NORTHFIELD, Minn. (WCCO) — The people of Northfield honored a hometown hero Thursday.
Maggie Lee, 91, had worked at the local newspaper – the Northfield News — for more than 65 years.READ MORE: 'She Was A Jewel': Community Holds Vigil For Victim Of Quadruple Homicide
And they’re celebrating by wearing her favorite color – purple. Among some of the day’s highlights was a humane society event.READ MORE: Woman Critically Injured In Minneapolis Shooting
“She’s also been a supporter of our humane society for many years,” said Kathy Jasnoch of Prairie’s Edge Humane Society. “These two (cats) are named Maggie and Lee, which she named especially.”
Lee, who wears purple virtually every day, has been having some health issues after retiring from the newspaper earlier this year. She’s also credited as being one of the instigators of Northfield’s Historical Society.MORE NEWS: Twins, Lynx, And Gophers Take Home Weekend Wins
“A lot of friends in the community came together to make this day in her honor,” said Northfield News publisher Sam Gett. “She’s championed the community for literally decades.”