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.
Vern is a retired Forestry Fire fighter. Vern was born in Minnepolis then moved back up north, then finally back to the reservation.
Vern did not like working inside, he missed being outdoors so he found a job as a letter carrier. Vern finally ended up back on the reservation, where he started his fire fighting career. Vern began using his cell phone to take nature themed photos. He shared some photos and eventually started showing them at Galleries and selling his photos.
For over 25 years, John Latimer has been reporting on the Phenology of Northern MN. This includes work with local schools (part of the Talk Back section) and conversations about the nature in our lives.