Our newest reporter is getting a taste of how the past can come back to bite you. We’ve all had moments where we’ve said or done things we regret. But if we want to do better, we learn from our missteps and our mistakes, we adjust and make improvements.

Colton Rasanen-Fryar is our new Wilkin County reporter. He was introduced to our community in an article online Monday and in Tuesday’s Daily News. He shared his excitement at joining us here. By Monday night, an old social media post of his began making the rounds and people began weighing in on our choice to hire him – some were welcoming and some were downright ugly. Some posts were bigoted, personal attacks on him.

Daily News Editorial Board: 

Tara Klostreich, Carrie McDermott, Frank Stanko