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Welcoming their new neighbors: Fulda group steps up to assist community's Karen residents

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FULDA -- Founded in 1881, the city of Fulda tends to be populated with Western European descendents. Avenues bear names like Maryland, Florence, Ireland and Baltimore, and traditional Scandinavian names dot the phone book.


But when some Fulda residents began getting new Karen neighbors, a small group of people stepped up and did everything they could to make them feel welcome.

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Alyson Buschena
Alyson joined the Daily Globe newsroom staff after spending a year in Latin America. A native of Fulda and graduate of the University of Northwestern, she has a bachelor's degree in English with a dual concentration in Literature and Writing and a minor in Spanish. At the Daily Globe, Alyson covers the crime beat as well as Pipestone and Murray counties, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and cooking. More of Alyson's writing can be found at
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