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 ...

‘I got so much relief from my pain’

September 1, 2019
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. Orthopedic surgeon Ben Robertson, M.D., was previously a partner at ...

‘Death by slow trickle’

September 1, 2019
Family’s struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease In 1906, a German doctor named Alois Alzheimer described a peculiar disease of the brain that would later carry his name. He set a new standard for understanding deteriorating brain disorders by establishing a unique ...

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. The experienced staff at Harvey Anderson & Johnson Funeral Home realizes that these are trying times that people go through and do ...

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. Just ask Gary and Kathy Krsiean, of Hutchinson, who have been camping together ...

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
Dale Hedlund received his first electric train when he was 5 years old, on Christmas 1946. Sharing the train with his brother, who was two years older, sparked an interest in Hedlund that has continued for more than 70 years. ...

Life is a Daring Adventure: Conquering Kilimanjaro

August 1, 2019
West Fargo man climbed to the peak of famed mountain Ron Sorum of West Fargo learned that climbing a mountain for a flatlander can be a monumental life event. Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro would definitely qualify as a daring adventure. Ron ...