Healthy for Life

Welcome to summertime and honoring dad on Father’s Day

Happy summertime, everyone! It doesn’t seem that it was that long ago when my departing words were “stay warm!” Well, we most definitely have been feeling the heat. Since childhood, I recall June as being a mostly rainy, almost chilly, month, especially when summer vacation began. I would be so excited getting a new bikini for the summer season, but […]


Drink extra water during this warm weather

Boy, hasn’t this weather been a scorcher? While, yes, our Minnesota summers are usually warm, hot and muggy. It’s just that this year the warm weather has shown up earlier than usual. And with this hot weather comes the need to stay extra hydrated. Do you bring a water bottle with you wherever you go, so you can sip water […]

The Nature Nerd

Focus on: Moths versus butterflies

Moths get a bad rap. Butterflies get all the breaks. Most people seem to favor butterflies. A typical comment is “just a moth.” Moths have their advocates, too, and with good reason. For one thing, moths are creatures of the night. It is hard to see them well. They are mysterious; they live secret lives and cannot be trusted. They […]


LEO (July 23 to August 22) Don’t let your pride stand in the way of resolving an emotionally painful situation. This is a good time to deal with it and let the healing finally begin. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A workplace problem that you’ve been handling so well suddenly spins out of control. Don’t panic. You can rely […]


LEO (July 23 to August 22) As much as you love being a social Lion, you might well benefit from staying out of the spotlight for a while. You need time to reflect on some upcoming decisions. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A difficult family situation improves, thanks to your timely intervention. You can now start to focus more […]

The Long Line

Roughing it not your style? Jody suggests a camper cabin!

Memorial Day weekend has come and gone, and it is officially the season to go camping! Camping can have its downsides—mosquitos, bears, storms, and the hard ground under a tent. There is more to love, though. I have many memories of listening to the sound of the loons at night, stargazing, chasing fireflies, roasting marshmallows around the fire, catching fish […]

Home hardening for fire protection

Fire-resistant materials can ward off embers and flames

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), “Research around home destruction vs. home survival in wildfires point to embers and small flames, not the wall of fire as the main way that the majority of homes ignite in wildfires. Embers are burning pieces of airborne wood and/or vegetation that can be carried more than a mile through the wind […]

Grown on The Range

Byrns Greenhouse of Zim: still growing strong after 50 years

Greenhouse manager Deb Erickson waters a row of plants in the family operated greenhouse. Byrns Greenhouse has an extensive array of plants showcased in 14 hoop houses. Submitted photos.ZIM — Thousands of rootless cuttings, through many months of ten… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me     Forgot […]


Discover the positive side of massage

 There are many ways to benefit from massage. It all depends on what is going on in a person’s life and how he or she chooses to utilize massage. It’s kind of a “to each his own” outlook with how they use it to help them get them through their s… Please register for a free account or log in […]

Healthy for Life

Soak up June’s warmth with healthy seasonal suggestions

  Welcome, everyone, as we enter into the month of June and the summer season. It’s wonderful to see our corner of the earth green and full of color once again. What an awesome transformation this season has turned out to be. I hope you are all… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

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