It had been so long that I almost forgot what it feels like.
As a University of Minnesota men’s basketball fan growing up, I had gotten used to teetering on the bubble of the NCAA Tournament through the 1990s.
Lake Osakis buzzed with hope this past January 31 as a spring-like breeze blew across the frozen surface. This was a far cry from January 27, 2006, when the scream of a four-wheeler zipping across the lake followed by a deafening silence interrupted a good afternoon of ice fishing.
That disruption began a three-year journey that changed my life forever – on January 31 of this year, I met the family who donated the organs that saved my dad’s life.
By Greta Petrich, Staff Reporter
, February 13, 2009
Bubble wrap is a wonderful invention, but it wasn’t designed to protect people. Nevertheless, that doesn’t stop the media, government and others from continually trying to wrap us all up in it, like packages waiting to be sent safely through life.
Alexandria School District 206 has a big order to fill. It needs to come up with ways to deal with budget shortfalls while continuing its offering of top-notch academic programs, maintaining quality facilities and buses, offering a variety of extra curricular programs, and so on.
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