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Yellow Bird: It could have been anyone
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2003

"Monday will be remembered as the day Julie Holmquist's murder case came to a conclusion.

When she was reported missing, we watched and held our breath, hoping that she would be found alive. She became "our Julie," too. We mourned when her body was finally recovered in an abandoned gravel pit that day in August, more than four years ago. We are comforted that her murderer is finally identified and the case is closed.

In these northern states, people in our towns grow to be more than acquaintances. We become families, rather than members of community who live together. We are from the states that sometimes leave our doors unlocked at night, stop to give strangers a ride and trust each other. When we come face-to-face with the stark reality that something sick and evil is living among us, there is a panic - a quickening sense that we need to lock our doors, shut the windows and, like turtles, pull inside."

Get the Story:
DORREEN YELLOW BIRD COLUMN: The mystery ends, but not the grief -- in Hallock and in all our hearts (The Grand Forks Herald 1/14)

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