No matter how long the winter is, spring is sure to follow. — Proverb
ST. JOSEPH — Sourcewell and Strateligent won the Best of Show and Gold Addy Awards for a collaborative entry at the American Advertising Federation (AAF) of Central Minnesota’s annual awards show, which recognizes advertising professionals for creative excellence and effective advertising an…
The Stepping Forward in Grief Study tests two evidence based online/app programs created by scientists and clinicians at Uniformed Services University and Columbia University to address grief-related challenges.
STAPLES — Region Five Development Commission (R5DC) is seeking 50 veterans who live in rural Minnesota to participate in the Veteran Community Supported Agriculture (VetCSA) program.
Three gardening classes will be held March 11, 18 and 25, 10:30 a.m., at the Hub, next to the Hackensack Post Office. For questions, contact Mary Parrish at 675-5818.
Chelsea and Jordan Fevold were married Sept. 1, 2018, at Bluewater Lodge in Walker, where their ceremony and reception was held. Chelsea is the daughter of Kyle and Jill Duclos of Walker, and Jordan is the son of Brad and Teresa Fevold of Roseau. Chelsea is the business manager for Bill Hans…
Pastor John and Cindy Dainsberg announce the marriage of their daughter, Casey Dainsberg to Stephen Nasca, Sept. 24, 2018. Casey is a graduate of Bemidji State University and is currently the paralegal/office manager at the Minneapolis office of the Institue for Justice (The National Law Fir…
MORRIS — Do you enjoy learning about the natural world? If so, consider becoming a Minnesota Master Naturalist volunteer!
GRAND RAPIDS — Twenty-one residents of the Leech Lake, Red Lake and White Earth reservation communities returned Nov. 9 from a five-day leadership retreat.
STAPLES — Region Five Development Commission receives 2018 National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Innovation Award for their ‘The Good Life…FOR ALL’ project.
PILLAGER — The Central Minnesota Regional Sustainable Development Partnership, The Sustainable Farming Association of Minnesota, and Grampa G’s Farm, Pillager, will host a public open house Dec. 8 as the Deep Winter Greenhouse Prototype 2.0 finishes construction.
Megan Parks and Dan Kelly were married Aug. 11, 2018, in a ceremony at Camp Bliss in Walker. Megan is a 2012 graduate of Walker-Hackensack-Akeley High school. She attended Moorhead State and currently is a student at St. Thomas School of law. Dan graduated from Hawley High School, attended …
STAPLES — Region Five Development Commission (R5DC) selected 10 projects to include as Vital Projects in their Comprehensive Regional Economic Development Strategy (CREDS).
October is recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, an opportunity to educate people and raise awareness about domestic violence and how it intersects with sexual violence.
Paul and Mary Nordeen of Walker announce the marriage of their son, Kory, to Abby Kyei of Midland, Texas. The two were married Sept. 9, 2018, in the mountains near Estes Park, Colo. The couple currently live in Bailey, Colo., where the groom is a wildland firefighter on the Pike National For…
Susan Wardell, the author of “My Grandma’s Hands,” a children’s picture book, will be signing books at the Turtle Town Books and Gifts store in Nisswa Oct. 20 from noon to 2 p.m.
Helen “Toots” Gerritsen celebrated her 99th birthday with a surprise party Sept. 21 at the Lake May Center. Toots, whose actual birthday was Sept. 23, is still very active. She lives in her home, drives to the Nutrition Center every day for lunch and plays cards with her friends twice a week…
Licensed child care providers in Region 5 (Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd and Wadena counties) have an opportunity to network and learn at a first-of-its kind event, sponsored by Sourcewell (formerly the National Joint Powers Alliance or NJPA).
Many of us remember the joy of seeing the little red bug with black polka-dots during the summer. But if you don’t remember large numbers of them covering the sunny side of your house, you are right.
BEMIDJI — The Northwest Minnesota Foundation (NMF) announced a new program, Communities Thrive, as a new strategy to take a deeper dive into community investment.
LITTLE FALLS — The University of Minnesota Extension Master Naturalist Program, in partnership with Camp Ripley, invites area residents to participate in National Public Lands Day (NPLD) Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to noon.
BAXTER — The University of Minnesota Extension Master Naturalist Program, in partnership with Northland Arboretum, invites area residents to participate in National Public Lands Day (NPLD) Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to noon.
The Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL) of Pine River and Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity have teamed up to make clean energy and home ownership more affordable to a local Habitat for Humanity homeowner.
You are more likely to encounter bees and wasps in late summer because the wasps’ preferred food shifts from sugars to proteins. This change in their diet means they are interested in the food you are preparing and eating outdoors, as well as around garbage collection areas.
While no one is immune from the devastation of a natural disaster, preparing before a storm hits is key to keeping everyone in your family — including your pets — safe.