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Reader's view: Booth, Hakala had history of civic contributions

Gone, but not forgotten! I read the April 23 article about the passing of Maureen Booth and her contributions civically, in government and educationally to the Duluth community ("Duluth educator fought for justice"). I was quickly put into shock ...

Gone, but not forgotten!

I read the April 23 article about the passing of Maureen Booth and her contributions civically, in government and educationally to the Duluth community ("Duluth educator fought for justice"). I was quickly put into shock again because the article quoted Edith Hakala, who was lost suddenly shortly after the News Tribune's over-the-phone interview about Booth.

These two women, along with a huge pile of others over the years -- including me in the last three to four years at the Damiano Center and at Citizens Organizing and Acting Together -- helped educate and get people involved in their government and change.

Both Maureen Booth and Edith Hakala tirelessly took, in great stride, a huge interest in wanting fairness and change in our government -- right to the end.

I was honored to have been able to know and work with both of these women at COACT.

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Danny Novlan

Duluth

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