Finding joy making wooden toys

September 1, 2019
David Myrvik has always enjoyed working with wood. He used to purchase a woodworking magazine and construct some of the projects he found inside. “But some of the things in the woodworking magazines were so complicated that I started designing ...

Farm boy and his toys

January 1, 2019
Eagle Bend man has enormous toy tractor collection Years ago, a vintage toy tractor caught Marvin Hernwall’s eye one Christmas. His life hasn’t been the same since. 
Pat and Marvin Hernwall’s John Deere tractor is similar to those Marvin’s father

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 ...

My Perspective: This fad, too, shall pass

June 1, 2017
If you have spent any time around a teenager in the last six months, you have probably seen fidget spinners. They have been popping up all over the place in recent weeks and months. After resisting for a few months, ...

Tinkering with toys

June 1, 2016
Monte man started building and collecting farm toys in ‘82   Wes Thompson is proof that you’re never too old for toys. But Thompson, 78, doesn’t play with toys. Instead, the retired farmer from Montevideo has been building and collecting toy ...