Quality care, improved quality of life

May 1, 2019
Janning ENT helps patients with ear, nose, throat, face and neck ailments, as well as sleep disorders With over 20 years of experience as a practicing board certified otolaryngologist in Minnesota, Dr. Martin Janning has created a very diverse practice ...

POW endured brutal conditions in WWII

May 1, 2019
While his wife and two small sons were celebrating Christmas Day in the United States, Art Van Moorlehem was imprisoned inside a boxcar in Germany during World War II. Van Moorlehem passed away last July at age 96 in Arlington, ...

Hostile skies

May 1, 2019
Little Falls pilot stayed busy throughout European Theater There were just a handful of pilots who participated in every major airborne assault and supply operation in the European Theater, from D-Day to the Battle of the Bulge to the end ...

Old hobby returns

May 1, 2019
Retired professor combats boredom with knitting needles Entering Ellis Jones’ apartment in St. Peter is akin to walking into a  knitting exhibit. There are yellow shawls enhancing tables of darker wood, with shawls of darker colors offering a counterpoint to ...

‘They’re dying for hope’

May 1, 2019
Pennock man making a difference for kids and families in India Gary Crowe, of Pennock, doesn’t give up. His heart won’t let him. He has so much compassion and love for the children he works with in India. He’s been ...

‘I love this job more than anything’

May 1, 2019
Productive Alternatives helps those with disabilities find a good job Barista Shena Holtgrewe looks forward to her job at Beans Coffee Bar in Fargo. A special group of ladies meet there for coffee, conversation, and to greet their favorite employee, ...

Diving deep

May 1, 2019
St. Cloud man has made 1,400+ scuba dives One day in the spring as Bill Lacroix of St. Cloud waited for the rest of his students to file in during his technical drafting class at St. Cloud State University, he ...

Remembering dad’s service… in two wars

May 1, 2019
“We have to remember that in the future we will want to keep before our children what this war (WWII) was really like. It is so easy to forget; and then, for the younger generation, the heroism and the glamour ...

New lung, new life

May 1, 2019
Lowry woman, a two-time cancer survivor, enjoying life again thanks to lung transplant Denise and Gregg Stoen, of Lowry, Minn., first met as teenagers at Lakeside Ballroom in Glenwood. She was from Alexandria, and he lived on a farm near ...

Winnie from Winnipeg

May 1, 2019
Writer stumbles upon birthplace of lovable honey-loving stuffed bear Most us have grown up with Winnie the Pooh, either reading the stories by A.A. Milne, or perhaps watching the Disney cartoons.  He is known for his love of honey, his ...

Regaining important connections

May 1, 2019
Speech therapy, provided by Knute Nelson Home Care, can greatly improve one’s quality of life    Eighteen years ago, Dave Willard was an adult farm management instructor. He helped farmers with their business plans and marketing. He had quite a few ...

A final farewell

May 1, 2019
Sacred Heart church says goodbye after 128 years It’s understandable that Phil Smith will likely have a hard sitting through Our Saviors/Opdal Lutheran Church’s final service. After all, Smith was baptized and confirmed in the 128-year-old church eight miles southeast ...

The gift of vision

May 1, 2019
What distinguishes those who go on vacation to live it up, escape from the world and just relax and those who really open their eyes and see the place they have visited? This story takes place in Mazatlán and later ...

Boomer’s Journal: Four daughters and a piano

May 1, 2019
Picture it, a family standing around their piano as mother, father, brother or sister sits down to play the instrument, while the rest of the family members gaze with pride and sing in harmony. Add to that…whoever is playing, is ...

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 ...

‘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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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 ...