It felt like a fine day. Everything was normal. The Christmas tree was up, our piano was decorated, and our stairway was lit.
Normal until my mom gave me my job list, but part of it did not seem right.
Once upon a time, there was a harbor - Prairie Harbor - a lonely, abandoned dock service on Mitchell Lake.
The harbor had a secret, a hidden secret. No one even knew about the secret besides John M. Prairie, the owner and founder of Prairie Harbor.
Who am I you ask?
I have some very peculiar qualities. Some good, and some not as good.
Let's start with my good qualities. I have many.
I make families forget their worries for one day, and come together. I make little kids feel sheer joy.
The mood at my parents' house on Christmas Eve 1982 was very dismal. Eighteen days earlier a man who had just lost his job, sat in a Sandstone bar drinking for hours and then got in to his car to head home.
The day before Christmas Eve I awoke to the sound of sizzling bacon. It was the crack of dawn and I heard my parents quietly talking. I sprang out of bed because I remembered that today we would harvest our Christmas tree.
‰ Age: 64.
‰ City: Rural Brainerd.
‰ What’re you doing at the Brainerd Public Library on this day in late-Augus?: “My husband Richard and I are here with our granddaughter, Shaelie Shanks, she’s 4.
“I’m an avid reader and so is my granddaughter. My children are avid reader...
September is officially Library Card Sign-up Month, a time to remember that a library card is the most important school supply of all. When children under the age of 10 sign up for a new library card during this month, they will receive a canvas bag and a book of their own to keep. The bags were pur...
Maria had worked, raised a family and kept a home running for years. During those years, she had not exercised the way she should have.
Now Maria was making the choice to get back into shape, but she also hated exercise. She had read in the monthly newsletter from the Lakes Area Senior Activit...
The 15th annual Ageless Expo this year will for sure be sizzling.
Dave Freiday, chef from the Lakes Area Senior Activity Center, will do a cooking demonstration on stage at the expo scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Forestview Middle School, located on Knollwood Drive off of Crow Wing ...