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Column: Covering Red Lake tragedy a difficult task

"I had a different topic in mind for today's column.

But that was before Monday.

That afternoon, we got a call about a shooting at Red Lake High School on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. Because I was the night general assignment reporter Monday, I was assigned, along with Herald columnist Dorreen Yellow Bird and photographer Jackie Lorentz, to go to the reservation.

It was one of those assignments where you really want to go, but you really don't want to go. With very few details, we didn't know what to expect."

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RONA JOHNSON COLUMN: An assignment of great ambivalence (The Grand Forks Herald 3/27)

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