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Crow Wing Power members bring solar project to life
Ceremony is Wednesday to remember 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor
Compassionate Friends to host candle lighting Sunday
Dakota Access ‘fully committed’ to completing pipeline using current route
Beds for better lives
Wolter: Riding the insane NFL roller-coaster
Luverne hockey tops Orono, S-O wrestlers take Okoboji Invite
Boys hockey: LSHSPTCUC score one for each letter in win over Trojans
Minnesota West basketball: Men pick up first win, women keep rolling
WHS basketball: Girls, boys sweep Windom Area on road
Column: Stepping out in faith
Column: After a mere 25 years, the triumph of the West is over
Column: The election really was rigged
Column: The post-truth era of politics
Column: Enrichment opportunities abound in 2017
Geneva J. Strolz
Homemade granola easier, more affordable than you think
PieLogNog: A holiday mashup of chocolate, salted caramel, eggnog and pecan pie
Change maker: Kevin Donovan pushes Worthington, and himself, to succeed
Our region was major supplier of early engines for Humvees
Disheveled Thelogian: A feast, a robbery and a reason to give thanks
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Carter 65th anniversary
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May 25, 2016
She was Minnesota’s last survivor of orphan trains: Abused and never adopted, she lived 101 years to tell her story
SLEEPY EYE — It was June 29, 1917, when orphan A-20913 arrived at the Milwaukee Road Depot train station in downtown Minneapolis. A 2-year-old...
May 25, 2016 - 8:40pm
May 2, 2016
Caregiving film series starts tonight at CAL
WORTHINGTON — Worthington’s Center for Active Living is offering a three-part series addressing caregiving. The first film in the series, “Caring for Mom & Dad,” produced by PBS, will be shown at 5:30 p.m. today at the CAL, 211 11th St. According to PBS promotional materials,...
May 2, 2016 - 8:43pm
March 6, 2016
‘Age-Friendly Communities’ grant of $100,000 to benefit region
WORTHINGTON — Aging in place — that is, staying in one’s longtime home or in the same town where a person has existing friends and support systems — is the goal of many seniors. Awareness of that goal led the Hutchinson-based Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF) to ask Wilder...
March 6, 2016 - 7:23pm
January 5, 2016
Schomacker, Weber to host listening sessions
LUVERNE — Minnesota House Aging and Long Term Care Policy Chairman Joe Schomacker, R-Luverne, and State Senator Bill Weber, R-Luverne, are hosting two listening sessions to discuss Minnesota’s historic nursing home funding and reform law and to learn about its local impacts. The...
January 5, 2016 - 8:22pm
January 3, 2016
Minnesota’s retirement population is about to explode. Are we ready?
ST. PAUL — By some standards — in particular, those of AARP — Minnesota is the best place to retire in the country. Soon we’ll get the chance to put that distinction to the test: The “Roaring Twenties” of the 20th century will become the “Retiring Twenties” of the...
January 3, 2016 - 7:48pm
September 25, 2015
Get active physically, mentally and socially
WORTHINGTON — The Center for Active Living will take part in an international promotion called Active Aging Week. The International Council on Active Aging (ICAA) is promoting the endeavor. CAL Director Kris Hohensee has planned special activities for each day next week. “This...
September 25, 2015 - 9:23pm
August 6, 2015
Getting grayer: Minnesota lawmakers’ median age is a decade older than it was 20 years ago
ST. PAUL -- Slowly and with little notice, the Minnesota Legislature has been graying. This year, the median age of House members is 54, according to a Pioneer Press analysis. The median age of senators is 55. Twenty years ago, the median age for both was nearly a decade younger....
August 6, 2015 - 8:47pm
May 10, 2015
Aging at work
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — At 78, Mary Lou Kurtyka wants to keep working. But she says she doesn’t need the money. Instead, her job greeting...
May 10, 2015 - 8:07pm
March 19, 2015
Put yourself in their shoes
WORTHINGTON — People in leadership positions, volunteer caregivers and those who work with the aging will have a unique opportunity next week to put themselves in the shoes of an individual suffering from dementia. The Nobles County Senior Concerns Committee will host a Virtual...
March 19, 2015 - 7:58pm
January 20, 2015
Minnesota looks at new nursing home funding method
ST. PAUL — Minnesota will do a better job caring for its senior citizens if nursing homes are paid based on their quality of care and the area’s average pay, backers of a nursing home funding reform bill say. Rep. Joe Schomacker, R-Luverne, and Sen. Tony Lourey, D-Kerrick,...
January 20, 2015 - 7:36pm
November 21, 2014
Family caregivers important part of aging process
LUVERNE — Whether you check in on an elderly neighbor each day or provide care for an aging parent or spouse, the role of a caregiver is extremely important in keeping people in their own home for as long as possible. During National Family Caregivers Month in November, the...
November 21, 2014 - 9:53pm
September 14, 2014
Ecumen, MnSCU to partner on rural senior care
MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL — Rural Minnesota is acutely impacted by the collision of a rapidly aging population and a shortage of nurses in senior care. Ecumen, a non-profit senior housing and services organization that operates in many rural Minnesota communities, and Minnesota State...
September 14, 2014 - 9:00pm
September 4, 2014
Minnesota must prepare for ‘age wave’
DETROIT LAKES — Minnesotans are getting older, and the costs of caring for seniors and the disabled are going to rise fast. The state needs to act now to get ahead of the coming “age wave” by providing a stable funding source to pay for care, says state Sen. Kent Eken,...
September 4, 2014 - 8:00pm
April 16, 2014
Rep. Hamilton hears from constituents
WORTHINGTON — The Minnesota Legislature may be on its Easter break this week, but it has been far from a break from District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton (R-Mountain Lake) as he made his second visit to Worthington in two days Tuesday for a listening session on health care for the aging. Hamilton,...
April 16, 2014 - 8:43pm
September 10, 2010
Column: Minnesota seniors deserve an articulate plan
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans often disagree on policy issues and we certainly expect our gubernatorial candidates to do so, too. But there is one area on which they all can agree: Minnesota's aging demographic is the biggest issue facing our state. Each of the major party candidates...
September 10, 2010 - 12:00am