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We all need to take an inventory of our many blessings and be thankful for our health. Even if we have some health issues, we must be thankful for the means in which we are able to deal with them. Christopher Imsdahl, 14, of Woodbury, has become a hero of mine. I have known this [...]

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There was a time when the black bear was not a common resident of central Minnesota and even in the northern suburbs of the Twin Cities. Now, black bear sightings have become more common in many locations throughout the state. Congratulations to Dana Coleman’s first grade class at Andover Elementary School in Andover for taking [...]

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This election year 2012 may be one of the most important elections in American history. That could be said every presidential election year and it is true because the elections uphold many of our principles carved into one of our most precious historical documents, the U.S. Constitution. The Constitution, one of only eight still in [...]

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Most of us are not even aware of what hunger means. We take our daily sustenance for granted when we should be looking at those in need for food. There are many ways to help, our neighborhood food shelves being a surefire way to help those in need. Many of our ECM/Sun communities have food [...]

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The way our weather has been going, we could actually play baseball tomorrow. It is also possible that we could have a monstrous snowstorm on the Twins’ opening day against Albert Pujols and the Los Angeles Angels when the two meet on Monday, April 9 for a 3 p.m. game. Twins pitchers and catchers and [...]

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There weren’t too many railroad tracks near the 80-acre farm spot where I was raised. But as I have grown older, or more elderly should I say, I have missed the sound of the train whistle and also missed the slam-bang of railroad cars being switched. My closest experiences with the railroad come from my [...]

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