All about the bison: Local conference draws national attendance

Several local people have been busily preparing for a big event in the world of bison producers: The National Bison Association summer conference takes place in Becker, Elk River and Otsego June 20-22, when about 200 conference guests visit the Becker-based Snake River Farm owned by husband-and-wife farmers Tom Barthel and Gail Wilkinson. “I think […]

A model in efficiency

Stanchfield couple’s solar home among top in energy conservation Even on the coldest winter days, Mike Gallagher and Linda Cullen’s Stanchfield home stays comfortably warm, and throughout much of the year they’re actually selling power back to East Central Energy. The windows of the home are triple-paned, everything is insulated by a layer of foam, […]

Five benefits of sending your child to nature camp

By Tara Rogness There is great freedom in exploring the world with friends, spending time breathing fresh air, imagining a fantastical world that exists just for you, and learning in an active way. In fact, research suggests that these activities lead to happier and healthier kids. The list of benefits of sending your child to […]