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John M. Steiner / The Sun Sister Michaeleen Jantzer stands in front of St. James Basilica, where she served for 28 years.

Sister Michaeleen retires from basilica


After decades of service in Jamestown, Sister Michaeleen Jantzer is preparing to retire and return to the Mother of God Monastery in Watertown, S.D., in August or September.

“We try to share the goodness of God with people,” Jantzer said. “After my dedication to God, the first thing is to share my love of God with people, and to share what Jesus said — that he would be with us always.”

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Kari Lucin
Kari Lucin joined the Grand Forks Herald as a multimedia producer in August 2014. Previously, she worked for a few years at the Jamestown Sun in Jamestown, N.D., as a staff writer, and prior to that, for about six years as staff writer and later online content coordinator, at the Daily Globe in Worthington, Minn. A graduate of Jackson County Central High School and Augsburg College, she has a bachelor's degree in philosophy and English. Find more of her writing at her blog, Oh Look, a Shiny Thing! or on Twitter at @karilucin.
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