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.
The North Shore during the 1800s was an isolated place. For many Scandinavian immigrants who arrived during that time period, small family fishing operations were the main source of income as well as a connection to the outside world. Don Hammer is the director at the North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum in Tofte. In this edition of Moments in Time, Don talks about how these fishermen came to live on the North Shore, and what the place was like in the early days.
Charlie Pulkrabek is a writer and visual artist living in the Bemidji area. The Beat is a daily reminder that, in Minnesota poetry matters, and Minnesota poets prove that every day.