A Magical Medora Christmas returns

November 1, 2017
The magic of Christmas, Medora come together for special area performances A Magical Medora Christmas thrilled audiences last year at selected locations in the area. Now they are back again this holiday season with 28 shows in 22 communities — ...

Aerial Warfare

November 1, 2017
Tracy man was pilot for 35 missions in WWII Being an impressionable young man about to serve his country in World War II, Dick Donaldson bought into the propaganda of war as much as anyone.
Dick Donaldson, of Tracy, holds
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Behind the scenes of the Vietnam War

November 1, 2017
When I was growing up on a farm near Evansville, I heard stories from three of my uncles about being in WWII. The military intrigued me, especially being in the Air Force. And in 1968, about a month after graduating ...

‘It feels so much like home’

November 1, 2017
Garden House help individuals, and their families, live (well) with memory loss
Deb Nessett cooks a meal with her father and Garden House resident, Bill Hornig, in the large kitchen provided for residents and their family to use any time.
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WWII vet ‘very proud to serve’

November 1, 2017
Kenneth Gausman, of Cokato, served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and is one of about 558,000 soldiers from that war still with us today (about 4 percent of those who fought).
Kenneth Gausman of Cokato served in the U.S.
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I love this town

November 1, 2017
Glotzbah has passion for promoting hometown, heritage
George Glotzbach
wears his Bavarian vest and hat as he proudly holds the German-American Friendship Award given to him by the German ambassador and the Telly trophy he received for the best production
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Help is on the way

November 1, 2017
Farm Rescue brings relief to farmers in desperate need Nic Hendrickx of Elizabeth often works in the background of many Farm Rescue operations, but late this summer, he was on the front lines.
Nic Hendrickx of Elizabeth is usually in
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One-man band

November 1, 2017
If Ron Larsen were to introduce the three men playing instruments in his band for a group of senior citizens, it would have to be “me,” “myself” and “I.”
Ron Larsen, a native of Walnut Grove and current resident of
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The ‘Forgotten War’ he will never forget

November 1, 2017
Nearly 65 years after 36,914 young U.S. soldiers would die while serving their country fighting in the Korean War from 1950-1953, the often called “Forgotten War” is again front and center with nuclear bomb threats and tensions running high between ...

A life shaped by dust bowl, Depression and WWII

November 1, 2017
For many years, World War II veterans didn’t talk about the war. You might have heard a few stories at the American Legion Club or in local cafes over coffee, but what happened at war seemed to stay at war. ...

Building a strong reputation since 1980

November 1, 2017
Ellingson offers quality products and services, ‘same great rate 8 to 8,’ and 24/7 response
Eric Schuler, service plumber at Ellingson, replaces a power vent on a water heater for a customer. Contributed photo
“It started in 1980 as a ...

Time Passages: Doughboy statue proudly stands at New Ulm cemetery

November 1, 2017
While the purpose of some Civil War military statues in several southern states has caused controversies in recent months, there is one statue from another period of history which stands high and strong to honor soldiers from WWI at a ...

Foster grandparent: ‘Helping the kids feels good’

November 1, 2017
Grandma Helen Bartle answered an ad in her local newspaper in 1997 and became a foster grandparent, working with countless students to develop their skills with the heart of a “grandma.” Now in her 21st year, she was the very ...

Raising, consuming garlic in Minnesota a growing trend

November 1, 2017
Chris Kudna of St. Cloud with a handful of harvested garlic. Contributed photo
Luke Ahrndt of Litchfield has always loved garlic, ever since he was a kid.  “I can eat it raw. I put it in hamburgers, and I love ...

Photo Gallery: October Photos

October 1, 2017
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History, function of Morrison Co. dams

October 1, 2017
On warm summer evenings in Morrison County people are often drawn to the Mississippi River and its dams. 
Early stages of the dam construction on the east side of the bridge in Little Falls in 1887. Photo compliments of the
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A baseball life

October 1, 2017
New Ulm man wore multiple hats working for the Milwaukee Braves in the 1950s Ask any fan of major league baseball and they’ll probably agree that October is a favorite part of the season with all the excitement of playoffs ...