THE PERIPHERY 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... Posted on 11/14/13 at 10:33 AM
SOCIAL SECURITY: INFORMATION & UPDATES 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... Posted on 11/8/13 at 9:04 AM
FAR SIDE OF FIFTY 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 ... Posted on 8/21/13 at 7:23 AM
RURAL REFLECTIONS Rural Reflections Radio
Here is this week's Rural Reflections Radio program, Historical Nostalgia... Posted on 8/9/13 at 10:10 AM
Editor’s note: Donald Stewart retired in 2003 as community development director for the city of Thief River Falls. He served in the Peace Corps, living in Morocco in 1963 and 1964, as part of the first contingent of volunteers in the organization inspired by President John F. Kennedy.
Nov. 22, 1963, is on Clint Hill’s mind every day. The former Secret Service agent assigned to protect Jackie Kennedy the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated is still haunted with guilt nearly 50 years later.
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Bill Burwell still can’t believe the day he came within an arm’s reach of President John F. Kennedy; close enough to snap a portrait with his Kodak Brownie camera, during the president’s visit to Grand Forks on Sept. 25, 1963.
In a Dallas college classroom about six miles from where John F. Kennedy was gunned down half a century ago, members of the millennial generation have been learning why the assassination was a life-altering moment for so many in the baby-boom generation.
A 90-year-old Holocaust survivor made his orchestral debut with renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma on Tuesday to benefit a foundation dedicated to preserving the work of artists and musicians killed by the Nazis.
Rodrique Ngowi and Steven Senne
, October 22, 2013
A piece of history chugged into town Saturday with a visit by the Milwaukee Road No. 261, a steam locomotive restored to the heyday of the steam-powered train. Spectators waited in a cold rain Saturday morning for a sight of the train.
Companies that want to develop on certain land must have the land surveyed by archaeologists to check for any significant artifacts or historical sites that have sat untouched for years — until development came their way.
Cpl. Harold Evans is coming home this week, nearly 63 years after the Grygla, Minn., native was listed as missing in action during the Korean War. The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office last month positively identified his remains, which will be escorted from Honolulu to Fargo on Wednesday and then to Thief River Falls.
A wooden chest carrying the entirety of a family’s possessions had a single name scratched into the front: Jorgen G. Karlsrud. Today the name Jorgen Karlsrud belongs to a man working for an advertising agency in Minneapolis who recently had a unique opportunity to get in touch with his family’s roots.
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