Helping people age in place… at home

December 1, 2018
One of the most difficult things about aging for some people is leaving the home they love. Prairie River Home Care realizes how hard that time is for seniors and is assisting them as much as possible to remain where ...

‘You feel like you are part of the family’

December 1, 2018
Organization helps those with disabilities connect or reconnect with outdoors Kevin Finneman had recently graduated from high school when he and his friend decided to go to the Twin Cities to check out the nightlife. It was 1974, and “we ...

My Perspective: Special letters from a class to a veteran

December 1, 2018
Our newspaper reaches a lot of people. And because it reaches so many, there are a lot of interesting connections that are made. I know of at least two weddings that have happened because of Sr. Perspective, and there are ...

Big man on campus

December 1, 2018
Nearly three-quarters of a century ago, a young man from a small school walked through the doors at Cooke Hall on the University of Minnesota campus and looked out at an enormous gymnasium filled with people. That young man, now ...

Joe’s toys

December 1, 2018
Alexandria man has been making toys for several years Joe Steinhagen’s toys come in all sizes, from a few inches long to 4 feet long to 20 feet or so, weighing from a couple of ounces to dozens of pounds ...

Family and frosting

December 1, 2018
‘Granny’ and ‘the girls’ build special tradition
The cookie decorating crew in 2017 included (standing L to R) Amy Brix, Holly Brandt, Heidi Korb, Alison Karasch, Tara Hayward, (front L to R) Becky Dillon and Jean Shepherd. Contributed photo
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Northern Days Gone By: Oh, you shouldn’t have

December 1, 2018
When Christmas Eve was upon us our family gathered to celebrate with a meal. We exchanged gifts before eating.  Often, as  the gifts were exchanged, someone would exclaim, “Oh, you shouldn’t have.” This troubles me even now as I think ...

Updated Cookbook Locations

November 1, 2018
A few new locations that have cookbooks available have been added to this list. The newest Senior Perspective cookbook, “More Lifelong Favorites, Vol. 16” will be available at hundreds of stores throughout  Minnesota by early November. Books expected to be ...

‘We’re people like everyone else’

November 1, 2018
Part One: Amish History & Culture Though a trio of articles about the Amish will attempt to delineate different parts of the Amish life-history, culture, religion, education, family, and brotherhood–none of these aspects stand alone, and can’t be truly separated, ...

Country Views: Polish sub named Orzl

November 1, 2018
There was a grisly righteousness served when the Polish submarine Orzl, under British command, torpedoed and sank the German troop ship Rio de Janeiro off the Norwegian coast on April 8, 1940, at the dawn of Germany’s invasion of Norway. ...

November Reader Photo Gallery

November 1, 2018
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Minnesotans played part in forgotten part of WWII

November 1, 2018
Like many WWII soldiers, some Minnesotans trained in the California desert and boarded planes to the Pacific. During the flight they would learn for the first time that they were going to the North Pacific, the territory of Alaska.
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Ask the Expert: Can I prevent macular degeneration?

November 1, 2018
Answers provided by Dr. Mitchell Gossman, M.D., ophthalmologist at Eye Associates of Central Minnesota, St. Cloud What is macular degeneration? Macular degeneration refers to a number of diseases which affect the center of the retina, called the “macula.” The macula ...

A Friday night tradition in Hutch

November 1, 2018
Rostbergs have led football team since 1970 The last time someone not named Rostberg was coaching high school football at Hutchinson, Neil Armstrong was taking a step on the moon.
Andy Rostberg and his dad, Grady Rostberg, prior to the
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Helping plan, protect your future

November 1, 2018
Ankeny works to help clients live ‘a more content, confident and generous life’ The mission of Thrivent Financial is to help Christians be wise with their money so they can live generously. Helping people reach that goal is Dane Ankeny, ...

Horseradish ‘party’ in Prinsburg

November 1, 2018
A horseradish party. Sounds unbelievable and just a bit out of the ordinary! But for Sandra and Roger Molenaar, of rural Prinsburg, it’s an annual event.
Sandra and her husband, Roger, enjoy the horseradish on just about everything they eat.
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A Magical Medora Christmas returns

November 1, 2018
Those who have attended the shows in Medora, North Dakota, understand the “magic of Medora.” For the last few years, that magic has been brought on the road in the form of A Magical Medora Christmas, a traveling Christmas ...