Revisiting unique NYC

September 1, 2019
Memories flood back with each visit
We lived on Thompson Street and could see the World Trade Towers. Now visible at the end of the road is the World Trade Center Memorial building. Photo by Carole Wendt
Every year I ...

‘Death by slow trickle’

September 1, 2019
Family’s struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease
(Front) Walter and Beverly with their children, (back L to R) Roger Deterding, Mark Deterding and Rita Strickler. Walter suffered from Alzheimer’s during his retirement years (age 60-80). He passed away in 2013. Contributed photo
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Helping families, bringing comfort through the toughest of times

September 1, 2019
One of the most difficult times in a person’s life is making preparations following a loved one’s death.
Funeral director/owner Steve Maher shows the many types of markers Harvey Anderson & Johnson Funeral Home offers. Photo by Scott Thoma
The ...

‘I got so much relief from my pain’

September 1, 2019
Dr. Ben Robertson,
orthopedic surgeon
Tri-County Health Care
Contributed photo
Orthopedics program at Tri-County Health Care thriving after first year The orthopedics program at Tri-County Health Care in Wadena reached its one-year mark this month, after launching in September 2018. ...

‘Age Well’ brings more programs to more seniors

September 1, 2019
The Ulen Senior Center hosted a special launch party for a brand new program last month. Eric Bergerson was the keynote speaker. Bergerson talked about the benefits of aging in a small town and he listed several perks. But it ...

Finding joy making wooden toys

September 1, 2019
David Myrvik has always enjoyed working with wood. He used to purchase a woodworking magazine and construct some of the projects he found inside.
David Myrvik, of Minneota, with some of the wooden toys he has created over the years.
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When a deadly tornado hit near Mankato

September 1, 2019
‘Oh, my goodness, something terrible has happened’ Georgia “Jo” Schultz has no difficulty recalling the evening a tornado hit the Green Gables cabin camp, skirted the Minneopa Golf Course and roared through a turkey farm near Mankato on Saturday, Aug. ...

A TV family reunion

September 1, 2019
Former KCMT-TV team reminisces about moments both on and off the air Take two former anchormen, a popular radio personality who was the last local TV anchor, a former weatherman turned familiar radio voice while owning and anchoring a new ...

Remembering Maris

September 1, 2019
Legendary hitter grew up in Fargo, still holds American League home run record Located in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Fargo is a black marble headstone in the shape of a diamond.
Maris’ gravesite in Holy Cross Cemetery in Fargo.
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The Fireplace Store has new showroom

September 1, 2019
They have been keeping homes warm and cozy in the lakes area since 1997 The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting colder. Winter is coming.
(L to R) Andy Braatz, fireplace and HVAC installer, and Jerry Aaberg,
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‘We shop the market for you’

September 1, 2019
Medicare Insurance Advisors offer Medicare advice and guidance free of charge With the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period coming up in mid-October, senior citizens are already seeking help to understand the confusing process.
Paul and Patricia Hamilton, who operate Medical Insurance
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Fifty years of camping

August 30, 2019
We have met some great people over the years’ There’s something about enjoying the outdoors and visiting with good friends while sitting around a roaring bonfire.
Gary and Kathy Krsiean, of Hutchinson, have been married for 57 years and
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Waite Park veteran honored by France

August 30, 2019
July 1 was no ordinary day for Boyd Sorenson of Waite Park, or his family, friends and others who gathered to celebrate him. It was the day he was awarded the Legion of Honor, the highest French order of merit, ...

Train enthusiasts recreate a vanishing era

August 1, 2019
Laurence Lau, Fairmont, and Dale Hedlund, are members of the St. James Model Railroad Club. They stand in front of the St. James Historical Depot Museum, where they are volunteers. Photo by Carlienne Frisch
Dale Hedlund received his first electric ...

Life is a Daring Adventure: Conquering Kilimanjaro

August 1, 2019
West Fargo man climbed to the peak of famed mountain
Ron Sorum starting out at the first base camp. Contributed photo
Ron Sorum of West Fargo learned that climbing a mountain for a flatlander can be a monumental life event. ...

New statue of literary legend unveiled

August 1, 2019
Sinclair Lewis returned to the town of his birth on July 1, standing on the lawn of the Sinclair Lewis Library clutching a book, his gaze fixed on Sauk Centre’s Original Main Street. He is a bit larger than life, ...

Historic chalice finds way back home

August 1, 2019
Chalice was saved after church tornado 123 years ago
Rita Stoffel Johnson sits with Barb Urlaub of Amoré Antiques and a church chalice that will be returning to its original home… a church in Mascoutah, Illinois. Johnson’s family has been
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