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May 1, 2020
Answers by Tracy Droessler, Owner of Stockmen’s Greenhouse & Garden Center in Litchfield, MN and University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener for Meeker County What are pollinators? Pollinators are an important part of our ecosystem.  According to the University of ...

Grief doesn’t end but the load is lighter

May 1, 2020
Knute Nelson Hospice provides comfort and support to end-of-life patients and families “Whenever I heard ‘hospice,’ it was always a fear. To me it just meant the end of life was coming,” said Colleen (Marthaler) Miller. “Now I know hospice ...

Ask the Expert: What’s a standby generator?

May 1, 2020
Answers by Mike Gimbel, Electrical Sales Engineer, Ellingson Plumbing, Heating, A/C & Electrical Question: What’s a standby generator? A standby home generator keeps your power on during an outage. It’s installed outside your house (like an AC unit) and starts ...

Enriching life at the end of life

May 1, 2020
Ethos Home Care & Hospice offers complimentary services to help comfort and support patients When we hear “hospice,” many of us hear “a very short time to live.” That can be true. However, the beauty of hospice is that whether ...

Stockmen’s open and ready to serve

May 1, 2020
Garden center prides itself on quality products, customer service Now in her fourth year operating Stockmen’s Greenhouse and Garden Center of Litchfield, Master Gardener Tracy Droessler is gearing up for another busy season. While improvements, new products and renovations are ...

Patient: ‘I owe them all my life’

April 1, 2020
Eden Prairie woman praises RC Hospital for keeping her alive after heart attack When the Renville County (RC) Hospital & Clinics was being built five years ago on the east side of Olivia, Nancy Weyerhaeuser admitted that she was opposed ...

Ask the Expert: What could be causing my itchy eyes?

April 1, 2020
Answers by Mitchell Gossman, MD, an ophthalmologist at Eye Associates of Central Minnesota, located in St. Cloud Question: What could be causing my itchy eyes? This is a good question this time of year. As spring and summer approach, environmental ...

A sensible approach to weight loss

March 1, 2020
The majority of individuals attempting to shed a few unwanted pounds are of the understanding that eating less means losing more. But it’s not that simple. Or that healthy. “What we see are people eating less and less and eventually ...

‘I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else’

March 1, 2020
“We’re spoiled here, but we sure don’t mind,” laughed Alice Swanson, a resident of Cokato Charitable Trust for the past eight years. “They all treat us so wonderful here. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.” Cokato Charitable Trust is ...

Pope Co. Expo is family friendly, free!

March 1, 2020
‘There is something for everyone’ The Pope County Expo is returning on Saturday, April 4, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. to the Minnewaska Area High School near Glenwood. This is the 10th annual Pope County Expo, one of the largest free ...

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March 1, 2020
Answer by Monte Herness, Technical Support Supervisor and Shawn Brannan, Preventative Maintenance Coordinator, Ellingson Plumbing, Heating, A/C & Electrical How often should I have my HVAC system serviced? We recommend having your HVAC system serviced in the spring and fall ...

Ask the Expert: What could be causing the glare?

March 1, 2020
Answers by Mitchell Gossman, MD, an ophthalmologist at Eye Associates of Central Minnesota, located in St. Cloud What is causing the glare I’m experiencing? First, the term “glare” needs to be clarified and defined. Ophthalmologists use the term “glare” to ...

Talamore now open for residents

February 1, 2020
‘We want it to be a comfortable place for the residents to live and enjoy’ Talamore Senior Living, a modern facility that opened on Feb. 1 in St. Cloud, is designed to “enrich the rhythms of our resident’s lives by ...

HealthSource moves to new location

February 1, 2020
Dr. Fink offers methods for pain relief, a healthier lifestyle For the past 12 years, Dr. Adam Fink of HealthSource Chiropractic in Hutchinson has been putting smiles on the face of his patients, whether by providing relief to a patient ...

Keep close eye on diabetes, eye disease

December 1, 2019
Answers by Mitchell Gossman, MD, an ophthalmologist at Eye Associates of Central Minnesota, located in St. Cloud Question: What are the big concerns when it comes to diabetes and eye disease? Patients with diabetes need to be seen at least ...

Expansion complete at St. Williams

December 1, 2019
St. Williams Living Center, which has served the Parkers Parkers area since 1963, was recently rated as a 5-Star facility by Medicare.gov, a government agency that ranks and compares all senior living facilities in the nation.  That’s big news… but ...

Magical Medora Christmas returns

December 1, 2019
A Magical Medora Christmas is returning for its fifth year. Six popular and experienced performers from Medora’s Burning Hills Amphitheater are coming together to present the family-style holiday extravaganza. The show will be offered 30 times in 23 communities, covering ...