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Amish men ignore Kentucky state law, refuse to put safety markings on buggies

January 11, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Nine members of the Swartzentruber order in rural Graves County have refused to pay fines for not using the triangles, and eight of them have spent time in jail. Continue Reading

Tripp officials, Amish work to keep horse droppings off streets

December 17, 2011 in The Daily Republic

TRIPP City officials in Tripp are optimistic they will be able to wash their hands of one of the city’s dirtier issues. Continue Reading

FBI arrests 7 in Amish haircut attacks in Ohio

November 23, 2011 in The Daily Republic

MILLERSBURG, Ohio (AP) The leader of a breakaway Amish group allowed the beatings of those who disobeyed him, made some members sleep in a chicken coop and had sexual relations with married women to “cleanse them,” federal authorities said as they charged him and six others with hate crimes in hair-cutting attacks against other Amish. Continue Reading

New Ohio incident among Amish: Elderly man’s beard, hair cut by attacking son

November 11, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The sheriff said the elderly man was attacked Wednesday while visiting his son in the breakaway Amish community that’s home to five suspects charged in an earlier beard-cutting attack. The son, whose father-in-law is the group’s leader, wasn’t among those charged earlier, Abdalla said. Continue Reading

Tripp officials field complaints about Amish horse droppings

November 9, 2011 in The Daily Republic

TRIPP When Amish settlers came to the area last year, residents of Tripp welcomed them.
But now some residents are making a stink.
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Minnesota Amish teen dies after being thrown by horse

October 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Olmstead County authorities say an Amish teen has died of severe head injuries he suffered in a farm accident earlier this week. Continue Reading

The Amish keep religion simple

November 24, 2010 in DL-Online

“It’s a very simple faith,” the elder said.
Their religion is not so much a matter of knowing every detail of the Bible, but following what they do know, he said. They tend to view everything as to what Jesus or the apostles would have done. Continue Reading

The Amish arrive in southeast South Dakota

September 3, 2010 in The Daily Republic

Dan Borntreger is like a lot of South Dakota farmers.
He works long hours outside, wears a hat to protect himself from the sun and works with his sons to complete the daily chores.
But in other ways, Borntreger is very different from his fellow farmers in rural Tripp, a small Hutchinson County town. He doesn’t drive a tractor, can’t make a quick call to check in with his wife and doesn’t watch the noon news on TV.
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More Amish communities settling in Minnesota

August 28, 2010 in INFORUM

Editor’s note: The members of this Amish community did not want the faces of individual members featured in photos. The Forum honored that request.
FERTILE, Minn. – Edwin Lambright stops in his tracks and looks down at the ground. He stoops over, parts the grass with his hands and points out three eggs cradled in a round, perfectly constructed bird’s nest on the ground. Continue Reading