"We the People," an Inauguration Day special person #1

Marie Kraemer, Grand Forks, works at St. Anne's Living Center and studies at Lake Region State College

Marie Kraemer

“To not be divided as we are,” Kraemer told the Herald, about her hope for the future of the county. “No matter what we believe in, even if it's contradictory towards another person's beliefs, that we can just learn to work together.”

“I guess for me, it would be being open to other people's ideas,” she said, as to how she thinks she can contribute towards that future. “Not being close-minded, I think, is the way to put it. Not being staunch in my ideas, like ‘my ideas are right no matter what you say.’ So for me, it's being open and hearing what other people have to say, and then agree or disagree with it.”

Adam Kurtz is the community editor for the Grand Forks Herald. He covers higher education and other topics in Grand Forks County and the city.

Kurtz joined the Herald in July 2019. He covered business and county government topics before covering higher education and some military topics.

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