Native American girls learn how to grow into strong women at the Nawayee Center School. A women’s health class offers lessons in self-esteem and respect, and how and when to walk away from unhealthy relationships. A culture class helps them find their voices through drumming and singing . In a recent class girls sang a ballad “You Should Be My Man," written by senior Jodi Vermillion.
Updated: November 16, 2010, - 09:12 AM
Blue-eyed Marly Melsh grew up in Iowa with loving parents who believed in a higher power and encouraged her to be open-minded and seek out the truth. Melsh attended a Christian college in Iowa before landing a job in Minneapolis with CommonBond Communities, a nonprofit that provides affordable housing. After arriving here, Melsh began meeting Muslims.
Updated: November 09, 2010, - 06:08 PM
It took a life-threatening stroke for Jim Baker, 64, of Edina, to fulfill his dream of building a wooden boat.
Updated: August 24, 2010, - 12:16 PM
It took a life-threatening stroke for Jim Baker, 64, of Edina, to fulfill his dream of building a wooden boat. With the encouragement of his family, and the help of his caregiver Greg Schaffner, he built the small-kit boat. Baker and Schaffner recently launched the boat in Lake Harriet on its maiden voyage. More than 30 friends and family were there to witness the launch.
Updated: August 24, 2010, - 10:08 AM
Curtina Wilson is only 9, a little young to be a soldier.
Updated: August 17, 2010, - 12:15 PM
Curtina Wilson, 9, has a hero in her dad K.G. Wilson. Together, they often visit city homicide sites to honor the dead and remind those passing of deaths too soon, like the one on July 28 near Lake St. and 5th Ave. S. The day after, Curtina and K.G. were there with signs for Minneapolis' 31st homicide victim. He turned out to be Carl Antoine Miller, 47. "She's a brave little girl," K.G., says.
Updated: August 17, 2010, - 09:56 AM
Dolores Braun raised 10 children and worked the family farm outside Eden Valley, Minn., so she's no stranger to hard work.
Updated: August 03, 2010, - 08:43 AM
Dolores Braun raised 10 children and worked the family farm outside Eden Valley, so she’s no stranger to hard work. When she learned that complications from diabetes would cause her to lose her left leg below the knee, she told doctors, “Go for it.” Now she’s working hard again to get used to her prosthetic leg. “That’s my goal, to walk without anything,” she said.
Updated: July 20, 2010, - 08:29 AM
Sage Holben shows movies most weekends on the porch of the Victorian she rents in St. Paul's Dayton's Bluff neighborhood. We caught up with her one Friday night last year and found a diverse group of neighbors enjoying an excuse to get together for an evening.
Updated: July 09, 2010, - 01:42 PM