Articles from the April 11, 2024 edition

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  • The Unsung Hero – Fiber

    Randy Olson|Apr 11, 2024

    You've heard it's a good idea to include fiber in your diet, but how much fiber do you need? A high-fiber diet can benefit your health in several ways; especially digestive health. You know how it feels when it's not healthy; you experience either constipation or diarrhea. They're on the opposite ends of the bowel movement spectrum, so how does fiber help? Two Types of Fiber – Soluble and Insoluble Soluble fiber dissolves in water and helps slow down the speed at which food moves from your s...

  • Severe Weather Awareness Week - sirens to blow on Thursday, April 11 in Brooten

    Randy Olson|Apr 11, 2024

    Severe Weather Awareness Week, April 8-12, is a great time for Minnesotans to prepare for unpredictable and extreme Midwestern weather. In Brooten, the Brooten Fire Department will sound the sirens in town at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 11. Please spread the word! Additional Severe Weather Awareness week information: Great River Energy and its 27 member-owner cooperatives and customers are always working to keep the power flowing to homes, farms and businesses. "During severe weather, such as tornados, straight-line winds and...

  • Goat Ridge Brewing Co. to host 9th anniversary celebration! (VIDEO)

    Randy Olson|Apr 11, 2024

    Nine years of slingin’ beers! Goat Ridge Brewing Co. of New London invites everyone to their ninth anniversary celebration on Saturday, April 13 from noon to 11 p.m. They will be selling anniversary shirts plus food and beer specials, beer releases and - of course - live music! The beer choir is set to perform from 1 to 2 p.m., and Railroad Island performs from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Infernos take the stage to perform from 9 to 11 p.m. Goat Ridge Brewing Co. - live and unfiltered since 2015! S...

  • Live music performance at Central Square in Glenwood : Alice Wallace Band

    Randy Olson|Apr 11, 2024

    Central Square and Civic Center in Glenwood will be hosting a live music performance on Saturday, April 13 at 7 p.m., when the Alice Wallace Band will perform on stage. Alice Wallace is known for her powerful vocals and compelling storytelling. In our auditorium, she will bring her latest album, "Into the Blue" to life, a rich blend of country rock and folk that echoes her California roots. With a decade-long career, Alice has garnered praise and nominations for prestigious awards such as the Lo...

  • We're in trouble: Joe Biden's economy is tanking (VIDEO)

    Randy Olson|Apr 11, 2024

    For the third straight month, American citizens have been hit by rising inflation, according to government statistics. Not only do government statistics suggest this, real world experience - life outside of academia and government - paints the same picture. Overall, the U.S. Department of Labor said that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 3.5 percent in March 2024 compared to one year ago. Fueling this surge is higher costs for rent, car insurance, clothes, medical care and gasoline. Adding to...

  • Goat Ridge Brewing joins forces with Kernza boosters with new Root Down beer (VIDEO)

    Randy Olson|Apr 11, 2024

    Goat Ridge Brewing Co. of New London recently unveiled a special beer collaboration with research done by the University of Minnesota. The new beer, called Root Down, is a unique hybrid lager brewed with Kernza perennial grass. On Saturday, April 6 at Goat Ridge, owner and brewer Josh Reed hosted a special celebration of the grand opening of the New London Food Co-op and his new beer, Root Down. Speaking at the event were Reed, Erik Hatlestad of the New London Food Co-op and Katharine Chute...