Bobbi Hepper Olson in front of Grue Evangelical Lutheran Church

Buxton architect Bobbi Hepper Olson and a handful of supporters have started fundraising efforts to pay for renovations to Grue Evangelical Lutheran Church. 

Rural BUXTON – Bobbi Hepper Olson and a handful of supporters have kicked off an online fundraiser to preserve Grue Evangelical Lutheran Church northeast of Buxton.

Hepper Olson, an architect with Hepper Olson Architects in Buxton, has breathed life into other prairie churches that have fallen into disrepair in Souris, N.D. and Icelandic State Park in Pembina County.

But this preservation project popped up in Hepper Olson’s backyard and tugs at her heartstrings.

Hepper Olson married her husband, Kyle, at Grue Evangelical Lutheran Church and their sons, Jase and Koy, were baptized inside the quiet country church 8 miles northeast of Buxton.

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