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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
June 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
The Wadena tornado showed us that when faced with a tough situation, a great Minnesota still exists. People from all walks of life pulled together and did what needed to be done to build a better tomorrow. Continue Reading