Elise Hannum

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What is the Midwest?

Growing up in Minnesota, I always thought I had a sense of the Midwest. It was the extra long sounds people around me made on their ‘a’ and ‘o’...

Safeguarding the Stars (and Where to See Them)

Summer weather in the Midwest is a gift after months of frigid temperatures and snow, and once it starts to warm up, city slickers and rural dwellers alike flock...

No Place Like Nome: New Life for an Abandoned North Dakota Schoolhouse

It had been years since the former students of the only school in Nome, North Dakota had been back in their gymnasium. A mixture of alumni, friends and family...

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