‘I couldn’t be any happier’

August 1, 2019
Realife offers quiet, secure cooperative living in St. Cloud
Joking that the regular playing cards are too small to see, some of the residents brought out the giant playing cards for a game. Cards and other games are played often

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 ...

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 ...

Ask the Expert: Why are my eyes dry, red and irritated?

August 1, 2018
Answers provided by Dr. Mitchell Gossman, M.D., ophthalmologist at Eye Associates of Central Minnesota, St. Cloud What causes the dryness and irritation of the eyes that I experience from time to time? The surface of the eye requires moisture in ...

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 ...

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

Passion for gardening grew into perfect job

May 1, 2018
Mary Lou Salzl, of Albany, is excited about putting in 90,000 plants in her garden this spring–“the garden” being the world-renowned Clemens Munsinger Gardens in St. Cloud, where she has worked for the past 23 years.
Mary Lou Salzl from

‘It’s my second family’

October 1, 2017
Realife Cooperative offers independent living with cooperative ownership
Residents (L to R) Barbara Keigan, Mary Ann Zinniel, Shari Hoffman, Linda Urbik, Annette Koring, Jean Symanietz , Jo-Ann Haggenmiller and Amy Schaefer enjoy a cup of coffee together on the patio

Living better with St. Cloud Orthopedics

September 1, 2017
Care fueled by technology, dedication, results Lon Linke had enjoyed an active lifestyle from a young age, even landing a career riding horses, and water skiing regularly for leisure. The inevitable wear and tear took a toll on his everyday ...

Gain knowledge, find resources at upcoming Expo for Seniors

August 1, 2017
The Expo for Seniors gives seniors a great opportunity to learn about different products and services from businesses, organizations and professionals across central Minnesota. This photo was taken at last year’s Expo. Contributed photo
If you think an Expo for ...

Rise and fall of Pan Motor Co.

June 1, 2017
The Pan Model A automobile was produced in 1918. It was deemed “a motor car that will appeal to both the masses and the classes.” Image contributed from Bill Vossler Collection
Either a saint or a sinner. That’s how Samuel ...

Giving more by working together

May 1, 2017
If it is truly better to give than to receive, then CommunityGiving will be the best at what it does.
Donor Relations Coordinator Courtney Schmidt (left) is greeted by administrative assistant April Burton at the downtown St. Cloud suite of

‘I love helping them any way I can’

October 31, 2016
Comfort Keepers provides one-on-one, in-home care
Leah, LPN client care coordinator at Comfort Keepers, assists a client, Perry, at his home. Comfort Keepers is a locally owned home care organization in St. Cloud and Waite Park. Contributed photo
Being able ...

A tomato bonanza

September 1, 2016
St. Cloud man produces several thousand pounds of the red fruit each year Doug Yozamp, of St. Cloud, spends a lot of time in his backyard growing tomatoes. It is a labor of love for Yozamp, who took over the ...

‘Truly affordable living for seniors’

August 1, 2016
Realife offers cooperative living in a safe, peaceful St. Cloud neighborhood
Some of the members from Realife Cooperative came together for a photo last month. The group had high praise for the cooperative living arrangement, as well as the people,

Boys of Summer

April 30, 2014
Museum in St. Cloud recognizes state’s great
The 2013 Minnesota Baseball Hall of Fame inductees include Norman “Red” Jones of Raymond/Litchfield.
Not many families have a baseball team living under their roof. If you know any baseball history, you may ...

Book clubs, online and traditional, gaining popularity

January 30, 2014
In a fictional Minnesota neighborhood in the 1960s, five women desperate to get out of the house and have an adult conversation formed the book club “Angry Housewives Eating Bon-Bons,” also the title of a book by Lorna Landvik.  In ...