Addicted to Running
In the week following the Pemberton Trail 50K, the warm days in the desert offered an opportunity to pile on miles.
Easy, flat footing, along with ideal temperatures, allowed me to easily log more than 45 miles, bringing my 8-day total to an all-time high. Near the end of my stay, I began reading the Hanson Marathon Method in preparation for spring and summer.
My return to Grand Forks also pr...
March 02, 2014 - 7:52pm
Healthy Thinking Minnesota
Thoughts of unforgiveness arent good for us. They affect us like water in our cars gas tank we dont run right. And those we wont forgive can be affected too.
The health-giving effects of forgiving have been well documented, to the point of becoming common knowledge. Back in 2004, a Harvard Medical School publication summed up:
Researchers found that mentally nursing a grudge puts your body...
February 27, 2014 - 10:42am
Mirror of History
Heres a story thats been told many times, by many people, with lots of variations which just make the story more interesting. It did really happen, with much of it taking place in this area.
Forest City was one of the earliest, if not the earliest, settlements in Meeker County. It was also the site of the federal land office the place where claims from a wide area had to be filed.
February 24, 2014 - 4:28pm
Willmar Kiwanis Club
We just completed our first month at our new location, the Kandiyohi County Historical Society building and things are off to a good start. I am pleased to announce that we have another new member, Jacki Anderson! I would like to welcome her to the Willmar Kiwanis Club. If you havent had a chance to introduce yourself to Jacki, please do so.
The membership committee put a lot of time and effor...
February 24, 2014 - 1:14pm
Stevens County EMS
Death. It's a funny thing. Scary, elusive, inevitable. Rodney Koser found a way to beat it. 21 years ago this July, Rodney and his wife Joan were square dancing in East Side Park following the Prairie Pioneer Days parade in Morris. Rodney began having some discomfort in his chest. This was not a new thing for Rodney. What happened next, however, was completelynew to Rodney. He collapsed. Dead. ...
February 21, 2014 - 4:10pm
Kandiyohi County Drug Free Coalition
February 21st Marks Great American Spit Out!
Smokeless tobacco is still tobacco: it's addictive and causes cancer.
Nearly 8.9 million Americans aged 12 and older are current users of smokeless tobacco and 8.9 percent of American high school students report current use of smokeless tobacco. Using smokeless tobacco products can cause mouth cancer, gum disease, and tooth loss. It is also add...
February 21, 2014 - 4:04pm
As Ecclesiastes and The Byrds remind us, there are seasons in our lives. Ebbs and flows. We are always changing and dynamic. Sometimes the change is dramatic and swift; at other times it's subtle, only recognized when we take a look back.
It's following these subtle shifts that we might find ourselves hanging on to behaviors, habits, or even relationships that served us prior to the shift and ...
February 20, 2014 - 11:45am
Due to a greater need than expected, more volunteer tutors are needed at the library's Study Center on Monday and Thursday nights from 6-8pm.
The Study Center is open to students in grades K-12 and tutors may come one, or both, evenings and can stay for as long as they would like. No experience is necessary, just a desire to help others reach their academic goals.
For more information, stop b...
February 11, 2014 - 2:37pm