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November 4, 2018
Parks and Recreation and Library director TJ Graumann checks the alignment on poles for a snow fence by the new public sledding hill Wednesday, Oct. 17 at the Crosslake Community Center. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal
Faces: Graumann is perfect fit for Crosslake parks and recreation job
November 4, 2018 - 4:00am
October 29, 2018
Jessica Larson sits with her horse, Bubba. Erin Bormett / Echo Journal
Larson's unbridled enthusiasm for horses shines on drill team
October 29, 2018 - 6:00am
October 28, 2018
Mother and daughter, U.S. Army Pfc. Jenna Van Horn, left, and U.S. Army Maj. Lisa Van Horn chat about their joint deployment with reporter Robin Huebner during a video call Friday, October 26, 2018. Darren Gibbins / Forum News Service
From Kindred to Kuwait: Mother, daughter deployed together
October 28, 2018 - 7:36am
October 25, 2018
Jonny comes home: Northwest Minnesota town welcomes back a hero
October 25, 2018 - 6:15pm
October 19, 2018
Todd Bol, seen in Hudson, Wis., on March 11, 2015, founded the nonprofit Little Fee Library, a free book-exchange movement, in 2009. He built the first library, right foreground, in September 2009 and the movement has grown to a worldwide presence. Bol died Thursday, Oct. 18. 2018. Scott Takushi / Pioneer Press
Little Free Library founder dies, Wisconsin man believed books could make better neighborhoods
October 19, 2018 - 5:56pm
October 17, 2018
Tom Krabbenhoft of Moorhead lives daily with a bad back and other chronic problems, physical and mental, caused by surviving a helicopter crash while serving with the North Dakota National Guard 26 years ago. David Samson / Forum News Service
'The most terrifying moment': 26 years later, Minnesota vet still battles effects of helicopter crash in Alaskan wilderness
October 17, 2018 - 6:17am
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
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