Making a home in Myanmar: Bemidji native Ara Lester talks about life in one of the world’s most isolated countries
By brandon Ferdig, Special to the Pioneer
MINNEAPOLIS – Ara Lester came to Bemidji when he was 12 – and he was already well-traveled.
The son of an Air Force pilot had lived in Maine, Oklahoma, Alabama, and England. His family did settle for a while in Bemidji, however, where Lester went to high school, attended Bemidji State University, and earned a degree in history.
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