STAFF BLOG UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA HOCKEY Twenty-five years later
For the younger generation of hockey fans, the story of George Pelawa is one you have probablynever heard. For the older generation, it's a tragic story that you'll never forget.
Pelawa was a star pl... Posted on 6/22/11 at 12:53 AM
Roger Boisjoly, who died at 73, had written an ominous memo to his supervisors at Morton Thiokol six months before the shuttle launched on Jan. 28, 1986. He told the company that cold weather could compromise the seals connecting sections of the rocket boosters they manufactured. Boisjoly and four other engineers pleaded with supervisors for a delay the night before the launch, as temperatures dipped below freezing.
Blizzards were in their second year at Dairy Queens here and all over. Dairy Queen was reported to have sold 175 million Blizzards in 1985 with prospects for twice as many sales in 1986. And that was in spite of the large fan base at the time for Haagen-Dazs ice cream.
Calling it “Tubers Across the Border,” more than 2,000 Canadians, Americans and even some German soldiers planned to go into the Red Lake River 25 years ago on Aug. 8 for the “world’s largest connected flotilla of inner tubes.”
Attempts by some Grand Forks residents to get sexually explicit magazines off local grocery store shelves succeeded in five stores. That was 25 years ago in the summer of 1986. But the efforts failed in local convenience stores, the Herald reported.
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