COMMISSIONER RACHEL LEONARD of Zimmerman and her family, Erick, Jill, Alex, Kyle, Todd, Rachel, Mitchell Leonard, David Cowardin, Pam and Katie Leonard. (Submitted Photo)

Goldie Gophers. All in the family.

  Rachel Leonard, energetic and always-smiling county commissioner from Zimmerman, wore a face of pride that would light up the universe as she strolled into our

ART DIAZ (center) member of our Inland Press Association group, argued the merits of capitalism and communism with a group of Havana college students, during our 1990 trip to the island country. (Photo Archive by Gary W. Meyer)

If we could hear their voices now

President Obama certainly created news a week ago in announcing a resumption of diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba.



Mike Zdychnec, Executive Program Director for Healthcare Management at MN School of Business. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

JEN SCHUMACHER (far left), applauds as 15-year-old Matthew Trutna wins the 2015 Team Liam 5K Saturday. (Photos by Jennifer Edwards).

Kathleen R. Huber

DANCERS FROM JENNIFER’S DANCE CENTER will be performing at Disney World in Florida in October. Pictured (front row, left to right), are Grace Esselman, Lillian St. Jean, Sophia Gerou, Kailey Buchta, Rowan Payne and Hannah Oakes. Middle row are Amelia Cameron, Brianna Anthony, Jacqie Bengtson, Gianna Mitchell, Alex Dillion, Abby Yanke and Rose Curtis. Back row are Tori Ramert, Alexis Erickson, Sophia St. Ives, Tiana Link, Rachel Royseth, Kristian Kunkel, Brooklynn Bengtson, Nicole Bengtson and Kendall Luoma. Not pictured are Haylee Oakes and Melanie Miskowic. (Submitted photo).

FIVE GIRLS FROM MARY OF THE VISITATION CHURCH’S YOUTH GROUP helped Gail Stanley (not pictured) of Big Lake pack her belongings for a move she was taking to Princeton last weekend. The girls are (from left to right): Bridget Buchholz, Jasmine Johnson, Michaela Manifold, Brittney Kostek and Josie Berger. (Photo by Bill Morgan)
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