RED RIVER ORTHODOX: ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY IN THE RED RIVER VALLEY AND NORTH DAKOTA 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... Posted on 5/7/13 at 9:56 AM
RURAL REFLECTIONS the Pavek Museum
Sometimes people give gems of information to each other, gems which
are worth more than their mineral counterparts. Paul Maloney is a
friend of mine who gave me such a gem and I want to share it with ... Posted on 4/20/13 at 8:37 AM
SOCIAL SECURITY: INFORMATION & UPDATES Remembering Oklahoma City
On April 19, 1995, at 9:02 a.m. CST, our nation experienced a profound tragedy in the terrorist bomb attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Office Building in Oklahoma City.
Sixteen SSA employees and... Posted on 4/19/13 at 9:02 AM
FOR THE LOVE OF HOCKEY "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... Posted on 3/27/13 at 12:10 AM
STAFF BLOG NIE ROCKS! Women's History Month Word Search
In 1981, the First Congressional Resolution proclaimed "Women's History Week" around the calendar week that included March 8, International Womens Day. Six years later, Congress expanded this focus to... Posted on 3/5/13 at 11:46 AM
They were feasts of sublime asparagus — laced with fear. And for more than half a century, Margot Woelk kept her secret hidden from the world, even from her husband. Then, a few months after her 95th birthday, she revealed the truth about her wartime role: Adolf Hitler’s food taster.
Strange, isn't it? Bill Guy served as governor of North Dakota from 1961 to 1973. But when you read others' recollections of that service, you might find yourself forgetting that the era was one of the most divisive in the 20th century.
From Tom Paine’s “Common Sense” to Harriet Beecher Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” to Martin Luther King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” American history is replete with examples of printed words accelerating social justice.
It's been more than six years since a bomb ripped away the eyes from Shams Karim, killed her mother and left the little girl, now 7, blind and disfigured for life. Psychiatric drugs help control her outbursts of crying and screaming.
I would guess that not a lot of casual college hockey fans, especially those not located on the East Coast, know much about Jack Parker.
The 68-year-old Parker, head coach of his Alma Mater Boston University the last 40 years, announced his retirement this week, effective when this season ends.
Oil developers appear to have won the battle for the Killdeer Battlefield, a historic site in the western North Dakota Badlands near where a New York-based company has begun laying groundwork for wells.
Neila Mae Johnson knew the amiable family friend as “Uncle Rudy.”
Rudolph Bener was an immigrant from Croatia and spoke with a thick Slavic accent. After he died, in 1964, it fell to the Johnson family to clean out his house on Lake Melissa near Detroit Lakes, Minn. What they found shocked them: Uncle Rudy had been a member of the Ku Klux Klan.
Three mischievous fans of the Roughriders’ hockey team flouted a taboo when they recently wore hooded Ku Klux Klan robes to taunt the opposing squad.
But the Red River High School hockey spectators might not have known just how prevalent the Ku Klux Klan once was in the Red River Valley.
It’s not difficult to name the U.S. presidents whose policies have had the most direct impact on North Dakota. They are Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln. A handful of others had major influence, too — but it’s harder to round out the Top 10.
The wooden box was stained from age and covered with tattered canvas that gave no hint of the forgotten secrets it held. But when Kerry Conlin opened the lid it quickly became apparent that the box had been carefully placed in a corner of a bedroom closet for safekeeping by someone long ago. The old box was a time capsule stuffed with letters, photographs and family albums dating back to the 1930s and 1940s.
North Dakota’s outdoors and history will converge Feb. 9, when the State Historical Society sponsors its 2013 Heritage Outbound Winter Adventure. The annual day of activities and learning will be held at Fort Clark State Historic Site and Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site near Stanton, N.D.
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