Pat, who is going on 107 years old, says she was surprised that her difficulty breathing was caused by a heart problem, not her lungs.
Minnesota has one of the more robust black newspaper scenes in the country. At one time, there were nearly one hundred. The oldest such newspaper is The Minnesota Spokesman Recorder, based in Minneapolis. As Allison Herrera points out, these newspapers not only informed African-Americans about news and culture of the day, they did it with literary flair.
The Grand Marais Music Collaborative offers a program that connects local musicians as instructors to young students wanting to learn an instrument. In this piece, we hear a trumpet lesson from North Shore jazz musician Chris Gillis and his student Jack Willis, an upcoming junior at Cook County High School.