NEW PLATEAUS Charity and the Little League World Series
A Little League team from Uganda is the first ever from Africa to reach the final tournament at Williamsport, Pennsylvania.For these boys, it's a whole new world: the crowds in the stands, the nationa... Posted on 8/20/12 at 10:57 AM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND N.D. Guard members help in Haiti
Twenty-one members of the North Dakota National Guard are helping with humanitarian and construction work in Haiti.
Soldiers from the 191st Military Police Co. are spending three weeks providing force... Posted on 6/11/10 at 6:49 AM
REGGIE TALES Random Thursday on a Friday
*Worst May ever? I think so.
*The Twins have not lost three games in a row yet this year. Knock on wood.
*I watched nearly 10 consecutive hours of "Entourage" on Sunday. Se... Posted on 5/7/10 at 7:00 AM
STAFF BLOG NIE ROCKS! Shoes for Haiti
SHOES FOR HAITI
Here is an article by a student from Central High School in Grand Forks. KimBerly Clark, Marketing & DECA teacher, submitted it for the Grand Forks Herald and I thought what ... Posted on 3/3/10 at 12:00 AM
THE NEW FORTY 8.8
I was raised in California and have experienced a handful of decent-sized earthquakes. I was never afraid of earthquakes as a child. I didn't fully appreciate the magnitude of the damage t... Posted on 2/27/10 at 5:32 PM
Give us this day our daily bread. On Palm Sunday in the year 2012, most of us worry about eating too much bread. At the same time, we are haunted by the knowledge of millions who go hungry in this world. Jodie Storhaug, who is the driving force in Feed My Starving Children, said the meals packed here should be arriving this week in Haiti.
Rivers rose to dangerous levels in Haiti's rural center today even as Tropical Storm Emily broke apart and became a wet low pressure system after dumping rains over Haiti and the southwestern corner of the Dominican Republic.
A pop star known for his bad boy antics on stage, Michel "Sweet Micky" Martelly, became this earthquake-devastated country's new president Saturday and urged Haitians to set aside their divisions and raise the country from rubble.
Haitians will have to wait at least a few more days to learn the preliminary results of their presidential election because of alleged irregularities and fraud uncovered at the vote-counting center, officials said Tuesday.
Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier was hauled into court to answer questions today as a legal case was opened against him nearly 25 years after he was ousted from power in a popular uprising against what was widely regarded as a brutal and corrupt regime.
Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, a once feared and reviled dictator who was ousted in a popular uprising nearly 25 years ago, has made a stunning return to Haiti, raising concerns he could complicate efforts to solve a political crisis, a cholera outbreak and the stalled reconstruction from last year's devastating earthquake.
On Friday, panicked residents fled a coastal city in Haiti that had been slammed twice already this decade by killer floods. The hurricane spared most earthquake-refugee camps in the capital but battered a seaside town to the west that was nearly destroyed by January's earthquake.
Hurricane Tomas flooded the earthquake-shattered remains of a Haitian town on Friday, forcing families who had already lost their homes in one disaster to flee another. In the country's capital, quake refugees resisted calls to abandon flimsy tarp and tent camps.
A cholera outbreak that has killed more than 250 people in rural Haiti is stabilizing, health officials said today, as aid groups and the government race to prevent it from spreading to the capital's squalid camps of earthquake survivors.
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