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CHICAGO (Reuters) - Location, location location: Not only is it key to the value of real estate, it's also a big driver of the cost of long-term care. A study of long-term care costs in the United States released this week shows that the cost of long-term services and support varies dramatically by ...

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:03pm

Flashback to the early 1990s. A stern voice echoes through my childhood home, "Jessica Lynn Larsen!" It sends a shiver down my spine. Whenever my mom or dad used my full name, I knew I was in trouble.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 8:36pm

It is not generally my first thought to go to a doctor when I am feeling unwell. Nor my second. Nor, if I’m being totally honest, any single- or low double digit number. I just don’t go. Ever. Maybe I’m convinced of my body’s own miraculous healing abilities. I grew up reading a lot of Wolve...

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 3:03pm

When a photo album made it to The Center in Brainerd to be part of a fundraising sale, no one noticed the photos were still inside.

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 8:51pm

“I just got a text from Shannon that Sylvia’s breathing is real shallow and that it won’t be long. Shannon will let me know when she passes.” That is an email message that I received recently from a family member (I’ve changed the names) and, as you can imagine, unlike many emails, it made...

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 9:58am

Brainerd area residents Jack Barry and Joe Heal share a common bond - they both know a single visit to the doctor's office can change everything.

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 8:43pm

A painting of the late World War II Brainerd veteran Roy Schellin - whose right arm was severely wounded during a 1943 air battle over France - hangs at the Pentagon.

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 9:16pm

Question: Why don't we just let our youth drink at age 18 like we used to? They would have more experience and guidance by adults if we did.

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 9:14pm

Pat VanGuilder of Brainerd already participated in exercise programs, game groups and volunteers at The Center. She enjoys all of those activities, but wanted something more; just not certain what.

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 3:45pm

Words are incredibly powerful. They allow us to share what we think, how we feel and what we envision for the future. They can tell us what happened in the past, to those who came before us, and even about those who gave us our unique DNA.

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 3:44pm