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Marcia Ferris, a longtime social activist in Crow Wing County, was named this we

County human rights award goes to Marcia Ferris


Marcia Ferris' strong belief in human rights had its origin in her family farm upbringing and in her Christian faith. Those beliefs also played a role in her selection this week as the winner of the Crow Wing County Human Rights Award for 2011

Recalling her youth in Osakis, Ferris said concern for others was a big part of what she remembers from those days.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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