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By Emily Wilmes University of Minnesota Extension On any livestock farm, identification and record keeping is important. It’s crucial for several reasons: knowing an animal’s lineage, knowing its age, any treatment the animal has received, and other aspects of its history on your farm. Not knowing which animal is which can lead to many detrimental [...]

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The 25th annual Sinclair Lewis Writers’ Conference will be Saturday, Oct. 11, in the Sauk Centre High School Auditorium. This year’s keynote speaker is Kevin Kling, author, playwright and teller of tales. Kling will be joined by three other professional writers who will share their writing and marketing expertise: Kim Ode, who will discuss effective [...]

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St. Cloud Hospital Rehabilitation Center and the MN Brain Injury Alliance wil host the fifth annual St. Cloud Walk for Thought at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at CentraCare Health Plaza. This one-mile walk will celebrate the strengths and successes of thousands of individuals who have experienced brain injury, along with their families, friends, and [...]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent Joe Tensen of Brooten grew up on all things western — from his taste of music and his favorite movies right down to his boots. Inspired by the stories in his western paperbacks and the ones his father told about his time in the rodeo, Tensen was destined to become a [...]

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By Kerry Drager Correspondent This year’s first annual Nest Fest was a huge success, drawing in a crowd of over 800 people on Saturday, Aug. 30. The fundraiser provided food and beverages throughout the day and had many activities for individuals of all ages, including live bands, bouncy houses, a car show, a silent auction [...]

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Children of all ages and athletic abilities are invited to run, walk or roll whatever distance they can (50 or 100 meters, 1K, 1 mile or 5K) during the fifth annual Sneakers and Wheels event Saturday, Sept. 27 at CentraCare Health Plaza in St. Cloud. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with a 10 a.m. start [...]

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By John Michaelson Minnesota News Connection Many of the leading economic indicators in Minnesota, such as the unemployment rate and manufacturing, continue to improve, but the rebound is not being fully felt when it comes to families struggling to put food on the table. Just released figures show that 11 percent of households in the [...]

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The Granite City Book Club will meet with Minnesota author Connie Claire Szarke at its next meeting to discuss her new book “Delicate Armor.” The meeting will be held at the Stearns History Museum in St. Cloud Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Set in the Upper Midwest from 1952 to 1991, “Delicate Armor” is [...]

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