Five years in, though, the work remains intense. About the only time they take off is to visit their three grown sons and four granddaughters. Even then, they say, “as soon as we open our mouths it’s something about the MinnPost,” Laurie says.

“It’s on our minds!” Joel exclaims, as they both start laughing.

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Alysia Santo is a former assistant editor at CJR.