Author Archives: Chicz

Wild animals don’t always make good pets

By Dr. Florian Ledermann This time of year, it is not unusual to find injured or abandoned wild animals in our yards or fields near our dwellings. These animals are subject to the same risks that humans are in their … Continue reading

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A guyz perspective: The chores can wait

By Eric Morken A light breeze and warm, sunny skies made for a perfect day for baseball on May 27. Osakis had one of the better teams in the area this spring and opened up the section playoffs that day. … Continue reading

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Real chicz of Douglas County: Cruisin’ with Dawn Erickson

By Tara Bitzan When Dawn Erickson of Alexandria isn’t serving as head librarian at the Benson Public Library, she can be found cruising the county roads behind the wheel of her black Corvette, with the wind blowing through her hair … Continue reading

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He sez…she sez: Parking lot adventures

By Brandon and Amy Chaffins Brandon: I thought I would address an issue that I don’t think is an issue at all. It’s what I like to call “Parking Lot Adventures.” It involves the interaction between me and Amy when … Continue reading

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How to choose the right running shoes

By foot/ankle and sports medicine doctors at Heartland Orthopedic Specialists From the specific anatomy of your feet to the gait in your step, finding the right pair of running shoes is very personal, as the same shoe can fit and affect each person differently. However, … Continue reading

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Add a simple vintage touch

For a simple vintage touch in your home, refurbish some antique hooks! 1. Take a trip to a local antique store or visit a flea market and pick up some old cast iron hooks. 2. Clean the hooks using a … Continue reading

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Don’t be shy about fashion: Stand out with pops of yellow

By Annie Harman Bring a ray of sunshine into your summer wardrobe! Cheerful yellow is associated with laughter, happiness, optimism, and good times. You might initially dismiss yellow as a color that you can pull off, but you don’t have … Continue reading

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Infuse your life with summer flair

By Annie Harman When you think summer, some words that are bound to pop into your head are happiness, excitement, vibrant, and joyful. Who wouldn’t want all those things in their everyday life? Having bright colors around you is a … Continue reading

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Say hello to summer with sunflowers

By Courtney Bitzan This summer, brighten up your garden with sunflowers! Sunflowers are extremely easy to grow, as long as the soil is not waterlogged. Most varieties of sunflowers are heat and drought tolerant, are attractive to birds and butterflies, … Continue reading

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Lemony goodness

By Lori Mork LUSCIOUS LEMON DESSERT This recipe has been around forever, but is always a favorite for many. INGREDIENTS: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. chopped pecans, divided 8 Tbsp. (1 stick) butter, softened 1 (8 … Continue reading

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