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In her well-traveled 1995 Toyota Camry, Brianna Pezon, 26, navigated the Twin Cities doing what she enjoys most—serving as a mental health practitioner, providing in-home therapy for people living with such serious mental health issues as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Ann Bradsher was inspired at a mother-daughter book Club to write her first book. During the club’s discussion at the Eden Prairie Library, a librarian asked members to share a life-long dream.

Solveig Brown was in graduate school in 2008 when she started interviewing mothers about their experiences.

Patrick Smith has led an intriguing life. In fact, he’s experienced (and seen) more in his lifetime than most. Conversations with the Chaska resident provide interesting recollections and unexpected revelations.
 

Just shy of his 50th birthday, Kevin Kuhn’s budding midlife crisis suddenly compelled him to write a book. Previously, Kuhn’s writing had mostly been limited to journaling. “I just started writing,” he says. “I didn’t talk to a publisher or do any research. It was somewhat cathartic.”

On April 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson declared war on Germany, taking the United States into World War I. Many Germans, attempting to flee from the horrors of the war, immigrated to the United States.

A large framed world map stretches across a wall in Bill Foudray’s office. The map hangs several feet directly across from his chair, perched behind two large computers on his desk.

Almost four years ago, Nick Peters bought a camera to document the life of his newborn baby. While he also took pictures of random subject matter in his life, Peters remained focused on the baby. However, as time passed, he began to also take on a new interest in landscapes, water and skylines.

With the number of accomplishments Emma Lohman has under her belt, it’s a surprise she has time to spare during a day. A senior at Waconia High School, Emma spends plenty of time with her swim team, which she has been the captain of for two years.

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly

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