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Lou Anne Kling

Farm Advocate: Lou Anne Kling

To understand the Farm Crisis of the '80s, it helps to learn about those who helped. From How Farm Advocates Made a Difference in the 1980s post: "I first met Lou Anne in a crowded Mandan, North Dakota motel conference room, in the spring…
A.C. Townley addressing crowd

The Greatest Peril, Part II

During 2016 and 2017, I would occasionally attend out-of-state meetings. At some of the smaller meetings, participants were expected to introduce themselves. I’d sometimes choke back tears and try to keep from weeping, “I’m Sarah Vogel…
law enforcement officer wearing a mask, holding a video camera

The Greatest Peril

I’ve seen my share of dissent. I was at the University of North Dakota from 1964 to 1967 when students stood silent vigil on campus to protest the placement of nuclear missiles in hundreds of underground silos under the prairies of North Dakota.…
Bess Myerson on the cover of Life Magazine, 1971

Why My Father Was Ashamed of Me

I'm now known as “the farmer’s lawyer,” but that hasn’t always been the case. Once upon a time, I worked as a corporate lawyer for a big bank and a Fortune 500 company. My first job after graduating from New York University School…

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