Even those struggling through tough economy find reasons to be thankful

A photo-journalist who came to Minnesota last year lost her job and her mother this year. She's thankful for the unemployment insurance that's tying her over while she looks for a job she hopes will be even better than the one she lost.
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A photo-journalist who came to Minnesota last year lost her job and her mother this year. She's thankful for the unemployment insurance that's tying her over while she looks for a job she hopes will be even better than the one she lost.

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