The Marshall Independent newspaper carries the fascinating story of Thuy Leach, who came to America from Vietnam in 2006, learned to speak English thanks to adult basic education in Marshall, and runs a business exporting popcorn that has grown 150%. She was a licensed teacher and nurse in Vietnam.
“I love Marshall. I’m totally in love with Marshall,” Leach said. “I don’t like Minneapolis, it’s so crowded. So many traffic jams, so many cars, it’s too busy for me. Marshall is quiet. The schools are great to my children…”
It’s a good read.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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