A coach, a player and a special bond

April 1, 2019
Sixty two years after playing on the first Walnut Grove basketball team to advance to the state tournament, a player and his coach are good friends and keep in touch on a regular basis. “We see each other several times ...

Ask the Expert: Communicating with a hearing impairment

April 1, 2019
Answers by Kristen Dargay, Au.D., CCC-A, clinical audiologist Question: What is the best way to communicate with someone who is hearing impaired? Communication with a person who has hearing loss can be challenging for both parties. Even when hearing aids ...

Things I Have Learned: Give us Elvis

April 1, 2019
Today’s Wisdom: When you start recognizing that you’re having fun, life can be delightful. Jane Birkin My wife and I recently stopped in at a south Texas beach bar. There was live music, dancing, singing, and beverages galore. The place ...

April Reader Photo Gallery

April 1, 2019
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Nonprofits partner to form Partnership+

April 1, 2019
Nelson Wellness Center and YMCA align wellness programming in Alexandria
Participants enjoying a yoga class at the Alexandria Area YMCA. Contributed photo
Physical exercise provides many health benefits. It’s proven to lower the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, some ...

‘Mrs. C’ has strong MN ties

April 1, 2019
Actress Marion Ross grew up in Waconia, Willmar and Albert Lea  Few people realize that longtime actress Marion Ross enjoyed many Happy Days while growing up in several Minnesota communities.
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A permanent fix for acid reflux

April 1, 2019
Tri-County Health Care in Wadena is one of only nine medical facilities in the state that offers the LINX Reflux Management procedure. One of the many minimally invasive procedures offered at Tri-County, LINX is considered a permanent fix for acid ...

Personalized care for your loved ones

April 1, 2019
Linds have added third funeral home, second generation
Lind Family Funeral and Cremation Services, with locations in Alexandria, Parkers Prairie and Miltona, are run by (left to right) Curt and Barb Lind and Sari and Peter Lind. Contributed photo
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Playing with some of the all time greats

April 1, 2019
Little did he know at the time, but Albany resident Elmer Kohorst of Albany was rubbing elbows with some of the greatest players in Major League Baseball history when he was at spring training with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles ...

Ask the Expert: Am I eligible for occupational therapy?

April 1, 2019
Answers provided by Emily Guggenberger, COTA-L (licensed certified occupational therapy assistant) What is occupational therapy? Occupational therapy is the only profession that helps people across their lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic ...

Ask the Expert: What can be done about dry eyes?

April 1, 2019
Answers provided by Dr. Mitchell Gossman, M.D., ophthalmologist at Eye Associates of Central Minnesota, St. Cloud What can I do for my dry eyes? Dry eyes is one of the more common eye symptoms that there is. We call it ...

A natural approach to weight loss

April 1, 2019
It’s not often that friends agree on the best way to lose weight, but these three doctors are all passionate about the Activate Metabolics program which they utilize in their respective clinics to help patients have a happier and healthier ...

Making a difference

April 1, 2019
Mankato woman has been doing good, speaking out since she was a young At age 75, Diane Norland continues a lifetime tradition of speaking out and doing good. She is now serving her 12th year on the North Mankato City ...

French connection

April 1, 2019
Old suitcase held clues for woman’s family history Family stories are powerful motivators. For Judy Breiter, of Long Prairie, the stories were accompanied by a mysterious suitcase full of letters and photographs. And they took her all the way to ...

Life is a Daring Adventure: A long, difficult journey to priesthood

April 1, 2019
Ugandan man currently serving ‘on loan’ at area church Let’s imagine what life might be like in a rural area, without electricity and running water, where people lived off the land. There were poor roads. No hospitals. And you grew ...

A Blonde’s Perspective: A week away from winter

April 1, 2019
Heat turned down – check! All lights are off – check! Stove and oven are off – check! Plants watered – check! Mail delivery stopped – check! Doors locked – check! Everything we need is packed – hopefully! In February ...

Artistic ‘chicken scratches’

April 1, 2019
Joann Knapp of Detroit Lakes stands in front of some of her framed drawings at the Holmes Art Center. Knapp sketched the drawings during performances at the Historic Holmes Theatre. Photo by Pagyn Harding
DL woman recognized for her showtime ...