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In Sierra Leone, Bethany Fristad cools off with several children.

Fristad to start ’round-the-world mission trip

by Dennis Dalman Bethany Fristad of Sartell is about to set off on an around-the-world trip with extended stops in 11 countries for an 11-month period. But it won’t be the typical sight-seeing pleasure trip – well, not exactly, anyway, although in one way it will be a pleasure trip because Fristad’s greatest pleasure […]

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A large portion of the ASA student body and alumni wore pink in support of women who are facing breast cancer. Six-grade girls, including those from Huls' class, are shown here.

All Saints Academy teacher Huls keeps faith in cancer fight

by Cori Hilsgen All Saints Academy teacher Susan Huls is keeping her faith as she battles Stage II breast cancer. While chatting at lunch with her co-workers last Oct. 2, Huls felt a sudden semi-sharp pain under her left arm and also found some lumps. The next morning the pain was no longer bothering […]

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Amanda Stewart is known by family and friends as having a "thumbs-up" attitude as she battles cancer day by day. In the photo above, she is receiving yet another round of chemotherapy at the Coborn Cancer Center.

Benefit set for woman in second cancer battle

by Dennis Dalman Amanda Stewart conquered colon cancer five years ago, and after a four-year respite during which she was cancer-free, she is now battling the disease again. Friends, family and acquaintances will host a benefit for Stewart from noon-4 p.m. Sunday, July 21 at the Moose Lodge in Waite Park. The event will […]

Barb Kettler of St. Joseph designed a "chicken bra" last year. This year she is desiging a "wine-rack bra."    

‘BRAsterpiece’ designed to bring hope to breast-cancer sufferers

by Dennis Dalman Bras, bras and more bras – of all shapes, sizes and colors – will be exhibited starting July 1 in a show entitled “BRAsterpiece” at the River’s Edge Convention Center in downtown St. Cloud. “BRAsterpiece” is a play on words for “Masterpiece,” and its BRA stands for Breast Reconstruction Awareness. The […]


Tyrants everywhere should heed Malala’s United Nations speech

The standing ovation received by Malala Yousafzai at the United Nations last week was a tremendous moment for humanity. Yousafzai is the 16-year-old Pakistani girl who was viciously shot in the head by Taliban thugs while she was sitting on a bus taking her to her school. The Taliban, a radical Islamic sect, is not […]