Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Remembering Karl Bremer - Journalist Who Investigated Frank Vennes

Nearly a year ago, my colleague, co-author and friend Karl Bremer was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I am sad to report that Karl passed away yesterday.

Much of the research  I draw from on this blog comes via Karl  Bremer's articles at the Minnesota Independent, Dump Bachmann and  his Ripple in Stillwater blog. Much of Karl's award-winning research about Frank Vennes is also included in "The Madness of Michele Bachmann" (Wiley & Sons, 2010).

Karl Bremer also took one of the few recent photos of Frank Vennes taken in from of the Federal Courthouse in St. Paul (see below).

My thoughts and condolences go out to Karl's family and many friends.

Articles & posts about Karl Bremer:

Firedog Lake: "Ave Atque Vale, Karl Bremer" - Phoenix Woman

Pioneer Press: "Obituary: Stillwater journalist Karl Bremer dies" by Mary Divine.

Star Tribune: "Obituary: Blogger Karl Bremer kept Stillwater on its toes" Kevin Giles.

Stillwater Patch: "Ripple in Stillwater Writer Karl Bremer Dies" - Shawn Hogendorf

FDL: "Come Saturday Morning: Here’s to You, Karl Bremer" - Phoenix Woman (February 18, 2012)

Star Tribune: "Stillwater-based political blogger keeps ire stoked" - Kevin Giles (February 20, 2012).

Karl Bremer's photo of Frank Vennes