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Tara Bitzan (left) and Lori Mork were part of the Hammering Hope Team that participated in the Build of Dreams. (Photo by Caroline Roers)

It's Our Turn - Home is the nicest word there is

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"Home is the nicest word there is."

That's one of my favorite lines in the Little House on the Prairie book series by Laura Ingalls Wilder.


The word "home" is like a warm, cozy blanket. To me, the word means comfort and security. It brings to mind years of happy memories of a place that offers peace and refuge and quiet from the rest of the world.

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Tara Bitzan
Tara Bitzan is editor of the Echo Press. She joined the company in 1991 as a news reporter. A lifelong resident of Douglas County, Tara graduated from Brandon High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications and English with a minor in Scandinavian Studies from Moorhead State University. She and her husband, Dennis, and their children live near Alexandria.
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