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So much to do, so little time

March 12, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

The only thing Harry and Joan Davis of Brandon have to worry about during retirement is how to find enough time to get everything done.
Their shop is full of projects patiently waiting to be completed. While the projects themselves aren’t in any hurry, the Davises are. Continue Reading

Minnesota man builds detailed miniature farm buildings

January 21, 2013 in DL-Online

Dale Svendsgaard, 78, might have found his hobby unintentionally, but a look at the intricately detailed miniature barns, houses and farm buildings he’s created for the past three years suggests he knows what he’s doing. Continue Reading

Handspinners roll along into Jamestown for conference

October 29, 2012 in The Jamestown Sun

The fiber-lovers at the North Dakota Handspinners Conference could be called a close-knit group they’re happy to show new people spinning techniques and they enjoy exchanging tips, bundles of wool and skeins of yarn. Continue Reading

Rural Ethan man uses precision, handiwork to make models of area churches, homes

September 17, 2011 in The Daily Republic

ETHAN For Luvern Neugebauer, working with his hands is a passion he developed at a young age. Neugebauer began working in carpentry, along with farming, starting in the 1940s with his brothers. Continue Reading

Retirement set Dec. 30 for Grand Forks County Social Services director to retire

August 3, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Keith Berger, former county commissioner, has been director for 13 yearsAmong other things, Keith Berger hopes retirement provides him more time to actively pursue a hobby that’s brought him some success: power weight lifting.
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Geocaching catching on as hobby in area

April 27, 2011 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Hunting for hidden treasure appeals to the kid in all of us. Continue Reading

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Swift: Retreat no treat for me

October 30, 2010 in INFORUM

There are several sentences I’ve never uttered before.
One is: “Yes, I’d love to learn about this new network-marketing opportunity.” The other is: “Let’s get there early so we can be the first in line at ‘Saw 3-D!’ ”
And, until recently, the last one was: “Sure, I’d like to attend a scrapbooking retreat.” Continue Reading

Silk painter ‘goes vertical’

September 28, 2010 in Worthington Daily Globe

DULUTH – From behind the 30-foot-tall expanse of taut white silk, Lee Zimmerman had the harnessed and accessorized look of a man set to wash the windows of a skyscraper. Continue Reading