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|Paynesville Press - August 9, 2006|
New reporter working at Press
Addi Larson joined the Paynesville Press, as a reporter and photographer, in March.|
Among her duties, the Willmar native is covering school board meetings, writing feature stories, and taking feature and news pictures for the Press.
She graduated with a degree in media communications from Bethel University in 2002 and has worked as a news director for a radio station in Sioux Falls, S.D., while attending Augustana College, and as a radio personality at Q102 in Willmar.
Her job as news director "required me to pay attention to the world on a level I had not up to that point," she said. "A fascination that developed was one of curiosity, duty, and pure adoration for being informed. News, to me, became a necessity in a way I had not recognized before."
After living in Greenwich Village in New York City (where she worked in a restaurant and sold poetry) and in Schaumburg, Ill., (where she worked for a print media firm) she returned to Minnesota in 2006. She started working at the Press in March.
She believes everyone has a story to tell.
"Now, I find myself telling some of these stories. Fascination still remains, and it has become a life purpose, for which I am grateful daily," she said.
"Paynesville is a remarkably pleasant town full of remarkably pleasant people," she continued. "Everywhere I go, I am greeted with smiles and welcomed with hospitality. There is no other place in the world I would rather be."
In her spare time, she writes music, poetry, and prose and plays the guitar.
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