For months, area residents in treatment for substance abuse have had to make the trek to Faribault, Owatonna or Mankato just to meet with qualified providers. Or go without.

Life's struggles are what drive Simon and John Hoehn.

“Can you hear me?” “Are you there?” “Is this you?” Most people have been asked these questions in a phone call.

Every now and again you’re pitched a curveball with very little time to respond. On Tuesday, March 7, school districts acr…