THE NEW FORTY Perfect timing...
Tonight I had the honor and privilege to have dinner with three veterans and Kaarin Remmich of NDSU's Military and Veteran Services office. The veterans - my son Noah, Dr. Berlin Nelson (from NDSU), a... Posted on 11/6/12 at 11:22 PM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Faces of Asia
It might be the single, most powerful image to humans: the face.
In it we see so much; and from it we react so much. Ever examine your feelings when seeing different faces? It's incredible how the su... Posted on 10/13/12 at 8:56 AM
STAFF BLOG THE N.D. CAPITOL AND BEYOND Future education center in D.C. will honor N.D. veterans
Editors Note: This story is part of an occasional series about the nations commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. President Barack Obama recently proclaimed May 28, 2012, through No... Posted on 7/21/12 at 5:40 AM
NEW PLATEAUS Letting Go; Letting Life
The trek was over.
I got back to Zhuhai, my home in China for the past eleven months. But though I was done trekking, I wasn't through with traveling. See, these were my last 48 hours to prepare for... Posted on 10/6/11 at 9:18 AM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Agriculture Department plans Vietnam trade mission
The Minnesota Agriculture Department today announced a trade mission to Vietnam for later this year.
The announcement came as Gov. Mark Dayton leaves Minnesota for Japan and South Korea on his first ... Posted on 9/23/11 at 12:14 PM
One of North Dakota’s most popular governors had no doubt he was the target of a 1967 assassination plot in Vietnam. The near-death experience happened on a trip former Gov. Bill Guy initially didn’t want to go on in the first place.
Over the past two years, federal officials say, an estimated 10,000 more veterans have sought medical compensation for diseases related to Agent Orange, an herbicide that contains a toxic chemical called dioxin.
Nov. 11 in Larimore will feature “A Tribute to the Vietnam Vet: Welcome Home,” beginning with a program at 6 p.m. at the high school gym, followed by a dinner and family dance at the American Legion Club. All veterans will be recognized at the Veterans Day events in Larimore.
A funeral has started for four of the five victims of a shooting rampage last weekend at a Texas roller rink. More than 200 people attended a service this morning for Trini Do, her sisters Michelle and Lynn Ta, and her brother Hien Ta. Do's estranged husband, Tan Do, shot her and her siblings during a birthday party for their 10-year-old son in Grand Prairie, Texas. He later killed himself.
After nearly five decades of singing about a war that continues to haunt a generation of Americans, legendary performer Bob Dylan finally got his chance to see Vietnam at peace. Only about half of the 8,000 seats at RMIT University were sold to a mix of Vietnamese and foreigners who danced on the grass as Dylan played guitar, harmonica and the keyboard.
An anchored boat packed with sleeping travelers sank early Thursday in Vietnam's scenic Ha Long Bay, killing 12 people from nine countries in the deadliest tour boat accident since the country opened to foreign visitors 25 years ago.
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