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BRITTANY BREVIK: A long way home

December 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

I didn’t mean to abandon my pet.
Her name was Kitten. I’d like to tell our story without sounding like a crazy cat lady but I loved her. Continue Reading

Coach Don Meyer’s story could hit silver screen in 2013

August 12, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Moonglow Films producers were scouting locations for a movie about former Northern State basketball coach Don Meyer. After lining up the movie’s talent and finances, they hope to start production this year and release the independent film into theaters next year.
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Michelle Obama’s ‘American Grown’ plants a healthy seed

July 9, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

“American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America” by Michelle Obama; Crown ($30) Continue Reading

A passion for recording family history

April 16, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Ken Zylstra shares his family’s story of moving from the Netherlands to the U.S.
WORTHINGTON He has absolutely no idea how many hours he’s put into his project, but Ken Zylstra knows it will likely never be finished. Still, gathering up family history and organizing photos has become a passion. Continue Reading

Public library launches online system to teach 11 languages

March 28, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

The Dickinson Area Public Library has launched an online learning system that teaches conversation skills for communication in 11 languages. Continue Reading

Varied ethnicity makes for interesting heritage

March 5, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Mike McCarvel shares his story of discovering his family’s roots
BREWSTER He’s one-quarter Irish, one-quarter Luxembourger and half German, and in the past few years is taking an active interest in finding out more about his heritage. Continue Reading

A journey based on faith

February 20, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Gioconda Armstrong shares her story from Ecuador to the United States
WORTHINGTON Throughout her life, faith has been an essential part of Gioconda Armstrong’s journey from Ecuador to the United States. Continue Reading

New campaign promotes farmers

January 26, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

Beaver Creek soybean grower participates in R.E.A.L. Story program
BEAVER CREEK Fourth-generation farmer Jim Willers of Beaver Creek is one of a handful of area farmers to be featured in a new campaign launched by the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) to educate consumers about the people who grow their food. Continue Reading

Commentary: What if it’s true?

December 23, 2010 in West Central Tribune

Suppose what some call the “Christmas story” is true all of it, from the angels, to the shepherds, to the virgin birth, to God taking on human flesh. By this, I don’t mean to suggest it is true only for those who believe it to be true, but what if it is objectively true, no matter what the deniers say? What difference would it make? Should it make any difference?
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