A personal guide to retirement

August 1, 2018
Woitalla has passion for helping people prepare for a successful, fulfilling retirement. Helping people plan and protect their financial future to ensure that her clients have a fulfilling retirement. That is the passion that drives Tara Hemsing Woitalla, FIC, CLTC, ...

‘We couldn’t be happier’

August 1, 2018
Cooperative living in quiet St. Cloud neighborhood
Realife Cooperative at Mueller Gardens is an independent senior living cooperative located in St. Cloud. Contributed photo
There is no such thing as a second chance to make a good first impression. At ...

Ask the Expert: Alzheimer’s or normal age-related changes?

August 1, 2018
Answers provided  by Katrice Sisson,
Alzheimer’s Association Question: What are some signs of Alzheimer’s/dementia compared to normal age-related changes? Memory loss that disrupts daily life One of the most common signs of Alzheimer’s disease, especially in the early stage, is ...

Offering ‘unforgettable’ adventures

August 1, 2018
‘We are passionate about what we do’ at Landmark Tours Looking for an adventure? Want to see the country? See the world? Landmark Tours offers unique tours from coast to coast and around the globe. Each tour is tailored to ...

Ask the Expert: How can I self-publish my book?

August 1, 2018
How do I find a self-publishing company for my book that can solve my problems without requiring thousands of dollars up front before we even start? Answer by Laura Peterson, Lakeside Press To successfully self-publish your book, instead of starting ...

Need a lift? Executive Express is ready

July 1, 2018
‘Making the customers happy is what we’re all about’
Executive Express is putting the final touches on a large, modern headquarters in Waite Park that also includes a transit center, maintenance center and customer lounge. Pictured is a rendering of
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Food, fun and great resources

July 1, 2018
Expo for Seniors, set for Aug. 18, is completely free
Expo participants were engaged and having a good time watching last year’s keynote speaker at Expo for Seniors. Contributed photo
The 16th annual Expo for Seniors returns to the River’s ...

Ask the Expert: What is a Lyric listening device?

July 1, 2018
Answers by Andrea Speckmier, Hearing Instrument Specialist, at HearLife of Minnesota, Alexandria location What is a Lyric listening device?
Lyric (Leer-ik) is the smallest listening device on the market. It is 100 percent invisible and worn inside the ear. Lyric ...

DCH becomes Alomere Health

July 1, 2018
Douglas County Hospital is now Alomere Health. “This is a big day in the story of our hospital, our clinics, and our community, and I could not be more thrilled to announce our much-anticipated new name,” said Carl Vaagenes, CEO ...

Offering ‘unforgettable’ adventures

July 1, 2018
The Landmark Tours team includes (front L to R), Amber Munson, Brennan Mogck, Dallas Lemmers, (back, L to R), Jessica Florac, Mike Lyons, Tara Romanowski, Laura Ludington, Margie Zerbe, and John Lyons. Contributed photo
‘We are passionate about what we ...

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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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 ...

‘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: 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 ...

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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