Bison back, booming

July 1, 2019
Mothers and calves thriving at Minneopa  When Terri and Warren Michels spent part of Memorial Day weekend as bison range volunteers at Minneopa State Park, rural Mankato, they learned how popular the bison are. Terri said, “There were more than ...

An eye-opening experience

July 1, 2019
St. Cloud couple visited Holy Land, got firsthand look at Palestinian life Last April, the Rev. Dennis Raymond and his wife, Naomi, of St. Cloud, got to do what few other people have… travel through the Palestinian area of the ...

From a saddle to a wheelchair—Rediscovering the bright side of life

July 1, 2019
When Joyce Blair Anderson was only 2 years old, her happy place was in a saddle on the back of a pony. Her family owned Blair Pony Farm north of Glenwood where they bought and sold ponies to area farmers. ...

‘Customer service is our top priority’

July 1, 2019
Non-emergency medical transportation service expands to Brainerd area An established and successful non-emergency medical transportation company is expanding to the Brainerd lakes area. ACC Midwest Transportation, which started in the Hutchinson area and has grown each year of its existence, ...

Ask the Expert: What are floaters?

July 1, 2019
Answers provided by Mitchell Gossman, M.D., ophthalmologist at Eye Associates of Central Minnesota, St. Cloud What are floaters? Light entering your eye is focused by the lens, then this image passes to the back of the eye where the retina ...

Rocking babies, making a difference

July 1, 2019
In the summer of 2016, Audrey Gerhardson, of Hawley, had just lost her husband, Marv, and was still grieving. They had been married for 60 some years, raised five children together and traveled the world…50 countries exactly. After his long ...

‘I love what I do’

July 1, 2019
Self-taught New London artist, author always tried to be ‘the most that I was capable of being’ His name defines his craft. Art.
Art Norby poses in a park on the southwest side of Green Lake in Spicer with one
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Legacy Hearing Centers opens in Alex

July 1, 2019
Have you heard? There is a new hearing center in Alexandria.
John Christopherson examines the inside of a patient’s ear at Legacy Hearing Centers in Alexandria. Contributed photo
Legacy Hearing Centers, located at 507 North Nokomis, opened its doors last ...

History, benefits of game refuges

July 1, 2019
Spotlight on Lake Lura Game Refuge in Stearns Co. “We love the wildlife!” exclaimed Patty Dease, who, with her partner, owns a farm situated in southern Stearns County.  The farm is located on a small game refuge of approximately 780 ...

Music helps heal hearts

July 1, 2019
Musician performs for vets at Eagle’s Healing Nest twice a month God and music are great healers. Just ask Connie Lee and the veterans at the Eagle’s Healing Nest in Sauk Centre. “Music is something we all can share to ...

Expo for Seniors returns Aug. 17

July 1, 2019
Unit chief of the FBI Cyber Division is this year’s featured speaker The 18th annual Expo for Seniors, a free event providing a wide variety of activities geared toward those age 55 and up, is returning to the River’s Edge ...

Fifty years of camping

July 1, 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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Glass shards and corn flakes—Finding my way home

July 1, 2019
Peggy Ann Isakson on his dad’s lap in November, 1965. Peggy found this photo in the photo album and it inspired her to call her dad. Contributed photo
The memory of my dad’s large work-worn farm hands had remained with ...

Preserving the historic bond with Norway

July 1, 2019
As time fades away, history has a tendency to fade along with it.
Laural Dikken wears her bunad at the Nordlandslag Stevne banquet in Granite Falls. A bunad is customarily worn in Norway for certain celebrations, such as weddings and
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Let no veteran be forgotten

July 1, 2019
Fundraising underway for new Veterans Memorial Park
Veterans Memorial Park will be located at Broadway and 8th Ave. in Alexandria, Minnesota. Nine flagpoles will adorn the periphery of the monument, including the flags of the United States of America, the
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A majestic leap (and a bounce)

June 1, 2019
Photographer captures day-old ducklings taking their first flights
These ducklings wait their turn before jumping (and bouncing) to the ground below. Photo by Steve Maanum
If you have a desire to photograph wildlife, even if it’s just a hobby, you ...

A life drenched with culture

June 1, 2019
Sauk Centre woman has lived an adventurous life, much of it spent in the Middle East
Jill and Muhammad Abahsain spent the turn of the millennium 15 miles from the pyramids of Giza at a huge party. Contributed photo
Jill ...