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Family from Florida gathers for a photo during the Kolle family reunion in Perham, Minn. on Sunday, June 29, 2014. Carrie Snyder / The Forum

ALL TOGETHER NOW: How to plan a family reunion

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PERHAM, Minn. —Among the games, boating and group meals, the Kolle family reunion includes a presumably contentious activity — an airing of grievances.


Earlier this month, during the 45th annual weeklong reunion that brought about 170 relatives of the nine Kolle siblings to a lake resort near Perham, 35 people gathered to plan for next year’s event, and avoid repeating mistakes.

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Ryan Johnson
After four years of covering news for the Grand Forks Herald and The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Ryan Johnson has been a features reporter for The Forum's Variety section since 2013. His prior beats included politics, business, city government and higher education. Johnson is a 2008 alumnus of the University of North Dakota. Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to
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