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Blind V.C. carpenter wins national award

Published 07/05/2011, The Jamestown Sun

A hand grenade claimed Dean Pedersen’s sight in the Vietnam War, but it didn’t stop him from pursuing a career in carpentry. Nearly 40 years later, Pedersen, a Valley City Native and owner of Pedersen Wood Craft, is making national news for his ornate work as part of This Old House Magazine’s 2011 Reader Remodel Moxie Awards.

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