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Found: One box of memories
Andrew Berglund of Northfield called me over the Thanksgiving weekend, looking for help in solving a mystery. About 10 a.m. on Sept. 22, Berglund drove up to the intersection of Hwy. 3 and Greenvale Av. in Northfield. Scattered across the road were more than 100 family snapshots. - William C. Crum, South Section Editor

10:30 am update: Mystery solved. Photos returned to owner.

2:30 pm update: Strib Editor Bill Crum has retitled his column and updated it.
Lost family photos make their way home
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Northfield Rotarian leads Africa polio effort
Charlie Cogan, who recruits international students for Carleton College in Northfield, has strong ties to the West African nation of Togo. He lived there as a Peace Corps volunteer and Fulbright scholar, and he met his wife, Nalongue, there. There's a sad connection, too: He raised money for a blood-testing lab in Togo after his brother-in-law, in the absence of a lab, was misdiagnosed and died.

Pioneer Press
Students give charters high marks
Nell Holden chose a charter school because she wanted to be excited about learning again. Now a senior at ARTech Charter School in Northfield, she says she likes the project-based learning and in-depth lessons the school offers.

Quam a powerful force
Lois Quam sized up the data describing acquisition candidates in the field of Medicaid managed care. Virginia-based AmeriChoice stood head and shoulders above the rest. ... son,'' says her father, the Rev. John Quam of Northfield. "Now I'm known as Lois Quam's father."

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I got this email from Editor Bill Crum:

> I updated my column as well at
> I had a nice note from the little girl's mother saying thanks. She was
> glad to have the pictures back.
> Bill
> William Crum, Editor
> Star Tribune South
> 612-673-7215