A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Impressed With China
So did my year in China have me looking back with appreciation for its history and spirit? Or were the pollution and big government detractors of my enjoyment?
Days before I left to go to China... Posted on 10/20/12 at 11:40 AM
MIDDLE AGED PLAGUE The Frugal Fanatic
Saving money and living green are so cool these days. So why isn't it cool when I do it?
Sometimes this frugality thing goes too far.
So says the Son and Heir, who is singularly unimpressed by the t... Posted on 2/9/12 at 5:39 PM
THE NEW FORTY Building the capacity to craft solutions...
Tonight was Parent-Teacher Conference night for the 7th grade at STEM - except it wasn't. The 7th grade team decided to try a new approach. They decided that this year theywould take key projects that... Posted on 11/3/11 at 9:55 PM
GOD TRACKS Healing 16,000 hearts
When Carl and Julie Gaede sold their house and nearly all of their belongings three years ago and moved to Uganda, they didnt know their decision would change 16,000 lives. They only knew that God h... Posted on 10/25/11 at 1:35 PM
Wallie Hardie's family has been farming successfully in the Red River Valley since his great grandfather settled here. His operation has done well growing corn, soybeans and grains, and now he wants to extend that success.
When Matt Greene grabbed the Stanley Cup, lifted it over his head and let out a big yell, his parents had no clue what was happening. Jim and Darcy Greene weren’t able to watch any of the Stanley Cup Finals as they were on a nearly four-week research trip in Benin — a small country in West Africa.
For what’s believed to be the first time in the history of an individual church denomination, a vow has been made to wipe out a devastating disease within a certain time period. The church body: United Methodist. The disease: malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. The time period: three years.
Christened, “Imagine No Malaria,” this mission project has been wholeheartedly embraced by Thief River Falls United Methodist Church, which just last weekend exceeded $10,000 on its way to its total pledge of $20,000.
To Ralph Kieley, Africa is not a continent. “It’s a contagious disease,” he said. “You go back and back and back.” The proof is on the walls of what ordinarily might be called a den or rec room. In Kieley’s case, the rural home’s hangout is named the “African room” because 43 species of animals are on display from his big-game hunting trips there.
George Clooney and his father were arrested Friday during a protest outside the Sudanese Embassy, and the actor said he has asked President Barack Obama to engage China on stopping a humanitarian crisis in northern Africa. Clooney was released several hours later after paying a $100 fine.
Nigeria unions suspended their nationwide strike today, hours after President Goodluck Jonathan partially reinstated subsidies to keep gasoline prices low and after authorities deployed soldiers, who fired over the heads of protesters. However, many Nigerians remain angry that gas prices rose at all.
Catholics carrying umbrellas decorated with Pope Benedict XVI's image greeted him today as he embarked on his second trip to Africa, where he plans to outline the church's future for the continent with the fastest growing number of faithful.
VIDEO: New IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, bottom of article Africa's Western black rhino has officially been declared extinct and other subspecies of rhinoceros could follow, according to the latest review by a leading conservation organization.
Immigrants, others organize to ease integration into society here
Reginald Tarr and other Africans who now call Grand Forks home have formed the United African Community, hoping to bring together “several hundred” immigrants, refugees, students and others who’ve come from a dozen or more African nations.
Intervening in a volatile and brutal crisis, President Barack Obama said Friday he has dispatched 100 U.S. troops to central Africa to support a years-long fight against a guerrilla group accused of horrific atrocities. Obama said they were sent to advise, not engage in combat, unless forced to defend themselves.
Bradley Klapper and Mark S. Smith
, October 14, 2011
VIDEO: Watch at bottom of article The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to three champions of women's rights in Africa and the Middle East today in an attempt to bolster the role of women in struggles to bring democracy to nations suffering from autocratic rule and civil strife.
Bjoern H. Amland and Karl Ritter
, October 07, 2011
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