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This month's photographer spotlight: Tracy Tingstad Cannata of Crystal, MN

EDITOR’S NOTE: We continue this week with our monthly feature on local photographers. This month highlights the work of Tracy Tingstad Cannata as she shares her love of photographing nature and her outdoor surroundings. – Kirsten Reichel, HTF Staff Writer Tell us a bit about yourself, where do you call home, what is your family life like? I grew up […]

A love of reading is celebrated at Parkview Learning Center

“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” –Groucho Marx. VIRGINIA – Abraham Lincoln said, “A capacity, and taste, for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others.” Our 16th president loved to read. The Bible, Shakespeare, apparently anything. He also reportedly said, […]

Physical and mental exercise keeps dogs healthy

Looking for some easy ways to help improve your dog’s life and keep them happy? The good news is there are some pretty easy ways to enrich our dogs’ lives, from providing them with daily exercise to being consistent with rules. Regular exercise is important to your dog’s overall well-being, both mentally and physically. Overweight dogs are at an increased […]

Experiencing AWE!

It’s good for you

Sometimes you have to put in some extra effort to not let an adventure pass you by. Sometimes you have to recognize an opportunity to experience something new as something you shouldn’t miss. I almost missed this one. It was a gorgeous sunny day and I knew the conditions were perfect for what I had in mind. However, I just […]

Public encouraged to provide input by March 25

Proposed rules for veteran community care open for comment

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced the publication of a proposed regulation in the Federal Register for the new veterans community care program, including access standards. The proposed regulation would establish new rules for the veterans community care program required by section 101 of the VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks (MISSION Act) of […]

Women Veterans Conference is March 23

MAPLEWOOD, MN — All ages, eras and transitioning military women are welcome to the 2019 MDVA Women Veterans Conference at the YMCA Maplewood Community Center, MN. Keynote speaker will be veteran Dajon Ferrell, a military sexual trauma survivor. The event will include: Minnesota Woman Veteran of the Year Award will be presented at the conference by the Women Veterans Initiative. […]

MACV hosts free legal clinic for veterans

Council for Veterans is hosting a free legal clinic for veterans on Tuesday, March 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center, located at 1 Veterans Dr. in Minneapolis. Attorneys, MACV staff, County Veterans Service Officers and child support officers will be available throughout the day to assist veterans with questions, legal forms and counsel. […]

March 1 is National Minnesota Day

Celebrating the culture, people, traditions of my new home

Not only is Minnesota the Land of 10,000 Lakes, but it is also the land of the common loon and the hotdish; the land of hockey and walleye, Minnesota Nice, and ice fishing. The Star of the North is the place to find lefse and cheese curds, or picnic under the pines at one of our many state parks. It […]

“The Pipes Are Calling” dedication music concert March 3

Celebrating Hope Presbyterian Church’s restored pipe organ

VIRGINIA – Hope Community Presbyterian Church in Virginia will be filled with the sounds ofmusic on Sunday, March 3, to celebrate therestoration of one of the Iron Range’s most historic pipe organ. As people gather at the church’s “The Pipes Are Calling” dedication concert at 3 p.m., they will be entertained with favorite Cole Porter classics performed by musicians and […]

It’s all about peanut butter

Well, it seems that every day there’s something being commemorated, and March 1 just happens to be National Peanut Butter Lovers Day – who knew? It makes my quest for recipes easier if I have a theme to work with so peanut butter it is! The following recipes are from www.allrecipes.com with the exception of the Williamsburg Pork, which is […]