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  • Making smart New Year’s resolutions+

    One January Frank smiled smugly in the office of psychologist Dr. Peter Wish. Frank said he’d made a new year’s resolution. “This year I’m...

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    Ask the Expert: Why is it important to treat hearing loss?+

    Answers provided by Kristen Dargay, Au.D., of Janning ENT of Willmar Kristen Dargay, Au.D, Janning ENT. Contributed photo What does your health reveal about your hearing? Hearing...

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    What the Amish believe, what they teach+

    Part Two: Religion and Education Though some non-Amish question the Amish belief in Christianity, any discussion with the Lambright family in Mora proves those doubts...

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    ‘God laid these people on my heart’+

    Volunteers minister in senior living facilities and jails Pastor Jerry leads singing at a senior living facility. Contributed photo “Some of the loneliest and most forgotten...

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    Ask the Expert: Can cataracts grow back after surgery?+

    Answer provided by Dr. Mitchell Gossman, M.D., ophthalmologist at Eye Associates of Central Minnesota, St. Cloud Question: Can cataracts grow back after surgery? Well, yes, in...

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    Stroke turns mom’s life upside down+

    Life for Melissa Hansen of New London is a bit different today than just a year ago. A year ago, a brain bleed stroke...

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    WWII vet served in Women’s Army Corps+

    ‘We women did everything the men did’ Still tall and slim at age 100, Mildred Helen Freeouf Brodt welcomed this reporter to her rural...

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    Fun on the ice+

    Fergus Falls skating rinks have a long, rich tradition While Carolyn Englehart doesn’t remember the year, the Fergus Falls native does recall her excitement...

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    Helping people hear better since ‘74+

    Wales Hearing Center has special hearing event Dec. 3-7 Forty-four years ago, Sgt. Gregory Wales was discharged from the United States Air Force and returned...

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    Boomer’s Journal: The milkman cometh+

    Picture it. A 17-year-old, 185-pound farm boy at 7 a.m. on Christmas Day, 1962. The milkman cometh. Truman Hanson, in his younger years. Contributed...

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    Ask the Expert: What to know about provider networks+

    Answers provided by Keith Asmussen, Medicare Product Manager at UCare. Do provider networks differ from plan to plan? Yes. Provider networks can vary from one health...

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    Helping people age in place… at home+

    One of the most difficult things about aging for some people is leaving the home they love. Prairie River Home Care realizes how hard that...

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    ‘You feel like you are part of the family’+

    Organization helps those with disabilities connect or reconnect with outdoors Kevin Finneman had recently graduated from high school when he and his friend decided...

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    My Perspective: Special letters from a class to a veteran+

    Our newspaper reaches a lot of people. And because it reaches so many, there are a lot of interesting connections that are made. I...

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    Big man on campus+

    Nearly three-quarters of a century ago, a young man from a small school walked through the doors at Cooke Hall on the University of...

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    Joe’s toys+

    Alexandria man has been making toys for several years Joe Steinhagen’s toys come in all sizes, from a few inches long to 4 feet...

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