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On Memorial Day, Americans raise flags in their yards, visit the graves of veterans dear to them and honor the memory of all those who died serving the U.S.
LAKOTA, N.D.—Victor Camacho's face was only a few inches from that of a Holstein heifer. Camacho, holding a bottle in the mouth of the heifer's slick newborn calf, nodded at the mother as she walked in tight circles around her newborn. As Camacho tickled the calf's back to stimulate its shaky leg muscles, more Holsteins wandered over from feed piles to peer over the gate at the newborn. "They all want to mother that baby," said Kent Swenson, who runs Dusty Willow Dairy with his wife, Laurel, and their 24-year-old son Cameron. The newborn calf—struggling to take its first step
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Tragedy brought Mark Ellingson into the chaplaincy. Ellingson, the new manager of pastoral services for Altru Health System, was a United Methodist pastor for 30 years. When a tornado destroyed the town of Northwood, N.D., in 2007, Ellingson went to minister to the people coping with the disaster. "I was called to come into that town to work with people who were not my parishioners for a short period of time for a specific reason," Ellingson said.
Curt Hanson didn't have a personal story from the flood of 1997, which is why he wanted to help share the flood's history with those who did. Hanson, head of the Special Collections department at UND's Chester Fritz Library, revealed a new website Wednesday afternoon that includes 2,014 dated and numbered 911 calls from 4:30 a.m. April 18 to 1:15 a.m.
With both Grand Forks and East Grand Forks holding their annual spring cleanup week starting today, city berms, alleys and easements have filled up with old furniture, household appliances and other unwanted items that the crews will pick up for no additional fee. But for every person that has tossed something to the curb as trash, someone else is out there looking to turn it into treasure.
The only way I drink coffee is black. So when it comes to variety, my only options are buying different beans, which I do, or brewing my coffee in a different way. From French press to Italian press to stupid and terrible Keurigs to cowboy coffee boiled in a pot, I've tried nearly everything. My mainstay is an auto-drip Mr. Coffee, but the burned coffee drips on the hot plate and the continuously wet inner structures have sketched me out more than once. So a few weeks ago, I bought a Bodum pour over.
Gov. Jack Dalrymple Friday called North Dakota's recently concluded legislative session a "landmark" for the Grand Forks area.
Dave Martin remembers the boats—small fishing boats, rafts and other rickety vessels filled with people—floating in the South China Sea on April 30, 1975. Martin had joined the Navy in 1974 and was serving as a hull technician on a ship off Guam on that day 40 years ago. The South Vietnamese capital of Saigon fell to communist North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces about two years after U.S. troops had been withdrawn from Vietnam, marking the end of the Vietnam War and the beginning of a mass exodus of Vietnamese people. "Our ship left Guam and picked up boat people," he said.
The North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party announced Robert Haider as its new executive director Monday. Haider, who will begin work May 1, was the 2012 campaign manager for District 42 democratic legislators Mac Schneider, Kylie Oversen and Corey Mock. He also served as the 2014 campaign manager for agriculture commissioner candidate Ryan Taylor. "I'm honored to have been selected for this position," Haider said in a news release. "My career has been dedicated to fighting for progress and positive change.