Ask the Expert: The market is hot… do I need a Realtor?

June 1, 2018
Question
Do I really need a Realtor when the market is so hot?
Answer by Carl Kvale, a real estate agent with Edina Realty, Alexandria This question I think comes up a lot in a seller’s market, which is one ...

Experience sweet family farming

June 1, 2018
While the children in this area often have farm roots, many of them have  lost access to their family farms as grandparents have moved to town. Citing a need for families to have a place to bring their children to ...

Safe, comfortable, stress-free rides

June 1, 2018
Treating your customers with courtesy and respect is paramount when running a successful business. And that’s a big reason why ACC Midwest Transportation in Hutchinson has become such a popular and expanding business.
ACC Midwest Transportation provides non-emergency medical transportation
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‘Living here just makes sense’

June 1, 2018
Willow Park is an independent living apartment complex for seniors in Waite Park
Darlene and Dan Thielman, the first residents of Willow Park in Waite Park, enjoy a glass of wine. Willow Park has a full activity calendar each month,
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Customers are king at Yetzer’s

June 1, 2018
The Yetzer family is no longer directly involved in the longtime furniture and flooring business in Waconia, but the name and its principles remain the same. “My mom and dad used to buy all their furniture from Yetzer’s,” said Sarah ...

ASK THE EXPERT: Is a standby generator right for me?

May 1, 2018
Question: What is a standby generator and what are the benefits of having one? Answer by Mike Gimbel, Director of Residential Operations, Ellingson Plumbing, Heating, A/C & Electrical A standby generator is a unit installed on your property that is ...

Experienced eye care in a new clinic

May 1, 2018
Eyes are such a precious organ; it’s paramount that we take very good care of them. And it only makes sense that we prefer someone experienced to work on them.
Dr. Andrea Joplin and Dr. Mitch Gossman of Eye Associates
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‘Service with a smile’ at Stockmen’s

May 1, 2018
Former accountants Tracy Droessler and Jim Ducker have gone from accruals to annuals, and from ledgers to lilies, as second-year owners of Stockmen’s Greenhouse and Landscaping in Litchfield.
The team at Stockmen’s Greenhouse and Landscaping in Litchfield includes: Front (L
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Take it off, keep it off… naturally

May 1, 2018
Program promotes healthy shopping, healthy eating, sustainable weight loss The percentage of people in the United States that are considered obese is staggering. Obesity often leads to serious medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer. ...

Independence at any age

May 1, 2018
Looking for a new place to live? Want to maintain your independence? Hoping to find a community that offers variety of amenities and fun activities without a long and pricey contract? Looking for quality, security, comfort and maintenance-free living? Then ...

Babe’s opens April 20 with new owner

April 1, 2018
Commitment to quality plants, clean and organized greenhouse will remain, says new owner Growing up on a farm, Cara Hanson had grown accustomed to working the land.
Cara Hanson is the new owner of Babe’s Blossoms. Photo by Scott Thoma
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‘Oh, how the times have changed’

April 1, 2018
Knute Nelson celebrates 70 years of quality care for the aging Whether you have heard stories from your parents or grandparents, or you experienced the year of 1948 yourself, one message is most common when reflecting on the year, “Oh, ...

Podiatrist joins Sanford Health in Alexandria

April 1, 2018
A sore foot is like a sore tooth, the pain is always there. The health of your feet, toes, and ankles can directly affect your daily activity. When you have pain or inability to move any of these extremities, your ...

‘Every day I’m here, I love it more’

April 1, 2018
As Helen Langager showed a visitor the home she owns at Independence Place Cooperative in Willmar, the pride and excitement is obvious in her voice. “Isn’t this great?” Langager rhetorically asked with a smile. “I’ve lived here for three months ...

‘I just love it here’

March 1, 2018
St. Mary’s Care Center has been providing quality care in Winsted for nearly 60 years “I am so thankful to have this place to call home.”
A patient at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted gets checked over by a
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‘Living here just makes sense’

March 1, 2018
Willow Park is an independent living apartment complex for seniors in Waite Park
Willow Park residents Marcy Hughes, Cathy Falcon, Mary Pull and Donny Booen play cards. Due to the growing interest in places like Willow Park, a new upscale
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‘Like it never happened’

March 1, 2018
When disaster strikes, ServPro can help restore your home or business
The ServPro of Douglas & Ottertail Counties team includes BJ Long, production technician; Brian Vogel, production technician; Trevor Unruh, marketing representative; and Kevin Richmond, production crew chief. Not pictured,
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