Blessed with a musical life

August 1, 2018
St. Peter woman was given a musical gift, and she continues to share it St. Peter residents may not know of the musical prodigy in their midst. That’s because Kay Koehler seldom mentions her many musical talents. She can sing ...

August Reader Photo Gallery

August 1, 2018
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A Blonde’s Perspective: Girl Scout camp near Ely

August 1, 2018
Sitting around a campfire with family this summer and making s’mores brought back many memories of the days when I was a Girl Scout. Scouting introduced me to the delectable treat of roasted marshmallows and chocolate between two graham crackers. ...

Deep struggles of a Navy SEAL mom, wife

August 1, 2018
How the unpredictable life of a Navy SEAL affected his wife — a Spicer native “Never regret a day in your life. Good days give you happiness; bad days give you experience; worst days give you lessons; and the best ...

‘We couldn’t be happier’

August 1, 2018
Cooperative living in quiet St. Cloud neighborhood
Realife Cooperative at Mueller Gardens is an independent senior living cooperative located in St. Cloud. Contributed photo
There is no such thing as a second chance to make a good first impression. At ...

Ask the Expert: Alzheimer’s or normal age-related changes?

August 1, 2018
Answers provided  by Katrice Sisson,
Alzheimer’s Association Question: What are some signs of Alzheimer’s/dementia compared to normal age-related changes? Memory loss that disrupts daily life One of the most common signs of Alzheimer’s disease, especially in the early stage, is ...

My Perspective: Help us add a little spice to the cookbook

August 1, 2018
If we use one of your photos, we will send you a free cookbook If you are new to our newspaper, you may not know about the Senior Perspective cookbook we print each November. If you have been following us ...

A personal guide to retirement

August 1, 2018
Woitalla has passion for helping people prepare for a successful, fulfilling retirement. Helping people plan and protect their financial future to ensure that her clients have a fulfilling retirement. That is the passion that drives Tara Hemsing Woitalla, FIC, CLTC, ...

Ask the Expert: Why are my eyes dry, red and irritated?

August 1, 2018
Answers provided by Dr. Mitchell Gossman, M.D., ophthalmologist at Eye Associates of Central Minnesota, St. Cloud What causes the dryness and irritation of the eyes that I experience from time to time? The surface of the eye requires moisture in ...

Offering ‘unforgettable’ adventures

August 1, 2018
‘We are passionate about what we do’ at Landmark Tours Looking for an adventure? Want to see the country? See the world? Landmark Tours offers unique tours from coast to coast and around the globe. Each tour is tailored to ...

Surviving the dark side of retirement

August 1, 2018
Retirement is great! For many of us, it is that “golden years” time when golfing, fishing, hobbies, travel, grandchildren, and other fun stuff fills our day. No more job stress, no more hurrying through trying to pack too much work ...

Homegrown Minnesota tractors

August 1, 2018
One of the few remaining C.O.D. tractors is being driven in a parade at Rollag, Minnesota. Bill Vossler Collection
You’ve probably heard of Minneapolis-Moline tractors. Or Twin City tractors, or possibly even Flour City tractors. But how about the Grain ...

Ask the Expert: How can I self-publish my book?

August 1, 2018
How do I find a self-publishing company for my book that can solve my problems without requiring thousands of dollars up front before we even start? Answer by Laura Peterson, Lakeside Press To successfully self-publish your book, instead of starting ...

Northern Days Gone By: My Burned Feet

August 1, 2018
Surely you’ve had this experience of being in the doctor’s office and being asked,  “How would you describe your pain level, with 10 being the most severe pain?”  Mine was a 10. We were at the cabin,  north of Duluth. ...

Like daughter, like mother

August 1, 2018
June, 89, followed daughter, Joyce, into world of pageants and contests Usually, the child follows in the parent’s footsteps, but it’s the other way around for June and Joyce Lacey, of Fergus Falls.
Joyce and her mother, June Lacey, with
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Time Passages: A fire and the lost bound volume

July 1, 2018
Over the years there have been several major downtown district fires in my hometown of Fairfax that have destroyed businesses and buildings. Most notable among them was the St. Valentine’s fire of 1963 that wiped out four businesses, the Corner ...

July Reader Photo Gallery

July 1, 2018
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