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Go & Do: Jay Milbrandt shares his life-changing challenge in book

May 4, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON As a law school student, Jay Milbrandt found himself wandering in the middle of a desert a metaphorical wasteland, of course, although he’s visited a few actual deserts, too. He questioned what he was doing in law school, what he would do with a law degree once he achieved it and even the purpose of his existence on earth. Continue Reading

Refugees may return home amid Myanmar reforms

February 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The children who live in this camp for Burmese refugees have known no other life. Neither have many of their parents or their grandparents. Yet now, surprisingly rapid reforms and cease-fires under way in Myanmar are opening the prospects for the return of one of the world’s largest refugee populations some 1 million Burmese huddled in frontier camps and hideouts across five countries. Continue Reading

Refugee longs to give children a vision (with video)

December 19, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

Burmese native wants to return to camps to educate students
WORTHINGTON The political climate in Burma is such that it isn’t safe for May Lary Htoo to return to her homeland, but she is hopeful that one day she can. She desperately wants to bring hope, vision and a love for learning to the children who fill the refugee camps along the Thailand-Burma border. Continue Reading

Free Burma Rangers scheduled to talk to community

July 18, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON This evening, community members will get a chance to learn why some of their Burmese neighbors are here in Worthington. Continue Reading