Raymond Lund



 Raymond Lund, 86, of Virginia, died Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at St. Michaels Health and Rehab in Virginia. Memorial Services will be held Monday, January 26, 2015 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church at 11:00 a.m.with visitation one hour prior. Re… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     […]

Helen A. Petersen



 Helen A. Petersen, 95, Cook, former longtime resident of White Bear Lake, passed away at the Cook Nursing Home on Tuesday, January 27, 2015.  She was born Helen Anne Groshel on January 7, 1920 at Eveleth, to Frank and Helen (Drager) Grosh… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Daniel J. Kangas



A gathering for family and friends to celebrate Daniel’s life will be held from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Friday, January 30, 2015, at Rupp Funeral Home & Cremation Service Chapel in Chisholm.  Following the gathering, a reception will be held… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Getting your ducks in a row

Long-range PLANNING


 This week’s Health Edition is about “getting your ducks in a row,” so to speak – preparing for old age and poor health, and the eventuality of death. This advice is for everyone, young or old. If your parents are approaching old age, and they … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Advice from those who’ve been there




One impetus for this Health Edition’s focus was the recent failing health and death of our publishers’ mother, Betty Asbach. The Asbach family thought our readers might benefit from the advice of professionals in this field and from others who have … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Long- term care planning

If only I had a crystal ball


I can’t remember a period in my life where I wished more fervently for a crystal ball. If I only knew when I was going to draw my last breath, making decisions today would be so much easier! As it is, I’m grateful I’ve survived this long and if my n… Please register for a free account or log in […]

60- month “look- back” period

Medicaid’s asset transfer rules

In order to be eligible for Medicaid, you cannot have recently transferred assets. Congress does not want you to move into a nursing home on Monday, give all your money to your children (or whomever) on Tuesday, and qualify for Medicaid on Wednesday… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

5 estate planning tips for the non-traditional family



Is your family of the “Leave It to Beaver” variety – opposite-gender parents, the first marriage for each, one or more kids, all healthy and thriving? If so, your estate plan will probably be pretty straightforward. But if not, it’… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Cool senior stuff (and more) online




I found a lot of great stuff online about seniors, aging, and the retirement years. It was really quite exciting because it gave me a lot of ideas about what we could do in the coming years, and many informational resources to guide us along the way… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

Read this book

With a Little Help from Our Friends


 My girlfriends and I used to talk about our Golden Years and our dream was to all live together in the huge Wally World (former Wally Jones’) estate on Lake Vermilion. We would have handsome live-in male nurses and dock boys who would roll our… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.


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