by Vicki Ikeogu email@example.com Ryan Holter vowed never to become a personal tax accountant again. Growing up in Willmar, Holter, now 37, had got his start in the field at the Conway, Deuth & Schmiesing location in his hometown right out of college. Soon after, he began his career by doing accounting work for several companies in the Twin Cities.
by Cori Hilsgen firstname.lastname@example.org Kennedy Community School fifth-grader Gage Morcomb believes people should “live united” and not judge others no matter who they are. He was recently chosen as one of the runner-up winners of the Central Minnesota United Way “Live United” essay contest and was recognized Dec. 7 at the school for his accomplishment. Kennedy Assistant Principal Anna Willhite
by Mollie Rushmeyer email@example.com No one likes to think of a child going hungry or being shamed for not having money in his or her lunch account. Unfortunately, that’s the public concern in some school districts, as seen in recent headlines across the United States and even within our own state. But thankfully, in the central Minnesota school districts of
by Dennis Dalman firstname.lastname@example.org Stearns County was honored with a “Silver” designation from the national SolSmart program for making it faster, easier and more affordable for homes and businesses to go solar. A massive solar-energy “garden” was recently installed near St. Joseph, and solar-panel installations are becoming as common a sight as telephone poles in area landscapes. Stearns County, as
by Dennis Dalman email@example.com Sartell fourth- and fifth-grade students came away with armloads of honors from the Vex IQ Robotics competitions that took place at St. Cloud’s Apollo High School and in Princeton earlier this month. The Sartell Middle School teams consisted of three teams comprised of fifth-graders, and the teams excelled beyond their expectations at Apollo – with first-,