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  • Ask the Expert+

    Answers by Tracy Droessler, Owner of Stockmen’s Greenhouse & Garden Center in Litchfield, MN and University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener for Meeker County...

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    Grief doesn’t end but the load is lighter+

    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...

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    Ask the Expert: What’s a standby generator?+

    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...

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    My Perspective: Thanks for your help through the storm+

    The year 2020 will go down as one of the most memorable years in modern history. And it has been a challenging couple of...

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    Travel the world? ‘I’m in’+

    Vining man has seen some interesting things in interesting places Before being a snowbird was popular, Jim Myrvold of Vining was traveling back and forth...

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    Enriching life at the end of life+

    Ethos Home Care & Hospice offers complimentary services to help comfort and support patients When we hear “hospice,” many of us hear “a very short...

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    Pelican Pete dons face mask+

    It’s not uncommon to see rural residents wearing face masks as everyone strives to slow the spread of COVID-19, but travelers passing through Pelican...

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    Stockmen’s open and ready to serve+

    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...

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    Jan. 2, 1965 in the Chartreuse Mountains+

    Early morning January 2, 1965, I woke up in a guest room in a stone cottage just outside the stone walls of Grand Chartreuse...

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    Barn art+

    Albany man has a love for cupolas Richard Mayers suffers for his art.  “I am afflicted with the love of barn cupolas,” the 75-year-old Albany...

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    Stories of hope during challenging times+

    As a caretaker, I realize how fortunate I am to be able to care for my mother at home, especially now during the COVID-19...

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    A tribute to mom: My mother’s love+

    I don’t know if I look or am much like my mother, Cecilia Moonen Salzl, but I would like to be remembered like this...

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    From Where I Sit: Mother’s Day treats+

    The blooming month of May means May Baskets, Mother’s Day, and blooming flowers.  Everyone enjoys being outdoors where the daffodils are bursting with yellow...

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    Serving up food and faith in the Dominican+

    Couple finds passion in helping less fortunate children in Puerto Plata When Debi Capes first heard about the mission her church was planning in...

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    Communities rise up to help make masks+

    Medical providers in Staples and Alexandria reached out to their communities for help with the COVID-19 crisis in March and the two communities responded...

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    Making memories in multicolor+

    Artist uses his talent to bring happiness to others It is the 1930’s in Minneapolis. Picture a quiet simple neighborhood not far from the Mississippi...

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