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On Monday, May 9, mothers, daughters and survivors gathered to remember Lynnie Ann Loucks, a 43-year-old mother who was the victim of an April 28 domestic violence homicide in Brainerd.
"Minding Our Elders" columnist Carol Bradley Bursack says there are several reasons longtime friends and relatives might not visiting, but it doesn't have to be that way.
Growing up, the household of Tammy Swift's bestie seemed like nirvana. It was a spotless rambler — the height of 1970s’ cool, in her book — with a mom who dressed fashionably and kept their freezer stocked at all times with at least five different homemade cookies. But as time passed, she learned all moms contribute in their own way.
Your mental closet is filled with memories that are good and not so good.

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You hate to admit but mom was right — about everything. Brainerd lakes area residents and those from the area reflect for Mother’s Day on the words of wisdom their mothers shared and the advice their moms gave that seemed laughable, dubious or incredulous — at least at first.
"Minding Our Elders" columnist Carol Bradley Bursack says a traumatic fall can cause alarming changes that family members may notice.
Mother's Day is Sunday, May 8. Moms have always had something to say about their children -- and to them.
Farmer Angela Dawson is trying to help others overcome obstacles and make a living from the land.
Enjoy these reader submitted photos of our beautiful lakes and more!
"Minding Our Elders" columnist Carol Bradley Bursack says it's certainly hard, but it's still worth trying to celebrate those big anniversaries, even if your spouse might not understand why you're celebrating.

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"Minding Our Elders" columnist Carol Bradley Bursack says there are two choices: ignore it, or tell your relatives to stop.
Moderation is the key to most of life. Work some, play some, love some, help others some.
Families must bring their children.

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