Threat to National Security?

Emilee Franklin- Originally Posted in the Pine County Courier April 13, 2017 Threat to National Security? While traveling home this late December from China to Minnesota I experienced something that I imagine hasn’t happened to most people, but may be increasingly happening as security measures at airports tighten. I experienced the sheer thrill of being […]

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month WINDOW helps local victims

Originally published in the Pine County Courier April 13, 2017. Emilee Franklin April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month WINDOW helps local victims Every 98 seconds another American is sexually assaulted. In Pine County this past year, WINDOW, a local organization, has served 23 women, two men, and nine children in sexual assault situations. They also […]

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Proud Puppy Parent

Proud Puppy Parent – Originally posted in the Pine County Courier 3/30/17 Emilee Franklin Two puppies is a lot different than one. With one, you only have to chase after one, train one, feed one, step in one amount of dog poop, with two they can be often found running off in opposite directions with […]

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It’s Paddy not Patty

It’s Paddy not Patty- Originally Published in the Pine County Courier March 23, 2016 Emilee Franklin (Disclaimer: I do not claim to be an expert on Ireland, or St. Patrick’s Day, I would love to share traditions I have experienced spending two St. Patrick’s Days in Ireland.)   No leprechauns, rainbows, pots of gold, or […]

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Welcome Back!

Hello and Welcome to the “new” blog! You might think that is strange since many of my current posts are back dated a year, or three. This is because I have imported them off of two of my other blogs, and have decided to consolidate my blogs into one nice place with my photography page. […]

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Empty Bowls to be Filled

Empty Bowls to be Filled Originally printed in the Pine County Courier March 16, 2017 Emilee Franklin The clinks of silverware, slurps of soup and melody of music were just few of the noises heard at the Sandstone United Church of Christ (UCC) this past Saturday. Over 75 people gathered and had their bowls filled […]

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Skipping School for Service

Skipping School for Service Originally printed in the Pine County Courier February 23, 2017 Emilee Franklin Twelve National Honor Society (NHS) students and their coordinator Cassie Gaede last week ventured into the Sandstone United Church of Christ (UCC) during school hours. Why would such a group of students known to be studious be skipping school? […]

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Doctor’s Adventures in China

Emilee Franklin – Published in the Pine County Courier Thursday, February 16th, 2017 Doctor’s Adventures in China During my six month stay in China, I had many “adventures,” at the hospitals. My most recent visit was the most comical, partially because it was the least serious. Two weeks to the date I made the fateful […]

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Habitat Care-A-Vanner’s Care-A-Lot

Habitat Care-A-Vanner’s Care-A-Lot By: Emilee Franklin Care-A-Whats? Care about what? If you don’t know about what a Care-A-Vanner is or what a Care-A-Vanner does, you are about to care a whole lot. For the past two weeks individuals and couples from Hawaii, West Virginia, South Dakota, South Carolina and Minnesota, among other places around the […]

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