Browerville

by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Dozens of abandoned, lost and stolen animals have been rescued by Linda Rowe of Browerville and Sabrina Meek of rural Staples throughout their lifetimes. That number has been rising sharply since June, when they decided to combine their efforts and organize a rescue network. “We’ve been rescuing animals since we [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

Variety of services available near Swanville  by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer   The Johnson family is home in Swanville, processing beef, chickens and pork and wild game for both retail and custom orders. Wade Johnson grew up on the home place where the processing plant sits now, two miles north of town. It’s the farm where [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Lynda Olander Converse has written a book about her father, Merle Olander. It’s not about his life, or his accomplishments or what a great father he was. It’s about his journey with Alzheimer’s disease. “My father once said to me, ‘A person is a culmination of their life experiences. Who are [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

Buying bulk foods is money-saving way of life By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Before moving to Browerville in 2006, Robert and Linda McDowell learned a lot about the food service as wholesale distributors of homemade jams and jellies. Robert worked in construction, and with the industry downturn he came to a crossroads. “We had thought about [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon

By Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer jennie.zeitler@mcrecord.com   Long before phrases such as “low carbon footprint” and “sustainable farming” became fashionable and common, Roy Perish was using ecologically sound farming practices at his Creek Bottom Farm northwest of Long Prairie. Perish grew up in Browerville and has been at 280-acre Creek Bottom Farm with his wife, Teresa, [...]

facebook icon
twitter icon
comments icon
up arrow
up arrow