‘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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Ask the Expert: Communicating with a hearing impairment

April 1, 2019
Answers by Kristen Dargay, Au.D., CCC-A, clinical audiologist Question: What is the best way to communicate with someone who is hearing impaired? Communication with a person who has hearing loss can be challenging for both parties. Even when hearing aids ...

Nonprofits partner to form Partnership+

April 1, 2019
Nelson Wellness Center and YMCA align wellness programming in Alexandria
Participants enjoying a yoga class at the Alexandria Area YMCA. Contributed photo
Physical exercise provides many health benefits. It’s proven to lower the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, some ...

A permanent fix for acid reflux

April 1, 2019
Tri-County Health Care in Wadena is one of only nine medical facilities in the state that offers the LINX Reflux Management procedure. One of the many minimally invasive procedures offered at Tri-County, LINX is considered a permanent fix for acid ...

Personalized care for your loved ones

April 1, 2019
Linds have added third funeral home, second generation
Lind Family Funeral and Cremation Services, with locations in Alexandria, Parkers Prairie and Miltona, are run by (left to right) Curt and Barb Lind and Sari and Peter Lind. Contributed photo
From ...

Ask the Expert: Am I eligible for occupational therapy?

April 1, 2019
Answers provided by Emily Guggenberger, COTA-L (licensed certified occupational therapy assistant) What is occupational therapy? Occupational therapy is the only profession that helps people across their lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic ...

Ask the Expert: What can be done about dry eyes?

April 1, 2019
Answers provided by Dr. Mitchell Gossman, M.D., ophthalmologist at Eye Associates of Central Minnesota, St. Cloud What can I do for my dry eyes? Dry eyes is one of the more common eye symptoms that there is. We call it ...

A natural approach to weight loss

April 1, 2019
It’s not often that friends agree on the best way to lose weight, but these three doctors are all passionate about the Activate Metabolics program which they utilize in their respective clinics to help patients have a happier and healthier ...

Ask the Expert: Why should I get an eye exam?

March 1, 2019
Answer provided by Dr. Andrea Joplin M.D., ophthalmologist at Eye Associates of Central Minnesota, St. Cloud Question: Why should I get an eye exam? If I can see well and my eyes feel good why should I get my eyes ...

Pope County Expo returns on April 6

March 1, 2019
Thousands are expected for the 9th annual Pope County Expo, one of the largest free events in the area. The Expo will take place on Saturday, April 6  from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Minnewaska Area High School ...

Crafting your best online presence

March 1, 2019
AMS Digital is a marketing communications agency that specializes in helping clients build and improve their online presence through digital media. “We use effective marketing communication strategy, website design, branding and video production,” said Steve Henning, director/digital specialist at AMS ...

Is your farm truly protected?

February 1, 2019
A lot goes into owning and operating a successful farm. No matter the size, there are risks – some more substantial than others. It’s important farmers ask themselves how their operation might be at risk. If Mother Nature strikes or ...

Ask the Expert: Why is it important to treat hearing loss?

January 1, 2019
Answers provided by Kristen Dargay, Au.D., of Janning ENT of Willmar
Kristen Dargay, Au.D, Janning ENT. Contributed photo
What does your health reveal about your hearing? Hearing loss usually develops over time, making it difficult to notice in many cases. ...

Ask the Expert: Can cataracts grow back after surgery?

January 1, 2019
Answer provided by Dr. Mitchell Gossman, M.D., ophthalmologist at Eye Associates of Central Minnesota, St. Cloud Question: Can cataracts grow back after surgery? Well, yes, in a way. First, though, a review of what a cataract is and how it’s ...

Helping people hear better since ‘74

December 1, 2018
Wales Hearing Center has special hearing event Dec. 3-7 Forty-four years ago, Sgt. Gregory Wales was discharged from the United States Air Force and returned to Minnesota with his wife and three children.
The Alexandria office of Wales Hearing Center