There's an aroma of egg dumplings called pierogies and potato dumplings known as kluski wafting around Minto, N.D., Friday. And they will be waiting on Saturday. That's the time for...
Dear Shirley, Thanks for your postcard showing baseball spring training down there around Tucson, Ariz. Don't you love this time of year when the ball games are gearing up? I am in spring training, too. I am going to throw out the first ball when the UND women's softball team plays its first game at home. That's April 10, Shirley, at Apollo Sports Complex. And "we" are playing Sacramento State. Meanwhile, we'll have to ride out the foibles of the weather in March.
In its four years on South Washington Street in Grand Forks, Fuji Japanese Seafood and Steakhouse has attracted a diverse following, from regulars who go there for moderately priced lunch...
Nobody seemed to worry much about a nickname for UND sports teams 100 years ago. Those who were reading the Herald in March 1915 would see the teams referred to...
Not many people around here remember when Dale Carnegie spoke in Grand Forks 75 years ago. But Enoch Thorsgard was there — listening. The other day, Thorsgard told me the talk given in Grand Forks in 1940 helped him on the path to success. Now 98, Thorsgard is still buying and selling cattle. But he leaves most of the details to his sons and grandsons. He was a struggling cattle buyer in 1940 when the author of "How to Win Friends and Influence People" came to Grand Forks. Once, in those early years, Thorsgard had asked about 50 farmers if he could rent land from them.
The weekend arrives with a fair contingency of UND hockey fans departing for Minneapolis. The ice that was set in February on the floor of the Target Center should now be thick enough. And many of the top hockey players in the country will skate in the Frozen Faceoff. Among UND fans will be those who are riding the Al Pearson fan bus to the Twin Cities.
Dear Shirley, The city calendar on my desk says Friday is the first day of spring. I think people of East Grand Forks and Grand Forks should meet on the Sorlie Bridge. There we could hold a giant exchange of gloves, scarves, hats that have gone lost, strayed or stolen since October. One mother I was talking with said her son has been wearing only one glove for the past couple months. No point in buying new gloves now. Of course, when you live down in the Sun Belt of Arizona, you might not relate to this.
Every Monday morning, a jolly group of retired Grand Forks school teachers gather around a big table at Panera Bread on 32nd Avenue South. They have found this bakery-cafe setting with its big windows an ideal place to start the week. Last week, they were saying winter is kind of fun when you gather and gab and sip coffee out of graceful green and beige colored mugs. They know the ins and outs of getting awards for having a My Panera card. And they sit in the area where bread is being baked fresh each day. They said the place gets packed by noon.
Hundreds of copies of "How to Win Friends and Influence People" were bought here in Grand Forks in advance of an address by Dale Carnegie. That was 75 years ago. He spoke here at the Central High School Auditorium on March 27, 1940. The sales of his book back then had reached millions and brought world renown to the author, who was drawing record crowds in cities he was visiting. His advice 75 years ago seems good today. "Take an active interest in others. Don't criticize," Carnegie said.
Thump, thump, thump. Splat! The pins are flying at Red Ray Lanes on South Washington Street. This is the second weekend of the state bowling tournament for women, and the place is alive with action. By the end of March, more than 1,000 women bowlers in 129 teams will be taking part in doubles and single events. Each weekend, the place is full of bowlers from all corners of North Dakota. Inside Red Ray Lanes, you hear a steady soft thump, thump and sounds of scattering pins. You hear loud groans when a ball hits the gutter.