‘They treat you right here’

October 1, 2019
Service, selection hit the mark at Little Crow Shooting Sports One by one, gun enthusiasts flock to Little Crow Shooting Sports in Hutchinson like mallards to an open pond. “I’ll tell you why so many people come here and why ...

A worldly home

October 1, 2019
Sacred Heart woman has themed rooms representing countries, cultures across the globe Guests staying at the home of Laurel Dikken outside of Sacred Heart may soon feel like they are in Spain, Norway, Italy or any other number of countries. ...

Message in a postcard

October 1, 2019
A look at the other side of postcards A picture is worth a thousand words but words count, too!  Early 1900s postcards were the text messages of that time.  Most deltiologists (postcard collectors) focus on the front of the card, ...

‘This year will be different’

October 1, 2019
Medicare made simple!  Breitenfeldt Group provides service, selection all in one place “This year will be different,” said Dennis Breitenfeldt, owner of Breitenfeldt Group, referring to the big changes in Medicare last fall that resulted in 400,000 Minnesotans losing their ...

‘Quilting is contagious’

October 1, 2019
Lakes Area Quilters started stitching 30+ years ago They come from Douglas, Pope, Grant, Stearns, Todd and Ottertail counties, and they meet in Alexandria at the Bethesda Lutheran Church on the third Monday of each month. It’s all about quilting ...

Ask the Expert: What can be done about droopy eyelids?

October 1, 2019
Question: What happens to our eyelids as we age and what can be done about it? Answer by Andrea Joplin, M.D., an ophthalmologist at Eye Associates of Central Minnesota, located in St. Cloud It’s not uncommon for aging eyelids to ...

Alex woman wins national photo contest

October 1, 2019
Lou Ann Marks of Alexandria loves to take photos. Since retiring about five years ago, she has been taking many photos with her iPhone. “I have always been interested in photography but having a camera on my phone has given ...

Carving out a new career

October 1, 2019
Josh Epping admitted it was scary leaving his full-time job to pursue a career in art, but the Fergus Falls man is glad he did. “There were enough coincidences in my life that have shown me this is the path ...

Trolling for a new life, he hooked a career

October 1, 2019
Bigfork man fished wild Alaskan waters for a living Some people decide they can do anything–and then do it. For that, put Gene Rajala (rye-a-la) of Bigfork, Minn., at the top of the list, for learning how to fish professionally ...

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. ...

‘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 of Medicare Insurance Advisors ...

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. “But some of the things in the woodworking magazines were so complicated that I started designing ...

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. What better way to bring warmth and comfort to your home or ...

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. In the center of the headstone is the ...

‘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 ...

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 ...

Revisiting unique NYC

September 1, 2019
Memories flood back with each visit Every year I revisit my old neighborhood in Manhattan. My late husband and I lived in Greenwich Village for many years.  Our neighborhood is now called Soho and a popular place to live and ...