I remember October 1995 like it was yesterday. I sat in a lower-level office in a nondescript Coon Rapids split-level home interviewing to become editor of The Edge Newspaper. I was just catching my breath after 12 years as a daily newspaper editor and reporter, and the man behind the desk, Edge co-founder Gary Beckman, was remarkably gracious, considering the circumstances.

I was dead tired. Just eight hours earlier, I was stalled with other interstate motorists north of Des Moines, stuck in a blizzard. I arrived in Woodbury about 3 a.m., not only anxious about getting the job, but proposing to my girlfriend (and now wife). Love will blind you to such trivialities as checking the weather forecast before embarking on a seven-hour drive.

How I became part of this publication is just one of thousands of stories connected with The Edge’s legacy. I invite you to share yours.

As part of the Edge’s 20th Anniversary celebration in 2012, I have created an online Guest Book to allow you to easily share your Edge story, or comment. Please go to our Guest Book and add your voice to the Edge’s legacy. This fall, I will share the comments with all of you. Visit our Edge 20 page to explore The Edge’s history and re-discover past articles and interviews that remain poignant now.

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