How We Impact the World
Published Weekly by the Lake County Press
Introduction with Eric Fransen
How We Impact the World really means, how do people from Lake County, MN make a difference in the world. I want to share stories about world-renown surgeons, entrepreneurs that are solving water issues in Africa, and travel with former residents that have gone back to their ancestral countries of Sweden, Norway, and beyond. All these people and many more grew up in Lake County and then went off to impact the world. I want to bring them back one week at a time. I want to tell their story.
Whitney Wasko Living in Sweden
Whitney Wasko came back to the University of Minnesota after spending spring break in Sweden and told her Swedish professor, “I’m going to move to Sweden.” Her professor asked a reasonable question, “How are you going to do that?” The girl from small-town Two Harbors replied, “I don’t know, but I’m going to figure it out.” That was in March of 2017. Wasko graduated in May, and that August she left for Sweden.
Carl Ehlenz with Betty’s Pies