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.
After setting her guitar aside for several years, April Aylesworth picked it up three years ago. The decision opened up creative channels and opportunities. Shortly thereafter, April sang on Don Ziemans Minstrels of the North Woods album and she now performs regularly at open mic nights and at outdoor venues like Farm by the Lake in Bagley and a recent outdoor celebration at Harmony Food Co-op in Bemidji.
Retired Bemidji State University professor, Art Lee, tells how Bemidji became the home for the sixth and final Minnesota teachers college.