In an advance that promises to improve the lives of the more than 250,000 people in the United States who are paralyzed from the neck down, researchers announced on Wednesday that they have developed a wireless device that operates specially rigged chairs by means of a tiny titanium barbell pierced through the tongue.
Each week, Herald reporter Brandi Jewett answers your questions about local government, laws and other local topics. This week she answers questions about emergency response units and the stoplights on Columbia.
The turning point for Kevin Praska came three years ago, when he lost his breath tying his shoes. “I knew then, something’s gotta change,” he said. That realization prompted him to begin P90X, a rigorous fitness program, which ultimately helped him shed 50 pounds and forge a commitment to leading a healthier lifestyle.
Children who survive cancer treatment face increased heart health risk and should take measures soon after lifesaving therapy to reduce the risk of serious problems later in life, according to research presented at a major medical meeting.
As a child, my dream was to someday own a black horse. I read “Black Beauty” and the “Black Stallion” series and watched “Fury” on TV on Saturday mornings, imagining myself on the back of the horse heroes, hanging on to a fistful of mane as they galloped furiously down the road, ears flat back and tail flying like a flag.
As the director of Polk County Public Health and a lifetime Polk County, Minn., resident, I want to applaud the University of Minnesota Crookston for being among the first colleges in Minnesota to put in place a tobacco-free policy.
Beverly Joy Schmidt, 79 of Devils Lake, ND went to her eternal home to be with the Lord, on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Home in Lakota, ND.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Devils Lake with visitation at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10th with a time of remembrance and prayer at 7:30 p.m. also on Tuesday.
Duaine G. Olson, 87, of Thief River Falls, passed away at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND, on Tuesday, December 3, 2013.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, December 9, 2013 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, MN, with Pastor Troy Bates officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Thief River Falls.
Albert "AI" Manley Holman 83, of Grand Forks went to be with his Savior and Lord on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Altru Hospital, surrounded by all of his loving family.
Al was born February 7, 1930 in Hatton, ND on the family farm to Albert B. and Laura (Moen) Holman. He was baptized at First American Lutheran in Mayville, ND. He graduated from Hatton High School in 1947. After high school, he farmed and worked at the Hatton Ford garage until being drafted into the military. He served in the Korean War (1951-1953) starting out as a field radio mechanic in a Sherman tank; later being promoted to Sergeant. Following his military service, he attended NDSSS in Wahpeton, ND for electronics. He then went to work for Northwestern Bell and was loaned to Western Electric to work on the Distance Early Warning (DEW) radar systems near the Arctic Circle. Prior to his deployment, he went to training in Rockford, IL where he met the love of his life, Alice Mae Nichols while she was volunteering at the YMCA. They were married on November 23, 1957 at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Roodhouse, IL. After they were married they moved to Grand Forks where he continued to work at Northwestern Bell (US West) on the Toll Test Board retiring in 1990. At his retirement party he received a plaque, "The Best Microwave Radio Man in North Dakota". He held several offices at his church, served on the ELS Mission Board, was active in Qwest Pioneers, a lifetime member of the VFW & American Legion, prepared Talking Books for the ND School for the Blind, was an avid Sioux fan, and traveled to 20 countries and all 50 states. Al was known for his Norwegian heritage and Ole and Lena jokes. He also enjoyed his farm place, "Green Acres", where he could fix anything, play with his John Deere "A" tractor and tried to control the leafy spurge, pocket gophers and raccoons.
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