Toothpick treasures

March 1, 2019
Tucked into a warm neighborhood near Minnehaha Falls and Lake Nokomis, a California man has found his calling in Minneapolis. For Greg Kelly, artistic self-expression translates into wood – and lots of toothpicks.
Greg Kelly and his model of U.S.

Joe’s toys

December 1, 2018
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 long to 20 feet or so, weighing from a couple of ounces to dozens of pounds ...

A meticulous hobby

September 1, 2017
Willmar man creates counted cross-stitch works of art From operating heavy machinery to embroidery work is quite a change in pace for Chuck Bredeson, of Willmar. And it’s not just regular embroidery work, it’s counted cross-stitch work.
Chuck Bredeson, 79,

Man takes hobby to new heights

March 1, 2016
If Dale Cordes could go back in time, he would have liked to have flown one of his favorite planes, a German Fokker DR 1 triplane made famous by the great Red Baron flying ace of WW I.
This replica

A sweet hobby

December 2, 2013
Jack Walkup has a pretty sweet hobby. He  is a beekeeper and manages five hives. He enjoys giving the honey harvest to friends and relatives each year. His wife, Jan, calls the honeybees some “pretty amazing creatures.” Jack simply says ...

Heads have been rolling… right into Marge’s collection

April 1, 2013
Most of us know a person whose hobby is to collect things, like sports cards, coins, insects, stamps, comic books or rocks. But how many of us know a person who has a collection of heads? About 40 years ago, ...