Providing affordable hearing loss solutions for 35 years

January 1, 2018
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 ...

January Reader Photo Gallery

January 1, 2018
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Northern Days Gone By: Clinkers couldn’t corrupt our sledding

January 1, 2018
An elderly lady was seen lugging a bucket of clinkers down her stairs to the sidewalk. She tossed the clinkers onto the sidewalk and then right onto the avenue. Clinkers are the residue after coal has burned in a furnace, ...

Feathers are his canvas

January 1, 2018
Self-taught Waseca artist makes unique creations Little did Dean Dykema, of Waseca, know that picking up a wing feather from a goose would result in him painting on feathers. “It started out one day when I was out walking my ...

Program offers ‘life-altering’ mental health resources

January 1, 2018
Residents of central Minnesota facing mental health challenges should know that help is one quick phone call away, thanks to a project that began in 1995. The CommUNITY Adult Mental Health Initiative (CAMHI) serves adults with serious and persistent mental ...

In the trenches

January 1, 2018
Cottonwood man recounts his brutal days in Korea
Denis Matthys (on left) rests with fellow soldier, Jesse Martinez, in front of the bunker, which is attached to trenches. Contributed photo
Six days after Denis Matthys graduated from high school in ...

Time Passages: The scariest sign of all

January 1, 2018
No matter where you go or look there is a sign telling you what to do or not do. Think about it.  There are signs everywhere.  From the most isolated rural country road to shopping malls and sports stadiums to ...

A century of stories

January 1, 2018
Elsa Young is a storyteller with a sense of humor, has a great memory, is a gifted mother who went through some very tough times and  is a dedicated worker. And she will be 102 next month. Elsa was born ...

A life story, penned in his final days

January 1, 2018
Gordon Ekberg, of Herman, always wanted to write a book. 
Gordon and Gay Ekberg, pictured in the summer of 2016. The two raised five children and would have been married 45 years on Dec. 23. Gordon finished the book about
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Cherished gifts received by WW I soldiers

December 1, 2017
It was a rough Christmas for Thomas Bass in 1917: The Kentucky man, who’d enlisted in the Army in August of that year,  was stationed at Fort Riley, Kan. It was World War I, and Bass said he wanted to ...

Photo Gallery: December Photos

December 1, 2017
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A gift from Springfield

December 1, 2017
Community has been offering free Christmas pageant for 32 years When Crystal and Nick Dauer portrayed Mary and Joseph in the annual Springfield Live Nativity Pageant, the experience changed the way they now look at Christmas.
Nick and Crystal Dauer
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Medicare simplified

December 1, 2017
MN Medicare Advisors helps seniors enroll in the Part D plan that is right for them This time of year, seniors are inundated with information on Medicare Part D and prescription drug plans. How does a person know what plan ...

Trip to Vietnam brings big change in perception

December 1, 2017
Having served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War, Jerry Goedderz, of Royalton, had decades-long ideas and opinions about the country based on his experiences and those of his peers. He never anticipated traveling back to Vietnam and having ...

Spicer man’s adventure-packed life

December 1, 2017
From hunting big game in Alaska to shivering in a fox hole in South Korea, to an airplane crash, Vern Thorstad, of Spicer, has had quite a life. Vern, 87, grew up on a farm in North Dakota, and never ...

Cookbooks are Going Fast

December 1, 2017
The newest Senior Perspective cookbook, “More Lifelong Favorites, Vol. 15” is available still at several
locations throughout Minnesota. Get yours today! Cookbook Advice:  Some locations may sell out quickly. Calling ahead might be a  good idea. Be sure to thank ...

Helping you reach your financial goals

December 1, 2017
Grow your wealth. Grow your financial confidence in the future. Find the balance of pursuing your dreams of tomorrow with what you want today.
Jim Beste and Jackie Alderman at Beste & Associates in St. Cloud. Photo by Jim Palmer
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