Some of the topics and themes we will cover on a regular basis include:
Local Lifestyle, Activities, and Entertainment: coverage of upcoming and recent events, "live" concerts and shows, with emphasis on our popular photo galleries whenever possible. We would like to be involved with current happenings in the area and write about them "from the inside" to celebrate our quality of life here in Minnesota.
Photo Galleries: a close-up view of some of the exciting activities and events in our area!
Business Spotlight: highlights a different local business each issue, with a history of the business and what they can do for you.
Personalities: getting to know the locals, with personal profiles of some of the interesting people in our area, from the well-known business owner to the man or woman down the street! You'll read some intriguing stories that you never would have imagined.
Sheriff's Desk: by Sheriff Dan Hartog
Public Safety: issues regarding ... what else? ... public safety!
Local Flavor: recipes and food preparation techniques, plus handy hints that help save time, or just make things easier in the kitchen. We happily accept reader submissions for this section, so go ahead - send us your favorite recipes and tips!
Local Health: improving your mental and physical health
Pet Savvy: expert advice and tips to help you with your pets
Just For Fun: those interesting (and perhaps unusual!) hobbies of our friends and neighbors, and the things we like to do just for fun!
Local Gardening: tips and tricks to make your gardens look their best
It Seems to Me... thoughts and ideas about coping with the challenges of modern life, by Laurie McCabe
Treads to the Ground: by Margaret Lanning
** We will accept contributions from our readers for many of these columns, and we are open to new ideas as well. If you have something you'd like to share, just e-mail us with your ideas. This is YOUR magazine, and whenever possible, we will happily publish articles sent by the public. This is a great opportunity to see your work in print! **