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NHL PLAYOFFS: St. Louis evens series with Minnesota
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UND FOOTBALL: Developing beneficial relationships
Former men's basketball coach Glas inducted into UND Letterwinners Athletic Hall of Fame
GGF NOTEBOOK: Grand Forks soccer teams will match strong defenses
Man motivated to lose weight by tattoos
LORI WEBER MENKE: Supermom says goodbye to a good friend
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Rylie Nicole McNelis
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BRAD DOKKEN: Grand Forks angler scores big with first sturgeon
TALKIN' with DOKKEN: Are otter sightings in Grand Forks area unusual
REC TOPPER: Camp cookbook
OUTDOORS NOTEBOOK: Paddlefish snagging opens May 1
DOUG LEIER: Recovering whooping crane population remains fragile
Kevin Wald: In today's instant culture, businesses need reliable high-speed Internet
Gary Evans and Dan Dorman: Greater Minnesota may be used to slow Internet, but it's fed up with slow legislators.
OUR OPINION: Spread broadband's benefits across Minnesota
LETTER: Hospitality home needed in Grand Forks
LETTER: Binge drinking affects others besides drinker
April 17, 2015
Religion briefs: St. Mary's hosts Spring Dinner
A Spring Dinner will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary's Church, 216 Belmont Road, Grand Forks. The menu will include ham, scalloped potatoes, scalloped corn, polish sausage, sauerkraut, green beans, salads, pickles, rolls, dessert and beverage. Price for 13...
April 17, 2015 - 4:25pm
April 16, 2015
Activist U.S. nuns make concessions after Vatican investigation
A six-year row between activist American nuns and Vatican officials who had branded them radical feminists ended on Thursday with the nuns conceding to demands that they keep within the doctrine of the Roman Catholic church.
April 16, 2015 - 5:15pm
April 12, 2015
Pope sparks row with Turkey by calling Armenian massacre genocide
Pope Francis sparked a diplomatic row on Sunday by calling the massacre of up to 1.5 million Armenians 100 years ago "the first genocide of the 20th century," prompting Turkey to accuse him of inciting hatred.
April 12, 2015 - 3:45pm
April 10, 2015
Religion briefs: Interdenominational prayer meeting held at Ember coffeehouse
An interdenominational prayer meeting will be held at 10 a.m. today at the Ember coffeehouse, 8 N. Third St., Grand Forks. The meeting is titled "Northern Prayer Fire" For more information, call (701) 740-9693. UND Christus Rex Center hosts Theology for Lunch A Theology for Lunch...
April 10, 2015 - 6:39pm
April 9, 2015
According to poll most Americans side with gays in religious freedom disputes
A majority of Americans believe businesses should not be allowed to refuse services based on their religious beliefs in the wake of controversies in Indiana and Arkansas over gay rights and religious freedom, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found on Thursday.
news / politics
April 9, 2015 - 5:45pm
April 8, 2015
A Buddhist temple thrives in rural Minnesota
WORTHINGTON — Living in harmony with their fellow Buddhists, as well as with their co-workers and neighbors, is important to members of the Lao Temple Siri Buddharam. That Worthington temple, or “Wat” (pronounced “vaat”), as its members commonly refer to it, has grown...
accent / life & style
April 8, 2015 - 9:39am
April 7, 2015
Panel, discussion night encourages interfaith dialogue and acceptance
As snow fell over Sharon Lutheran Church Tuesday evening, a diverse crowd of more than 300 people wearing everything from hijabs to clergy collars walked through the front doors for a night of interfaith dialogue. As attendees walked into the church's Celebration Hall, they could...
news / local
April 7, 2015 - 9:23pm
April 5, 2015
Church closings affecting small-town residents
BLANCHARD, N.D. -- Ole and Marilyn Aarsvold and Ken Beckman talk weather, farming, faith and family while sipping coffee and eating doughnuts. But the longtime church friends’ recent gathering isn’t post-church fellowship. This time they’re in the Aarsvolds’ kitchen on...
news / region
April 5, 2015 - 2:00am
Mountain Iron, Minn., church's debuts handbell choir after losing church tower
MOUNTAIN IRON, Minn. -- After lightning struck the bell tower at Messiah Lutheran Church and burned the building to the ground here in 1998, the congregation had to make a sound decision. Finances dictated that the church be rebuilt without the traditional bell tower that had...
news / region
April 5, 2015 - 12:30am
April 3, 2015
North Dakota legislative session hits home stretch
BISMARCK – Efforts to polish budgets and hammer out differences between House and Senate versions of bills have shifted into high gear at the Capitol as lawmakers race to wrap up the session with at least five days to spare in case they need to reconvene later. Thursday...
news / politics
April 3, 2015 - 8:00pm
Religion briefs: Hope Church hosts Easter service
The Hope Church will be hosting an Easter Service at 10 a.m Sunday at the Chester Fritz Auditorium, 3475 University Ave., Grand Forks. Prior to the service, treats and photographs will be available. For more information, call (701) 777-4090. UND Christus Rex Center hosts Theology...
April 3, 2015 - 6:11pm
Indianapolis in crisis mode after tourism hit by religious bill
The rainbow flag, a symbol of gay rights, flies prominently on the Visit Indy website and Indiana's Republican Governor Mike Pence personally phoned the head of a Seattle company that gathers 56,000 gaming nerds in the heartland each year.
news / politics
April 3, 2015 - 5:45pm
On Good Friday, pope hears of indifference to Christian persecution
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis presided at a Good Friday service where he heard the Vatican's official preacher accuse the international community of indifference to the persecution of Christians, a day after Islamist militants attacked a university in Kenya, killing at least 147 people. Father...
April 3, 2015 - 2:24pm
April 2, 2015
Pope washes feet of prisoners in traditional Holy Thursday event
Pope Francis, saying he wanted to be a servant of society's neediest, presided at a Holy Thursday ceremony where he washed and kissed the feet of 12 men and women in a Rome prison housing many hardened criminals.
April 2, 2015 - 5:45pm
Indiana governor signs 'fix' to religion bill
(Reuters) - Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed on Thursday clarifications to the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act to protect gays and lesbians from discrimination after a firestorm of criticism from businesses and civil rights groups. Pence, a Republican, said in a news...
news / politics
April 2, 2015 - 5:19pm