Family connections linked back together

July 1, 2018
Connecting the dots on a family’s immigration story This is a story of connections that span an ocean. In Norway there’s Simon Bjørklund and in America there’s his third cousin, Sara Torvik, an Underwood native now living in Maryland. Last ...

Surviving Vietnam, then PTSD

January 1, 2017
Dale Johansen was a carefree Underwood farm boy when he joined the Army in 1963, but he changed after a tour of duty in Vietnam. A short temper, jumpy nature and hyper vigilance continue to be some of the traits ...

A fort built for safety, but never needed

March 1, 2015
It was built with the best of intentions, but Fort Juelson saw little, if any, use. The sod structure, constructed by Otter Tail County settlers in 1876, brought hope and thoughts of safety during a period of Indian attacks and ...