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September 29, 2018
Carol Bradley Bursack, Minding Our Elders columnist.
Should I tell someone with advanced dementia about possible cancer?
September 29, 2018 - 7:00am
June 9, 2018
In memory of their brother Brent Godfrey, Wayne Godfrey and Heather Orth (Godfrey) donated a powerful washing machine to the Backus Fire Department. Fire Chief Jason Smith is pictured in the back.
In honor of Brent: Donation will keep Backus firefighters safe
June 9, 2018 - 7:00am
June 1, 2018
Cancer benefit for Kim Riewer is June 2 in Staples
June 1, 2018 - 4:30am
May 30, 2018
Benefit: Cancer benefit for Kim Riewer June 2 in Staples
May 30, 2018 - 8:30am
January 25, 2018
Weeks into her senior year of high school Hannah Aldrich was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. What followed was some of the hardest and most transformative days of her life -- an experience she hopes can connect with her fellow students at Central Lakes College. Submitted Photo
A seismic upheaval, then spiritual strength
January 25, 2018 - 7:00am
January 7, 2018
January is National Radon Awareness Month. Crow Wing County Land Services in Brainerd is offering free radon testing kits to area residents at the Land Services Building, 322 Laurel St., Suite 15, with a limit of one kit per household, while supplies last. MnDOH Graphic
Odorless, colorless and tasteless radioactive gas threatens homeowners
January 7, 2018 - 5:00am
January 3, 2018
On Sunday, Dec. 17,  Kaidence Sletto of Brandon was diagnosed with t-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, also known as T-ALL, which is an acute type of leukemia. (Contributed)
Cough leads to cancer diagnosis for Minn. toddler
January 3, 2018 - 10:18am
December 24, 2017
Minnesota 8th District Rep. Rick Nolan and his daughter Katherine Bensen have come together over the past three years in her fight against lung cancer. (Nolan family photo)
'Enjoy life and make the best of every day': Nolan, daughter discuss her fight with lung cancer
December 24, 2017 - 6:10am
October 2, 2017
Pink Tie Party to aid breast cancer patients
October 2, 2017 - 7:00am
August 22, 2017
A "Shoot Down Cancer" sporting clays event will be Thursday, Aug. 24, at Hunts Point Gun Club, 2142 County Road 29, Pequot Lakes. Image from
Shoot Down Cancer sporting clays event set Aug. 24
August 22, 2017 - 8:00am
July 26, 2017
A "Shoot Down Cancer" sporting clays event will take place on Thursday, Aug. 24, at Hunts Point Gun Club on County Road 29 in Pequot Lakes. Illustration
Shoot Down Cancer Sporting Clays Event
July 26, 2017 - 9:30am
June 24, 2017
Cancer survivors and their loved ones walk the first lap of the Relay for Life on Friday, June 16, at Pine River-Backus High School. Walkers include Alison Collins of Jenkins, Doris and Larry Nelson of Backus, Kathy and Dave Trees of Breezy Point, Sue Bina of Pine River and Allen Bonk of Hackensack. Dan Determan/Echo Journal
PR-B Relay for Life raises more than $18,000
June 24, 2017 - 8:00am
June 9, 2017
In October 2015, at 24 years old, Seth Lardy (right) was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia. In order to manage the chronic disease, he takes at least 12 medications daily. Beth Leipholtz / Forum News Service
Despite a rare cancer diagnosis and $12,000-a-month medication, this couple is staying positive
June 9, 2017 - 1:04pm
June 8, 2017
Relay for Life 5K is Friday; relay event is June 16
June 8, 2017 - 4:30am
May 18, 2017
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Warroad, Minn., 4-year-old boy battling rare cancer
May 18, 2017 - 10:11am