‘A down-home country girl,’ 24 July 2008, Grand Forks Herald, Grand Forks, North Dakota
While most everyone in northwestern Minnesota knows about the Hewitt Sisters act — which also included Lacey and 23-year-old Katrice at one time — not many know them well.
One reason is that the family lives 19 miles east of Lancaster in what once was rural Caribou, until Caribou disappeared. The area is as rugged as the now-defunct town name implies.
Another reason is that Kelli and Jim Hewitt’s 13 children, ranging in age from 3 to 27, were home-schooled. So, the family didn’t have the interaction with other families that come with shared school activities. It’s a mixed-race clan as three of their 13 children were adopted from Haiti, all joining the family before their third birthdays.