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“He is risen!” Response: “He is risen indeed!” What appropriate greetings on Easter, or better called Resurrection Day, morning. Back about 2,000 years ago, before Christianity existed, Jesus’ disciples were puzzled and fearful. They had thought Jesus – the Messiah – whom they had followed, would very soon deliver them from Roman domination. However, he [...]

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We want to thank the excellent Family Physicians and their colleagues in Princeton who have graciously and effectively served as teachers for medical students from the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth campus over the past year. Dr. Peter Jensen has been the primary mentor for Kendall Nicholas over the past two years.  During this [...]

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4-H will not serve at the races this year Spring is here and as summertime rolls around, the community looks for fun activities for the whole family and one of those places is the speedway located on the Mille Lacs County Fairgrounds. Mille Lacs County 4-H has had the privilege of serving those families at [...]

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It’s April – time to celebrate service! This year National Volunteer Week is April 6-12. All over the United States and Canada, this special week is set aside to recognize those who engage in their communities as volunteers in a myriad of ways, and to encourage others to do so. It’s about demonstrating that, by [...]

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While reading a book this evening, a barely visible insect scooted across the page. It gave me pause. The greatest miracle in the Universe, the mystery of life that energized the dinosaurs and exists yet in the great whales, the elephant, all animals, and we humans, also fully inhabits that minuscule creature. That makes it [...]

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Verizon may have needed to improve service west of Zimmerman, but they refused to work with our community. Verizon refused to accept the alternate site of the Zimmerman water tower. This community came together to oppose building this cell tower at Highway 4 and Highway 1. There were 230 residents who signed a petition opposing [...]

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Otto Bremer created a legacy that continues to flourish today. The Bremer story focuses on our vision of strengthening communities as partners in possibility and highlights the contributions our employees make with clients and communities every day. It’s the story of a self-made man – an individual committed to the long-term health and vitality of [...]

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