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October 13, 2018
In 1951, Fields Arthur was serving in the U.S. Air Force in Osceola, Wis., taking a nine-month course in radio mechanics, when he fell in love with a telephone operator from Stillwater named Tina Anderson. Now, 67 years later, Arthur, 89, of Lakeside, Calif., is asking for help in locating his lost love. Courtesy of Fields Arthur II
Air Force veteran seeks long lost love: After 67 years, he just wants to know ‘how she made out in life’
October 13, 2018 - 11:39am
October 11, 2018
Nicole Mickelson holds her newborn daughters. Two officers with the Wyoming, Minn. Police Department helped deliver Anna and Ashley Mickelson on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. (Courtesy of the Wyoming Police Department)
Police kick in door to help mother in labor
October 11, 2018 - 7:52pm
October 10, 2018
Sarah Haeder, who grew up in a religious family and used to spend summers protesting outside abortion clinics, is now a 41-year-old registered nurse at Planned Parenthood and the Red River Women's Clinic. David Samson / Forum News Service
She grew up protesting outside abortion clinics. Now, she performs them at North Dakota’s only clinic.
October 10, 2018 - 7:00am
October 7, 2018
Memphis hairstylist Callie Terrell, who turns 100 next month, works with a client. MUST CREDIT: Photo courtesy of James Boyd.
Hairstylist who witnessed history plans to retire at age 100, but not by choice
October 7, 2018 - 9:00am
Courtney Rock displays her medals from high school speech competitions Tuesday, Oct. 2. This will be Rock's sixth year with the Pequot Lakes speech team. (Click on the image to see the entire photo.) Erin Bormett / Echo Journal
Lake Country Faces: Rock feels right at home on speech team
October 7, 2018 - 6:00am
October 3, 2018
Jeanne Larson (left) watches as Marian Severt hits the ball during a pickleball game Tuesday, Oct. 2, on the Gregory Park tennis courts.The fast-growing game is similar to ping pong, only played on tennis courts. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch  Video
Pickleball in the park
October 3, 2018 - 1:00pm
Jeremy (left, with dog, Buddy) and Lori have been living under the eastbound Highway 10 bridge in Detroit Lakes for most of the summer. Recently, they were forced to move on, but, despite feeling like that don't have a lot of options, they want to stay in the area and find housing. Kaysey Price / Forum News Service
Traveling, broke and hungry: An inside look at what homelessness is like in Detroit Lakes
October 3, 2018 - 12:39pm
With balloons and flowers in hand, Eryk Haapajoki waits for a hug from his mother, Roz Haapajoki, after being named Brainerd Community Action and Brainerd Jaycees 2018 Outstanding Citizen of the Year Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Consolidated Telecommunications Co. in Brainerd. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch  Gallery and Video play button
'Wildly ambitious visionary': Haapajoki earns Outstanding Citizen of the Year
October 3, 2018 - 9:00am
October 2, 2018
A portrait of corrections officer Joseph Parise is displayed before funeral services for him at Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel. Parise, 37, of Forest Lake, Minn. died Sept. 24 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul after suffering a medical emergency at the Minnesota Correctional Facility- Oak Park Heights after responding to an inmate assault on another officer. Scott Takushi / St. Paul Pioneer Press
'Joe changed the world': Hundreds mourn corrections officer who died at Minnesota prison
October 2, 2018 - 8:11pm
October 1, 2018
Haley Helmin (left) gets a hug from best friend Claire Horn after Helmin was named 2018 Youth Volunteer of the Year Sunday, Sept. 30, in a surprise announcement before pageant practice at the Brainerd High School South Campus cafeteria. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Video   play button
Brainerd High senior is 'Youth Volunteer of the Year'
October 1, 2018 - 12:00pm
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A Border Patrol agent threw a gender-reveal party. He ended up starting a 47,000-acre wildfire.
October 1, 2018 - 7:50am
September 29, 2018
Chainsaw Carver Ben Semler of Merifield frees a pair of bears from a log during a quick-carve at the annual Hackensack Chainsaw Carving Festival. Travis Grimler / Echo Journalplay button
Faces: Chainsaw carving was last career Semler expected
September 29, 2018 - 8:00am
September 25, 2018
During a re-naturalization ceremony at the Germanic American Institute in St. Paul, Fred Amram, left, is handed his citizenship papers by German Consul General Herbert Quelle, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. Amram received German citizenship 83 years after he and his family were stripped of their citizenship in Nazi Germany. Scott Takushi / St. Paul Pioneer Press
Minneapolis Holocaust survivor has German citizenship restored decades after Nazis took it from him
September 25, 2018 - 9:43pm
September 22, 2018
Tzippy and Yitzchok Reiter during their wedding celebration at a Masbia soup kitchen in New York City on Aug. 21. MUST CREDIT: Alexander Rapaport.
Want to make your wedding more meaningful? We hosted a reception at a soup kitchen.
September 22, 2018 - 5:50am
September 21, 2018
Travis Anderson, 37, of Fargo, poses for a photo with his wife, Donna, and three sons: Andrew, 6, Jackson, 3, and Ethan, 1. Special to Forum News Service
At 37, a lifelong Minnesota Vikings fan is finally attending his first game. He never envisioned it would be because of this.
September 21, 2018 - 7:00am