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Melinda Brainard staff-writer for Cavalier Country Republican @MindyJPeltier

My First Column Wasn’t My Greatest Work of Art

I wrote a weekly column for the local newspaper as a teenager. While my classmates waited tables and bagged groceries, I revealed personal details about my life, like my crush on a wrestler, to the Cavalier County Republican subscribers. I was a trend-setting teen, because this was years before social media sites gave other teens the opportunity to publicize their lives.   My job as a reporter […]

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True Confessions of a Novelist Wannabe

Since I was in braces I’ve wanted to publish a novel. This is the heading used when I was a teenage columnist for the local newspaper, the Cavalier County Republican in Langdon, ND.   In my  first column I publically admitted I wanted to be a novelist. After college I married Scott and we began a family. During those […]

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