Opera house still stands, thanks to community

September 1, 2017
In a small town like Lake Benton, there isn’t always a lot to do. That’s why it was paramount that the town save the 122-year-old Lake Benton Opera House from being razed 47 years ago.
Lake Benton Opera House president
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Photo Gallery: September Photos

September 1, 2017
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Working together to identify, treat those suffering from PAD

September 1, 2017
Initiative brings awareness, resources to rural Minnesota
Nurse Amber Keyes checked a patient’s blood pressure in both the arms and the legs, one of the initial tests in diagnosing PAD. Contributed photo
If you are 65 or older and have ...

Providing affordable hearing loss solutions for 35 years

September 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 ...

A meticulous hobby

September 1, 2017
Willmar man creates counted cross-stitch works of art From operating heavy machinery to embroidery work is quite a change in pace for Chuck Bredeson, of Willmar. And it’s not just regular embroidery work, it’s counted cross-stitch work.
Chuck Bredeson, 79,
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Living better with St. Cloud Orthopedics

September 1, 2017
Care fueled by technology, dedication, results Lon Linke had enjoyed an active lifestyle from a young age, even landing a career riding horses, and water skiing regularly for leisure. The inevitable wear and tear took a toll on his everyday ...

MOM rehab helps get patients back on their feet

September 1, 2017
As hospital stays get shorter, there’s a greater need for short-term rehabilitation programs for patients needing additional care and therapy, in order to transition back to life at home. Mother of Mercy Senior Living (MOM) in Albany offers rehabilitation services ...

‘That’s my Mama!’

September 1, 2017
Bernadette Farnam of Hutchinson (left) and her mom, Helen (right). Contributed photos
My mother was a kind woman with big dreams. She loved to sing light opera and longed to record songs for children. What I know of her early ...

Looking for that extra design edge?

September 1, 2017
Winning Edge Graphics helps businesses stand out with design, products, services
Winning Edge Graphics owner, Robyn Snyder (sitting in boat), posed for a fun photo with the “crew.” Winning Edge helps businesses, organizations and individuals stand out through their unique
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A ride of a lifetime

September 1, 2017
St. Cloud man rode motorcycle in 48 states over 18 days; raised funds and awareness for vets Michael Spaude has traveled to more states than most can name and was given a hero’s welcome upon his return from his 18-day ...

Ink still flows at ‘throwback’ shop

September 1, 2017
Andy Kahmann stands in front of his A to Z Letterpress shop. The “A” represent his name and the “Z” is for his son, Zach. Photo by Scott Thoma
It’s possible that if Andy Kahmann happens to get cut, we ...

Time to repair, replace your boiler?

September 1, 2017
Koegel has knowledge, experience to tackle any size boiler job Does your current boiler have you steamed? Wish it was quieter? More efficient? Safer? Looking for someone who is clean, courteous and professional to fix your current system or give ...

Man and his trusty ‘hunting’ dog give back

September 1, 2017
Duo finds, sells lost golf balls, gives proceeds to Humane Society
Davos, his owner Al Cooper and friend Dustene Barrett with a cooler full of golf balls Davos has found which they sell and donate the proceeds to the Humane
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Fergus man turns scraps, junk into art

September 1, 2017
He started repurposing items out of necessity
Paul Sander is the ultimate recycler. He uses wood that normally would be thrown away by a local woodshop, pieces it together with items he finds and, taa daa, he creates art. The
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Connecting people, businesses

August 1, 2017
Federated Telephone Coop. has offered communications at the ‘speed of life’ for 65 years
Brad Motz and Shaun Ripley installing services in Big Stone County. Contributed photo
Federated Telephone Cooperative has been connecting people and businesses for over 65 years. ...

When Humphrey was V.P.

August 1, 2017
Family, housekeeper reminisce about life at Waverly household
Left to right, Hubert’s grandson Jordan, Hubert’s son Bob, and the Humphrey longtime housekeeper Irene Woitalla standing around the bust of Hubert H. Humphrey in Railroad Park in Waverly. Photo by Scott
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