Go to Ellen Hopkins Elementary in Moorhead, Minn. Walk through the main doors, take a right and head down the hall. Stop at room 160, marked with a nameplate reading “Senora Rieniets.” This is an elementary school classroom. Inside, you’ll find the usual things: bright colors, warm faces, and young
The alarm buzzes. The clock reads 5 a.m. Jerry Raguse gets up for a long day of work. He takes his time getting ready, pulls his blue Concordia College Facilities Management hooded sweatshirt over his clothes, dons his blue stocking cap, and is ready to go. Day one of eight.
I was born and raised a Minnesota Vikings fan. It’s only natural, then, that I don’t like our chances against the Dallas Cowboys this Sunday. Now, before all you diehards who don your new Brett Favre and Percy Harvin jerseys every Sunday get on my case, let me explain myself.
Dear Flood Fighter, I just wanted to write you and tell you how proud of you I am. No one told you that you’d spend a week filling, passing, and stacking. That’s not why you came here. But that didn’t stop you. When you heard the news of the flood,