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December 31, 2015
Ryan Erickson, 9, sits with his family Wednesday afternoon at their home in Grand Forks. He is joined on the couch surrounded by his parents RJ and Julie, older brother Justin, 14, (left) and older sister Jadee, 12.  Jesse Trelstad/ Grand Forks Herald
HOMETOWN HEROES: Family of 9-year-old boy who lives with epilepsy come together as one
December 31, 2015 - 6:30am
December 30, 2015
Ashley Rae Klinger sits in Dunn Brothers coffee shop Tuesday afternoon. Klinger meets with clients in the comfortable environment of a coffee shop. Jesse Trelstad/ Grand Forks Herald
HOMETOWN HEROES: Grand Forks woman noted for her kindness, community service
December 30, 2015 - 6:00am
December 28, 2015
Hometown hero Gary Anderson of Stephen, Minn., finds plenty of projects to volunteer for in Stephen. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald
HOMETOWN HEROES: Faithful volunteer
December 28, 2015 - 10:00pm
UND student Nate Espinoza is studying addiction counseling and has suffered from addiction himself. He also works at the UND counseling center and leads a weekly bible study.  Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald
December 28, 2015 - 12:01am
December 27, 2015
Leigh Olson has gathered nearly 2,000 pairs of pajamas for kids who need them at CVIC, St. Joseph's Parsonage and the Anne Carlsen Center through an annual community pajama drive. Photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald
HOMETOWN HEROES: 'Warm, fuzzy hug for Christmas'
December 27, 2015 - 10:15pm
December 26, 2015
Eddie Obregon leans against a punching bag at a Forks Fighters and Youth Athletic Club practice. Obregon has run the nonprofit for 25 years. Grand Forks Herald photo by Wade Rupard.
HOMETOWN HEROES: Boxing coach helps area youth through volunteerism, foster care
December 26, 2015 - 12:01am
December 25, 2015
David Sundine shows family photos displayed on his stairway. Jesse Trelstad/Grand Forks Herald.
HOMETOWN HEROES: Delivering faith through purpose
December 25, 2015 - 6:00am
December 24, 2015
John Maxwell of Grafton has played the bugle at veterans funerals for the past 20 years as well as being a volunteer firefighter.  photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald
HOMETOWN HEROES: Grafton local trumpets for veteran funerals
December 24, 2015 - 6:15am
December 23, 2015
On their second stop for the day, Bill (right) and Jamie Cassavant get a donation of toys from the Dollar Tree for the families of deployed National Guard soldiers. Ron DeLage (rear right) and his wife Pam help load up the vehicle  . Jesse Trelstad/ Grand Forks Herald
HOMETOWN HEROES: Couple drives community support for soldiers, vets
December 23, 2015 - 6:00am
November 6, 2015
Hometown Heroes: Submit your nominations!
November 6, 2015 - 4:15pm
December 29, 2014
Revel Sapa, from Cavalier, N.D., works at the Options Resource Center for Independent Living on Monday, Dec 29, 2014, in East Grand Forks, Minn. Photo by Logan Werlinger/Grand Forks Herald
HOMETOWN HEROES: Cavalier, N.D., woman driven to help those in need
December 29, 2014 - 10:53pm
Driven to help
December 29, 2014 - 7:07pm
December 28, 2014
Mercy Petersen, 78, takes time out from her volunteer work at the VFW on Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014, in Crookston, Minn. (Logan Werlinger/Grand Forks Herald)
HOMETOWN HEROES: Crookston’s Mercy Peterson, 78, has a passion for volunteering
December 28, 2014 - 9:11pm
December 27, 2014
Hometown Heroes, Eunice and Harold Vold retired from their day jobs in 1993 but haven't slowed down since. They volunteer for Meals on Wheels, teach weekly Bible Studies and are active in Sons of Norway.  photo by Eric Hylden/Grand Forks Herald
HOMETOWN HEROES: Volunteering with the Volds
December 27, 2014 - 12:01pm
December 26, 2014
Wes Rogers stands outside the Salvation Army during the busy holiday season on Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014, in Grand Forks, N.D. (Logan Werlinger/Grand Forks Herald)
Hometown Hero: Volunteer performs good deeds big and small
December 26, 2014 - 7:43pm