The truth about hospice

July 1, 2019
Focusing on quality of life at the end of life “Ethos Hospice really encouraged us to have some type of closure as a family together,” said Carol Koosman, whose late husband, Konrad was an Ethos Hospice patient for just under ...

‘Customer service is our top priority’

July 1, 2019
Non-emergency medical transportation service expands to Brainerd area An established and successful non-emergency medical transportation company is expanding to the Brainerd lakes area. ACC Midwest Transportation, which started in the Hutchinson area and has grown each year of its existence, ...

Ask the Expert: What are floaters?

July 1, 2019
Answers provided by Mitchell Gossman, M.D., ophthalmologist at Eye Associates of Central Minnesota, St. Cloud What are floaters? Light entering your eye is focused by the lens, then this image passes to the back of the eye where the retina ...

Legacy Hearing Centers opens in Alex

July 1, 2019
Have you heard? There is a new hearing center in Alexandria.
John Christopherson examines the inside of a patient’s ear at Legacy Hearing Centers in Alexandria. Contributed photo
Legacy Hearing Centers, located at 507 North Nokomis, opened its doors last ...

Expo for Seniors returns Aug. 17

July 1, 2019
Unit chief of the FBI Cyber Division is this year’s featured speaker The 18th annual Expo for Seniors, a free event providing a wide variety of activities geared toward those age 55 and up, is returning to the River’s Edge ...

Let no veteran be forgotten

July 1, 2019
Fundraising underway for new Veterans Memorial Park
Veterans Memorial Park will be located at Broadway and 8th Ave. in Alexandria, Minnesota. Nine flagpoles will adorn the periphery of the monument, including the flags of the United States of America, the

Arts celebrated at historic Henning Landmark Center

June 1, 2019
In the center of Henning, Minnesota, on the edge of Otter Tail lakes country, Henning Landmark Center invites visitors to explore new arts opportunities, to share experiences and celebrate local history, and provide a welcoming space to gather in this ...

Need a safe, comfortable lift?

June 1, 2019
Building a positive reputation within a company takes time, effort, discipline, dedication and desire. But for a company to continue to prosper and grow, it must make sure the customer is getting a quality service. And ACC Midwest Transportation, of ...

‘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 ...