‘I couldn’t be any happier’

August 1, 2019
Realife offers quiet, secure cooperative living in St. Cloud When Joan Ellens was looking for a place to move into after her husband passed away, she didn’t need to look any further than Realife Cooperative at Mueller Gardens of St. ...

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 The 16th annual Expo for Seniors returns to the River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud on Aug. 18, from 8 a.m.-12 noon. This free event provides a wide variety ...

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. Mitchell Gossman and Dr. Andrea Joplin, ophthalmologists at Eye ...

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. “We started off on ...

‘It’s my second family’

October 1, 2017
Realife Cooperative offers independent living with cooperative ownership Residents at Realife Cooperative at Mueller Gardens in St. Cloud say it is as close to owning and living in your own home as you can get, but without the challenges of ...

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
If you think an Expo for Seniors wouldn’t interest you, think again. The 15th annual event on Aug. 19 allows seniors and their adult children the chance to connect with more than 100 providers of senior services all in one ...

Rise and fall of Pan Motor Co.

June 1, 2017
Either a saint or a sinner. That’s how Samuel Connor Pandolfo is remembered in Stearns County and St. Cloud. While driving the wide-open spaces of Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, and New Mexico, selling life insurance to farmers for 15 years after ...

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. The St. Cloud-based CommunityGiving is a collaboration of community foundations — in areas such as Alexandria, Brainerd, Central Minnesota, Willmar ...

‘I love helping them any way I can’

October 31, 2016
Comfort Keepers provides one-on-one, in-home care Being able to stay in your own residence as you advance in age is paramount. Not only do you feel more comfortable, but there is also a sense of security that goes along with ...

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 “I like everything about living here,” said Roy, when asked to pinpoint his favorite part about living at Realife Cooperative at Mueller Gardens. “I really do like everything about ...

Boys of Summer

April 30, 2014
Museum in St. Cloud recognizes state’s great Not many families have a baseball team living under their roof. If you know any baseball history, you may have heard of the Fredrickson Brother’s Baseball team. The 12 sons of Norwegian immigrants, ...

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 ...