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Andi Cooley and her dog Augie. Submitted photo.

RYAN BAKKEN: A pen pal for life

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When Lakota (N.D.) High School’s seniors were first-graders, they communicated with a pen-pal-on-steroids named Andi Cooley.

Although it was supposed to be a one-year arrangement with their deeply committed pen pal, the relationship continued to grow. For the frosting on the cake, Cooley will make the trip from Texas to attend the students’ graduation on May 25.


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