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The Donner Party
Did you learn this story in your American History class? My job as a substitute in Minneapolis puts me in all sorts of places to see and learn about the varied conditions within which the youth of Mi...
11/14/13 at 10:33 AM Education Is Bigger Than Schools 10/28/13 at 7:34 AM
Is everyone covered by Social Security?
Q: Were all workers coveredby Social Security when it began? Is everyone covered by Social Security protectionnow? A: Not all workers had coverage under Social Security when it began. Although most d...
11/8/13 at 9:04 AM Did Social Security always have a COLA? 11/4/13 at 12:50 PM
Social Security Anniversary 8/14/13 at 10:20 AM
Halloween - the story behind the costumes, candy and creepy traditions
Find out the story behind the costumes, candy and creepy traditions of Halloween from MCT. To download and print this page, click here ...
10/30/13 at 11:00 AM Red River Valley History - coming Friday, Oct. 11 10/9/13 at 7:34 AM
Columbus Day Newspaper Activities 10/4/13 at 9:19 AM
Wistful Wednesday : 1932
In 1932 Far Guys Dad graduated from High School. That is his Dad Marvin in the third row. Down a row and toward the middle is Gene, that is the guy that Far Guy is named forI will just let you guess ...
8/21/13 at 7:23 AM Wistful Wednesday : 1924 or thereabouts 8/3/11 at 5:26 AM
Wistful Wednesday : 1953 6/15/11 at 5:13 AM
Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, Historical Nostalgia...
8/9/13 at 10:10 AM Historical Nostalgia 8/3/13 at 6:17 AM
the Pavek Museum 4/20/13 at 7:37 AM
History provides its own lessons
When was the last time you read a history book, or an article pertaining to a certain aspect of history? What was subject and what lessons did you learn from reading it? As many of you have read s...
7/23/13 at 7:34 AM S for Stadium Lights 7/22/13 at 5:02 AM
What Should a Princess Look Like?
I had the best princess role model when I was a child. Although she had beautiful dresses and ornate, stylish hairdos just like the Disney lineup of princesses, she also carried a blaster, didn't ta...
7/12/13 at 9:51 PM Dungeons and Dragons Lovers Need to Visit Jamestown 6/18/13 at 1:37 PM
Historical Snowstorms and Blizzards 1/13/13 at 6:20 PM
Artifact history of disability in America now offered online
Check out a new national online exhibit -- EveryBody: An Artifact History of Disability in America (http://everybody.si.edu/) -- from the Smithsonian's Natural Museum of American History. Many storie...
7/12/13 at 10:59 AM
Hathaway’s historical research wins Merrifield Competition at UND
Sonja N. Hathaway, a Ph.D. student in the University of North Dakota Department of History, has won the 2012-13 Merrifield Competition for her research paper on North Dakota history. Her paper, Aaron...
5/29/13 at 7:49 AM Black History Month under way at UND 2/6/13 at 2:06 PM
UND historian to lead public presenation on Teddy Roosevelt May 9 5/5/11 at 9:39 AM
Orthodox Easter and Church History
Sunday was Pascha ("Easter") for Orthodox Christians across the globe. For us, it meant the conclusion to a long Holy Week and a wonderful celebration of the resurrection of Christ in the very earlies...
5/7/13 at 8:56 AM Archaeology, History, Tourism, and Ideology 2/18/13 at 11:56 AM
The First Byzantine World History to be Published Online 11/21/12 at 10:55 PM
"Not in the right sport"
I know a lot of hockey players and fans make fun of basketball, but as someone who grew up playing and watching a ton of basketball, I still love everything about March Madness. The first four days o...
3/26/13 at 11:10 PM Battles on Ice: Continuing the outdoor hockey trend 2/9/13 at 5:00 AM
Cross Quarter Day
Saturday is Groundhogs Day, made famous in recent decades by the celebration in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. But the origins of having a celebration on February 2 goes back to ancient times as today ma...
1/31/13 at 10:38 AM The Possibilites are Endless 9/8/12 at 9:08 AM
It's been great fun talking with all of our guests again this week on WDAZ News @5. Among them, Brad Meltzer, the author of the new thriller The Fifth Assassin as well as the host of the History Chan...
1/18/13 at 11:22 AM Ice Cream Social 7/5/11 at 1:45 PM
Mr. Wheat 11/19/10 at 7:53 AM
My Swedish Aunt Astrid
I'm surewe all have a favorite relativethat left an indelible mark on our lives. I too have a special person...an Aunt. No, whe wasn't a movie star or other such celebrity. In fact in a family of soli...
11/20/12 at 2:12 PM
Faces of the Boom: Couple saves 102-year-old North Dakota schoolhouse
WILLISTON, N.D. Mark and Mary Pettersen could have built a conventional home near Williston. But the Pettersens are not conventional. The Forest Lake, Minn., couple who moved to Williston about 1 ...
10/28/12 at 11:59 PM