Roxana Saberi, an international journalist who grew up in Fargo, attended Concordia, and was Ms. North Dakota 1997, has made a list with some pretty heady company. Her story takes us to Iran, where she spent a 100 days in prison on manufactured charges of espionage and was coerced into signing a confession which she later recanted.
Her comments on the whole experience, “I would rather tell the truth and stay in prison instead of telling lies to be free.”
The list of world-changing individuals contains some impressive company; you can check it out here at one.org, but the Minot Voice for one is not at all surprised a North Dakota girl made the cut. 🙂