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East meets West

April 27, 2013 Last year, Louise N. and her husband Larry of New Ulm got the worst news possible when Louise was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a particularly aggressive form of brain cancer. more »»

The simple beauty

April 27, 2013 Now that he’s completed an apprenticeship with a master potter, artist Christopher Boedigheimer said he’s been looking at how to make a living at creating pottery. more »»

Behind the bling

April 20, 2013 MARSHALL A pretty watch with a flexible beaded band caught Deb Breyfogle’s eye last year, and it opened up a whole new world of possibilities for her clients at Advance Opportunities. more »»

‘The power of art’

April 20, 2013 In her latest art show, Tina Anderson Richards of Walnut Grove has a mix of Hmong and European heritages and cultures. more »»

Exploring his imagination

April 20, 2013 Minnesota author Thomas Maltman says his wife is his trusted reader, and that has been true for his first two novels. more »»

Farmers grow some great pizza

April 13, 2013 Agriculture awareness begins with an appreciation of the food you eat, in the case of school kids from Ivanhoe, Hendricks and Lake Benton — pizza. more »»

Preserving Betty’s words

April 13, 2013 In May 1946, Betty Van Loh and her husband, John, moved into their first home, which was once a chicken coop. more »»

On the fly

April 6, 2013 MARSHALL Sometimes getting ready for a day in the great outdoors means putting in some time indoors, as a group of area youth learned Tuesday night. more »»

Saturday morning on stage

April 6, 2013 MARSHALL — When the actors for the upcoming Southwest Minnesota State University theater production wanted to research their roles, all they had to do was watch some cartoon. more »»

Releasing her creativity

April 6, 2013 When she was in the fifth grade, JoAnn Almich had her first commissioned piece of art — designing the program cover for the children’s operetta at the Minneota School. more »»

Mapping the miles

March 30, 2013 For 20 years, Holy Redeemer students have been mapping the miles and sharing in friendship with a long-distance truck driver, making priceless educational, social and spiritual connections from thei... more »»


March 30, 2013 MARSHALL — Tackling a character that was made famous by Audrey Hepburn is hard enoug. more »»

Prolific Dacey publishes 12th book

March 30, 2013 Phil Dacey says he’s kind like a poetry factory, cranking out one poem after another. more »»

Decisions, decisions

March 23, 2013 MARSHALL A packed, engaged and enthusiastic classroom is an instructor’s dream, and Lloyd Petersen, Southwest Minnesota State University emeritus professor, had just that this week during his... more »»

Scouting robots

March 23, 2013 MARSHALL — They had to get up in the wee hours of the morning in order to earn one of the newest merit badges offered by the Boy Scouts of America, but local Scouts didn’t mind losing some sleep ove... more »»

A rich narrative

March 23, 2013 MARSHALL — While researching her latest book, Anya Achtenberg found her favorite type of tractor, a Case from the 1930s with a sunburst grill. more »»

A creative mind

March 16, 2013 RURAL CLARKFIELD — Candy Albertson of rural Clarkfield says she “tries to make old things pretty again. more »»

Giving it their all

March 16, 2013 MARSHALL — Even with fewer rehearsals than usual, the Southwest School of Dance pulled away with a good showing at a recent competition. The Minneapolis Dance Olympus regional competition was Feb. more »»

Sitting pretty

March 9, 2013 In this day and age most of us don’t have jobs that work us out physically, and though we may try to make up for it in the gym, spending all day sitting at work takes its toll on our back, hips and... more »»

Telling a story

March 9, 2013 When she makes a quilt or writes poetry, Gwen Westerman turns to her family and traditions. Westerman, a Dakota fiber artist and poet, will have her work on display through March 31 at the K.K. more »»



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