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Airborne Dinosaur

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Dressed as a dinosaur, Paxton Bassamore bounces in the air filled "bouncy house" Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Brainerd YMCA Halloween party. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch

Dressed as a dinosaur, Paxton Bassamore bounces in the air filled "bouncy house" Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Brainerd YMCA Halloween party. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch

I was raised on a farm in western Minnesota where I participated in 4-H, high school sports, and everything that farm kids do for fun after chores. Graduated from Ridgewater Community College with an AA degree and my first taste of newspapering. I worked a summer on the Ortonville Independent as a reporter and photographer.
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