Jessie F. Hallett Memorial Library staff member Deb Weide wears her stocking cap while packing and cataloging books Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the library. The complete inventory of 44,000 books is being moved to a new location at 27 West Main in Crosby and two climate controlled storage containers following a roof collapse Jan. 25 at the library. Without power and heat, the entire library is being cleared of inventory and furniture with no firm date for reopening. 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.