Sometimes, within these pages, you'll read a local story that touches you. Perhaps it even made you cry. Or made you angry. Or maybe it prompted you to write a check or pick up the phone to offer your help.
Maybe it was the story about the little boy who has a rare tumor in his eye. Or perhaps it was the story about the Brainerd stroke survivor who had his only means of transportation -- his bicycle -- stolen.
It seems to me that most readers tend to remember these feature stories about people living in their community -- and I'm lucky enough to get paid to write about them. Readers have stopped me on the street or in the store, wanting to know what happened to these strangers they feel they now know intimately. Often it feels as though they are worried about them and want to be assured that they are OK.
In an effort to provide an update on past columns I've written, I selected four subjects to find out if they are, in fact, doing OK.
You judge for yourself.
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