Life is a Daring Adventure: ‘Not another place like it on earth’

October 1, 2019
Book research, curiosity led man to Egypt David Johnson of Moorhead has always been fascinated by young people who rose to power at an early age, remained in power and accomplished great things. He has spent his retirement researching and ...

Writing since ’40

May 1, 2018
Long Prairie woman has written about 50 unpublished novels, 50 children’s stories Erma Irene Long, of Long Prairie, remembers the first “grown up” book she read. She was 13. It was 1940. A friend of the family, her namesake, Irene, ...

Retired pastor finds new voice as author

March 1, 2015
Richard Gist has been many things in life: a foreign language specialist in the Air Force, an auto mechanic, a pipeline welder, a husband, a father and a minister. But there’s one thing that the 80-year-old doesn’t plan to do ...

Writer inspired by her rural upbringing

February 1, 2015
A frequently heard admonition for writers is to write what you know. Cheryl Weibye Wilke was influenced by her rural roots and small town upbringing in Eagle Bend and really does write what she knows. She has found success in ...

Brainerd honors Hassler with library at CLC

July 1, 2014
In 1971 a young teacher named Jon Hassler joined the English faculty of Melrose High School.  He rented a room from Clara Schulzetenberg, a widow. His entry into the world of academia was not spectacular. “I taught English for a ...

Musings on paper lead to published book

October 30, 2013
Since he was a young boy, Ted Leagjeld enjoyed journaling. Having a knack for nature and a will to write, he jotted down thoughts and experiences on a daily basis. His musings between 1947 and 1950 fueled the content of ...