Win-E-Mac Coach Vern Johnson and Red Lake County Central Coach Steve Phillion. Both are members of the Minnesota High School Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Photo courtesy of MSHSL.
Steve Philion and Vern Johnson have known each other for about 40 years. Now in their 60s, the men are high school boys’ basketball coaches who have seen a lot, learned a lot and taught countless numbers of students and athletes. Philion is the coach at Red Lake County Central and Johnson is at Win...
Sylvia Hilgeman lives in New York City. She is a Special Agent with the FBI. She is single and rents an apartment in Brooklyn.
Sylvia Hilgeman’s dad, Greg, grew up in Minneapolis. But he liked visiting his uncle, Milan Rustan, and preferred working on the farm over life in the city. After high school he went to work for his uncle. His future wife, Gayle, grew up on a nearby farm, the oldest of seven and a veteran of 5 a.m...
The Nords are shown on the left and the Fonders at right.
Today, Ruth & Evan Fonder  have become the new owners of Nords Pharmacy and Gifts, taking over the business from  John and Julie Nord.  Since 1987, when John and Julie took over from John's father, Elmer Nord, and Founded in 1892 by P.M. Mark, Nord's Pharmacy & Gifts has been committed to...
The Lengby Fosston Knightriders Snowmobile Club  announced the winner of the Dash for Cash. From left to right is Neil Harmon (Vice president Knightriders), Patty Eichstadt, Mike Eichstadt ($3,000 winner), Leroy Sanderj (Knightriders Board of Director) Mark Fjerstad (President Knightriders), Ashton Fiedler (who picked the 4 winning tickets).
The Lengby Fosston Knightriders Snowmobile Club held its 5th Annual Christmas Shoot-out Radar Run on January 7 and 8, 2017. They were set up on Pine Lake along with the Gerald Dyrdahl Memorial Pine Lake 200. They had seven snowmobile classes with Borchert taking the top prize. The top speed for the...
Zach Herfindahl with his trophy and big check presented by Chad Dyrdahl in the middle and Robert Johnson on the right.
Zach Herfindahl is $10,000 richer as he was the big winner at the The Gerald Dyrdahl Memorial Pine Lake 200 which is part of the USXC, United States X-County Snowmobile Racing circuit. Many sponsors help to increase the money that is given out to the racers in the various events.  Zach in from...
The playing field for the robotic competitions are set up in a school gym and with an announcer and a referee in a striped shirt, the competition has the aura of a sporting event. Here a Win-E-Mac School team is partipating in a competition.
Over 100 students from schools around the region competed with their teams in the VEX Competition, held last Saturday at Win-E-Mac School,  teams of students were tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. Classroom STEM concepts...
Minnesota Farmers Union (MFU) President, Doug Peterson, announced his retirement last month from MFU, but took on the role one final time as an advocate for American family farmers in a meeting with the Pope and Vatican staff to discuss the importance of farming in the World. During the meeting...
Garden Valley Telephone Company & Minkota Technologies, Inc. representatives after signing the agreement to sell the business assets of Minkota Technologies to Garden Valley Innovations, LLC. Left to right: Byron Ness, Garden Valley Board of Director; Jerry Freitag, Garden Valley Board of Director; Tim Brinkman, CEO/General Manager; Dan Vesledahl, Vice President of Operations and Mike Vesledahl, Senior Network Technician.
On December 29, 2016, Garden Valley announced that Dan and Mike Vesledahl had signed an agreement to sell the business assets of Minkota Technologies to Garden Valley Innovations, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Garden Valley Telephone Company, located in Erskine, MN. The Minkota Technologies...
Pictured front row from left: Lloyd Engen, Jenny Bakke, Corrie Uhlir, Lorraine Brustad, Glady Luecken, Jane Merschman. Back row: Pattie Schrader, Jay Jones, David Lindmark, Becky Colebank, Tamara Edevold, Lori Buell and JaNelle Melbo.
Clearwater-Polk Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round-Up donated $8,750 to 17 local area organizations on Wednesday, Dec. 14. According to Operation Round-Up Trustee Glenn Rettmann, this latest round of donations brings the total distributed since Operation Round-Up began to approximately $355,000...
Carlos Mendez is a reflexologist, whose goal is to bring relaxation, reduce stress and often better sleep to his clients. His wife, Melanie, is an avid supporter and help in his profession. “Have an open mind to other therapies and to different approaches,” Carlos emphasizes. “Reflexology is a way to help your body help itself.”
Carlos Mendez is a certified reflexologist, calling his practice “Reflexions of Health”. His story is one of dedication and success in a profession that may not be understood by many. In Europe, reflexology is studied and practiced a great deal more than in the United States, but more doctors here...


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