deep

May 1, 2019
St. Cloud man has made 1,400+ scuba dives One day in the spring as Bill Lacroix of St. Cloud waited for the rest of his students to file in during his technical drafting class at St. Cloud State University, he ...

Old hobby returns

May 1, 2019
Retired professor combats boredom with knitting needles Entering Ellis Jones’ apartment in St. Peter is akin to walking into a  knitting exhibit. There are yellow shawls enhancing tables of darker wood, with shawls of darker colors offering a counterpoint to ...

Hostile skies

May 1, 2019
Little Falls pilot stayed busy throughout European Theater There were just a handful of pilots who participated in every major airborne assault and supply operation in the European Theater, from D-Day to the Battle of the Bulge to the end ...

New lung, new life

May 1, 2019
Lowry woman, a two-time cancer survivor, enjoying life again thanks to lung transplant Denise and Gregg Stoen, of Lowry, Minn., first met as teenagers at Lakeside Ballroom in Glenwood. She was from Alexandria, and he lived on a farm near ...