‘You see you make a difference’

October 1, 2019
Foster grandparent program can make big impact on kids, volunteers Many of us grew up with our grandparents living nearby or even in the same house. Today’s young families often live several states away from grandparents, and contact is limited ...

From a saddle to a wheelchair—Rediscovering the bright side of life

July 1, 2019
When Joyce Blair Anderson was only 2 years old, her happy place was in a saddle on the back of a pony. Her family owned Blair Pony Farm north of Glenwood where they bought and sold ponies to area farmers. ...

Rocking babies, making a difference

July 1, 2019
In the summer of 2016, Audrey Gerhardson, of Hawley, had just lost her husband, Marv, and was still grieving. They had been married for 60 some years, raised five children together and traveled the world…50 countries exactly. After his long ...

Helping animals, around the clock

February 1, 2018
Karla Dixon, of Annandale, works at a veterinary clinic in town. She is often the first person you see when you walk in or the first person who answers the phone. Her outgoing personality endears her to the many clients ...

Reeling in good health

August 1, 2016
LGF seeing first hand the benefits of a boat ride Studies have shown that nature has beneficial effects on mental and physical health. And Let’s Go Fishing’s many chapters in Minnesota are stressing the importance of those outdoor attributes in ...

Group helps people get back to work

June 1, 2016
Central Minnesota Job Transitions Group meets each Wednesday It’s not easy being laid off, fired or in between jobs, but a volunteer group based in St. Cloud can help those looking for a new job by providing them with support ...

Business Profile: More space, bigger selection at New 2 You

April 1, 2013
“Many times I’m brought to tears just reflecting on how these people just give and give.” Becky Zondervan, store manager of the New 2 You Thrift Store in Willmar, was talking about the amazing volunteers who work in the store, ...