Sister Justina Bieganek will celebrate the milestone on January 15. The St. Cloud Times says Bieganek came to central Minnesota on an orphan train in 1913. She was adopted by an Avon family and later joined the St. Francis convent in Little Falls. During the past 82 years she has organized orphan train reunions and served as an advocate for orphans.
Flood claimed house 100-year-old woman lived in for 62 years
Hazel Lafler says she had no flood insurance for her home on Hunter Lake and does not plan to rebuild. She's philosophical about the loss, saying there's nothing she can do about it. "It's like spilling milk; you can't pick it up," she says.