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‘It was a God thing’

June 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

DUNDEE — The first thing Sheila Bos remembers after being thrown from their vehicle is opening her eyes and screaming for her husband, Dave. 

The second thing she remembers is a man kneeling beside her and holding her hand. That man was the…continue reading on dglobe.com

Little girl, big tumor: Dickinson child returns home after 5-week hospital stay to have pancreatic tumor removed

October 11, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Abagail O’Brien described her stomach ache as 10 times worse than burning her hand. “It started when I had constant tummy pains and I couldn’t eat very much I couldn’t eat hardly anything without having tummy pains,” she said. Continue Reading

Learning to live right: Rebuilding a broken life through faith

July 1, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

With the help of friends, Mark Foss got on his feet after his release from his third prison term. He got back to carpentry, this time as a sober man who kept himself going with religion, not speed.
He started a business and got some jobs to earn some cash. He went to the people he hurt and offered his apologies and vowed to make something of the rest of his life. Continue Reading

Learning to live right

June 25, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

A beaten Mark Foss figured he’d finally found rock bottom in the back of a police car in April 2002, heading to prison for the third time. He was wearing state-issue clothes and chains on his hands and feet with all those hazy memories from years of drinking, drugging, dealing and deceiving clouding his mind. Continue Reading

Echoes of historical trauma: Effects of centuries of loss can hamper recovery from violence

May 8, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS People who want to help American Indian victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault and other crimes need to understand the deep, lingering effects of “historical trauma” suffered by Indians generally, a victim advocate from the Spirit Lake Nation told participants in a conference in Grand Forks on Wednesday. Continue Reading

2 years later: Richardton recovers skyline after fire

December 21, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Two years ago today a fire ravaged two unoccupied downtown Richardton buildings that left a mess on the city’s skyline for nearly as long. Continue Reading

Editorial: A muddy river has started to recover

November 14, 2012 in West Central Tribune

The muddy Minnesota River is no longer the major problem of past decades, but has an improving water quality and is slowly coming back to life. Continue Reading

Obama: Help is on the way to hurricane zone

September 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

President Barack Obama insisted on Monday that the federal government can help Americans in crisis, whether they’re autoworkers fearful that their company will disappear or Gulf Coast residents picking up the pieces after the devastation of Hurricane Isaac. Continue Reading

Known for 2007 tornado, Northwood has since moved on

August 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Kim Miller found her piece of paradise early in the summer of 2007.
Raised in Nebraska, she had lived in the Los Angeles suburbs for several years, and wanted to return to a rural area. Continue Reading

Flood victims know recovery can take time

June 24, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

DULUTH Be patient, be persistent, but don’t be quiet about it.
That is what others who have experienced devastating flooding have learned during the recovery process. Continue Reading