A new focus on life

October 1, 2018
After Judy Regan’s death in 2014, Bruce Regan, of St. Cloud, grieved deeply for his wife of 57 years. So much so that he stayed at home and didn’t do much else.
Bruce at the Grand Canyon, one of the
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Entire class of ‘58 still living

October 1, 2018
Karen Kuhnau, of Miltona, pages through a booklet from a previous reunion of the Ringsted (Iowa) class of 1958. Karen and the rest of her class are preparing for their 60th reunion. Photo by Nancy Leasman
Two members of Iowa ...

October Reader Photo Gallery

October 1, 2018
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Andria is ‘everyone’s theater’

October 1, 2018
Organization has been entertaining audiences in Alexandra since ‘67 “Building community by igniting interest and participation in and through the performing arts.” That is the mission of Andria Theatre, a premier live theater and performing arts center in Alexandria. And ...

A Blonde’s Perspective: My taste of the Big Apple

October 1, 2018
Our snow bird friends are beginning to talk about heading south for the winter. It seems like they just came back! But every year they go south earlier and come back later. We have not yet become snow birds, and ...

Over 400,000 will lose coverage

October 1, 2018
Breitenfeldt Group offering enrollment events, beefing up its team to prepare for Minnesotans needing help enrolling in a new Medicare plan The enrollment period is coming up for Minnesotans who need to make changes to their Medicare plans for the ...

PioneerCare celebrates 90 years

October 1, 2018
Fergus Falls senior care provider offers a spectrum of care PioneerCare is celebrating! It was 90 years ago that the organization opened its doors in Fergus Falls offering long-term care for older adults. But a lot has changed in those ...

Ask the Expert: Why are Medicare Cost plans going away?

October 1, 2018
Answers provided by Paul J. Hamilton, founding partner of Medicare Insurance Advisors Why are Medicare Cost plans being eliminated? A federal law implemented recently will eliminate certain health insurance options across Minnesota. As a result, over 370,000 Minnesotans that currently ...

My Perspective: A front row seat to watch road construction

October 1, 2018
The old adage goes, in Minnesota, there are two seasons… winter and road construction. Like every year, to stay on top of road and bridge maintenance, there are big road construction projects happening all over the state. This year, I’m ...

Ask the Expert: Is my hearing loss treatable?

October 1, 2018
Answers provided by Kristen Benjaminson, Au.D., CCC-A of Janning ENT Is my hearing loss treatable? More than 48 million Americans experience hearing loss. While this condition is often viewed as an inevitable part of aging, over half of all patients ...

Gun sales, service hit target at Little Crow

October 1, 2018
Customer: ‘I have never been disappointed’ For the past 32 years, Little Crow Shooting Sports in Hutchinson has been home to avid hunters, collectors and gun enthusiasts from all over the area.
Scopes, safes, shells and a wide selection of
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A music-filled life

October 1, 2018
“I had a great aunt years ago who had a saying…people ask me how I’m doing and I say ‘I’m still kicking but I’m not raising much dust.’”
Berge Johnson, of Spicer, plays a violin, one of the many instruments
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An escape to America, and a much better life

October 1, 2018
Can you imagine as a young girl running for your life and hiding in cellars hoping the soldiers wouldn’t find you? That’s what happened to a woman in this area, who only agreed to tell her story if she could ...

Serving in retirement

October 1, 2018
Although John and Marianne Sundblad retired from farming near Cokato six years ago, they haven’t given up sowing. But it’s no longer crops they sow, it’s good works. In 2014, the Sundblads joined The Sower Ministry, a non-profit Christian organization. ...

‘I need to fix my brain’

October 1, 2018
Osakis family shares their Alzheimer’s story If you have a brain, you should be concerned about Alzheimer’s. Because it’s a disease of the brain, it causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms can vary, but sometimes the first problem ...

Wedding trip, retraced

October 1, 2018
Sisters take same train ride mom took to marry their dad 75 years ago  It was 75 years ago when Lavonne Olson graduated from Windom High School in 1943 and rode a train out to California at the age of ...

Amazing Grace

October 1, 2018
Photograph still inspires 100 years after creation
Eric Enstrom. Contributed photo
We see it everywhere—in  homes, museums, official buildings, restaurants, churches, billboards, advertisements, and the Minnesota Secretary of State’s office. It has been spotted in Europe, Afghanistan and Costa Rica. ...