The first story features stock car Ashley Mehrwerth of St. Stephen, Minnesota who is one of the few, but growing number of women in the Minnesota race car circuit. “Being a female driver is huge, “ said Mehrwerth. “It's really cool seeing all the little girls and the women racing now.” Mehrwerth, who is 22, says stock car racing has taught her to be more patient in life. “I enjoy every little moment, because you never know, something could happen.”
In the second story, New London potters Craig Edwards and Bill Gossman explain how the community worked together to create a fire sculpture to beautify the riverbank along Middle Fork of the Crow River that runs through town. The sculpture they created with the assistance of Ann-Charlotte Ohlsson of Denmark is six by six feet square, twelve feet high and contains more than 4,000 pounds of clay. After 96 straight hours of 2,000-degree wood firing, Postcards viewers will be able to see the hot, orange, glowing sculpture as it was unveiled during a celebration in September, 2015. “There are very few people that know how to do this and we're very fortunate to know one of them,” said Edwards of Ohlsson. “To have an event of this magnitude is a once in a lifetime opportunity,” he added.
The final segment features the sights and sounds of the annual Lower Sioux Wacipi -- or “powwow” held near Morton, Minnesota every June. The Postcards crew captures the dancing, the drumming, the colorful dress and the cultural significance of the annual event. “I'm really thankful in this day and age that we have the ability to have these powwows,” said Leo (Gunner) Baker of Granite Falls. “There was a point in our history where it was illegal. We weren't allowed to gather like this.”