Everybody Knows Gracie Vrieze

Profile Text: Madeline Phaby Gracie Vrieze, an interpreter for the Storm Lake Police Department, knows just about everyone in town. But she’s known some longer than others: she estimates she witnessed the births of about 40% of the city’s current population during her time volunteering as an interpreter in the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center’s […]

The Converging Past and Unknown Futures of Diana Pastrana and Heidi Coronel

Profile Text: Michel Reising Audio Profile: Autumn McClain Photos: Autumn McClain The prospect of a better life–“the pursuit of happiness”–is what has drawn immigrants to the United States from its founding, and is what brought the Coronel and Pastrana families to settle in Storm Lake, Iowa. Both Heidi Coronel’s and Diana Pastrana’s parents were born […]

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