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Everyday People: Rose Mary’s garden


Neither severe arthritis, the loss of a leg nor an ankle brace has been able to keep Rose Mary Mogensen from her beloved garden.

The southeast Brainerd woman had to move off her South Long Lake area farm years ago but she never lost her love of growing her own produce.

“I like my vegetables and like to do more canning,” she said.

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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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